Take the first step toward a career in education, law, journalism, public service, business, media and publishing, information and archival studies, museum curation, and the arts and culture sector with an Associate of Arts Degree in History.
As a History student, you will develop a deeper understanding of the social worlds, economies, cultures, patterns of thought and politics of people in the past in their historical context; explore common themes and patterns across regions and time periods; and expand your understanding of the complexity of contemporary human experience.
During the program, you will develop and enhance your critical-thinking, writing, research and presentation skills, and your ability to communicate your ideas to different audiences. You will also hone your ability to construct historical arguments, evaluate and interpret historical evidence, analyze historical problems and participate in informed historical debate. Independently, and cooperatively, you will investigate the ways that history is created, preserved and disseminated through public memory and commemoration.
Transfer your credits to university
In most cases, an Associate of Arts Degree in History will allow you to transfer into the third year of a four-year program of study at a university, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor, major or honours in History, or a joint degree in History and a second discipline. The Associate of Arts Degree in History may also fulfil some of the lower-division prerequisites for a Bachelor of Arts degree in other related disciplines, as well as some of the prerequisites for teacher education programs.
To complete an Associate of Arts Degree with a Specialization in History, students must complete:
The following are the general requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree at any BC college:
* English courses include courses in written Communications and Creative Writing that transfer to one of the BC Research Universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UVIC or UNBC) as English credit. A maximum of 3 credits can come from such an equivalent; at least 3 credits must be earned in an actual ENGL course so-named. For purposes of the Associate of Arts degree, English courses cannot be counted as Humanities courses.
** Arts courses are available in the Faculty of Languages, Literature, and Performing Arts, and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. To confirm whether a course is designated as "humanities" or "social sciences," check the Associate of Arts degree graduation checklist. Economics courses are Arts courses. Arts courses may also include Mathematics courses.
A course is defined by the subject for which it is granted transfer credit at one of the research universities (SFU, UBCV, UBCO, UNBC, or UVIC).
For detailed information you should meet with an Academic Advisor.
Co-operative Education Option:
Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for a Co-operative Education designation. Co-operative Education involves alternating full-time academic and work terms. For information contact the Co-operative Education Office.
Program Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this program and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the program, consider the previous version as the applicable version.