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History

History

  • History
  • History (BA)/Concurrent Education (BEd)
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

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Be versatile! In our history program, you will develop your research and writing skills. Lots of careers are based on that. We offer public history courses relating to how people interact with the past — think museums, documentaries, walking tours and history websites — with an emphasis on digital history, and practicums for hands-on experience.


Sample Courses: Past to Present: Understanding History, Making History: Methods and Practices, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History, Early Modern England


Career Tracks: Museum curator, archivist, government official, communications specialist, historical project co-ordinator

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Become a history teacher to help students examine the past events and how they relate to present day. Our history department is small and close-knit, and our faculty of education will nurture your love of teaching by giving you lots of practical experience. With your two degrees, you’ll be eligible to teach grades 7 to 12.


Sample Courses: Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Assessment and Evaluation, Past to Present: Understanding History, The World in the 20th Century, Aboriginal Peoples in Canadian History


Career Tracks: Secondary teacher, principal, special education teacher, learning strategist, academic administrator, department head, communications specialist, museum curator, government official


Professional Designation Possible: OCT (Ontario College of Teachers)

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U required. Admission to first year only.
Minimum Average: 75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

Functional Knowledge

  • Producing well-researched written and oral material that integrates contemporary and historical perspectives and engages diverse audiences
  • Researching at a high level by collecting data and processing/ synthesizing substantial information
  • Articulating the nature and importance of events in appropriate cultural, social, and historical contexts
  • Identifying historic precedents for governmental and institutional policies and strategic plans•
  • Acquiring skillsets that facilitate the creation of public and digital exhibitions, datasets and websites
  • Appreciating, understanding, internalizing, and applying various historical and cultural perspectives to real-world situations

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Number of Graduates (2018)

Sharon Hanna

"Choosing History at UWindsor was the best decision I ever made. My degree was as unique as they come—balancing History with Biological Sciences—but from day one, I was encouraged that my diverse interests were a strength. The History department gave me every opportunity to succeed, from offi ce hours spent going line-by-line through my papers teaching me to write like a historian to a hands-on research assistantship. The skills I gained are not abstract. I use them every day in my career as a history editor—a job I owe to my professors who invested in me."

Sharon Hanna
Bachelor of Arts and Science (Major Concentration: History; Minor Concentration: Biology)

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Career Tracks*


  • Archivist
  • Border services officer
  • Communications specialist
  • Financial researcher
  • Government official
  • Heritage interpreter
  • Historical projects co-ordinator
  • Information manager
  • Journalist
  • Judicial clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Political aide
  • Post-secondary administrator
  • Project manager
  • Public policy advisor
  • Publishing editor
  • Publishing sales representative
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Scriptwriter/screenwriter
  • Teacher
  • Tourism consultant
  • TV/radio research assistant

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for graduates

  • Academia: University libraries, professorships
  • Arts and Culture: Cultural societies and initiatives
  • History: Archives, historical sites and societies
  • Education: Teaching, corporate training
  • Government and Civil Service
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Media and Communication: Publishing, web content
  • Museum and Institution: Galleries, public exhibitions
  • Public relations

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With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


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HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curricular

Co-Curricular

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

Activities falling outside the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics)

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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won’t want to leave.

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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