Understand the past so you can tackle the present and inform the future. You’ll become an engaged citizen as you study history on our welcoming bilingual campus. While exploring the human experience in various times and places, you’ll master research and critical reading, thinking and writing skills in both of Canada’s official languages. You’ll benefit from small classes, close teacher-student interaction and an active, engaged scholarly community typical of a big research university. Learn from professors who are specialists in Canadian, European, African and Latin American history, and leaders in their fields. You’ll get full support for your creativity through the rich array of digital storytelling tools available in the Glendon Digital Media Lab, and find opportunities to get work experience in cultural and heritage institutions.
Skills You'll Learn
- Understand the causes, development and consequences of political and social processes that have shaped people’s lives throughout history
- Reconstruct, inhabit and interpret different cultural systems through creativity, empathy and imagination
- Develop sophisticated information literacy skills
- Work with a wide variety of sources and types of information, and understand their limits
As a History graduate, you are well-equipped to become a leader and changemaker. You can choose to pursue grad studies or obtain additional qualifications. Here are a few examples of possible career paths:
- Documentary filmmaker
- Policy analyst
Apply the concepts and theories you’re studying to real world challenges. Engage in guided practical experiences in the classroom, workplace, community and abroad. These are some opportunities for History students.
- Join the Glendon Historical Society to connect with like-minded historians and attend events.
- Apply to the cross-disciplinary certificate in Public History
- Do a work placement with a heritage or cultural institution
- Attend a guest lecture on campus
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent with an average* in the mid to high 70s
- Minimum of six 4U or 4M courses, including 4U English (ENG4U) or FRA4U
- A combination of U and M courses; OACs are accepted
- Proficiency in English OR French
* Average is calculated based on the top six 4U; 4M or DU courses
Student Supports & Programs
Glendon Campus prides itself on being a supportive community that goes the extra mile to ensure you get the help you need. See some of the resources History students use the most.
News & Events
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September 2, 2021
Glendon introduces three new faculty members this fall
November 20, 2018
Two Glendon professors recognized at 2018 Heritage Toronto Awards