Bachelor of Arts: History Major (4-Year)
Number of credits required from Athabasca University: 30 credits.
Maximum credit awarded in this program for prior learning through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) processes: 9 credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
As a result of completing this program, students should be able to
- situate contemporary events in broader historical contexts.
- explain changing social attitudes as the product of specific contexts and events.
- recognize the ways in which knowledge is socially constructed and sanctioned.
- discuss significant debates and changing practices within the historical profession.
- describe major historiographical trends and assess their strengths and weaknesses.
- evaluate information for its relevance and reliability.
- articulate logical arguments based on relevant information.
- identify multiple possible explanations for events.
- interpret historical evidence carefully and assess for possible bias.
- plan and conduct research that is accurate, thorough and broadly based.
- communicate research results clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
Possible Career Options
- Historic Interpreter
- National/Provincial Park Interpreter
- Parks Canada Service Supervisor
- Probation Officer
- Museum Technician/Assistant
- Museum Interpreter
- Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Travel Agent
- Employment Recruiter
- Management Trainee
- Customer Service Agent
- Heritage Assistant
- Preservation/Restoration Assistant
- Immigration Officer
- Foreign Service Officer
- Events Co-ordinator
- English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
- Collections Manager
Possible Further Education Options
At Athabasca University
- Master of Arts – Integrated Studies (MAIS)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd)
- Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Distance Education Technology
- Master of Counselling (MC)
- Post-Graduate Certificate in Counselling
At Other Educational Institutions*
- graduate studies in history/interdisciplinary studies
- library science
- police studies
- social work
- education: bachelor/master
- English as a second language (ESL) teacher training
* Entrance requirements vary among educational institutions. It is the students’ responsibility to research the entrance requirements of other educational institutions.
Updated June 29 2017 by Web Strategy, Advancement