Overview

History is a Bachelor of Arts degree program within the History, Politics, & International Studies Department. It is offered as an honours major, major and as a minor.

History helps us make sense of the world we live in and offers a foundation for many careers, such as law, public service, pastoral ministry, teaching, heritage preservation, and library and information sciences. The issues that make headlines today–such as warfare in the Middle East, disputes over religious freedom, the rise of China as a global economic power, international terrorism, and the individualism of Western culture–all have a long history. Come and see how the world of the past illuminates the world of today and discover how all of history fits into the grand narrative of the Bible. From ancient civilizations through to the twenty-first century, you’ll gain profound insight into humanity in all its creativity and brokenness, cruelty and heroism, despair and hope. At the same time, you’ll learn how to write, speak, and think critically and persuasively – skills relevant to a wide variety of future callings.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.

FEATURED COURSES

  • A World at War: The Turbulent Twentieth Century (HIS-108)
  • Canadian History: Pre-Confederation (HIS-221)
  • Christianity in the Modern World (HIS-411)

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in the Laurentian Leadership Centre in our nation’s capital, where you’ll have access to elite Ottawa internships in politics and NGOs.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Spend a semester at Oxford University in England through the Crandall-Oxford Study Programme.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Serve as a teaching or research assistant for a professor within the history department.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Join the History Learning Community for trips and excursions to museums and historically significant sites.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Speak with visiting scholars and experts at guest lectures.

MEET THE FACULTY

faculty
Dr. Kevin Flatt Associate Professor of History

Kevin Flatt is associate professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Politics, and International Studies. He is the author of A...

STUDENT STORY

Rachel Brouwer
History student ‘09

STUDENT STORY

Rachel Brouwer
History student ‘09

" My Liberal Arts Degree from Redeemer shaped how I think about the world, my faith, and the intersection where the two meet. I was challenged in each of my classes to not just learn information but to think critically and analyze what I was learning. Redeemer opened my eyes and ignited a passion for issues of social justice and the plight of the poor and vulnerable around the world and in my own backyard. This passion led me to work at the Canadian headquarters of the world’s largest anti-slavery organization, International Justice Mission, where I now have the privilege of educating and mobilizing Canadian churches to answer God’s call to seek justice. Redeemer provided the well-rounded education needed to ensure my career success and helped me discover the place God was calling me. "

CAREERS

  • Heritage Planner
  • Human Rights Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Museum Curator
  • Politician
  • Public Service Officer
  • Missionary

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • BEd
  • LLB
  • MA in History
  • Master of Global Affairs
  • MLIS
  • PhD in History

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