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Athabasca University


Athabasca University offers two undergraduate degree programs in History, along with a non-degree diploma option:

Other degree programs offered by the University also allow students to take a considerable number of History courses. Examples are the Bachelor of General Studies and the Bachelor of Arts Concentrations and/or Majors in Canadian Studies, Humanities, Labour Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.

Athabasca University also offers undergraduate and graduate diplomas in Heritage Resource Management.

Program Learning Outcomes

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Interpret past and contemporary events in broader historical contexts to explain the complex processes by which societies have evolved.
  • Identify patterns of continuities and change over time to reveal structures within which human societies operate.
  • Investigate the ways in which knowledge is created, deployed, enforced, and reinforced, as well as how it is resisted.
  • Employ and contextualize a wide variety of historical sources to make sense of complex, richly textured, diverse, and sometimes disparate materials, and to identify biases, ambiguities, and uncertainties in primary and secondary historical sources.
  • Conduct research that is accurate, critically analytical, comprehensible, and thorough to efficiently and effectively produce historical research.
  • Communicate research results cogently, clearly, and logically in written form that correspond to professional standards of doing history.

Possible Career Options

  • Historic Interpreter
  • Parks Canada Service Supervisor
  • Probation Officer
  • Museum Interpreter
  • Travel Agent
  • Management Trainee
  • Heritage Assistant
  • Immigration Officer
  • Events Co-ordinator
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
  • Collections Manager
  • National/Provincial Park Interpreter
  • Researcher
  • Museum Technician/Assistant
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Customer Service Agent
  • Preservation/Restoration Assistant
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Writer
  • Lobbyist

Fee Summary

Updated July 23 2021 by Student & Academic Services

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