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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

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
  • 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 September 10 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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