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
- Museum Technician/Assistant
- Volunteer Co-ordinator
- Employment Recruiter
- Customer Service Agent
- Preservation/Restoration Assistant
- Foreign Service Officer
Undergraduate Calendar Links
News & Events
The 2015 Call for Papers
Seeking proposals for the 2015 Foothills Colloquium in Undergraduate History
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