The University of British Columbia - Okanagan

History

Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Faculty:Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:History, General
Description:Historical study explores a wide range of subjects, from political and social life to culture, technology, and thought. Historians establish and challenge interpretations of the past, examining new evidence and arguments to attempt to comprehend the relationship between ideas and actions, and between individuals and social institutions. The study of history provides education about the society in which we live and its past development. Since it involves examination of people in an almost unlimited variety of situations, it also deepens the understanding of people's capacities and failings. Properly pursued, it trains the mind to generalize on the basis of evidence and to distinguish propaganda from fact.

Offering study opportunities in history from the dawn of civilization to the present day and covering all of the continents, this program helps students understand political, economic, and social change and give them the tools to analyse and form opinions based on the multiple sources of evidence that can be gathered from each historical era. It develops students' abilities to think critically about the past and to appreciate the contested nature of historical knowledge. Beyond comprehending chronologies or collecting names and dates, students learn how to analyze texts and documents; how to frame research questions and conduct independent inquiries; and how to organize and write historical analyses to make them engaging and persuasive.
URL:History at The University of British Columbia - Okanagan
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,988
Careers:1

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

BC/Yukon secondary school diploma or equivalent. English 12 with minimum of 70%. Three other approved Grade 12 courses. Minimum average of 67%.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 27, 2015