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Undergraduate Program Requirements

Note: University regulations apply to all students at Laurier. If there is any discrepancy between the program or progression requirements outlined on this page and those in the university's academic calendars, the academic calendars are the official sources of information. The information below is from the latest calendar, and you may be following progression requirements from an earlier calendar. Students are responsible for checking the appropriate calendar. Contact your program coordinator should you notice any discrepancies.

A list of all Ancient Studies and History courses along with short descriptions are available in the undergraduate academic calendar.

Summary of Undergraduate Program Requirements

The following summaries of program requirements in History are intended to assist students with their selection of courses. Students with specific enquiries about whether their own course selection meets program requirements should consult the department's undergraduate officer. The summaries here present in abbreviated form descriptions that are available in the academic calendar. Should there appear to be a discrepancy between the summaries here and the calendar regulations, the latter statements apply.

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You may also wish to consult the progression requirements below for more detail.

Courses and Credits

The department offers two-term courses covering the 24 weeks of the fall and winter semesters, and it also offers one-term, or 12-week, courses. Two-term courses (designated by a *) count as 1.0 credit, and one-term courses count as one-half (0.5) credit.

Junior Courses

A "junior course" refers to a 100-level offering. Students registering for their first History courses will normally choose 1.0 credit at the 100-level. Students in an honours program may count no more than six 100-level credits toward their degree. Students in a general program may count no more than seven 100-level credits toward their degree.

Senior Courses

A "senior course" refers to a 200-, 300-, or 400-level offering. Students are advised to complete at least 2.0 credits at the 200-level before registering in a 300-level course.

Undergraduate Programs