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To obtain a Minor in History, students must take six courses from three specific groups of History courses. Please find the History minor requirements here

One of the following:
HIS 401 Hearing, Seeing, and Speaking History 
HIS 500  History and New Media 
HIS 501  Archaeology and Material Culture
HIS 502 Life Stories: Oral History
HIS 505  Locating the Past: Archival Research
HIS 755 Themes in Material Culture
 Two of the following: 
HIS 104  Ten Days that Shook the World 
HIS 105  Inventing Popular Culture 
HIS 106  Technology, Warfare, and Social Change 
HIS 107  Colonization, Colonialism, and Independence 
HIS 238  Canada: The Origins of Conflict 
HIS 248  American History to 1877 
HIS 265  Asia: Foundations and Modern Nations
HIS 275  Ancient Greece and Rome 
HIS 277  Mediaeval Europe, 400-1350 
HIS 279  Europe, 1715-1870 
HIS 338  Canada: Defining a Nation 
HIS 348  American History from 1877 
HIS 377  Europe, 1350-1715 
HIS 379  Europe, 1870-Present 
HIS 461  The Cradle of Civilization: Anicent Near East
HIS 462  Introduction to the Islamic World 
HIS 490  International Relations from 1945 
Three of the following: 
HIS 510  Museology and Public History 
HIS 541  Canada and the First World War 
HIS 556  Colonial Africa 
HIS 559  Ancient Egypt 
HIS 561  The Ottoman Empire 
HIS 590  Modern International Relations 
HIS 594  War to War: World Conflict, 1900-45 
HIS 610  Curating the Past 
HIS 615  Film, Television, and 20th-Century History 
HIS 656  Post-Colonial Africa 
HIS 661  The Middle East from 1908 
HIS 662  The Mughal Empire, 1526-1764 
HIS 677  Society in the High Middle Ages, 1100-1500 
HIS 678  The Renaissance in Europe 
HIS 683  Victorian Britain 
HIS 696  History of Terrorism 
HIS 710  Museum and Heritage Management 
HIS 742  Canadian Cultural Industries 
HIS 755  Themes in Material Culture 
HIS 762  The Making of Modern South Asia, 1757-1947
HIS 783  20th-Century Britain 
HIS 790  Modern Germany 
HIS 826  Science and World Exploration
HIS 828  Science, Corporations, and the Environment 
HIS 886  British Empire and the World 
HIS 898  History of International Organizations 


  • Up to two HST liberal studies courses numbered between HST 100- 499 may be substituted for HIS courses numbered between HIS 100- 499. One upper level HIS course may be substituted with a HST course numbered between HST 500-899. 
  • A total of two lower level HST courses, and one upper level HST course can be used towards the History minor, for a total of three HST courses that can be used towards the minor.
  • HIS courses numbered between HIS 900-999 may not be taken as part of the Minor.
  • Not all courses will be offered each year; course listings are subject to change.
  • Further information on Minors is available in the Ryerson’s Undergraduate Calendar.