Welcome and Welcome Back History Undergraduate Students

The History Department is dedicated to providing you with the information and support you need to succeed in your studies here at Carleton.

The following pages will be your best resource for anything History-related at the undergraduate level:

Mapping out your Degree

As you progress through your History degree at Carleton, the Major Map can help you stay on the right track. Broken down by each year of study, it highlights academic and co-curricular opportunities and provides planning guidance to ensure you are thoroughly prepared to take your next steps as you advance through your studies.

Course Descriptions

The course offerings for the current year are available on this website, listed by level, for the 1000, 2000, 3000, and 4000-level History courses. You can also view descriptions for the courses we offer during the summer.

Essay Guide

This guide was developed to assist undergraduate students in writing their essays. The History Undergraduates Society (HUgS) has also created a guide to assist students: Download the HUgS Citation Guide PDF.

Careers in History

The Canadian Historical Association has a site that explores in depth the many career options for History students as well as a career guide developed for Graduate History Students. You may also want to check out the video of our recent Career Night, the practicum and the co-op programs to see how the History Department is committed to helping you prepare for your future career.

Max Cronkite standing in front of a wall of booksHistory Undergraduate Student Society (HUgS)

HUgS is for Carleton University students who are History majors/minors or just love history! It’s a social group for those who are enthusiastic about history and want to talk and mingle with other like-minded history buffs.

News and Events

All our latest news and upcoming events can be found on our website. You can also keep abreast of new events and announcements by signing up for our weekly roundup email newsletter. To sign up, provide us with your contact details on our online form.

Additional Help

Still can’t find what the information you need? Students are welcome to contact the History Undergraduate Administrator, Tanya Schwartz, at tanya.schwartz@carleton.ca, or the History Undergraduate Supervisor, Prof. Marc Saurette, at history@carleton.ca for any questions about their program.