Welcome and Welcome Back History Undergraduate Studentsa student with two professors looking over an old book

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:

Welcome Message

This informational page for new History students provides welcoming messages from the department and the History Undergraduate Students Society (HUgS). It also has information specific to new students in History.

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.

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, send an email to tanya.schwartz@carleton.ca to be added to the distribution list.

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. Susan Whitney, at history@carleton.ca for any questions about their program.