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Why History at Laurier?
The History Department at Laurier is one of the most comprehensive and dynamic
in Canada. We have 22 full-time faculty, with research and teaching expertise
stretching across the globe, and as a result we are able to offer a huge
selection of courses at every level of the program. At Laurier you will learn
from internationally-recognized experts, and will always be connected with the
latest research. History is always being made at Laurier!
Our program is also very flexible. You can study for a single Honours
BA, or combine History with another major in a Combined Honours BA such
Medieval Studies, as well as options including Applied Digital Studies and Laurier’s Management Option. We have no
specific required courses, not even in first year. Instead our courses are
divided into four main tracks or themes that are
designed to help you organize your academic interests. They are: (1) social
issues and globalization; (2) peace and war; (3) politics, power and law; and
(4) culture, arts and society.
In the Department of History we place great emphasis on smaller class experiences where you can really get to know your instructors. We believe that this is the basis of a quality education and we think that it helps explain the excellence and high achievements of our graduates.
People at Laurier
Lianne Leddy, who has degrees from Laurier (Hon BA, English & History) and Western (MA, History), graduated with a Ph.D. in History from Laurier in 2011. Lianne is member of the Ojibwa Serpent River First Nation, near Elliot Lake in northern Ontario. Her doctoral research examined the environmental impact of the Elliot Lake uranium industry on First Nations people and communities throughout the region. Drawing on both written and oral historical sources, her work provides important insights into larger questions concerning Aboriginal land rights, resource development, and environmental threats. Lianne is now an Assistant Professor in Indigenous Studies at Laurier Brantford.