Concordia’s Department of History has a distinguished record of training young historians for careers in teaching and research at all levels. Our students have won prestigious Commonwealth, Rhodes, Rockefeller and Canada Graduate Scholarships and many have gone on to complete graduate degrees at schools across Canada, the United States and Europe. The Department is led by experienced professors, each with a field of deep specialization and an ability to impart knowledge and excitement about the past – whether your interest lies in modern Africa or medieval England or dozens of points in between.
History is not about a dull recitation of “facts”. On the contrary, it is a dynamic, evolving discipline in which debate, analysis and argument constitute the essential elements. Historians are detectives trying to understand what happened in the past. Studying history provides students with training in problem solving, research and writing. Such skills are valued both by graduate schools and employers in fields such as law, education, public service, journalism and publishing, museums and archives, and business. With state-of-the-art multimedia facilities and a faculty that is passionate about teaching, the Department of History is training inquisitive minds for the 21st century.