BA in Ancient and Medieval History

 ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY

This program is for students who wish to take a combined approach to the study of two distant periods, one ancient and the other “medieval.” An emerging Europe coming out of Greco-Roman antiquity offers a typical example of such a combined historical inquiry. The possibilities, of course, go well beyond that model. For the program's broad temporal, geographic and thematic scope fosters a rich historical imagination through a range of diverse courses, including those exploring the golden age of Islam as well as the pasts of ancient and medieval Africa, India and Asia.

 

WHY STUDY ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY?

* History gives insight! As humans, we can understand our current situation by studying the conflicts, ideas, and relationships that shaped global societies over time. 

* Our department houses the W.G. Hardy Museum, with its collection of Near Eastern and Classical Antiquities. Our graduates are particularly well-equipped to pursue careers in museums, and our museum offers you the opportunity to gain valuable work experience as a student volunteer. 

* Employers are keen to hire folks able to uncover hidden information, draw connections between different kinds of evidence, and communicate those discoveries. Those are precisely the skills you develop in Ancient and Medieval History courses. 

* Our Ancient and Medieval History professors are passionate and creative teachers, eager to help you explore and understand the past and develop your skills as researchers, thinkers, and communicators.

 

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS

History 290: Introduction to History as a Discipline

Three or four courses in Ancient History, from this list. At least one of those courses must be at the 400 level.

Three or four courses in Medieval History, from this list. At least one of these Medieval History courses must be at the 400 level.

We strongly encourage Ancient and Medieval History students to study Hebrew, Latin, Greek, and/or Sanskrit. You have to study a Language other than English for your BA anyways, so why not study one of these?

Information about the Minor and link here: https://calendar.ualberta.ca/preview_program.php?catoid=33&poid=38064&hl=%22ancient+and+medieval+history%22&returnto=search

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH AN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL HISTORY DEGREE?

An undergraduate degree in Ancient and Medieval History will prepare you to do research, think, ask questions, and communicate your ideas – skills that will take you in many different personal, intellectual and career directions. Our graduates are particularly well equipped for careers in:

ADVOCACY: lawyers, politicians, public servants, employment in Foundations and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

COMMUNICATION: broadcasters, film and television producers, journalists, writers,  and editors

EDUCATION: school teachers, university professors, directors of historic sites and museums

INFORMATION MANAGEMENT and RESEARCH: archivists, librarians, contract historians or investigators

 

ADVISORS

For advice about the Ancient and Medieval History Major, contact Program Advisor John Kitchen or Undergrad Chair Jaymie Heilman