Head: Roisin Cossar
Grad Chair: Julie Guard
Campus Address/General Office: 403 Fletcher Argue Building
Email Address: email@example.com
Academic Staff: Please refer to the History website for current staff listing.
History Program Information
The department offers programs leading to both the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Degrees. The M.A. program (referred to as the Joint Master’s Program or JMP) is a joint degree program offered by the History departments of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Students have the educational and financial resources of both institutions available to them.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for doctoral students are found in the Doctor of Philosophy General Regulations section of the Guide.
History Ph.D. Admission Requirements
Admission requirements are those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the History Ph.D. program of study page.
Doctoral candidates are usually expected to take 18 credit hours of History coursework at the 7000 level (a minimum of 12 credit hours at the 7000 level in History is required); take candidacy exams in three fields of historical inquiry; and, present an original dissertation which makes a distinct contribution to historical knowledge, based on primary sources.
Second Language Requirement: All graduate students in History are required to demonstrate a reading knowledge of a second language. Candidates who specialize in Canadian History must display a reading knowledge of French and English. Texts for translations are chosen by the History department. Examinations are conducted by faculty in the language departments at the University of Manitoba.
Expected Time to Graduate: 6 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|HIST 7XXX||Advanced Studies in History||6|
|HIST 7YYY||Advanced Studies in History||6|
|HIST 7ZZZ/HIST 4XXX||Advanced Studies in History||6|
|FREN 6000||French Reading Knowledge (Pass/Fail)||0|
September (upon registration): Select courses which provide best preparation for candidacy exams
September - August (or sooner if possible): Create reading lists to guide self-directed studies in preparation for exams
August (or sooner): Submit reading lists to Graduate Executive Committee for approval
September - May: Reading in preparation for exams
|GRAD 8010||Doctoral Candidacy Examination||0|
Doctoral Equivalency Exam - written exams in 1 major & 2 minor fields (Pass/Fail)
1 oral exam - taken after successfully passing written exams
May - September: Proposal written in consultation with advisor and advisory committee
No later than September: Submission of proposal
|September - April||Dissertation - research & writing continues|
|May 1||Submit dissertation to examining committee|
|Doctoral Thesis (Completion of revisions & submit final version to MSpace)|
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
All new and returning students are required to see the chair or department head prior to attempting to register.
Students may only register for courses listed and approved on the Departmental Graduate Student Registration Form, available at the time of your meeting with the graduate chair. Any course registration revisions (addition and/or withdrawals) must be approved in the same manner. Your program, including the registration of the right courses, is your responsibility.
Pre-Master’s, Joint Master’s and Ph.D. students may take 4000- and 7000- level courses offered by the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. Consult the History Department, University of Manitoba for information on course offerings and registration.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR requirements that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
This course provides advanced training in key methodologies for historical research and knowledge mobilization. The goal of the course is to familiarize students with the protocols, ethics, procedures, and best practices for historical research in a variety of settings. Students will have opportunities to apply this training to specific projects and to develop a range of skills for historical research, alongside building critical understanding of various historical methodologies. Students will also complete certification in key areas such as oral history and research ethics.
An examination of United States history from the close of the Reconstruction era to the present. Students will gain exposure to the political, economic, social, and/or cultural history of the United States. Course content may vary according to the instructor.
A detailed examination of selected topics and problems in British history. Topics and content will vary from year to year. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
A study of British culture, politics, and diplomacy, 1830-1900.
Readings focused on state/society relations in the history of Latin America since colonial times. After considering different theoretical approaches, the course will analyze recent works that cover different historical periods, countries, issues, and social factors.
A seminar course, the content of which will vary from year to year. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
This course explores the rich and changing historiography of Canada. The specific focus will vary year to year and may include Indigenous people and colonization, migration and immigration, gender and sexuality, the history of the environment, or histories of health and medicine. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
A research course in the history of Western Canadian. The course will explore recent historical approaches to western Canada and introduce students to archival and primary research.
An examination of aspects of the history of archival thought, activities, and records from antiquity to the present. Canadian and international examples since the nineteenth century are emphasized. Students may not hold credit for both HIST 7372 and the former HIST 7370.
Equiv To: HIST 7370
An examination of selected contemporary issues in archival theory and activities in Canada and internationally, with emphasis on the impact of computerization on archiving. The issues are studied in relation to the history of archiving and archival records. Students may not hold credit for both HIST 7382 and the former HIST 7380.
Equiv To: HIST 7380
A detailed examination of selected topics and problems in Archival Studies. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
Selected topics in economics, social, cultural, art and religious history of the later medieval world.
This seminar examines issues relating to Jewish history and historiography in the context of European history and historiography.
A seminar which studies early modern Europe from the perspective of new approaches to historiography.
Emphasis on 18th century French intellectual history and its relationship to the origins and course of the French Revolution. Some reading knowledge of French is almost essential.
The events constituting the Revolution proper (1917-21) will be studied in relation to their historical background and in the light of their subsequent impact both nationally and globally.
This course is based upon a number of studies of various aspects of the North. Particular emphasis is given to the North in relation to the fur trade, exploration, and Canadian development.
An introduction to principal issues and approaches in the history of health and disease. It is not meant to be a strictly chronological survey. Topics and themes may include the development of nursing and medical professions; the transformation of the hospital; mental health; alternative therapies; colonization, infectious disease and aboriginal health; and health and the state.
This course explores the history of health and health care in Canada, with a focus on the late 19th and 20th century. Topics will include colonization, infectious disease, and Aboriginal health; the evolution of medical and nursing professions and the modern hospital; mental health; cancer; alternative therapies; childbirth; and old age. Analytical categories of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and sexuality will run throughout the material.
This course will focus on social, intellectual, political, and economic themes with emphasis on the western Canadian experience. Specific topics will vary from year to year depending upon the interests of the instructor. Students may not hold credit for both HIST 7672 and the former HIST 7670.
Equiv To: HIST 7670
A seminar and workshop in historical method. The topics covered will encompass conventional research, analysis and writing, as well as the application of social science techniques to the analysis of historical problems, the fundamentals of data processing, and computer applications.
A working guide to interdisciplinary approaches of the new field of Cultural Studies, examining its principal theoretical bases and existing and potential applications for the historian.
An examination of selected themes such as economic and social change, political modernization, and external influences and intervention in Latin America during the 19th and 20th centuries.
Selected themes in the history of England's long eighteenth century from 1660-1840. Specific topics will vary from year to year but will generally include the transformation of political culture, the consequences of war, the question of national identities, the emergence of commercial society and the changes to social structure.
Explores the roles, images and experiences of masculinity and femininity in the past. Will familiarize students with the changing theoretical and historiographical terrain of gender history. It will draw on the international literature but focus on the history of gender in Canada, examining how historians analyse masculinity, femininity, the family, sexuality, politics, race/ethnicity, moral regulation, class, nation, and colonialism.
A study of Aboriginal rights from early contact to the present with a particular emphasis on treaties, the courts, and Aboriginal efforts to enforce specific forms of rights.
A program of independent reading and/or research on selected topics, undertaken and arranged by a student in consultation with his prospective instructor, upon the approval of the Graduate Chair. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
The content of this course varies. Courses offered under this number will be advanced graduate seminars investigating topics that are not part of an existing seminar course. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
The content of this course will vary. It will be an advanced, independent reading/study course for graduate students, on a topic of particular interest to the student. Normally the topic will be one that the student cannot study in an existing seminar course. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
The Major Research Paper (MRP) is a piece of original writing based on primary research, submitted in fulfillment of the JMP in History, Major Research Project stream. It is of roughly 34-40 pages (8,500-12,000 words). The student consults the Chair of the Joint Discipline Committee in History to select an Advisor. The student meets with the Advisor to develop a topic for the paper. After the MRP is submitted, it is ciruclated to a second reader. The MRP is graded pass/fail.
Content will vary. Emphasis will be on the analyses of important issues and recent developments in the history and historiography of modern Asia. Consult the History Department for particulars. The course content may vary. Students can earn multiple credits for this course only when the topic subtitle is different.
Advanced historical study of topics in world and global history. Course examines historiographical debates in the field and may include opportunities for original primary research. Specific thematic, methodological, and theoretical approaches may vary by instructor.
Selected topics in the history of popular movements of social and political protest in the modern world. The course considers problems such as the conditions and motivations that give rise to social movements, the development of radical theory and political practice, and the culture of dissent.
An exploration of theoretically informed literature that has attempted to engage with and understand Imperialism and Colonialism, Anti-colonial nationalism, National liberation movements and Neo-Colonialism.
PR/CR: A minimum grade of C is required unless otherwise indicated.
Prerequisite: permission of instructor.