HSTR 499

Honours Thesis

Units: 3.0

Formerly: HIST 497

Under the direction of a member of the department students prepare an honours thesis, a research essay normally based on primary sources. After acceptance of the thesis by the supervising faculty member, the student defends it in an oral examination. The thesis is 7,500-10,000 words in length unless it is an expansion of a third-year honours essay (398) in which case it is 15,000-20,000 words in length.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of HSTR 499, HIST 496, HIST 497.


  • Declared Honours in History; or
  • permission of the department.

Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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