Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
History at StFX

About History

In the StFX History Department, you can count on distinguished historians to offer you excellence in teaching and historical scholarship. The department offers fascinating courses on themes such as war, empire, myth and memory, religion, gender, sexuality and race. Taking courses in history will prepare you to be an engaged and informed citizen and provide you with a variety of marketable skills for today’s job market - from analytic thinking to communication and research expertise.

Why study History at StFX?

With small class sizes, a broad course selection, and a team of committed academics, you can apply what you learn to your lives and the lives of those around you. In a place where history itself is part of the academic experience, StFX is an ideal atmosphere in which to explore the past and its relevance to the present and future.

First Year History:

In the first year, you may take any two of the following available introductory courses, choosing to study Western Civilization, tracing the origins of European culture from the ancient Greeks to the 20th century; Global History, exploring Europe’s relation to other world cultures; and a History of Canada, examining major political, economic and socio-cultural themes from the pre-contact era to the present.

Rewarding careers in History:

Studying history prepares you for careers in which research, writing, and critical thinking skills are highly valued. StFX history grads have excelled in law, journalism, publishing, teaching, heritage conservation, museums and archives, management and policy, business, public service, consulting and library and information administration.

Flexible degree choices:

As a history student, you may pursue a major, advanced major, or honours degree with a subsidiary subject.

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