The past in all its diversity and intrigue
Historians Robin Winks and John Talbott argue that “history is a series of arguments to be debated, not a body of data to be recorded or a set of facts to be memorized.” That approach is central to Camosun’s history courses and each class is an inquiry into how to understand the past.
Small classes let you get to know your instructor and fellow students. Every class has a built-in discussion component in which you and your colleagues have the opportunity to debate historical controversies. Camosun’s history courses focus on important concepts and significant eras – global civilizations, the troubled 20th century. They feature innovative methods – how has Hollywood presented American history? They cover major regions – Europe, Canada, the Middle East – and specialized topics – human rights, sexuality, sport. You'll develop critical thinking and analytical skills and strengthen your ability to conduct research and to communicate ideas in both written and oral forms. These skills are critical in all employment fields, and will prepare you well for further education. Prepare for the future – study the past.
“History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.”
― Napoleon Bonaparte
Program or individual courses
You can take History courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses within our university transfer program. If you plan to take individual courses at Camosun, when you apply online, you will select University Transfer as your program option.