History provides us with context and perspective to understand how we arrived at where we are today and to better imagine where we might go tomorrow.

It also challenges us to see through the eyes of others in our quest for wisdom and virtue.  Explore history by examining particular geographic regions such as British Columbia or Canada, or by looking through the lens of civilization, war and peace, or mythology.

Studying history develops critical reasoning and analytical skills, and provides an invaluable educational foundation for a wide variety of careers, including librarian, archivist, museum curator, teacher, researcher, journalist, lawyer or historian.

History Courses

NIC offers a wide range of history courses including Canadian history, world history, medieval history and the Contemporary World.

Register in History Courses

Before you can register in a course, you must be accepted into an NIC program. You can study History through the following programs, or as an elective from any NIC program:

Meet the Faculty

Ryan Blaak

Ryan Blaak

Department Chair, Faculty

Humanities & Social Sciences

Master of Arts in History (University of British Columbia, 2003)

Subjects: History

Daniel Hinman-Smith

Daniel Hinman-Smith


Humanities & Social Sciences

PhD, History (University of North Carolina, 1993)

Subjects: History, Liberal Studies