Undergraduate Advising

Summer 1 Term - 2017

Registration:
•    May 22 & 23, 3:00-5:00pm

Regular hours: (May 24 – June 26)

•    Mondays, 4:00-5:00pm
•    Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00pm
•    Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00pm

 

Location: Garinger 226

*Current majors need to make an appointment with your advisor using Starfish.

Click here for Undergraduate Handbook.

 

 

Meet your advisor
You receive your initial advising from one of our departmental experts to ensure you understand the requirements and your advising record (your folder) is accurate. Entering freshmen will be assigned for their first year to the Director of Undergraduate and Honors Studies. All other declarers will be assigned a faculty member based on availability. You find your advisor and their advising times on Starfish. Advising assignments may change. Please check your assignment each semester well before pre-registration.

Department Services
The department assigns you an advisor, maintains your record, processes paperwork, and verifies your graduation status. It also informs you of pertinent information via your University email account.

  • Questions about requirements, and pre-registration Advising: See your advisor year around (fall and spring semester when the university is in session).
  • Academic Petitions: online via 49er Express Banner Self-service
  • Forms: Submit to the History office in Garinger 226. This includes Transient Studies, Study Abroad, ROTC, Athletics, Internship, and Honors Forms.
  • Suspension Appeals: online via 49er Express Banner Self-service

Your responsibilities
You are responsible for fulfilling the requirements for the B.A. in History and ensuring your timely and successful graduation. This includes proper course selection, filing of appropriate forms and petitions, meeting publicized deadlines, responding to departmental emails, verifying your records are up to date, and seeking assistance when and where necessary. Your actions should include but are not limited to:

  • Scheduling an advising appointment each semester for preregistration advising via Starfish. Make your appointment well in advance of your registration time as faculty have multiple advisees.
  • Checking advising holds via Starfish or Banner. Holds are removed after you have seen your advisor.
  • Submitting transfer credit, AP scores, or AA/B.A. degrees to undergraduate admissions for your record.
  • Obtaining Permits, Authorizations, or Overrides for courses. See the Department, Garinger 226.
  • Maintaining an advising folder with all pertinent materials you receive from your advisors.
  • Reading and following up on Department Communications, and meeting University deadlines.
  • Submitting petitions for Transient Studies or Study Abroad prior to enrolling in these courses.
  • Applying for Course Grade Replacements and Graduation.

Getting advised
TheDepartment advises its majors on both major/licensure requirements and general education requirements; no need to see an additional advisor. You may see your advisor year round. During your appointment, your advisor will update your permanent record, issue you an advising sheet, and advise you for your next semester. Make sure you have written down all the questions you would like to ask, and that you understand the advice given. If your record or situation is complicated, your advisor will consult with or refer you to either our professional advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Walk-in advising is reserved for new majors and/or new minors, current minors, and seniors. The Department cannot assure the accuracy of non-departmental guidance. Majors who have not been advised for more than three semesters or majors who fail to submit transfer credit or AA degree, assume sole responsibility for the accuracy of their major record and their timely graduation.

Course of StudyProgression
Whereasthe History major is rather flexible and student situations differ, the graph belowgives you guidance on course progression; and sets milestones you need to meet to successfully complete your major in a timely fashion.

Early Declarers (entering freshmen-Sophomores)
Have not taken any history; may have AP credit
Semester Regular History Licensure Milestone
1 Two history courses:
  • HIST 1121 (or HIST 1160 or 1161)
  • 2000 level elective
  • HIST 1121
  • HIST 1160
  • POLS 1110
 
2 Two history courses:
  • HIST 1160 or 1161 (or HIST 1121)
  • 2000 level non-western elective
  • HIST 1161
  • 2000 level non-western elective
  • POLS 1130 or 1150
 
3 One history course:
  • HIST 2600 or 2000 level non-western elective
  • 2000 level non-western elective
  • MDSK 2100
  • Econ 1101
  • HIST 1121
  • HIST 1160 or 1161
4 One history course (not taken in Sem. 3)
  • HIST 2600 or 2000 level non-western elective
  • HIST 2600
  • LBST 2102 GEOG or GEOG 1101
 
5 One history course:
  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • 3000 level elective
  • 3000 level elective (4997 honors)
  • Hist 2600
6 One history course:
  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4 (3000 elective honors)
  • One (of two) Non-Western History
7 One history course:
  • HIST 4000 1/2/3/4 (4797 honors)
  • HIST 4600 (4799 honors)
  • HIST 4000 level
8 One history course:
  • HIST 4600 (4799 honors)
  • (student teaching)
 
Late Declarers (juniors, transfer students, and AA diploma)
Have taken survey courses or two history electives; and if applicable one licensure requirement
Semester Regular History Licensure Milestone
Transfer
  • 1121
  • 1160 or 1161
  • 1121
  • 1160 or 1161
  • Pols 1110
 
5
  • HIST 2600
  • 2000 level elective
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • HIST 2600
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • MDSK 2100
  • Econ 1101
  • HIST 1121
  • HIST 1160 or 1161
6
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • HIST 3000 elective
  • HIST 3000 elective
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4
  • LBST 2102 GEOG or GEOG 1101
  • HIST 2600
  • One (of two) Non-Western History
7
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4 (4797 honors)
  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • HIST 4600
  • Pols 1130 or 1150
  • HIST 4000 level
8
  • HIST 4600 (4799 honors)
  • (student teaching)
 

Creating your Semester Course Schedule
Balance is key in creating your schedule: combine major with gened requirements, fun with boring.

  • 15 semester hours is norm, 12 is minimum for full time; 18 is maximum without permission.
  • Tackle English, Math, and your 4 hour courses (FORL 1201, 1202, Science + Lab) FIRST: one each semester.
  • Study abroad or do an internship in your Junior year; start planning when you are a sophomore.
  • Consider summer school to catch up, get ahead, or prevent getting bored.