Undergraduate Advising

Undergraduate Advising

I. Advising

II. Completing the History Major

III. Policies and Forms

 

I. Advising

The Department advises its majors on both major/licensure requirements and general education requirements by making an appointment via Connect. Walk-in advising is reserved for new majors and/or new minors, current minors, and seniors. 

Prospective/ New Majors, and Minors: Virtual “Walk-in” Advising

This fall the Department of history offers virtual “walk-in” advising to students declaring the history major and minor, students with questions about our program, current history minors, and seniors seeking graduation checks in each of their final two semesters.

Virtual “Walk-in” Advising Hours:

Times

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00

 

Dr. McKinley

 

Dr. McKinley

Dr. Pipkin

10:00

Dr. McEachnie

Dr. McKinley

Dr. McEachnie

Dr. McKinley

Dr. Pipkin

11:00

 

 

Dr. Buchenau

 

 

12:00

Dr. Higham

 

Dr. Buchenau

 

 

1:00

Dr. Higham

 

 

 

 

2:00

 

 

 

 

 

3:00

 

Dr. Lansen

 

 

 

4:00

 

Dr. Lansen

 

 

 

 

During Virtual “Walk-in” Advising Hours: email HistoryAdvising@UNCC.edu to request a meeting. The advisor on duty will send you a Zoom link for your meeting as soon as they are able. They will fill out an e-advising worksheet if you are a new major or minor or complete a grad check. After the meeting, the advisor will make a note in Connect and upload the advising worksheet, as well as email it to you.

Outside of virtual “walk-in” advising hours: email HistoryAdvising@uncc.edu to make an appointment to meet an advisor via Zoom.

Current Majors

Important advising dates:

  • Meet with your assigned history advisor once per semester.
  • For Spring registration set an appointment with your advisor sometime between Nov. 15th and Nov. 29th  on Connect. Registration for Spring 2021 starts on Nov. 30, 2020.
  • For Fall Registration set an appointment with your advisor sometime between March. 15th and March. 28th  on Connect. Registration for Fall 2021 starts on March 29, 2021.
  • You MUST be advised to lift registration hold if you are a freshman, a first semester transfer, a senior, or are on academic probation. To view your registration time through Banner Self-Service click on the “Check Registration Status” link under the heading “Registration” from the Student Services/Student Accounts menu.
  • Seniors should seek a graduation check during “walk-in” advising hours in each of their final two semesters that is between August 17, 2020 and Sept. 14, 2020 for fall and between Jan. 13 and Jan 27, 2020.

Appointments with assigned history advisors:

  • To make an advising appointment with your Advisor go to Connect via MyUNCC.edu. If your advisor has no times listed, please contact them by email. Contact Dr. McKinley in case of problems or if you have no history advisor listed: swmckinl@uncc.edu.
  • We will be advising remotely via Zoom. After you make an appointment, your advisor will send you a meeting link. Click on the link at your advising time using a computer with camera and microphone.
  • Prior to your appointment, go to MyUNCC.edu to view:

§DegreeWorks to view your requirements and completed coursework

§Course Catalogue to help decide what courses interest you

  • After your appointment, your advisor will email you an advising sheet and Gloria Davenport will lift your advising hold (if applicable).
  • For technical difficulties contact ITS (704-687-5500) and for advising questions contact Dr. Shep McKinley (swmckinl@uncc.edu).

 

II. Completing the History Major
 

Click here for Undergraduate Handbook

How to create a class schedule

  1. Follow these guidelines in creating a good schedule; and avoiding difficulties 
  2. Balance your courses Generally, you want to take two history courses per semester, two general education courses, and one minor, or general education, or double major course. You will shift to more minor/double major courses once you run out of general education courses. Licensure majors must take MDSK 2100 before they reach 45 earned hours.
  3. Mix and match easy with hard; fun with boring. Take care of UWRT, MATH, first. Take also one 4-hour course per semester till you run out (UWRT 1104 SPAN 1201/1202; Science with Lab). Take HIST 2600 in 2nd semester sophomore or 1st semester junior year. Transfer students should take HIST 2600 after you have taken at least one semester of 2000 courses. Look for a double major or one or two minors early on.

 

When planning your coursework, keep the following in mind:

  1. You may not take two history methods courses (2600, 4000/1/2/3/4, 4600) in the same semester.
  2. MATH 1102 or 1105 satisfy the problem solving (math) requirement and are easier than Math 1100.
  3. You may take the cross-listed section of a history course for history credit if the history section is full.
  4. Licensure majors should seek advice from the COED TEAL office (https://teal.uncc.edu) in their sophomore year and beyond.
  5. If you plan to study abroad, you should carefully plan your methods courses (HIST 2600, 4000, and 4600).
  6. If you want to do study abroad or an internship in your junior year, start planning when you are a sophomore.
  7. Consider summer school to catch up, get ahead, or prevent getting bored.
  8. Reading and following up on Department Communications. Check your UNCC email account regularly.

 

Sample Course of Study
This chart offers an example of how to 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)

 

 

 

III. History Department Policies and Forms

1. Summer Coursework

At UNC Charlotte:

  • The Department offers great courses during both summer sessions.
  • Methods courses need to be taken at UNC Charlotte as do courses to be counted towards your GPA.

At Another University:

  • You are generally allowed to transfer off-campus summer course credit under the following conditions:
    • You have not already received 64 hours of total transfer credit or 18 hours history transfer hours; and you are not in your last 30 hours of study. 
    • You are not on probation (transfer credit will not improve you GPA).
  • Submit a Permit for Transient Studies prior to taking the course.

2. Graduation 

  • Seniors planning on graduating in the Summer should request a Graduation Check.
  • You must apply for graduation via My UNCC – Banner. For more see: https://ninercentral.uncc.edu/grades-transcripts-graduation/apply-graduation
  •  Deadline to apply for December 2020 Graduation is October 5, 2020. Deadline for May 2021 Graduation is February 24, 2021.
  • You must have either completed, or have all remaining courses in progress, to be able to participate in the commencement ceremonies.

3. Withdrawing from a course

  • You may withdraw from a course without penalty or notation until the last day to drop/add a course (see registrar calendar).

  • Upon closing of the drop/add period, you may withdraw from a total of 16 hours with a W notation on your transcript. 

  • Withdrawal under extenuation circumstances is subject to approval but does not count to the 16-hour limit. https://withdrawal.uncc.edu/.

4. Repeating a course for grade replacement

  • You may replace up to two course grades (the prior course grades stays on your record, however does not count to your GPA).

  • You must repeat the exact same course number/title. You must submit a course grade replacement request before the last day to add the course via My UNCC. See the Registrar for details. https://registrar.uncc.edu/students/grade-replacement-policy.

  • If you seek to repeat a course with a D, C, or B grade, you must obtain a course repeat override from the department prior to registration.

5. Registration/Prerequisites for Methods Courses

  • You do no longer need an authorization to register for methods courses in summer and fall. 

  • Banner will unenroll you from the next methods course for which you registered if you fail to satisfy the prerequisites of the current one you are taking. If you scored a D for Hist 2600 or 4000/1/2/3/4, you must repeat the course before you may take the subsequent methods course

6. Cross-listed Courses

  • You may take the cross-list of a history course for major credit. Upon registration, ask Dr. McKinley to fill out a DegreeWorks substitution form: swmckinl@uncc.edu.  You may not  take or repeat the cross-list of a course you have already taken under the other course number.

7. Probation

  • You have one semester (not counting summer) to bring your GPA to 2.0. 
  • You are placed on continued probation (i.e. get an additional semester) if you achieved a 2.3 regular semester GPA in the semester your probation started. 
  • Students on probation should definitely consider summer school at UNC Charlotte to raise their GPA. Discuss this option with your advisor during your mandatory advising appointment.

8. Suspension

  • Suspended students must fill out a suspension appeal form on 49er express Banner Self-service. The appeal should contain substantiated reasons for the current grade point deficit and concrete steps to rectify it. The Department Chair adjudicates suspension appeals.

9. Forgiveness Policy

  • Students may use the grade forgiveness policy (D/F excluded from degree) if they:
  • have not taken courses at UNC Charlotte for two consecutive years.
  • did not attend UNC Charlotte for one semester and completed an Associate Degree
  • You may use either option only once (it also resets your maximum W hours).

10. Incomplete Grades

  • You must complete a course for which you received an incomplete grade within one year. Failure to do so will automatically result in a grade of F for the course in question.
  • You cannot start a methods course if you received an incomplete for the prerequisite course.
  • You cannot graduate with an incomplete grade on your record.

11. Undergraduate Academic Petitions

  • If you would like to request an exception to academic policy such as late add, late withdrawal, transfer credit adjustment, etc., you can access the application via Banner Self Service. You can select the type of petition, term affected, the course involved (if applicable), then provide a short explanation of the petition and the justification for requesting the exception to policy.