History : Contact Information +

1029 Tisch Hall | 435 South State Street | (734) 764-6305 (phone) | (734) 647-4881 (fax) | www.lsa.umich.edu/history | e-mail: umhistory@umich.edu

Professor Kathleen Canning, Chair (7/1/13-6/30/16)
Professor Douglas Northrop, Associate Chair
Professor William Glover, Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor John Carson, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Anne K Berg, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies


Academics and Requirements


 

History Advising +

History — Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.  Appointments with History advisors are scheduled online from the department's webpage: www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate. Students should see an advisor as soon as they decide on their major or minor.  

MEMS — Students wishing to pursue a minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program’s designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office.

 

The History Department offers a three-tiered advising structure. 

Tier 1: Faculty Advisors from the History Department's Undergraduate Committee 

  • declaring a history major - obtaining general advice about the nature, purpose, and utility of a history degree
  • recommending a faculty mentor
  • approving study abroad and transfer credit
  • declaring an academic  minor in History 

To make an appointment, go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate/advising.

Tier 2: The Undergraduate Program Coordinator 

  • obtaining general advice about the requirements for the major
  • checking progress towards the major or minor
  • completing the graduation checklist and release 

To make an appointment, go to http://www.lsa.umich.edu/history/undergraduate/advising.

Tier 3: Individual Faculty Mentors 

  • obtaining approval for a survey sequence and a major theme
  • getting advice about course selection
  • obtaining advice about career planning

Students generally meet with a Tier 2 advisor  for help in selecting a mentor, but all subsequent advising will be done by that individual professor.

Faculty who go on leave will designate a substitute, and inform all their mentees of the temporary change.

Students must arrange appointments directly with their mentors, and are expected to do so at least once a term. It is the student's responsibility to take the initiative in setting up these meetings.

Effective Fall 2011 

The minor in MEMS is designed to provide a basic, interdisciplinary familiarity with the pre-modern world.  The minor fosters geographic and cross-cultural breadth, but also allows students to integrate their interdisciplinary studies with a defined historical, geographical, or topical focus planned with the department advisor.  Possibilities include pre-modern cultural areas (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East) or focused thematic subjects (e.g., material culture; women and gender; science, technology, and medicine; Jewish studies; religion and philosophy; music, theatre and performance; colonialism).

Prerequisite to the  Minor

None

Requirements for the Minor

15 credit hours (and five courses), including at least two upper-division courses, in the medieval and early modern periods, chosen in consultation with the MEMS department advisor. These courses must include

  1. Geographic area courses.  Select one course  from two of these five areas: 
    1. African cultures
    2.  American cultures
    3. Asian cultures
    4.  European cultures
    5. Middle Eastern cultures
  2. Disciplinary courses.  Select one course  from three of these four disciplines:
    1.  historical studies
    2.  art historical or archaeological studies
    3.  language or literary studies
    4. musicological studies

A single course may count toward both geographic and disciplinary distribution requirements.  With the approval of the department advisor, students whose major includes a medieval and early modern studies course in one of these disciplinary categories may substitute one course from a discipline different from that of the major.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office.

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Academic Minor (through Summer 2011) +

Effective through Summer 2011 

Academic Minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)

The minor in MEMS is designed to provide a basic, interdisciplinary familiarity with the pre-modern world.  The minor fosters geographic and cross-cultural breadth, but also allows students to integrate their interdisciplinary studies with a defined historical, geographical, or topical focus planned with the concentration advisor.  Possibilities include pre-modern cultural areas (Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East) or focused thematic subjects (e.g., material culture; women and gender; science, technology, and medicine; Jewish studies; religion and philosophy; music, theatre and performance; colonialism).

Constraints: Not open to MEMS concentrators.

Prerequisite to the Academic Minor:   none

Academic Minor Program:  15 credit hours (and five courses), including at least two upper-division courses, in the medieval and early modern periods, chosen in consultation with the MEMS minor advisor. These courses must include

1.    Geographic area courses.  Select one course each from two of these five areas: 

a.    African cultures

b.    American cultures

c.     Asian cultures

d.    European cultures

e.    Middle Eastern cultures

2.   Disciplinary courses.  Select one course each from three of these four disciplines:

a.    historical studies

b.    art historical or archaeological studies

c.     language or literary studies

d.    musicological studies

A single course may count toward both geographic and disciplinary distribution requirements.  With the approval of the minor advisor, students whose concentration includes a medieval and early modern studies course in one of these disciplinary categories may substitute one course from a discipline different from that of the concentration.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Medieval and Early Modern Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled at the Program Office.


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