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History Department


Most general questions regarding the History Department’s General History Option can be answered on this web site. However, any specific questions you might have about the program should be directed to one of the department’s General History Option advisors. If your last name begins with the letters A – N, your advisor is Professor Jeffery Livingston; if your last name begins with O – Z, your advisor is Professor James Matray. Department Chair, Steve Lewis, is also available to answer your questions.

Before you enroll for classes for the upcoming semester, you are required to meet with a History advisor. If you are in the Social Science Pre-Credential Option, you will confer with Professor Jeff Livingston; all General Option majors will be assigned to other members of the History faculty. During the fifth week of the semester, you will receive an email from the History Department office that will contain a link to a Google Docs sheet. Click on the link to make an appointment with your advisor during their office hours. We have found that mandatory advising helps students take the right classes in the right sequence and thereby helps students graduate sooner. Your advisor might also discuss career and graduate school possibilities, a second major or minor, and/or Study Abroad options.

Summer Hours

There is no university support for advising during the summer. You may attempt to contact an advisor from the end of the spring semester in late May until the beginning of the fall semester in late August, but there is no guarantee that you’ll receive a response. You may also contact the History Department chair during the summer, but he is available only sporadically. He will attempt to respond to your inquiries and requests, but probably not immediately. Your patience is appreciated.