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    Tips for making your way through completion of all of the History Majors and Minors:

    1. HIS 200 should be taken during your sophomore year, or as three of the first nine credits you complete in the major or minor.  This courses introduces you to many of the skills and perspectives that will help you in the completion of the rest of your upper-division history courses
    2. Core 200-level surveys should be completed early in your History student career, prior to enrolling in 300 and 400-level courses. The 200-level survey courses are offered once every year.
    3. Many 300 and 400-level courses will generally be scheduled during afternoon or evening hours. This is especially important for History and Teacher Education students who have heavy morning commitments in Education.
    4. HIS 490, the capstone research seminar, should not be taken the same semester you are student teaching. Both require big time commitments. Preferably, 490 should be taken when you are a senior, or no earlier than your second semester as a junior. Work with your advisor if there are other curricular, graduate school, or work issues involved.
    5. The department offers courses twelve months a year. Core 200-level surveys as well as 300-400 level courses are regularly offered during winter session and in all three summer sessions.
    6. The History Department encourages international study. Please work with your advisor to fit this into your plans.
    7. If you are a declared History major,  you will need to meet with your advisor before enrolling in next semester's classes -- they can help you pick the right classes, but you have the ultimate responsibility to take the courses you'll need.  Study the catalog carefully and come prepared with questions and plans.