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Students should complete a "History Major Program Audit/Advising" form before meeting with a Program Adviser

WINTER TERM 2015 ADVISNG HOURS - Academic Program Advisers, Major Program

Prof. Catherine LeGrand
Office:  Leacock 630
Winter term office hours:  Mondays 11:00 - 12:30; Fridays 1:30 - 2:30
catherine [dot] legrand [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)

Prof. Michael Fronda
Office: Leacock 826 
Office hours: Mondays 10:00 - noon
michael [dot] fronda [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)

Undergraduate Program Director
Prof. Suzanne Morton
Ferrier Bldg., Room 333D
Office hours: Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 or by appointment
suzanne [dot] morton [at] mcgill [dot] ca (e-mail)

General enquiries:
Administrative Service Center Lea2 (ASC2), Leaacock Bldg., Room 712.

Also available to meet with students Sylvia Crawford, Student Affairs Advisor, Leacock Bldg., Room 714.


Each student's program is worked out with a History Program Adviser to suit the student's specific needs within the general framework of the program. Advising meetings are on a drop-in basis or by appointment. Students should fill in a "History Major Program Audit/Advising" form for two purposes:

1. Program Advising - if you plan to meet with a Program Adviser, print and fill in an Advising/Audit form with courses you've taken to date and bring the form with you when you meet with the adviser.

2. Graduation Recommendation - if you would like confirmation in your second-to-last or last term that you are on track for graduation, please complete the form and meet with a History Program Adviser before the end of course add/drop in your last term (or sooner if you won't be changing your course choices) to obtain your program adviser's signature indicating that you are on track and will be recommended for graduation for the history component of your degree. You should then bring the completed and signed form to Leacock Bldg., Room 712 (Administrative Service Center Lea2).


Major concentration in History (36 credits)

Program Requirements

36 credits selected from the Areas of History course lists (The Americas, Europe, Asia/Africa/Middle East, and Global/Thematic) with the following stipulations:

A maximum of 12 credits at the 200 level or lower.

A maximum of 24 credits from any one area.
6 credits at the 400-level or above.
3 credits in history of the pre-1800 period.
3 credits in history of the post-1800 period.

3 non-HIST credits pertinent to historical studies may be counted towards a Major program in History with the written approval of a program adviser. Faculty regulations stipulate that such courses must not be double-counted between programs.

Students should see an adviser to plan a program that suits their needs. Please consult Minerva Class Schedule for the most up-to-date list of course offerings for the current academic year.

Transfer credits: Within the required 36 credits, the program will accept only 12credits that are non-McGill.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Advanced Placement (AP or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits may not be included in the overall credit requirement for the major program but may be considered as having met prerequisites for upper-level courses - please discuss with the instructor of an upper-level course requiring the prerequisite or your Academic Program Adviser.