Advising

History majors and concentrators should complete a Plan of Study Form every year to monitor their progress in satisfying the Department's requirements; in the junior and senior years, this is mandatory. The form, which is required for graduation certification, should be signed by a member of the Undergraduate Education Committee (UNDED) and returned to the Undergraduate Administrator in 413 Fayerweather Hall.

Membership of UNDED changes from year to year. Because of the large number of students, we do not assign individual advisors; you may see any member of UNDED for advice. Students are also welcome to seek informal advising from any faculty member; however a student working with a non-UNDED advisor must still consult with UNDED regarding the yearly Plan of Study form. Please see page 11 in the Undergraduate Handbook for more information.

Office Hours for UNDED Members, SPRING 2017

Professor Field Email Office Office Hours
C. Pizzigoni (DUS) LA cp2313@columbia.edu 321 FAY THURS 2:45-4:45PM
R. Billows ANC rab4@columbia.edu 322M FAY MON 10AM-12PM
F. Guridy US fg2368@columbia.edu 412 FAY THURS 2-3:30PM & BY APPT
R. Stephens AFR rs3169@columbia.edu 602 FAY TUES 9-11AM
S. Roberts US skr2001@columbia.edu 758 SCHER. EXT. WED 3-5PM
M. Connelly MEU mjc96@columbia.edu 403 FAY MON 1:30-3PM & BY APPT
C. Coleman EME cc3472@columbia.edu 616 FAY TUES 4-6PM & BY APPT
C. Evtuhov MEU ce2308@columbia.edu TBA WED BY APPT
A. Roberts MED amr2293@columbia.edu 610 FAY TUES 4:10-5PM & THURS 9:40-10:30AM
V. de Grazia MEU vd19@columbia.edu 617 FAY MON 4-5:30PM

 

Requirements for the Major or Concentration

A member of UNDED must review and approve the specialization and breadth courses for both majors and concentrators by the junior year. In the senior year, a new form should be approved by UNDED if any changes have been made. Please see pages 4-6 of the Undergraduate Handbook for a more detailed explanation on selecting courses. Below is a summary:

Requirements MAJORS CONCENTRATORS
Courses in History 9 courses 7 courses
Specialization 4 courses 3 courses
Breadth Requirement 3 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space 2 courses outside specialization: 1 removed in time and 1 removed in space
Seminar Requirement 2 seminars, at least 1 in specialization None
  • Majors are required to complete 9 courses in history, 4 of which must be in a specialization defined in consultation with a member of UNDED. Majors must also fulfill a breadth requirement by taking 3 courses far removed from their specialization (one removed in time and two removed in space). Finally, majors must complete at least two seminars, one of which must be in the specialization.
  • Concentrators must take 7 history courses, including 3 in their specialization. Concentrators must also take two breadth courses: one removed in time and one removed in space. There is no seminar requirement for concentrators.