**Please note that students intending to write a senior thesis for the Columbia History Department in the 2013-2014 Academic Year are strongly encouraged to enroll in a seminar for which they will write a substantial research paper. Students should therefore confirm with the seminar instructor that they will in fact be asked to write a research paper.
Fall 2013 Seminar Application Process
The department is implementing a new process with the hope that it will make registering for seminars easier. The department will continue to utilize the “Seminar Application Form” at faculty request and/or for the most popular seminars only. All other seminars will be capped at a maximum enrollment of 15 students. You will be allowed to register (and de-register) for these classes during any of the pre-registration periods. However, instructor’s permission is still required prior to officially registering for the course.
HIST W4045 – Rome: A Preindustrial Metropolis
HIST W4061 – Medieval Society, Politics, and Ethics: Major Texts
HIST W4065 – Urban Culture in the Dutch Golden Age
Maartje van Gelder & Michiel van Groesen
HIST W4206 – Power & Violence in Russian History
HIST W4235 - Central Asia: Imperial Legacies, New Images
HIST W4305 – The European Enlightenment
HIST BC 4360 – London from Great Wen to World City
HIST BC 4542 – Education in American History
HIST BC4546 – The Fourteenth Amendment and Its Uses
HIST BC4666 – Origin Stories: Race, Genealogy, and Citizenship
HIST W4677 – Latin American Growth and Wellbeing in Historical Perspective
Leandro Prados de la Escosura
HIST W4746 – Modern Turkey
HIST BC4788 – Gender, Sexuality, and Power from Colonial to Post-Colonial Africa
HIST W4859 – Asian Migration to the US
HIST W4865 – The Vietnam War
HIST W4900 – The Historian’s Craft
HIST BC4904 – Introduction to Historical Theory and Method
HIST W4911 – Medicine and Western Civilization
HIST W4917 – Children of the Revolution: 20th Century Ex-Radicals
Please visit the professor during their office hours or email them to ask for permission to enroll. If you fail to secure permission from the instructor, the instructor can ask that you be removed. You will also have the ability to drop seminars using SSOL. Finally, students who receive the instructor’s permission to enroll in their seminar following the beginning of the term can register themselves via SSOL as long as seats remain available.
HIST W4400 – Americans and the Natural World
HIST W4429 – Telling About the South
HIST W4452 – American Conservatism Since 1945
Alan Brinkley & Mark Lilla
HIST W4485 – Politics and Culture in the Age of the Cold War
HIST W4923 – Narratives of World War II
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COURSES REQUIRING THE “SEMINAR APPLICATION FORM”
1. Please submit a “Seminar Application Form” to formally apply for admission to any seminar that requires pre-application. Complete all of the information requested in the application. If you need the seminar to graduate in the Spring of 2014, please do not forget to note this.
2. Email your completed application(s) directly to the Undergraduate Administrator to email@example.com at your earliest convenience, but no later than 5:00 PM, on Monday, April 8th. Applications received after the 5:00 PM deadline on Monday, April 8th will NOT be accepted. There are no exceptions.
3. After the April 8th deadline, all applications will be reviewed by the seminar instructors. The order in which your application is received will not factor into admission decisions. Instructors may give priority, for example, to senior history majors who still need to fulfill their seminar requirement.
4. On Monday, April 15th, the Undergraduate Administrator will email students who have been accepted into each seminar and those who are on a waitlist for each of the seminars.
5. If you choose not to enroll in a seminar for which you have been accepted, please notify the seminar professor and copy the Undergraduate Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately and not later than Tuesday, April 16th at 5:00 PM, so that your spot can be given to a student on the waiting list. ALSO, if you have been accepted into two seminars that require the “Seminar Application Form,” you must let the Undergraduate Administrator know which of the two would prefer to take by Tuesday, April 16th at 5:00 PM. (Please note that with the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Richard Billows, you may be able to remain enrolled in two seminars requiring the “Seminar Application Form”).
6. After the Tuesday, April 16th deadline, I will be in touch with the Registrar to officially register all accepted students. Please note that SSOL will not allow you to register yourself for a seminar requiring the "Seminar Application Form," and that Barnard students should enter such courses on eBear after April 16.
If you choose to drop a seminar which required the “Seminar Application Form” after registration has taken place, please email both the instructor and the Undergraduate Administrator.
If you have any questions regarding the seminar application process, please contact KC Fisher, the Undergraduate Administrator, at email@example.com.