Advising

Welcome to the history major! If you have questions, please email HistoryAdvising@Charlotte.edu. We return to fall advising on August 14 at which time you can make an appointment with your faculty advisor via Connect to discuss your major, general education, and teaching licensure requirements.

Current Majors

I. Appointments with assigned history advisors (during the academic year Aug. 14- May 15):

To make an advising appointment with your faculty Advisor go to Connect via My.Charlotte.edu. If your advisor has no times listed, please contact them by email (https://history.charlotte.edu/people/faculty). Contact Dr. Peter Ferdinando (pferdina@Charlotte.edu) in case of problems, or if you have no history advisor listed in Connect.

We will be advising remotely via Zoom and in person. After you make an appointment, your advisor will send you a meeting link. Prior to your appointment, go to My.Charlotte.edu to view:

  • DegreeWorks to view your requirements and completed coursework
  • Banner’s Course Summary Search helps you decide what courses interest you

After your appointment, your advisor will email you an advising sheet and Ms. Marlene Swank will lift your advising hold (if applicable). For technical difficulties contact ITS (704-687-5500).

II. Completing the History Major

Click here for the History Undergraduate Handbook

How to create a class schedule

  1. Follow these guidelines in creating a good schedule; and avoiding difficulties
  2. Balance your courses: Generally, you want to take two history courses per semester, two general education courses, and one minor, or general education, or double major course. You will shift to more minor/double major courses once you run out of general education courses. Licensure majors must take MDSK 2100 before they reach 45 earned hours.
  3. Mix and match easy with hard; fun with boring. Take care of WRDS, MATH, first. Take also one 4-hour course per semester till you run out (WRDS 1103/1104 SPAN 1201/1202; Science with Lab). Take HIST 3600 in second semester sophomore or first semester junior year. Transfer students should take HIST 3600 after you have taken at least one semester of 2000 courses. Consider a double major, or one or two minors early on.

When planning your coursework, keep the following in mind:

  1. You may not take two history methods courses (3600, 4000/1/2/3/4, 4600) in the same semester.
  2. MATH 1102 or 1105 satisfy the problem solving (math) requirement and are easier than MATH 1100. Other courses that fullfill the Mathmatical and Statistical Reasoning requirement are STAT 12XX, ITCS 1101, and PHIL 2105.
  3. You may take the cross-listed section of a history course for history credit if the history section is full.
  4. Licensure majors should seek advice from the COED TEAL office (https://teal.uncc.edu) in their sophomore year and beyond.
  5. If you plan to study abroad, you should carefully plan your methods courses (HIST 3600, 4000, and 4600).
  6. If you want to do study abroad or an internship in your junior year, start planning when you are a sophomore.
  7. Consider summer school to catch up, get ahead, or prevent getting bored.
  8. Be sure to check your UNCC email account regularly for emails from the department and from the director of undergraduate studies.

III. Sample Course of Study
This chart offers an example of how to complete your major in a timely fashion.

Early Declarers (entering freshmen-Sophomores)
No transfer credit; may have AP credit
Semester Regular History Track Licensure Track Milestones to be Completed
1 Two history courses:

  • HIST 1502 or HIST 1512
  • 2000 level elective
  • HIST 1502
  • HIST 1512
  • POLS 1110
2 Two history courses:

  • HIST 1502 or HIST 1512
  • 2000 level elective
  • HIST 2150
  • HIST 2151
  • POLS 1130 or 1150
3 One history course:

  • HIST 3600 or 2000 level non-western elective
  • 2000 level non-western elective
  • ECON 1101
  • HIST 1502
  • HIST 1512
  • HIST 2150
  • HIST 2151
4 One history course (not taken in Sem. 3)

  • HIST 3600 or 2000 level non-western elective
  • HIST 3600
  • GEOG 1101
  • MDSK 2100
5 One history course:

  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • 3000 level non-western elective
  • 3000 level elective (or HIST 4797 if Honors)
  • MDSK 3100
  • HIST 3600
  • Declare SECD Minor (if
    Licensure)
6 One history course:

  • HIST 3000 non-western level elective
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4 (or HIST 4799 if Honors)
  • 9 hours SECD
  • One (of two) Non-Western History
7 One history course:

  • HIST 4000 1/2/3/4 (4797 Honors)
  • HIST 4600 (of HIST 3000 level elective if Honors)
  • 6 hours SECD
  • HIST 4000 level
8 One history course:

  • HIST 4600 (4799 Honors)
  • Student teaching
  • HIST 4600 (4799 if Honors)
Late Declarers (juniors, transfer students, and AA diploma)
Have taken survey courses or two history electives; and if applicable one licensure requirement
Semester Regular History Track Licensure Track Milestones to be Completed
Transfer
  • HIST 1502
  • HIST 1512
  • HIST 1502 or HIST 1512
  • HIST 2150
  • POLS 1110
5
  • HIST 3600
  • 2000 level elective
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • HIST 3600
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • 2000 non-western elective
  • MDSK 2100
  • ECON 1101
  • HIST 1502
  • HIST 1512
  • HIST 2150
6
  • 2000 elective
  • HIST 3000 level elective
  • HIST 3000 elective
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4
  • GEOG 1101
  • 9 hours SECD
  • HIST 3600
  • One (of two) Non-Western History
7
  • HIST 4000/1/2/3/4 (4797 Honors)
  • HIST 3000 non-western level elective
  • HIST 4600
  • POLS 1130 or 1150
  • 9 hours SECD
  • HIST 3000 elective
  • HIST 4000 level
8
  • HIST 4600 (4799 Honors)
  • Student teaching