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Advising – General

Advising in the Department of History is available to all students interested in a major, minor, a teaching credential, or a special major combining History with another discipline. Students are strongly encouraged to see the Undergraduate Advisors Dr. Murdock ( or Dr. Igmen ( at an early stage in the major and throughout the development of their programs. Program Planners (also known as graduation checks) need to be filled out by the advisor in the semester before the semester of planned graduation and before the deadline for filing a Request to Graduate (For deadlines, see Schedule of Classes). Students must bring fully completed worksheets to the Undergraduate Advisor at which point the advisor will fill out a graduation check by reviewing the student’s unofficial transcripts and History Major’s Worksheet (Click here for access to worksheets). Applicants for a teaching credential should see the Credential Advisor, Dr. Luhr ( Applicants to the graduate program should see the Graduate Advisor Dr. Berberian ( You may also contact the department at (562) 985–4431 for more information.


Undergraduate Advisors:

Please complete and print the undergraduate worksheet and bring it with you when you meet with your advisor.


Dr. C. Murdock
Office:  FO2-203

Office Hours (Fall 2013)
Mondays:         12:30-1:30
ednesdays:        3:30:5:00
Thursdays:        5:00-6:00


Dr. Ali Igmen
Office:  FO2-116

Office Hours (Fall 2013):
Tuesdays     :    3:00-5:00
Wednesdays:  8:00-10:00


Credential Advisor:

Dr. Eileen Luhr
Office:  FO2-122

Office Hours (Fall 2013)
Tuesdays:          3:00-6:15
Wednesdays:   12:45-1:45


Portfolio Advisor:

Dr. Sayegh
Office:  F02-110
Phone:  (562) 985 – 5428

Please email for appointment.


Student Teacher Placement Coordinator:

Dr. Ponce de Leon
Office:  FO2 – 214
Phone:  (562) 985 – 4425

Please email for appointment


Additional times may be available by appointment.  Please email the Advisors directly to inquire about scheduling an appointment.  The courtesy of a minimum of 24 hours advance notice when requesting an appointment is required.