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Where do I get a undergrad/grad worksheet and/or info on the Department Awards?
Click here to find undergrad/grad worksheets and info on the Department Awards.

How do I declare a History Major?
See an advisor who will update your record electronically.

As for switching from one department to another, you do not need to notify the department you are switching out of. Your major will change on your record automatically.

How do I file for graduation?
Fill out a History Major Worksheet for the appropriate catalog year you declared your major, meet with the Undergraduate Advisor (Alkana/Murdock) to fill out a program planner, obtain a sealed and stamped copy from the department office (FO2-106) and turn it in to Enrollment Services (BH-101). [refer to enrollment services – graduation]

When are my final exams?
The final exam schedule is in the class schedule. Your instructor will most likely have listed the date in the syllabus given to you the first day of class.

Where’s my instructor’s office? What are my instructor’s office hours? Phone number? Email?
There are many easy ways to find answers to these questions:
Check the syllabus given to you by your instructor the first day of class.
Check the faculty page for the information.
Check the list posted outside of FO2-106.

I went to my class and no one was there. Why? Where are/were they? What do I do?
Sometimes instructors cancel classes for conferences, or hold class in a different room or the library and don’t tell our office. If a teacher is sick or for some other reason has to cancel class, it will more than likely be posted in front of the classroom.

I’ve been told that a class has been cancelled for the semester, but it still shows up as being active on What is the status of my class?
If the History Department has told you that the class has been cancelled, then it has been cancelled.  Alot of times, Brotman Hall takes a long time to list a class as cancelled, and most of the time they just lag.

    Upcoming Events

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    Mon-Thur: 8-noon, 1-5
    Friday: 8-noon, 1-4

    Contact Information:
    Phone: 562-985-4431
    Office: FO2-106

    Mailing Address:
    1250 Bellflower Blvd
    Long Beach, CA 90840-1601

    Summer 2016 History Advising Schedule

    Department Chair Dr. David Shafer, FO2-102,
    Days/hour vary, please contact the department office

    Dr. Jane Dabel, FO2-202,

    Dr. Ali Igmen, FO2-116,

    Dr. Caitlin Murdock, FO2-203,

    Dr. Eileen Luhr, FO2-122,
    Tuesday, June 7: 3pm - 6pm
    Thursday, June 23: 9am - 12pm
    Thursday, June 30: 9am - 12pm
    Tuesday, August 9: 3-6pm
    Wednesday, August 10: 3-6pm

    The above hours are on a walk-in basis. Additional hours may be available by appointment. If you would like to schedule an appointment with an advisor, e-mail the advisor directly. Please give them the courtesy of at least 24 hours to respond to your e-mail request.