Associate Director

Peggy O'Donnell
Social Science, room 225
(773) 702-2178
peggyodonnell@uchicago.edu
Office Hours: Tuesday 2–4 PM, Wednesday 1–4 PM, and Thursdays 1–4 PM
Please sign up for an appointment using Google Calendar.

The associate director may be the first person you contact in History, before or after choosing the concentration, and serves as your source of information about requirements, deadlines, and internship and fellowship opportunities. The associate director works with the faculty director of undergraduate studies to administer the major and minor, teaches an introductory course on historiography for prospective or newly declared History majors and minors, and teaches other courses that contribute to your methodological training. The associate director also hosts celebrations and other events and maintains the email listhost, ugradhistory@lists.uchicago.edu.

Undergraduate Studies Committee

The committee decides questions of requirements, transfer credits, and departmental honors and prizes. The members also serve as faculty advisors for History majors. Please feel free to make an appointment with the committee chair to discuss the program, your departmental advisors, or any other concerns you may have:

Undergraduate Preceptors

Preceptors teach the BA Seminar, work with you on your thesis, help you to develop your ideas into manageable projects, and aid you in navigating the practical aspects of research and writing. In addition, your preceptor advise you on courses, senior-year requirements, and is a valuable resource for information about the career opportunities with a degree in history, especially questions concerning graduate school. Preceptors are advanced graduate students who have a wide range of teaching and research experiences. They are selected by the Collegiate Affairs Committee and usually serve a two-year term. The preceptor office is in Foster Hall, room 4, which is in the basement.