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Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Jake Smith, PhD candidate
Social Science, room 225
(773) 702-2178
jake.p.smith@uchicago.edu
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday, 1:00-5:00pm

The undergraduate coordinator may be the first person you contact in History, before or after choosing the concentration, and will serve as your source of information. The coordinator maintains the email listhost, sends out information about internships and fellowships, and maintains the undergraduate bulletin board (2nd floor, Social Sciences). The coordinator can be contacted with questions about requirements, opportunities, and deadlines.

Collegiate Affairs Faculty Committee

The committee regulates major and minor requirements and ensures sufficient and varied course offerings for undergraduates. The committee decides questions of requirements, transfer credits, and departmental honors and prizes. The members also serve as faculty advisors for History majors.

Chair: Matthew Briones, United States history

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 (HIST 298), 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 4 (basement level).

  • Michaela Appeltova, modern European history
  • Philip Henry, modern European history
  • Elisa Jones, early modern European history
  • Zak Leonard, South Asian history
  • LIsa Scott, Medieval and early modern European history
  • Sarah Jones Weicksel, United States history