Undergraduate Advising

Faculty advisors help students chart their way through the History major. When they declare their major, students should request an advisor whose interests align with their area of concentration. If students do not request an advisor, the DUS will assign someone to them. Students can request a new advisor at any time.

Majors should meet with the advisor at least once a semester and usually must receive clearance from their advisor before they are cleared to register. Most immediately, advising meetings help students choose courses that both fulfill their requirements and coincide with their broader aspirations and learning objectives. More broadly, students should use these meetings to: map out their overall curriculum begin thinking about research courses and projects that will build to the capstone and honors seminars; and discuss how study abroad fits within their overall course of study. The sooner students initiate these conversations with their advisors, the more they will be able to get out of the major.

Director of Academic Engagement for the Humanities

Students looking for academic advising in the Humanities should contact Jules Odenahl-James, Director of Academic Engagement, Humanities (jao@duke.edu).

For more information on how Advising in the major fits into the overall college advising structure, see the Trinity College page, How Advising Works.