Leah Flanagan is the Department's undergraduate advisor and is available on a drop-in basis to assist students with a wide variety of questions and issues that come up in relation to the major. These include but are not limited to: declaring the major; assessing progress in the major; declaring a field of concentration; the 101 process; administrative concerns; graduation; information on courses; options for independent study; researching graduate programs and enrichment opportunities; and referral to other campus offices.
Undergraduates are strongly encouraged to meet with faculty during office hours to discuss their classes, thoughts about fields of concentration and thesis topics, and any other questions related to their academic pursuits in History.
The Department of History is pleased to be able to provide peer advising to complement the advising offered by faculty and staff. Peer advisors are advanced history majors who have taken a wide variety of courses in the major and been trained in student services. Students with questions about the history major experience, specific courses, or who would like to brainstorm about potential fields of concentration or thesis topics are encourage to see our peers. We particularly encourage prospective freshman and transfer students to talk to our peers if they want the inside scoop on what studying history at Berkeley is really like.
Peer advising is available on a drop-in basis in 3228 Dwinelle. For information on this term’s peer advising hours and to learn more about our peers, go to the Peer Advising page. You are also welcome to call our peer advisors during their office hours. Call the main History office at (510) 642-1971 and ask to speak to a peer advisor.