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Advising for Spring 2013

Spring 2013 Advising and Registration

Spring Course Descriptions - Coming Soon


It's time for fall advising.  If you haven't already done so, please make an advising appointment as soon as possible to secure a spot in your preferred classes.  Your advisor can be any full-time member of the history faculty who is teaching this semester.  If you have worked with a particular professor in the past, you may want to go back to him or her.  You can identify advisors and their office hours via the Advisor Finder link.

Before you schedule your advising appointment, look at your transcript on RUAccess, and know the answers to the three questions below.

1.  How many credit hours will I have completed after this semester?

It takes a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate.

2.  How much of my general education coursework remains to be done after this semester?

Your general education courses include ENG 101, ENG 102, LIBS 201, LIBS 111 and 112, an additional LIBS signature course, MATH 110 or higher, two sciences courses (one with a lab), three social-science courses, and three humanities courses.  NOTE:  If you arrived at Roosevelt during fall 2011 you will take ACP courses instead of the trio of LIBS offerings.

3.  How much of my major remains to be done after this semester?

The history major requires a minimum of 33 hours:

  • HIST 106
  • HIST 107
  • HIST 111
  • HIST 112
  • HIST 280
  • 6 history electives (at least 4 of these at the 300 level)
  • Three term papers, each from a 300-level history course

The philosophy major requires ten courses or a minimum of 30 hours. These courses include four core courses, five elective courses, and a senior research project. The senior research project is an independent study on a topic chosen by the student after consultation with the faculty.

Once you have a sense of what courses you need to take, check out the online schedule (Coming Soon) or check out the history course descriptions that are available in AUD 724 and SCH 600. Look at courses in other disciplines, too – courses that fulfill your general education requirements, or your second major or minor requirements, or that simply look interesting.

Be proactive.  Know what courses you need and want to take before you show up at your advising appointment.  That way, your advising session can focus on bigger-picture issues: do you want to try study abroad?  Do you want to think about an internship?  When do you hope to graduate?  What do you want to do after you graduate?  How can you prepare yourself for that now?  These are all good topics to discuss with your advisor, but if you spend all your time together choosing courses, there just won’t be time for all of that.