Berkeley Study Abroad Fair - September 27 in the Pauley Ballroom

History

The Department of History has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

 

Study Abroad for History Majors (PDF)

Study Abroad Information on the History Website 

History Advising Contact Information

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

Yes, we have a Berkeley Summer Abroad program for Summer 2019! http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/summerabroad/poland-czech-republic-germany

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

For all programs, credit is possible. We have worked with students to write an extra paper, for example, if a history course is not substantial enough to count at Berkeley for a full course credit.

Full credit for one course towards the major will be given for the Berkeley Summer Abroad History program in Summer 2019: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/program/summerabroad/poland-czech-republic-germany

 

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

We allow up to four classes total taken away from Berkeley in upper division.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

We have no database as yet. Please contact the department advisor.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?
What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

When you return, you will need to submit a Course Approval Form for each class you want to use as a major requirement. The form is available on the History website: https://history.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/study-abroad

Please attach a course syllabus and reading list. If the course did not require communal reading, you should attach a “reading diary” of your own reading. Submit the forms and attachments to the undergraduate advisor, Leah Flanagan, in 3226 Dwinelle. The faculty generally conduct a review once a week in Fall and Spring.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes. 

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes. 

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes. 

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate advisor may sign.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

Holds are currently placed on seniors graduating the following semester. Email is fine.

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

If you have remaining major requirements be sure to work very closely with the major advisor.

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

Yes, but only one-time approvals.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

Not currently.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?

Submit a Course Approval Form for each class you want to use as a major requirement. The form is available on the History website: https://history.berkeley.edu/undergraduate/study-abroad

Please attach a course syllabus and reading list. If the course did not require communal reading, you should attach a “reading diary” of your own reading. Also please include a transcript for non-UC programs. Submit the forms and attachments to the undergraduate advisor, Leah Flanagan, in 3226 Dwinelle. The faculty generally conduct a review once a week in Fall and Spring.