The Departmental Representative serves as a general adviser to the majors in the Department and as a liaison to the residential colleges. (Individual academic advising is performed by students' independent work advisers.)
Besides being a source of counsel, see the Departmental Representative for:
- transfers in and out of the Department
- cognate approvals
- study abroad program approvals for History majors
Outside Course Approvals for Non-Majors (summer or study abroad)
Professor Matthew Karp
G-27 Dickinson Hall
In order for an outside course to be approved, it needs to be equivalent in quality and intensity to what we offer at Princeton. This means the instructor(s) should at least have a Ph.D. All reading and written assignments, as well as the mode of evaluation, should be similar to a Princeton HIS course. They cannot be based alone, or even primarily, on a textbook and lectures. In order to determine that, Professor Karp needs a complete syllabus of the course (an older version of the same course is acceptable).
Undergraduate Program Administrator
The Undergraduate Program Administrator works closely with the Departmental Representative. See the Undergraduate Program Administrator for:
- general inquiries
- policies and procedures
- course scheduling
- all aspects of studying and majoring in History.
She is available in the Departmental Representative’s absence to answer any questions.