History Program FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions to help both new & returning history majors.

In each of your History classes you will be given a Course Outline (either on paper or posted on Moodle). This document contains much of the information you will need to succeed in the class including a class schedule, descriptions of assignments, due dates, and much more. Reading the course outline will greatly improve your experience of the class!

If you've checked the course outline and can't find the information you need, then you  should contact the course instructor. This contact information can be found on the course outline!  

Your instructor will indicate the required texts on your course outline. You can order many of your textbooks from the U of L bookstore.

The room number for your course can be found on your personalized schedule on the Bridge, on the timetable on the Registrar’s site, and on your course syllabus.
If your class is scheduled to be online your professor will email you with the Zoom link. This Zoom link will also generally be posted on the class Moodle page.

https://www.ulethbridge.ca/artsci/advisingMoodle is the learning management system used by the university. Each of your classes will have a Moodle page where you can find things like the course outline, a place to submit assignments, and other course-related material.

If you’ve never used Moodle before, click this link and then enter the same username and password you use for your U of L email.

The library is open for both accessing resources and for study space.
If you aren’t in Lethbridge you still have complete access to the library’s extensive collection of electronic resources, from scholarly journal articles to ebooks and primary sources. You can also use the interlibrary loan (ILL) service to request books, and the staff will do their best to get the book you want to you. Don’t hesitate to contact the subject specialists with specific questions!

The History department offers free writing assistance to help to any student enrolled in a history course. The schedule for this help is available here.

The departmental style guide will also answer many of your questions about proper citations.

The University also has a  Writing Centre that can offer assistance.

Your course outline will indicate whether there will be a final exam in the course and what format it will take. The scheduling of final exams is done by the Registrar’s Office and the schedule for all courses will be available here.

Note that the rescheduling of final exams can only occur in extraordinary circumstances and must be approved by the Dean’s Office.

The Registrar releases your final grades after the exam period. You can see them under ‘unofficial transcripts’ on the Bridge. They are also posted in the ‘Final Grades’ section of the uLethbridge app if you have that downloaded.

For any questions about your History courses or program, you can contact the department’s undergrad advisor, and Arts & Science Advising can also help with any questions and concerns you have about completing your degree.

At the beginning of the registration period a certain number of seats in each history courses are set aside for history majors. When general registration is open non-majors with the proper pre-requisites will be able to register for the course if seats remain.
Each semester we will try to announce when these seats open – watch the history twitter account for this announcement.

The Registrar’s Office considers these two courses to be “substantially similar” and will only give you credit for one of them towards your degree. If you are currently registered in both, you should pick which one you are more interested in and drop the other.

The pre-requisites are there to help ensure you have the background to succeed in the course, but if you feel you have the necessary background in some other way you should talk directly to the course instructor. More information can be found here.

Please note, waivers for History 1000/1200 and for History 2222 will not be granted except in extraordinary circumstances.

The History department  has a very active student club for undergraduate students. The History Society  plans many events to help you meet other students and get to know the History profs better.

You can sign up during Clubs Week. The club also emails details about all its events to all students registered in History courses, and they also have a Facebook and Instagram page.

We want to help all of our students succeed. You should talk to your professors about your needs. You should also contact the Accommodated Learning Centre where they can help you access the accommodations to which you are entitled.

The University offers a number of services to help students succeed. Check out the following links to access these resources