History Department FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions to help both new & returning history majors.
(The first few deal specifically with the current online situation, the rest answer more general questions).

Each course will be different, but most courses will be a blend of the two. Your instructors will contact you with more information.

You can still order all your textbooks from the U of L bookstore now and choose whether you want the bookstore to mail them to you or if you will use their curbside pickup service.

The library is open for both accessing resources and for study space.
If you aren’t in Lethbridge 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!

This will vary from class to class, so it is best to consult with your professor directly.

Many things on campus are still open including food services, the library, and the gym
The History department also has a very active student club, the History Undergraduate Society, and they are already planning online events to help you meet other students and get to know the History profs better. The club emails details about all its events to all students registered in History courses, and they also have a Facebook and Instagram page.

When classes are online your professor will email you with the Zoom link. This Zoom link will also generally be posted on the class Moodle page.
When we return to in person instruction 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.

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.

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

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. If they agree to allow you to enrol in the course they will help you fill out a waiver form to submit to A&S Advising.

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

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 History department offers free tutoring 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.

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.

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