Counseling is key to a meaningful and profitable course of study in the department. Students should consult the principal undergraduate faculty advisor regarding selection of courses and for help in academic matters. Students may select an advisor, or an advisor can be appointed by the principal undergraduate advisor. Faculty office hours and prospective schedules of courses are posted in the department office, located in 203 Cockefair Hall and on the department Web site http://cas.umkc.edu/history. The department offers printed guides to the requirements for its graduate degrees.
Teaching Certification in Social Studies
Certification as a middle school (grades 5-9) or secondary (grades 9-12) social studies teacher in either Kansas or Missouri requires that a student complete specific requirements in history, political science, economics, geography, behavioral sciences and the School of Education. A separate application for teacher education is required. For further information about the program, consult the School of Education section of this catalog or contact the Education Student Services Office at (816) 235-2234.
Courses offered by the department prepare graduates for a variety of careers in historical agencies or in the study and preservation of cultural artifacts. For further information concerning archival methodology, consult Linna Place. For course offerings in material culture, contact Miriam Forman-Brunell.
The History Club
Founded in 1999, with the purpose of promoting the study of history, the History Club is open to all UMKC students, history majors and non-majors. The club sponsor is Diane Mutti Burke.
The History Graduate Student Association
Students participating in the Masters and IPhD program are automatically members of the History Graduate Student Association (HGSA). Each year the HGSA sponsors two events: the Graduate Student Orientation and the Graduate Student Conference at Diastole. The faculty advisor is John Herron.