Reminder: Enrollment for Fall 2013 Starts on April 15, 2013

If you intend to enroll at UW-Milwaukee for Fall 2013, please recall that enrollment appointments start on April 15, 2013. Please check your PAWS (UW-Milwaukee’s online database) account for news regarding your “enrollment appointment.” This enrollment appointment represents your first opportunity to enroll in courses in the fall semester of 2013. (It is very likely that your appointment will fall after April 15.) You will find a link to PAWS on the UW-Milwaukee homepage: http://www4.uwm.edu/

The online schedule of fall courses can be found at the following link: http://www4.uwm.edu/schedule/hist/fall

At the following link, please find an “FAQ” (answers to frequently asked questions) for graduate students in the History Department. This PDF includes information related to enrollment, course offerings, degree requirements, and other important matters:
https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/smia/public/FAQforGradStudents.pdf

Here are a few general words of advice as you consider your course schedule for next fall.
* Incoming master’s and doctoral students who are NOT public history students are strongly encouraged to enroll in History 712 in their first semester. (Public history students may enroll in History 712 if they wish, but this course is not a requirement for the master’s degree with a public history specialization. Doctoral students may not be required to take 712; if you are a doctoral student and wish not to take 712, consult with me via e-mail me at histgrad@uwm.edu.)
* Public History students are strongly encouraged to enroll in History 700 in their first semester in the graduate program. This course is offered only in the fall semester.
* Public History students who are pursuing the certificate in Museum Studies are strongly encouraged to enroll in Anthropology 720 (History and Theory of Museums) in their first semester. This course is only offered in the fall semester. If you are pursuing the certificate in Museum Studies and have not already received instructions for enrolling in Anthropology 720 from Prof. Jasmine Alinder, please e-mail her directly.
* Students in the MA (History)/MLIS program are encouraged to take at least one graduate course in History during their first semester. 712 is an excellent place to start.
* Remember that the readings for 800-level “colloquia” focus largely on secondary sources, or the writings of historians. In contrast, 900-level “seminars” require substantial research in primary sources. I do not recommend that any student take more than one 900-level seminar in any given semester. On the other hand, students frequently take two 800-level colloquia in a single semester.
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