Welcome Message for Incoming Students by the Chair of the History Department, Dr. James Miller

Welcome Message from the History Undergraduate Society (HUgS)

A Virtual Welcome to the History Department

students talking in the foyerWe are delighted that you will be joining our close-knit community of faculty, students, and staff.  As part of the Fall 2020 incoming class, you will be starting your degree in rather unprecedented circumstances. Your classrooms will look a little different this year, but please know that we are all committed to helping you succeed.

During the 2020-2021 academic year, your learning will occur in on-line settings.

a student with two professors looking over an old bookIn order to help you prepare to select and register for your courses for the coming year, we have assembled some information below that details some of the exciting course options that you’ll get to choose from as you plan your first year at Carleton.

We especially want to draw your attention to our first-year seminars. We strongly recommend that you consider taking one of these seminars this year. We’ve set aside a small number of seats in each of these courses especially for our incoming Majors. These classes fill quickly so don’t delay! 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can always reach out to us directly at history@carleton.ca or tanya.schwartz@carleton.ca

Choosing Your Courses. Here’s what you need to know.

Meet Tanya, the History Department’s Undergraduate Administrator

profile photo of Tanya SchwartzLeaving secondary school or CEGEP and entering post-secondary study is a big adjustment. Even transfer students who have attended university in the past can find it challenging. This change can be stressful, but know that you are not alone. While faculty, administrators, and your fellow students can be a big help, there is one person who would love to be your main point of contact: Tanya Schwartz, the Undergraduate Administrator for the Department of History. Think of Tanya as your personal tour guide as you navigate the new challenges facing you at Carleton University.

She can help you make sense of your audit so you can choose your courses with confidence. She can explain how making a change to your program can affect your degree. She can also direct you to other services on campus like when you need help navigating the library, fixing a registration error, or accessing health and counseling services. As a student herself, she has faced many of the same issues you have. So any time you have a concern, know that Tanya is here to help you. There is nothing she would rather be doing than helping students succeed. (Well, maybe reading a good book surrounded by her three dogs, but helping students is a very close second!)

So send her an email at tanya.schwartz@carleton.ca.  And, when the time comes, do stop by 400 Paterson to say hello in person.