The History Department encourages students to study abroad and many students take courses over the summer at US institutions near their homes. Before electing courses off-campus, it is important to discuss the classes and programs with a faculty advisor, the ADUGS or the DUGS. Please note, this will give you a good idea how the course will fit into your program, but final approval is possible only after the course is completed and the credits transferred.
When a transfer or study abroad course appears on your UM transcript, it does not necessarily mean that the History Department will accept it for either general major/minor credit or as a direct replacement for any particular course we offer. Different countries and institutions have different academic norms and customs, and what constitutes an upper-level course at one institution might not equal an upper-level course here. Faculty advisors determine whether a particular course counts for History credit as well as what level it meets and whether it fulfills distribution requirements.
Faculty advisors approve transfer and study abroad credits for the History major and minor in formal appointments made through the online advising system. Before the meeting, you should fill out the Transfer/Study Abroad Credit Approval Form (PDF) and bring the completed form as well as evidence of your coursework, syllabi and papers to your advising appointment.
Please note that the department does not give credit for online courses. Credit from community colleges often does not transfer at levels higher than the 100 level and thus is usually not eligible to fulfill requirements for the major or minor.