Student Resources

The Lounge - A Space for History Students

Located in SCI 270. A nice quiet alternative to the Library. Open M-Th 9am-4pm.

Department of History Computer Lab 

Located in SCI 269. Sporadic hours. Available to Graduate students by request. Please get the key in the Department Office located in SCI 276.

There is an alternative computer lab in HSS 383 for both Undergraduate and Graduate Students.

Graduate Assistantships

The department has need of qualified graduate students as assistants for lower-division survey classes. Their major duty is to grade exams or papers, with the total time of 35 hours per course per semester. If you are interested, stop by the Department of History office and ask for an application. If you have further questions, contact Professor Sarah Crabtree at slc123@sfsu.edu.

Graduate Students Travel Fund

The department also provides the Herodotus Fund for Graduate Travel in History to assist graduate students to travel both domestically and internationally for presenting papers and doing research. Students who have had papers accepted at peer-reviewed conferences should contact the department chair about these funds.

Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP)

GWAR Writing Fellowship Program - an excellent resource for History 300 students

CARP’s GWAR Writing Fellowship Program places a CARP Writing, Reading, and Study Skills (WRSS) Tutor in a GWAR course, at the request of a professor, to provide writing assistance to students in the course. The Writing Fellow participates in class discussions in relation to composition. Additionally, the Writing Fellow takes notes on class material, discussions, and lectures, including notes on important aspects of content and conventions of writing in the specific discipline. The Writing Fellow tracks their notes in a GWAR Writing Fellowship Log, which is read by all WRSS Tutors in order to stay well-versed on the assignments and expectations of the course. When students enrolled in the course seek tutorial support at CARP, all WRSS Tutors will be fully informed of the courses assignments and the professor’s expectations.

CARP has placed Writing Fellows in a variety of GWAR courses in several different disciplines. These courses include History 300, Business 300, Hospitality and Tourism Management 531, Women and Gender Studies 300, and International Relations 309.

CARP has a wide variety of services, which may be explored in greater detail.