History Lab (HIS 101/102)

The History Lab is a resource provided by the History Department to assist undergraduate students taking HIS 101 World Civilizations I and HIS 102 World Civilizations II.  The Lab is paid for by student fees.  All lab consultants are advanced history graduate students who have experience with History 101 and 102 courses, and their content and assignments.  The History Lab offers help with note-taking, study skills, exam preparation, and structuring exam answers.  Additionally, lab consultants facilitate historical writing skills, including idea formation, outlining, citations and documentation, document comprehension, creating an argument, and many other skills.

Online and Gulf Coast Students: Students enrolled in online HIS 101 or HIS 102 sections can also use the History Lab's services via SKYPE or the phone.  When making an appointment, please state your need to have an online session when you make an appointment.  Students enrolled in Gulf Park sections of HIS 101 or HIS 102 can also request a SYYPE or phone consultation from History Lab tutors.


The History LabTo work with a History Lab consultant, an appointment is preferred, but walk-ins are also welcome.   To make an appointment and fill out your consultation form, CLICK HERE.





The History Lab’s hours for Summer 2017* are:                                 

  • Monday             10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Tuesday            10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Wednesday       10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Thursday          10:00AM – 2:00PM
  • Friday               10:00AM – 2:00PM

The History Lab will be closed on all university holidays (CLICK HERE for the academic calendar).  In the summer session , the History Lab will be closed for the Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4th.

*The History Lab will open for the Summer 2017 semester on Monday, June 5th and close for the semester on Friday, July 28th.


History Lab Instructional Handouts

Documentation and Citation:

HIS 101/102 Books: Envisioning World Civilizations and World History


Periodicals and Others

Electronic Sources


Paper Writing:

Using Primary Sources

Writing a History Paper: The Basics

Book Reviews

Historical Writing Tips

Passive Voice

Comma Usage



Exam Taking Tips

E-mail Etiquette

Avoiding Plagiarism


History Lab Interior