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History Lab (HIS 101/102)

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The History Lab is a resource provided to assist undergraduate students taking HIS 101 World Civilizations I and HIS 102 World Civilizations II. 

How We Can Help?

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.

Meeting Format

Meetings are conducted in-person in the History Lab (Liberal Arts Building 345) or virtually via Microsoft Teams. For either format, students must make an appointment and indicate the desired appointment type when scheduling.

Scheduling Appointments

For the Spring 2024 term the graduate assistants are Oscar Coles and Sarah Drivon. Students who wish to make an appointment can do so by using the button below.

Students who wish to have a virtual session should choose the "MSFT Teams 101-102 Online ONLY" option. At the time of their appointment, students will receive a link via email from the graduate assistants in the History Lab

After scheduling an appointment, students will receive an invite to join the Microsoft Teams chat titled USM History Lab at or before the time of their scheduled appointment. The invitation will be emailed from one of the graduate assistants on duty. After accepting the invite, students should join the open or scheduled meeting. It is recommended that the student provide a rough draft of any writing assignment they wish to work on before or at the time of the meeting. Students can send their rough drafts to historylabFREEMississippi.  

For students who do not wish to have a virtual or in-person appointment, they can schedule an appointment under the "Primary Source or EWC Exercise" option and send their rough draft to the same email. This option will still have a scheduled time, but students will be sent marked comments via email only from the graduate assistant on duty. Students can send any edited copy back within the timeframe of their appointment.  

**Students MUST make an appointment online. It is also recommended students only use their university affiliated email for scheduling appoints. Virtual sessions and draft revisions will be held by appointment only. Virtual "walk-ins" will not be accepted to the History Lab.**

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 Spring 2024 hours for all appointment types are Monday through Friday, 10am to 5pm.


To tell us about your experience at the History Lab, please fill out out consultation evaluation.

The History Lab will be closed on all university holidays (click here for the academic calendar). 


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305 Liberal Arts Building (LAB)
118 College Dr. #5037
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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