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School of Humanities

History Lab (HIS 101/102)

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 an online format through Microsoft Teams.

If a student feels more comfortable conducting a meeting via the online format only, they can schedule a virtual appointment during any of the normal History Lab hours. Make sure to indicate that with the correct appointment type when scheduling your appointment.

Scheduling Appointments

The process of scheduling an appointment is the same as it has been throughout the 2021-2022 academic year. For the Summer 2022 term the graduate assistants are Emily Cloys and Bear Curtis. Students who wish to make an appointment can do so by using the button below.

Students who wish to have a virtual “face to face” session should then choose the "MSFT Teams 101-102 Online ONLY" options. At the time of their appointment, students will receive a link via email from the current 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 face to face 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 fall hours for In Person appointments are Monday-Tuesday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The History Lab will be virtual appointment only on Fridays from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Virtual appointments are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m (with the exception of Wednesdays, when the lab closes at 2:00pm).


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). 


History Lab Instructional Handouts

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

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