Beginning next year, history seminars for third and fourth year students will get the credit they deserve. In keeping with a Faculty of Arts and Science decision to evaluate course weight on the basis of learning hours rather than contact hours, the History Department will be reweighting our upper level seminars from 6 to 9 units for a full year course and from 3 to 4.5 units for a half year course to reflect the considerably higher workload they involve. The number of seminar units required by our majors and medials will correspondingly go up, making seminar classes an even more integral part of the history curriculum. Faculty and students alike have welcomed the change as an opportunity to credit students for the work they do and to ensure the continued vitality of our seminar system. Read more about the new plan requirements for majors and medials, and the rationale behind the decision, here.