The Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) is the key liaison between students and the rest of the faculty, college, and university.The DUS is responsible for approving and signing all Declarations of Major forms, all transfer credits, study abroad approvals and credit evaluation/transfer, honors applications, and most importantly, all petitions to graduate. All Northwestern undergraduates who are interested in the major, the minor, or who want to talk about art history at the undergraduate level at Northwestern are also encouraged to meet with the DUS. Office hours for the DUS are by appointment. Times are usually made available on the DUS's office door.
When you meet with the DUS to discuss any of the above procedures or forms, please bring all the necessary paperwork with you. If you have any questions about what you will need to bring, please consult the relevant webpage or email the DUS.
Director of Undergraduate Studies 2012-13
Professor Hannah Feldman
Fall 2012 Office Hours: W 12-2
Advising within the Major and Minor
All minors are advised by the DUS and are expected to meet with the DUS once a year to approve their course of study.
All majors are also assigned a faculty advisor when they declare the major. All majors are required to meet with this advisor at the beginning of the academic year and are encouraged to do so again quarterly before each period of registration. At these meetings, all majors are requred to bring a drafted and up-to-date copy of the "major field worksheet" so that the advisor can best assess their progress to degree. Questions about exceptions and substitutions as well as study abroad, transfer credit, graduation, and honors should be directed towards the DUS. The faculty advisor is also available to confer with the advisee about all matters art historical and/or related to careers in or advanced study related to the art historical professions.
For those students who write Honors Theses in the senior year, the faculty member who advises the thesis becomes the student's major faculty advisor.
Those students whose advisor is on leave for a quarter or a year are advised by the DUS.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Warnock Lecture: Zainab Bahrani (Columbia University)
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Warnock Lecture: Robert Bagley (Princeton University)
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Warnock Lecture: Kerry James Marshall (Chicago visual artist)