The History Major

Associate Professor: Edward Tenace and
Assistant Professor: Alexis Baldacci and Brian D’Haeseleer

The study of history is a crucial aspect of a liberal education. History provides a sense of perspective on the processes of social, political, and economic change that have literally shaped the world. The study of history deepens and broadens one’s understanding of the ways institutions and attitudes bring about change over time.

Lyon history students experience the varied work of the modern historian, especially the historian as detective and as an interpreter. Working with both evidence and ideas in the classroom and in the field, history majors have the opportunity to refine their skills in critical reading, reasoning, research, and writing.

NOTE

* HIS 201 and HIS 202 are the required common core in the sophomore year. 

Summary of Requirements for a Major in History

Item #
Title
Credits
U.S. History Elective (3 credits)  +
3
History Electives (300 level or above) (6 credits)  +
6
Non-U.S. History Elective (12 credits)  +
12
Sub-Total Credits
39
Total credits:
39

Overview

Program