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