The History Major (BA)

Associate Professor: Edward Tenace and
Assistant Professors: 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 a 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: To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Lyon College,
students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours comprised of
our required Core curriculum (44-48 hours), the requirements of at least one major (credit
hours vary per major), and a selection of our Liberal Arts electives. They must also earn at
least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average for all work taken at Lyon College and a 2.00
cumulative grade point average in their major, minor, and concentration.

Summary of Requirements for a Major in History

Item #
Title
Credits
Additional 200- level History Courses (2 courses):  +
6
Upper level (300+) History Courses (6 courses):  +
18
Sub-Total Credits
45

CORE CURRICULUM

Item #
Title
Credits
Core Curriculum Requirements  +
44 - 48
Sub-Total Credits
44-48
Total credits:
89-93

Overview

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