History Department News
Read Dr. Douglas Egerton's recent op-ed in The Times.
View Dr. Douglas Egerton discussing his latest book, The Wars of Reconstruction, on C-Span.
At Le Moyne, history is regarded as a critical component of the liberal arts core curriculum; all students regardless of major take at least two semesters of history. The department focuses on both specific coverage of the globe and on diversity of approach - legal, intellectual, political, social and cultural. Our goal is to bring the past to life in the classroom, so that each student is able to acquire the analytical ability necessary for historical study.
Besides providing a background for any student interested in a truly liberal education, our major prepares students for almost any career, from law to business to teaching at levels stretching from the elementary to the post-secondary. We recognize that students will develop their own perspectives on the past, but we all share the exciting idea that the past is a road that leads to the present and informs the future. As John Quincy Adams succinctly put it: "We are who we are because of who we were."
For history majors who wish to become certified teachers, the department also offers special programs which incorporate courses in education.
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Handbook for Historians: www.lemoyne.edu/hh