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The History BA Program

The goal of the history major at Purchase College is to provide students with the intellectual foundation of a liberal arts education that is suitable for a wide variety of professions, including law, education, government, business, journalism, and public relations. The history curriculum seeks to foster the development of a historical perspective on the forces and processes that have shaped and continue to shape our communities, our country, and the world at large.

In keeping with the cultural resources of our area and the special profile of Purchase, the history program has generally, though not exclusively, emphasized the social, intellectual, and cultural dimensions of the historical discipline.

History Faculty (Board of Study)
Christian Bailey, PhD, Yale University
Leandro Benmergui, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park
Laura M. Chmielewski, PhD, City University of New York Graduate Center
Rachel Hallote, PhD, University of Chicago
Paula Halperin, PhD, University of Maryland
Mara T. Horowitz, PhD, Columbia University
Lisa Keller, PhD, Cambridge University
Diana Reinhard, PhD, Temple University
Renqiu Yu, PhD, New York University

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