Gene Larson

"Carpe diem"

Eugene Larson

  • The syllabus is the contract for the course. It states what is required to satisfactorily complete History 2 with a passing grade ("C" or better). Don't lose it.

  • Examination dates are in the lecture schedule. If there is a change, the class will be notified at least a week ahead. 

  • Tips for success:
  •  1. Come to class
  •  2. Take notes
  •  3. Read the textbook     assignments

Gene Larson, a Southern California native, graduated with honors in history from Occidental College and did graduate work at the University of Oregon and UCLA, where he was the recipient of the Haynes Foundation Fellowship, before beginning his teaching tenure at Pierce College. Through the years he has taught several inter-disciplinary humanities courses as well as Western Civilization, World Civilization, British history, and all of the American history survey courses. He has also written many articles and reviews on historical, political, and literary topics. Professor Larson chaired the History and Humanities Department for twenty-four years, was the director of the college's Honors Program, and received the Pierce College Outstanding Professor Award, given by the Pierce Emeriti Professors Association, in 2004.  After forty-two years of teaching at Pierce College, Gene retired at the end of the spring 2012 semester and is continuing to teach a class or two.