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History

Exploring the past that inspires our future.

You’re inspired to explore the world throughout time. You’re interested in learning about the history of your own culture and those of other people. You enjoy analyzing how the present day is influenced by the past. That’s why you want to earn a degree in Marian’s history program.

The Program
Marian University’s history program provides you with a well-balanced focus on the United States and Europe, as well as non-Western areas such as Africa and Asia. You’ll also explore American Indian, Latin American and women’s history, as well as the history of American minorities.

The Possibilities
As part of the history program, you will find personal, one-on-one support from faculty who are eager to share their knowledge and passion for history. In addition to challenging coursework, you’ll engage in internship experiences, as well as research in an area of historical interest to you.

The Results
Graduates of the history program stay one step ahead of the competition, and are equipped with the essential skills that ensure success in the working world. A history degree from Marian University prepares you for a variety of career possibilities including those in advocacy, business, education, law, publishing and research. Recent graduates have found success in many positions, including as small business owners, managers for Wisconsin-based and nationwide companies, physicians assistants, middle and high school teachers, legislative aids, librarians and program directors for museums, arts centers and community centers.

The Marian Difference
At Marian University, you’ll find committed faculty and staff aiming to help you reach your highest potential. Through an applied learning approach, you’ll find Marian’s history program prepares you to share your passion for history in graduate school or employment in the field.

Program Information

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements

History courses
18 credits:
HIS 101 World Civilizations I, 3 cr.
HIS 102 World Civilizations II, 3 cr.
HIS 111 History of the United States to 1877, 3 cr.
HIS 112 History of the United States from 1877, 3 cr.
HIS 214 History of Wisconsin, 3 cr.
HIS 378 Historical Materials, 1 cr.
HIS 379 Historiography, 1 cr.
HIS 479 Senior Paper, 1 cr.

Choose one of the following strands

Standard history strand
6 credits from the following:
HIS 301 Church History to Reformation, 3 cr.
HIS 302 Church History since the Reformation, 3 cr.
HIS 303 History of England, 3 cr.
HIS 410 19th Century Europe, 3 cr.
HIS 422 20th Century Europe, 3 cr.
HIS 440 Controversies in European History, 3 cr.
HIS 450 Seminar in European History, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
HIS 309 Public History, 3 cr.
HIS 314 American Constitutional Development, 3 cr.
HIS 408 History of American Foreign Policy, 3 cr.
HIS 415 Recent American History, 3 cr.
HIS 416 History/Culture of American Indians, 3 cr.
HIS 425 The Civil War Era 1850-1877, 3 cr.
HIS 436 Controversies in American History, 3 cr.
HIS 490 Seminar in American History, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
HIS 342 Topics in Ancient History, 3 cr.
HIS 405 History of the Modern Middle East, 3 cr.
HIS 423 History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HIS 426 History of Africa, 3 cr.
HIS 431 History of Monsoon Asia, 3 cr.
HIS 438 Controversies in World History, 3 cr.
HIS 492 Seminar in World History, 3 cr.

Public history strand
6 credits:
HIS 309 Public History, 3 cr.
SWK 322 Grant Writing, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
HIS 301 Church History to Reformation, 3 cr.
HIS 302 Church History since the Reformation, 3 cr.
HIS 303 History of England, 3 cr.
HIS 410 19th Century Europe, 3 cr.
HIS 422 20th Century Europe, 3 cr.
HIS 440 Controversies in European History, 3 cr.
HIS 450 Seminar in European History, 3 cr.
HIS 342 Topics in Ancient History, 3 cr.
HIS 405 History of the Modern Middle East, 3 cr.
HIS 423 History of Latin America, 3 cr.
HIS 426 History of Africa, 3 cr.
HIS 431 History of Monsoon Asia, 3 cr.
HIS 438 Controversies in World History, 3 cr.
HIS 492 Seminar in World History, 3 cr.

9 credits from the following:
HIS 314 American Constitutional Development, 3 cr.
HIS 415 Recent American History, 3 cr.
HIS 416 History/Culture of American Indians, 3 cr.
HIS 425 The Civil War Era 1850-1877, 3 cr.
HIS 436 Controversies in American History, 3 cr.
HIS 490 Seminar in American History, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
ACC 201 Financial Accounting, 3 cr.
ACC 306 Managerial Accounting, 3 cr.
BUA 101 Introduction to Business, 3 cr.
MGT 213 Principles of Management, 3 cr.
MGT 311 Human Resource Management, 3 cr.
MGT 408 Leadership in Ethical Organizations, 3 cr.
MGT 421 Project Management, 3 cr.
MKT 201 Principles of Marketing, 3 cr.
MKT 302 Principles of Advertising, 3 cr.
TEC 200 Fundamentals of Information Technology, 3 cr.

34-46 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

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Fun Fact

75% of students self-report that Marian faculty are knowledgeable in their field (Source: Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Survey, April 2014).

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