Especially designed for those who are preparing to teach at the elementary or secondary level, Madonna's social studies major is based closely on current Michigan Department of Education standards. It provides the course work needed for gaining proficiency to teach in the disciplines of history, political science, geography, and economics. Our program has a strong history core in both American and world history, as well as carefully selected courses in other social sciences, to prepare you as a well-rounded candidate for the K-12 classroom.
Our graduates teach at a wide variety of schools, public and private, and have gone on to graduate programs in both education and history.
Excellent preparation for careers in education, government, law, business
For a variety of careers in federal, state and local government, non-profit organizations, international organizations, business, teaching, and law.
M.A., University of Michigan
Professor Dennis Bozyk presently serves as Chair of the Department of History. He earned his M.A. in History from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and completed his doctoral course work in the History of International Relations at Michigan State University. He offers classroom and online courses at the undergraduate and graduate level to Madonna's on-campus students and to international students in Dubai, China and Haiti.
He has received the Faculty Excellence Award from the university and continues to place the highest priority on advising and teaching. Bozyk has presented scholarship in the discipline of history and in the theory and practice of university teaching and learning.
Bozyk has been awarded individual grants from such prestigious groups as the Kellogg Foundation and the Lilley Endowment, and has participated in university grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Humanities Council. He is a member of several scholarly organizations related to history, including the American Historical Association and the Historical Association of the United Kingdom.
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.A., University of Southern California
B.A., University of Minnesota Minneapolis
Paul Radzilowski holds degrees from the University of Minnesota and the University of Southern California. He has taught History at Madonna University since 2003, especially world and European history, and historical methods, but he also has experience in teaching a variety of Humanities courses, and has led study abroad trips. He has taught classes for graduate, undergraduate, and high school special enrollment students.
His research interests include micro-history, the study of culture and religion in Late Medieval Poland, and the interrelations of history and philosophy.
He has been published in journals such as Polish Review, Catholic Social Science Review, and Logos, and has held grants, which include an IIE Fulbright Grant.