Social Studies & Economics

Social Studies & Economics

The Social Studies Department prepares students to become informed, active citizens with knowledge of and a respect for their own cultural and historical heritage and an understanding of and respect for other cultures. Courses explore issues of diversity, global awareness and social justice. Given the MUHS urban environment, students are encouraged to become involved in school and community affairs.

The Social Studies Department merges a variety of disciplines and methodologies. The roots of the department are grounded in history, yet the curriculum introduces a variety of subject areas: cultural studies, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology. All of these subjects feature the basic tenets of St. Ignatius: reverence, awareness, responsibility, action and recognition.

Marquette High requires that all graduates complete three years of course work in social studies. Most colleges recommend that students complete four years. The three required years of course work must include World History and United States History. To satisfy the third credit required for graduation, students are free to choose from a myriad of electives.

Social Studies Courses

  • World History
  • United States History
  • American Studies - Social Studies
  • AP US History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP European History*
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • American Government
  • History of Milwaukee
  • International Relations (offered 2023-24)
  • AP Psychology
  • Comparative Cultures
  • Topics in History: 50’s & 60’s (offered 2022-23)
  • Topics in History: Civil Wars (offered 2023-24)
  • Topics in History: World Wars (offered 2022-23)
  • Introduction to Economics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics

Department Members

Katherine Egan

Adrian Gardner

Matthew Jaques

Class of 2002

Janice Kofler

Philip Koski

Christopher Lese

Luke Meuler

Class of 1997

Jonathan Parsons

Jim Schneider