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History Department

Learn through exploring history at one of the most successful teaching institutions in the Midwest
  • Skill development in critical thinking, writing, & the analysis & interpretation of qualitative data
  • Considerable geographic & chronological breadth in course work
  • Small class sizes & personal attention from professors
  • Faculty who have work experience in the areas that they teach & spend summers participating in research
  • Flexibility, including a language/history substitution option
  • A study abroad component during your junior year
  • Phi Alpha Theta national honor society & a student-funded historical society

Italy Study Tour

Dr. Richard Tristano, history department, and Preston Lawing, art and design department, accompanied 25 DeLaSalle honors students as they toured Italy for a college-credit class themed around the history, art and theology of Renaissance Italy.


A student's perspective...
"The history faculty at Saint Mary's University always made me feel I could accomplish anything. Whether it was deciphering a difficult primary text or writing a 40-page paper, every professor did their part to make sure I had the tools to succeed."
Christina Giunta '08
M.A. in Arts & Cultural Managment
Intern with the Minnesota State Arts Board
Volunteer Gallery Assistant, History Center, St. Paul, Minn.


Alumni: Got a minute?
Richard Tristano
History - Professor
Tycho de Boer
Department Chair - History, History - Associate Professor
Erich Lippman
Erich Lippman, Ph.D.
History - Associate Professor

For more information contact:

Tycho de Boer, Ph.D.
Chair, History Department
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #1419
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6995