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Prof. Beth Salerno in South KoreaProf. Beth Salerno, a Fulbright Scholar, taught American History in South Korea during a recent academic year
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History Department

The History Department participates in the central endeavor of Saint Anselm College's academic program. Precise, critical thinking, the clear articulation of one's thoughts, and an engaged acceptance of civic responsibility are hallmarks of historical consciousness. Further, history provides a contextualized understanding of the emergence of the fundamental avenues of inquiry pursued by artists, scientists, philosophers, and theologians over time.

The study of history fulfills the goals of a liberal arts education by freeing students from narrowness of vision and teaching them how to think critically about the past. Historical understanding rests on the assumption of the uniqueness of human experiences. Considered cumulatively, those experiences allow historians to use the past to better understand the present. When a person can think clearly about the past, alternatives in the present and future become more readily perceptible.

The department seeks to enable students to think about change over time, and the variety of factors that influence historical change. Students are exposed to the diversity of history across time and space, balancing a strong foundation in American and European history with an awareness of the complexities of other areas of the world.

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New Faculty Ready to Teach

New Faculty Ready to Teach

New Faculty Ready to Teach

Seven assistant professors join the college's distinguished faculty this fall, bringing teaching and research experience in areas such as Alzheimer's Disease, African history, and the reason why snakes flick their tongues....Read More

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Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Spring 2014 Dean's List

Saint Anselm is pleased to announce that 735 students were named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. ...Read More

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Three Students Win at New England Debate Championships

Three Students Win at New England Debate Championships

Three Students Win at New England Debate Championships

For the sixth time in the past nine years, Saint Anselm College students win the regional debate championships and take home the top three spots in the tournament. ...Read More

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Students Take History Beyond the Classroom

Students Take History Beyond the Classroom

Students Take History Beyond the Classroom

Through lab work, history students are creating tangible products that will be relevant to the campus community and local citizens....Read More

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Education Students Take Part in Mock Interviews

Education Students Take Part in Mock Interviews

Education Students Take Part in Mock Interviews

Saint Anselm students in the field of education received an education of there own during the department's annual mock interview event with area principals. ...Read More

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Philip Pajakowski, Ph.D. (Chair)
History Department
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7047
history@anselm.edu