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Prof. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold WarProf. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold War.
Prof. Sarah Hardin and resesarch colleagues in the Velingara area of Senegal
Saint Anselm students in VietnamSaint Anselm students learning about the history and culture of Vietnam
Prof. Philip Pajakowski took Saint Anselm College students to Cuba to study the Cold WarHistory majors, Class of 2016, celebrate with their professors at the History Senior Dinner.

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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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College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

College Offers Winter Break Online Courses

Saint Anselm College students interested in earning additional credits are offered three online courses during Winter Break. The courses run from December 19, 2016 to January 16, 2017....Read More

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Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Study Abroad Takes Students Around the World

Saint Anselm students this fall are taking their studies abroad, from England and Scotland, to Spain, New Zealand, and more....Read More

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College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

College Participates in Enough is Enough Campaign

Saint Anselm College will join the discussion about respect on college campuses by participating in "Enough is Enough" week, a national campaign promoting safe environments on college campuses....Read More

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Family Weekend Brings Over 400 Families to the Hilltop

Family Weekend Brings Over 400 Families to the Hilltop

Family Weekend Brings Over 400 Families to the Hilltop

Family Weekend 2016 brought more than 1,500 family members and friends to campus on October 21-23 to show students' families what being Anselmian is all about....Read More

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Freshmen & Seniors Reflect on College Experience

Freshmen & Seniors Reflect on College Experience

Freshmen & Seniors Reflect on College Experience

Saint Anselm College compares freshmen and senior reflections as they ask students about their hopes for their experience here, and what they are taking away from the Hilltop....Read More

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Beth A. Salerno (Chair)
History Department
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102
(603) 641-7049
bsalerno@anselm.edu

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