Imagine yourself in a classroom delving into such fundamental questions as: What is democracy? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What do we mean by 'justice' and how does it affect our lives? Or picture yourself learning the history of the presidential primary system, listening to presentations by candidates and playing an active role in the New Hampshire Primary. Or visualize yourself standing before a panel of New Hampshire Supreme Court justices and lawyers.
The department's rich diversity of courses equip students with strong knowledge bases in political theory, the nature and operations of government institutions at home and abroad, international relations, law and justice, and political economy.
The New Hampshire Institute of Politics is the heart of experiential learning for students in the Politics Department. Throughout the academic year the Politics Department is alive with the comings and goings of candidates, political pundits, journalists, as well as political parties. Students are encouraged to get politically engaged in many different ways.
New Hampshire Primary Debates
Hear what Saint Anselm students, faculty, and staff say about presidential primary debates on campus, the practical sides of politics, and how a liberal arts education brings it all together.