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Community in Conflict

"In Community in Conflict, Goings and Kaunonen have truly created a working-class history of the 1913-1914 Michigan Copper Strike, presenting valuable new information an perspectives which enrich our understanding of the strike from the bottom up..." - John P. Beck. Read more about Community in Conflict...


Brian Barnes
Rex J. Casillas
Aaron Goings
Fr. Gerard Kirsch, O.S.B.
Richard Langill
Roger Snider

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Rex Casillas, chair

Department of History and Political Science

Department overviewHistory (M., m.)Political science (M., m.) International relations (m.) Social Action Speaker Series

The mission of the Department of History and Political Science is to critically examine current and past peoples, places, cultures, and power relations, across the globe. The department seeks to help its students engage in critical analysis of society and power structures.

In keeping with the Benedictine values of service, community, and diversity, history and political science students will seek to understand the significance of class, race, gender, property relations, and other identities in shaping political structures and political behavior across time. Our department seeks to educate future leaders to be thoughtful, informed, and objective participants in the global society. Toward that goal, the department will strive to promote social justice and to encourage students to be active, thoughtful members of their community.

Graduates leave Saint Martin's prepared for careers in public policy, international business, government services, education, museums, archives and the non-profit sector.

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