The Minor in Political Theory explicitly links the life of political action with the life of philosophic and spiritual contemplation, and highlights the deep connection between the study of politics and Saint Anselm’s core courses in philosophy, theology, and the humanities. The Minor introduces students to the history of political thought from Plato to Rousseau; familiarizes them with concepts of justice and power, liberty and equality, and the goods of individuals and the good of the public; and affords opportunities for in-depth study of essential questions of politics and the good life.
The minor in Political Theory is available to full-time, degree candidate students who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
The minor requires completion of five courses. No more than two courses from the students’ major may be applied toward the minor.
Per College policy, candidates must have an average G.P.A. of 2.00 in the required courses for successful completion of the minor.