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Dr. Claire Haeg

Department Chair

Associate Professor of Political Science with Saint John's University/College of Saint Benedict since 2005. B.A., The University Sydney, Australia, 1990; MLIS, The University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1996; Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 2006.

SJU Office: Simons 144
(320) 363-2080


Spring 2016 Courses


11:30 am - 12:25 pm       POLS 211 - Politics and Political Life

1:50 pm - 3:55 pm             POLS 332 U.S. Congress

(not Fridays - Monday, Wednesday only)

Ever wonder why the US Congress just can't seem to get things done? Why is it such a frustrating mess? What are those rules and committees and debt ceilings people keep talking about? Ever wondered if there's any way we could fix it? This class will give you the background to legislative procedures, an understanding of how congressional elections work, and discuss possible ways to reform the whole system so that you don't have to start a revolution or move to Canada.