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


Fall 2014 Courses


                                             POLS 363-Research Seminar       


11:10 am-12:30 pm       POLS 331-Parties & Elections      

Ever wonder why Obama won so handily in 2008 and then the Democrats lost so badly in 2010, and then won again in 2012? Ever wondered if presidential debates can really change an election outcome, or if all those political commercials actually convince people to change their votes? And why do people vote the way they do, anyway?

Figure out the answers to these questions and impress your friends and family with your insights and accurate predictions about the elections in November. This course examines the impact of media, campaigns, political parties, and elections on the US Political system.