The spirit moved civil rights pioneer Bernard LaFayette to end his talk at St. Francis College on February 21, 2017 with a song. From original Freedom Rider with now Congressman John Lewis, to a close confidant and organizer with Martin Luther King, Jr., Bernard LaFayette has spent his lifetime fighting for justice and equality through non-violence.
A Variety of Perspectives on our Common Culture
Cultural knowledge is your passport to the future.When you learn about America you really are learning about the entire world.
The American Studies Minor takes you on a journey through the variety of cultures and ethnicities that all come together to create our unique society. Your courses will teach you how to understand and think critically about this interconnected web of culture. That cultural knowledge is your passport to the future.
The American Studies Minor consists of 6 classes (18 credits); two courses are required, four are electives.
All courses are interdisciplinary and newly developed for this program.
- Introduction to American Studies
- Commemorative Practices in the U.S.
- Law in U.S. Culture
- Latinos in the Americas
- History of Science and Medicine
- Popular Music America in the 1940s
- American Philosophy
- Walt Whitman’s America
- Culture Change in Corporate America
- Crime, Justice, and American Fiction
- American Culture History
- The Art of Social Change
- Public History
- The Atlantic World
- Capstone Seminar
The American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program bringing together the methods and insights of many departments to give the SFC student a complex, rich and sophisticated understanding of American culture as well as the context for understanding America’s interactions with the larger world.We are an extremely diverse community in one of the most lively and diverse cities in America.
We are an extremely diverse community in one of the most lively and diverse cities in American. This program focuses on the complex culture created by such diversity and energy and will connect the classroom to the larger world by helping students learn ways to think critically about the culture around them; American Studies offers a dynamic way of exploring our world by using multiple disciplines to form a more sophisticated and useful understanding of American culture.
The program gives students a “stand out” addition to their transcript and resume.
As she walked down the aisles, shaking hands with dozens of the almost 700 people who came to see her speak, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor talked about an important realization she'd come to since joining the highest court in the country.
Students coming from families with low incomes have a great chance of making it big if they attend St. Francis College, writes the New York Times in an assessment of a major new report conducted by The Equality of Opportunity Project.
As Donald Trump was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, St. Francis College students and faculty packed Lecture Hall 3213 for a Teach-In.
Valedictorian Christine Muraco '17, Commencement Speaker Evelyn Wolfe, Interim President Timothy Houlihan and the Winter Commencement Class of 2017 made for an amazing day January 9, 2017 as they rang in the new year with almost 100 new graduates of St. Francis College.
It is with great sorrow that St. Francis College announces the passing of President Brendan J. Dugan, a graduate of the College class of 1968 on December 18, 2016. He was 69.
- Develop skills of critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and research.
- Endorse interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary learning in order to give students a complex understanding of American culture and expose them to historical, artistic, literary, social, political, and economic perspectives.
- Examine the city as a “text” or platform for encountering, critiquing and engaging American culture.
- Promote cultural events that support an appreciation for the complexity of American culture and America in a global context.