As Donald Trump is sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States, St. Francis College students and faculty will be participating in a Teach-In from 12:30 to 1:45 in Room 3213.
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.
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.
Over the past several years, the concept of "rape culture" has become a common framework for understanding a range of behaviors, including street harassment, online gendered harassment, sexual assault, and rape, says St. Francis College Sociology and Criminal Justice Professor Nickie D. Phillips in her new book, Beyond Blurred Lines: Rape Culture in Popular Media (Rowman & Littlefield).
St. Francis College welcomed Wendy Wylegala, Deputy Director for Legal Technical Assistance, from Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) for the talk Challenges Facing Unaccompanied Child Immigrants to the US: A Legal Perspective on November 29, 2016 as part of the Fall 2016 Senior Lecture Series - Inequality and Minorities in American Culture.
President and Executive Director of the Queens Museum Laura Raicovich spoke about the role of museums and the nature of public art at St. Francis College on November 15.
- 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.