History

Understanding the Past to Make a Better Future

Overview

Critical thinking, communication, writing, and researching are some of the most important skills companies look for in a new hire.

They are also precisely the skills you learn when you become a History major at St. Francis College.

History majors learn the skills most in demand by companies in a wide variety of fields.

Students at St. Francis venture outside the classroom to see History up close. They develop online projects and work with original archival materials

at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

Looking back at the institutional and cultural forces that have shaped history is an excellent way of understanding the modern world and leads to the developing the following skills:

  • Framing a hypothesis
  • Gathering evidence
  • Looking for patterns and relationships
  • Exploring alternative methods and interpretations
  • Articulating arguments and conclusions clearly and persuasively

History majors go on to become excellent teachers and lawyers but they also do exceptionally well in fields as diverse as government, business or information technology.

Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue

Courses & Program Info

Mission

The major of Political Science investigates how individuals, groups and nations interact with others. Political Science analyzes how conflict is managed by the various parties. Political Science has many areas of inquiry including: American Government and Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.

The Department offers both a Traditional and a Behavioral Approach. The Traditional School utilizes Legal, Historical, and philosophical tools to analyze and evaluate Political Institutions and processes. The Behavioral School employs the Scientific Method which includes, Problem Recognition, Hypotheses formation, gathering data and forming conclusions.

The Political Science major provides students with skills necessary for careers in Law, Government, Education, Business and the Not-For-Profit World. In addition, it provides students with the tools to make informed and logical decisions in both their professional careers and in their personal lives.

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Faculty

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Isa Camyar

Isa Camyar

Assistant Professor
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Geoffrey Clement

Geoffrey Clement

Adjunct Professor
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Timothy Houlihan

Timothy Houlihan

Provost, Associate Professor
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Julio Huato

Julio Huato

Associate Professor
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Edwin Mathieu

Edwin Mathieu

Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Eric Platt

Eric Platt

Department Chair
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies, American Studies
Sara Rzeszutek

Sara Rzeszutek

Associate Professor, Director, Women's and Gender Studies Minor, Director, The Center for Women's & Gender Studies
Women's Studies, Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies, American Studies
Marianne Sennick

Marianne Sennick

Professor Emeritus
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel

Scholar-in-Residence
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies
Frank Sorrentino

Frank Sorrentino

Professor
Economics, History. Political Science & Social Studies

News & Events

News

U.S. News & World Report Names SFC to 5 'Best' Lists

While students are still getting used to their new schedule, they received some reaffirming news about the decision they made to attend St. Francis College, as U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Francis on 5 Best lists for the 2018 year including Best Regional Colleges in the North, Least Debt, and Best in Ethnic Diversity

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SFC Again Named Best Bang for the Buck

With a new president ready to begin the school year, St. Francis College heads into the Labor Day weekend with an honor from Washington Monthly magazine, named for a second year in a row as a Best Bang for the Buck among colleges in the northeast.

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10th Year Forbes Selects SFC for America's Top Colleges List

Every year Forbes offers prospective college students and their parents a way to find the best colleges for their money, and every year St. Francis College is offered as one of the choices. With the release of the 2017 rankings, St. Francis has now been ranked one of America's Top Colleges all 10 years that Forbes has published the list.

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St. Francis Celebrates Spring Graduates

It was the perfect day for an outdoor graduation at Brooklyn Bridge Park, as almost 400 St. Francis College students and thousands of friends and family celebrated the College's Spring 2017 Commencement, Wednesday, May 24.

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Goals & Objectives

  • Prepare students with the knowledge and skills for successful opportunities in the fields of Government, Law, Education, Business and the Not for Profit area.
  • Provide students with specific courses in American Government/Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
  • Offer Departmental majors and minors as well as other students on campus the opportunity to explore political and historical topic through lectures and forums and through our club activity.
  • Develop the skills of Critical Thinking, Analysis and Research.
  • Compliment course offerings with a full range of off-campus activities including: internships, independent study, field trips abroad and to museum and cultural visits.
  • To provide career guidance for all students and to provide specific Information for admissions to Law Schools, Graduate Schools of Political Science, Public Administration/Public Policy, International Relations and Education.

Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue