International Cultural Studies

A Variety of Perspectives on our Common Culture

Overview

From Banking and Commerce to Government and the Arts, a degree in International Cultural Studies prepares you to take a seat at the table in our globalized world.

A degree in International Cultural Studies will prepare you to enter an increasingly globalized economy and job market.

Your St. Francis College professors will teach you about the integral role culture plays in our interconnected world. The major offers three areas of study:

  • International Business
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
  • or Western Europe.

The department also offers courses in foreign languages and fine arts. In addition, by taking advantage of our study abroad programs, internship opportunities, and a variety of cultural events that use New York City as an extended classroom, you will gain real-world experience and a competitive edge.

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Courses & Program Info

Mission

The department’s mission is to participate in and contribute to the College’s mission by offering, through our various courses, programs, and majors, a fundamental and thorough education in the liberal arts and concurrently by correlating the benefits of a liberal education with specific major-field studies (e.g., International Cultural Studies).

Through its courses in the General Education Program, the department strives to create a firm foundation for students’ education, thus providing them with fundamentals for living a fulfilling life. While pursuing their separate major programs, students also are exposed to the humanistic values of a liberal education as signified by the department’s role in the general education program.

Through course offerings in foreign languages, the fine arts, and international cultural studies, the students learn to appreciate the complexities of the multicultural society in which we live. At the same time, the department supports the College curriculum by contributing to the educational

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Faculty

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Steven Coburn

Steven Coburn

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Esther Delbusto

Esther Delbusto

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies, Spanish
Simonetta D'Italia-Wiener

Simonetta D'Italia-Wiener

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Yassin El-Ayouty

Yassin El-Ayouty

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Michael Fontana

Michael Fontana

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Suzanne Forsberg

Suzanne Forsberg

Department Chairperson, Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Francis Greene

Francis Greene

Professor Emeritus
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies, Honors
Michael Kaminski

Michael Kaminski

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Joseph Louzonis

Joseph Louzonis

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural Studies
Robinson McClellan

Robinson McClellan

Adjunct Professor
Foreign Languages, Fine Arts, and International Cultural 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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In Support of DACA

As most of you now know, the White House has announced plans to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in the coming months. I am writing today to profess that St. Francis College, a college dedicated to hospitality in the most profound sense of the term, stands with all members of our community who are directly or indirectly affected by this decision. As I wrote to you just a few days ago, "...we should heed the words of Pope Francis: 'authentic hospitality is our greatest security against hateful acts...'" In our deeds we can be living examples of what it means to affirm the value and dignity of each person.

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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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Two-Year Psychology Masters Degree Now Offered

Following up on the success of the 5 year Combined Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Psychology, St. Francis College is now accepting students into a stand-alone two year graduate program for a Master's Degree in General Psychology.

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Goals & Objectives

Goals

  • Provide courses in foreign languages, fine arts, and international cultural studies that complement and help complete the College’s liberal arts curriculum and which, in the case of art and music, serve as essential elements of the General Education Program.
  • Help prepare students in ICS and Spanish majors for meaningful careers in a broad range of areas, such as business, government, law, teaching, and social services.
    Provide minor concentrations in music, fine arts, foreign languages, and international studies as a significant supplement to the student’s chosen major.
  • Develop in all students an appreciation of cultural and linguistic diversity and offer an in-depth understanding of those cultures the students choose to investigate.
    Develop in all students, particularly the ICS and Spanish majors, the knowledge and skills needed for graduate studies.
  • Enrich students’ academic experiences at the College through a wide variety of cultural experiences, such as concerts on and off campus, museum tours, architectural field trips, and other social events that draw upon the city’s cultural richness.
  • Offer to departmental majors and interested students from other departments the opportunity for internships and study abroad in contexts appropriate to their academic interest.

Objectives

  • Students will effectively demonstrate an understanding of concepts from their courses in written and oral form.
  • Students will analyze works of art and music using the appropriate vocabulary of each discipline.
  • Students will speak, write, read, and exhibit an understanding of languages, cultures, and literature in Spanish, French, or Italian.
  • Students will demonstrate an ability to live in and understand a foreign culture for a period of a month or a year.
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    Students will derive valuable work experience in an internship that could lead not only to future career opportunities and but also to an engagement in the global community.

Learn about Courses and Program Requirements in the Course Catalogue