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International Cultural Studies (International Business), B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in International Cultural Studies program at St. Francis College provides a deep dive into major perspectives in cultural studies, and students will identify the cultural, political, economic, and social structures of their chosen region: Western Europe, Latin America, or Caribbean.

Students in the program will analyze and interpret art, music, literature, film, and other cultural forms using the appropriate vocabulary and concepts, as well as demonstrate an understanding of the main approaches in one or more social sciences that deal directly or indirectly with the concepts of culture.

Underlying the focused, outcomes-driven curriculum is SFC’s robust General Education Program, which is the cornerstone of SFC and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded individuals who enter the workforce and work to change and culturally diversify the world.

DEPARTMENT MISSION

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) department is to provide a structured program within which students create their own education pathways. By approaching topics like sustainability, migration, and gender from the perspectives of disciplines such as biology, business management, English, digital humanities, philosophy, and communications, students build skills and develop a critical mindset to comprehend and solve multifaceted real-world problems. The department, which places an emphasis on a customizable educational program, includes majors in Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), International Cultural Studies (ICS), and Spanish.

CENTERED AROUND STUDENT SUCCESS

St. Francis College students receive the enhanced Terrier 360 system of wrap-around support from day one to after graduation. Within the robust support, students gain in-depth insight and guidance to academic, internship, and career path options via the Center for Student Success, Center for Career Exploration, and Center for Learning and Leadership.

CLUBS AND HONORS PROGRAM

Numerous SFC clubs and organizations offer academic and social support to students, including the International Cultural Societies Club.

Qualified students seeking an additional academic challenge can participate in the St. Francis Honors Program, where students participate in a series of small, intensive seminars, trips, and other activities that lead towards a senior thesis.

The College is also home to 15 national honor societies and its own Duns Scotus Honors Society which recognizes students for their academic and community achievements.

CURRICULUM

INTERNATIONAL CULTURAL STUDIES (INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS) B.A. | 124-130 CREDITS

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

The full curriculum can be found here.

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