The Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from St. Francis College is right at home in the cultural mecca of Brooklyn. A major in Spanish prepares students for various career opportunities in the fields of teaching, bilingual education, interpreting, translation, business, mass media communication, journalism, science and technology, and global economy. Students can also pursue master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish.
Students in the program will journey through an in-depth study and analysis of the Spanish language, its written form, and the knowledge of the literature and culture of the people of Hispanic descent. The program introduces students to the Spanish-speaking world from global and multicultural perspectives. Students are expected to have command of the Spanish language and to understand the culture or cultures the language reflects.
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.
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.
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.
Numerous SFC clubs and organizations offer academic and social support to students, including the Latin American Society and 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.
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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.