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St. Francis College

American Studies

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.

Courses Include:

  • 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

Rachel Falkenstern, Director of the American Studies Minor
Athena Devlin, Director of the American Studies Program
Jennifer Wingate, Director of the American Studies Program