They come from New York City and around the world; St. Francis College students and faculty who work together for the common goal of improving themselves and the world around them.
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.
- 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
The American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program bringing together the methods and insights of many departments to give the SFC student a complex, rich and sophisticated understanding of American culture as well as the context for understanding America’s interactions with the larger world.We are an extremely diverse community in one of the most lively and diverse cities in America.
We are an extremely diverse community in one of the most lively and diverse cities in American. This program focuses on the complex culture created by such diversity and energy and will connect the classroom to the larger world by helping students learn ways to think critically about the culture around them; American Studies offers a dynamic way of exploring our world by using multiple disciplines to form a more sophisticated and useful understanding of American culture.
The program gives students a “stand out” addition to their transcript and resume.
In a deeply personal address with anecdotes about his family and an exploration of the mission of college education in the modern day, St. Francis College President Miguel Martinez-Saenz laid out an ambitious plan setting the College on a path of growth and transformation.
Parts of Brooklyn were once laid waste by federal forces in an ongoing battle that is seldom discussed, the Whiskey Wars of the 1870's.
The story of this escalating tax fight between Brooklyn and the government will be told by author Sarah Lohman in the first lecture of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, "From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896."
The Class of 2018 is honored at Winter Commencement.
The words of poet Maya Angelou were the first ones uttered by President Miguel Martinez-Saenz to a standing room only crowd of prospective students and their parents at the St. Francis College Open House in October. They knew, right away, this new president was energized with new ways to engage and educate the entire college community.
Now a few months into his tenure as the 19th President in its 160 year history, St. Francis College is proud to announce a series of events celebrating the inauguration of President Miguel Martinez-Saenz.
- Develop skills of critical thinking, effective oral and written communication, and research.
- Endorse interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary learning in order to give students a complex understanding of American culture and expose them to historical, artistic, literary, social, political, and economic perspectives.
- Examine the city as a “text” or platform for encountering, critiquing and engaging American culture.
- Promote cultural events that support an appreciation for the complexity of American culture and America in a global context.