Comic books and graphic novels offer a unique medium to explore the intersection between law and justice, two ideas that often sit in opposition to each other. On October 20, 2018, St. Francis College will host the Graphic Justice Research Alliance (GJRA) Annual Conference to explore this connection
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.
St. Francis College welcomed Katharine Lee (Rutgers University)on March 20, 2018 to talk about The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society & Women's Reform Movements as part 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 way to teach children underwent a major upheaval at the end of the 18th century as Maria Edgeworth revolutionized children's literature. Rebecca Shapiro, an Associate Professor of English at City Tech, talked about Edgeworth's new approach in a lecture held March 6, 2018.
Tyler Anbinder, consulted on Gangs of New York and tells us what's true... what's movie magic... and why (1:01.30). He spoke at St. Francis College on February 27, 2018 as part of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, "From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896."
St. Francis College English Professor Ian Maloney explored the Origins of Early National Literature in America on February 20, 2018 as part of the Spring 2018 Senior Citizen Lecture Series, "From New Nation to World Power: Culture, Politics, and Society in the United States, 1789-1896."
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.
- 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.