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Understanding the Past to Make a Better Future
Critical thinking, communication, writing, and researching are some of the most important skills companies look for in a new hire.
They are also precisely the skills you learn when you become a History major at St. Francis College.
History majors learn the skills most in demand by companies in a wide variety of fields.Students at St. Francis venture outside the classroom to see History up close. They develop online projects and work with original archival materials
at the Brooklyn Historical Society.
Looking back at the institutional and cultural forces that have shaped history is an excellent way of understanding the modern world and leads to the developing the following skills:
- Framing a hypothesis
- Gathering evidence
- Looking for patterns and relationships
- Exploring alternative methods and interpretations
- Articulating arguments and conclusions clearly and persuasively
History majors go on to become excellent teachers and lawyers but they also do exceptionally well in fields as diverse as government, business or information technology.
The major of Political Science investigates how individuals, groups and nations interact with others. Political Science analyzes how conflict is managed by the various parties. Political Science has many areas of inquiry including: American Government and Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
The Department offers both a Traditional and a Behavioral Approach. The Traditional School utilizes Legal, Historical, and philosophical tools to analyze and evaluate Political Institutions and processes. The Behavioral School employs the Scientific Method which includes, Problem Recognition, Hypotheses formation, gathering data and forming conclusions.
The Political Science major provides students with skills necessary for careers in Law, Government, Education, Business and the Not-For-Profit World. In addition, it provides students with the tools to make informed and logical decisions in both their professional careers and in their personal lives.
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.
- Prepare students with the knowledge and skills for successful opportunities in the fields of Government, Law, Education, Business and the Not for Profit area.
- Provide students with specific courses in American Government/Law, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Public Administration/Public Policy.
- Offer Departmental majors and minors as well as other students on campus the opportunity to explore political and historical topic through lectures and forums and through our club activity.
- Develop the skills of Critical Thinking, Analysis and Research.
- Compliment course offerings with a full range of off-campus activities including: internships, independent study, field trips abroad and to museum and cultural visits.
- To provide career guidance for all students and to provide specific Information for admissions to Law Schools, Graduate Schools of Political Science, Public Administration/Public Policy, International Relations and Education.