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 a 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. This cultural knowledge is your passport to the future.
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.
St. Francis College’s American Studies 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.
Goals and Objectives:
- 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.
- High School diploma