International Cultural Studies (Western European Studies), BA
|General Education Program|
|Quantitative Literacy (QR)||3-4|
|Oral Communications (OC)||3|
|Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)||3|
|Religious Studies (RS)||3|
|Freshman Seminar (FS)||1|
|Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)||6|
Take two Fine Arts (FA) courses. The department strongly recommends one music and one art
|Natural & Physical World (NPW)||6-10|
|Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)||6|
|Environment & Human Experience (SEH)||6|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)||6|
|International Cultural Studies Major|
|HIS-2404||Modern European History: The Long Nineteenth Century||3|
|FA-1403||Music of Many Cultures||3|
|Select four of the following courses:||12|
|Italian Fine Arts|
|AUSTRIAN CULT & FINE ARTS|
|"Music, Art & Architecture in Venice And the Veneto" (Honors)|
|French Civilization and Culture|
|German Culture and Fine Arts (Honors)|
|Austrian Culture and Fine Arts (Honors)|
|Select four foreign language courses in sequence 1||12|
|ICS-1240||Peoples and Cultures of the Contemporary World I||3|
|ICS-1241||Peoples and Cultures of the Contemporary World II||3|
|Any ICS course 3000 or higher 2||3|
|ICS-3315/SPA-3402||Spanish Civilization and Culture||3|
|ICS/PSY-3380||Cross-Cultural Psychology and Communications||3|
|ICS-4990||Internship in International Cultural Studies||3|
|ICS-4998||Senior Thesis 3||3|
The 12 credits must all be in the same language.
ICS-5306 German Culture and Fine Arts is recommended.
The successful completion of SPA-4998 Senior Thesis in Spanish satisfies the College’s Comprehensive Examination/Thesis requirement.
4-Year course plans can be found in the appendix.
The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.
As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.
Institutional Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
- Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
- Employ critical and analytical skills
- Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
- Implement information, technology and media literacy
- Demonstrate quantitative literacy
Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)
To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.
Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)
A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.