Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Interdisciplinary Programs (INDP)

INDP 102 -  Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies  

Developing a critical lens to engage in cultural studies through interdisciplinary perspectives with a specific focus on cultural diversity.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

INDP 103 -  Contemporary Social Problems  

An analysis of major social problems confronting modern society.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Building a Healthy Society, Global Citizenship, Comparative Perspectives of Justice & Society, Demystifying Crime & Justice, Fighting Social Problems, The Future, Gender and Diversity, Transfer Thread Completion Course

INDP 106 -  Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA  

An introduction to racial and ethnic diversity in the U.S.A., with focus on trends in immigration, demographics, socio-cultural dynamics and issues, past and present.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring & Summer Terms

Thematic Thread(s): African-American Studies, Being American, Comparative Perspectives of Justice & Society, Civil Rights & Social Movements, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Who Do We Think We Are

INDP 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

INDP 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 201 -  Principles of Sociology  

Basic concepts of social behavior, group structure and group processes.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

INDP 202 -  Introduction to Anthropology  

Human beings as cultural and biological entities. Emphasis is on primitive and peasant societies.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

INDP 211 -  Biological Anthropology  

This course provides an understanding of the place of the human species within the biological system. It stresses the concepts and processes of evolution and emphasizes the study of human and non-human primates as seen in the fossil record as well as through study of genetics and behavior.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Body and Self, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Who Do We Think We Are

INDP 212 -  Archaeology/World Prehistory  

A discussion of culture history around the world based on archaeological evidence. It begins with early signs of culture called the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age of Africa, Asia, Europe and America (where it is named Paleo Indian), and concludes with the rise of complex, stratified cultures based on agriculture in the Middle East, America, and East Asia.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Transfer Thread Completion Course, Who Do We Think We Are

INDP 226 -  Population and Society  

Sociological/anthropological analysis of selected population trends, problems and controversies in the contemporary world-both literate and non-literate.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Global Citizenship, Sustainable International Development, Transfer Thread Completion Course

INDP 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

INDP 304 -  Urban Sociology  

Sociological aspects of urban life. Includes metropolitan areas and small cities.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 309 -  Health and Society  

An analysis of health services, public policy and institutional relations. Note: This course is taught from either a sociological or anthropological viewpoint. The student should check with the instructor to determine the approach being taken in the current offering.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Building a Healthy Society, Food, Wellness & Environment Across Cultures, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 310 -  Cultural Area Studies  

Anthropology course dealing with sociocultural phenomena of specific cultural areas. Topics to be announced. Course may be repeated one time in a different area.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Thematic Thread(s): Global Citizenship, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 312 -  Archaeology Techniques and Laboratory  

A course designed to introduce students to basic techniques in the field and to provide laboratory experience in working with field materials.

Prerequisite: INDP 202D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 317 -  Statistics for the Social Sciences  

An enrichment course that introduces statistical concepts and techniques of data analysis with computer application to analyze contemporary social issues.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 318 -  Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies  

Major methods and procedures used in interedisciplinary studies, including anthropology, cultural area studies, gender and diversity studies, leadership studies, nonprofit management and sociology.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 319 -  Anthropology Methods  

Data gathering techniques and evaluation of anthropological phenomena from tribal, peasant and industrial societies.

Prerequisites: (SWCJ 202D or INDP 202D or PROF 202D) and (SWCJ 317D or INDP 317D or SOWK 317D or CRIM 317D or PROF 317D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 321 -  Minority Groups  

An examination of the minority group concept with special emphasis on women, the poor, behavioral and physical minorities. Note: This course is taught from either a sociological or anthropological viewpoint. The student should check with the instructor to determine the approach being taken in the current offering.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Building a Healthy Society, Comparative Perspectives of Justice & Society, Civil Rights & Social Movements, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 322 -  Archaeology of the Americas  

This course introduces the student to the unique intellectual and cultural achievements of the Native Civilizations of Central and South America prior to the arrival of the Spanish. Two thirds of the course concentrates on Mesoamerica, especially the Aztecs and the Maya. One third on South America, with an emphasis on the civilizations of Peru. The variety of cultural developments, including their great time depth, social, political, economic, and artistic achievements as revealed through archaeological exploration, are explored.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Becoming America, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 323 -  Deviant Behavior  

The subject and nature of deviance with particular emphasis on its relativity and its relationship to social control and social change.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Comparative Perspectives of Justice & Society, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 324 -  The Family  

Comparative perspectives of the family as a universal social institution. Note: This course is taught from either a sociological or anthropological viewpoint. The student should check with the instructor to determine the approach being taken in the current offering.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Transfer Thread Completion Course, Well-Being of Children and Youth

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 326 -  Society, Culture and Self  

An examination of the relationship between personal characteristics and social environment.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Being American, Body and Self, Creating Art, Transfer Thread Completion Course, Who Do We Think We Are

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 327 -  Religion and Society  

Explores the relationship between religion and society and some of the key issues confronting religion today.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 330 -  Collective Behavior  

An analysis of social movements, publics, crowds, mobs and similar social phenomena.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Even

Thematic Thread(s): Civil Rights & Social Movements, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 339 -  Gender Roles and Society  

An examination of gender roles, what they are, how they develop and how they are maintained. An examination of the effects of gender roles on education, occupation, the polity and other institutions as well as the effects of role restrictions of personal relationships. Note: This course is taught from either a sociological or anthropological viewpoint. The student should check with the instructor to determine the approach being taken in the current offering.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms Odd

Thematic Thread(s): Body and Self, Gender and Diversity, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 340 -  Social Inequality  

Examination of the theoretical and practical implications of economic disparity across diverse populations: class, race, ethnicity and gender.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even, Offered Summer Terms

Thematic Thread(s): African-American Studies, Comparative Perspectives of Justice & Society, Civil Rights & Social Movements, Demystifying Crime & Justice, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 342 -  Sociology of Aging  

Social changes, which accompany aging. Emphasis placed upon how social processes influence patterns of aging and social problems of older people.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Body and Self, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 348 -  Sociology of Organizations  

Approaches to the study of the structure and functions of large-scale social organizations.

Prerequisites: INDP 201D or INDP 202D or SWCJ 201D or SWCJ 202D or PROF 201D or PROF 202D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 360 -  Issues in Asia; Women in Asian Societies  

Students will have an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the issues surrounding the roles and status of women in a rapidly changing Asia; from both a historic and a current context. These issues, which are political, religious, economic, health, social justice and legal, among others are vital for women in Asia, their societies as well as this ever globalizing world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 401 -  Applied Anthropology  

Using anthropological concepts and methods, this course explores the role of archaeologists, and physical and cultural anthropologists in understanding and facilitating change in human biological and cultural issues.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms Even

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 412 -  Basic Sociological Theory  

Historical and modern development of basic concepts of sociology and cultural anthropology.

Prerequisites: (INDP 201D or INDP 202D or SWCJ 201D or SWCJ 202D or PROF 201D or PROF 202D) and (SWCJ 318D or SWCJ 320D or INDP 318D or INDP 319D or SOWK 318D or CRIM 318D or PROF 201D or PROF 202D or PROF 318D or PROF 319D)
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 450 -  Internship  

Supervised placement in selected professional agencies.

Credits: 1-12

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 498 -  Selected Topics  

The in-depth examination of a specific topic. The nature of the topic selected and its treatment determined in consultation with the instructor. A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

INDP 499 -  Capstone: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies  

This seminar is designed to assist students in developing awareness and skills for entry into the career or graduate studies. Students enrolled will participate in career development activities, reflection on the application of their knowledge for a future career and submit a final portfolio project.

Prerequisites: INDP 102C and INDP 318D
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior 1 or Senior 2.
Enrollment limited to students with department of Nonprofit Mgt, Empower&Div Stu.