Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Interdisciplinary Programs, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Concentration in Cultural Area Studies - Liberal Studies

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirments0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements42
Electives33

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

Goal Course Requirements
Complete Goal requirements as indicated below
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–Non-US3
Goal–US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal–Sci3
Goal–Sci3
Lab–Sci0-1
MATH 3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major Requirements

  • 21 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 21 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above (Adviser approved courses)
  • Courses used in this major may not be used to satisfy ROCK Studies, a minor, or another major’s requirements.
  • A student must have earned 30 credits and a 2.0 GPA to enter the program.
  • AP, Credit by Exam, CLEP, and institutional credit by exam may count towards the degree to a maximum of 45 credits. Pass/Fail and non-credit courses will not be counted in the major.
Core Courses
Oral and Written Communication
INDP 499Capstone: Applied Interdisciplinary Studies3
Select three credits from the following:3
Intercultural Communication 1
World Regional Geography 1
Contemporary World History 1
International Relations 1
Subtotal6
Interpersonal Skills and Civic Responsibility 2
Select one of the following: 33
Modern Language Course
Hist & Dev Eng Lang (Amer. St. only)
Select one of the following: 43
Modern Language Course
By advisement (American Studies only)
Subtotal6
Analytical, Quantitative & Critical Thinking Skills
Select one of the following courses approved for your cultural area:3
Ancient and Medieval World 1
Rise of the Modern World 1
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA 1
Cultural Area Studies 1
Archaeology of the Americas 1
Introduction to Asian Civilizations 1
Required
INDP 102Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studies3
INDP 318Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies 13
Subtotal9
Emphasis Area
Courses selected by advisement
Cultural Area - America, Asia, Europe, Latin America or Middle East
Select 21 credits from the following categories: Foundations, Culture and Society, History, Current Issues 21
Subtotal21
Experiential Learning Activities
Must complete 40 hours of experiential learning activities which are approved by the Academic Adviser. Please consult with your Adviser for details of the options available.
Total Hours42

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS - BS (5198)
Concentration in Cultural Area Studies (CULT)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020
Revised 10.15.20
UCC 03.05.20