Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Concentration in Career-Related - Rock Studies

This is a second major only

A 30 credit second major which allows students to design a program of philosophy courses to complement the student’s preparations for a specific career.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication: Students will express philosophical ideas in either oral or written format.
  • Degree Program Writing Competency: Students will express philosophical ideas clearly and logically in written format.
  • Ethical Analysis: Identify major ethical paradigms and analyze ethical issues with regard to them.
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking: Break down complex ideas into their elements; perform reasoning tasks efficiently and correctly; clearly identify problems and solutions

Related Links

Philosophy - Career Related, Minor Program Page

Philosophy Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

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

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Modern Language Requirement0-9
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements30
Electives48

* 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.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

BA Modern Language Requirement

BA degree requires language proficiency at the 103 class level. Exemption by placement or examination is possible.

Complete 0-9 credits0-9
Total Hours0-9

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/Concentration Requirements

Core Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Formal Logic 1
Symbolic Logic 1
PHIL 123Ethics 13
Concentration Tracks
Select one of the following tracks:6
Business/Economics/Accounting Management/Marketing Tracks
Business Ethics 1
Philosophy of Law and Justice 1
Communication Track
American Philosophy 1
Select one of the following:
Philosophy in Literature 1
Philosophy of Art 1
Counseling Track
Medical/Health Care Ethics 1
Select one of the following:
Philosophy of Gender and Sex 1
Existentialism and Phenomenology 1
Education Track
American Philosophy 1
Philosophy of Human Existence 1
Environmental Studies Track
Environmental Ethics 1
Philosophy of Natural Science 1
Fine and Performing Arts Track
Philosophy in Literature 1
Philosophy of Art 1
Journalism Track
American Philosophy 1
Social and Political Philosophy 1
Law Track
Philosophy of Law and Justice 1
Select one of the following:
Social and Political Philosophy 1
American Philosophy 1
Life Sciences Track
Environmental Ethics 1
Philosophy of Natural Science 1
Literature Track
Philosophy in Literature 1
Existentialism and Phenomenology 1
Medical and Health Care Track
Medical/Health Care Ethics 1
Philosophy of Natural Science 1
Ministry Track
Philosophy of Religion 1
Select one of the following:
World Religions 1
Asian Philosophy 1
Politics, Sociology/Anthropology Track
Social and Political Philosophy 1
Select one of the following:
Philosophy of Law and Justice 1
Philosophy of Gender and Sex 1
Psychology Track
Philosophy of Mind 1
Existentialism and Phenomenology 1
Recreation Track
Environmental Ethics 1
Social and Political Philosophy 1
Social Welfare Track
Social and Political Philosophy 1
Existentialism and Phenomenology 1
Technology Track
Ethics, Technology, and the Future 1
Existentialism and Phenomenology 1
Subtotal12
Required Electives
Select at least 12 credits from any other philosophy courses12
Select 6 credits from either philosophy courses or courses in an area related in the field of specialization6
Subtotal18
Total Hours30

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. International study programs (short-term, semester, and year-long)
  2. High-Impact Practice (HIP) designated classes
  3. Student-faculty research
  4. Presenting papers at conferences
  5. Involvement in Ethics Bowl

PHILOSOPHY - BA (5 64)
Concentration in Career Related (CREL)
This program is effective as of Fall 2020.
Revised 12-2019
UCC 12.3.2019

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.

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