Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Art & Society

Art & Society Thematic Thread

Artists often create works of art that take inspiration from past and current-day issues in society. Artists use their mediums to communicate and illuminate societal issues, which can serve to educate, inspire, infuriate, and reflect society back on itself. The "Art & Society" thread asks students to consider art and society as interdependent and recognize their impact upon one another. Students may analyze a variety of artworks and determine how diverse societies had an impact on the creation of those works.

Faculty Liaison: Rebecca Morrice

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Overview of World Art
Visual Literacy
Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles
Exploring World Music
Exploring American Music
Philosophy of Art
Fundamentals of Acting
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
The Arts
Basic Studio Drawing
Basic Studio Painting
Basic Studio Photography
Basic Studio Printmaking
Basic Studio Metalsmithing
Basic Studio Sculpture
Basic Studio Fiber Art
Basic Studio Ceramics
Basic Studio Graphic Design
Basic Studio Digital Media
Intermediate Studio Drawing
Intermediate Studio Painting
Intermediate Studio Photography
Intermediate Studio Printmaking
Intermediate Studio Metalsmithing
Intermediate Studio Sculpture
Intermediate Studio Fiber Art
Intermediate Studio Ceramics
Intermediate Studio Graphic Design
Intermediate Studio Digital Media
North American Art History
The Renaissance Tradition
Foundations of Modern Art
Early Modern Art
Art Since 1945
Music Ensemble 1
History of Musical Theatre
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Studies in Audience Development
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
African-American Literature
Literature of the Women's Movement
Native American Literature
U.S. Latino/a Literatures
Asian Literature
World Literature
Ethical Reasoning
Philosophy of Human Existence
Global Learning and Diversity
Dance in the Political World
European Film
Asian Film
History of Theatre Design and Architecture
Society and Institutions
Society and Social Dance
Total Hours12

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

Art and Society Thematic Thread (ARSO)
Revised 07.31.2020
UCC 4.21.2020