Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Becoming America

Becoming America Thematic Thread

This thread asks students to examine the vast range of artistic expression, natural environments, languages, practices, and histories that exist in America. Immigrant traditions, political and social institutions, popular culture, and a remembered past, have all shaped American citizens and continue to do so.

Faculty Liaison: Lia Paradis

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Colonial America to 1815
United States, 1815-1920
U.S. History Since 1920
American Philosophy
Focused Courses
Select three courses from the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
American Constitutional History and Law
Law and Courts
The Congress
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Chinese Language and Culture I
Chinese Language and Culture II
Chinese Language and Culture III
African-American Literature
Native American Literature
Archaeology of the Americas
Spanish Language & Culture I
Spanish Language & Culture II
Spanish Language & Culture III
Global Learning and Diversity
African American History to 1876
Rise of Imperial Britain
History of the Americas
Politics of Race
Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Environmental Geology
Society and Institutions
Native American History
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.

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Revised: 3.25.2020