Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Being American

Being American 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
The Arts
North American Art History
Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles
Exploring American Music
History of Musical Theatre
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
The Long Civil Rights Movement
Introduction to Public Policy
Campaigns & Elections
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
African-American Literature
Literature of the Women's Movement
U.S. Latino/a Literatures
U.S. Manhood and Masculinities
American Popular Culture, 1865 to the Present
Language and Culture I, II, or III 1
Ethical Reasoning
Politics of Race
Global Learning and Diversity
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Science, Technology, and Math
Environmental Law and Policy
Society and Institutions
US Healthcare Systems
Native American History
The American City
Society, Culture and Self
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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Being American Thematic Thread (BAME)
Revised 07.31.20
UCC 04.21.20