Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Body and Self

Body and Self Thematic Thread

How do our bodies shape who we are and how we experience the world? This thread asks students to think about the nature of the self from an embodied perspective, with special emphasis on how our body’s interaction with its physical, cultural, and social environment affects who we are and what we can do. Put differently, this thread is about the different ways that bodies move and express themselves, as well as how they come to express the world around them.

Faculty Liaison: Tom Sparrow

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Human Biology
Experiencing Dance: Techniques and Styles
Biological Anthropology
Focused Courses
Select three of the following (must include three categories and three departments; two courses must be 300/400 level)9
The Arts
Fundamentals of Acting
Costume Design and History
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Society, Culture and Self
Philosophy of Gender and Sex
Existentialism and Phenomenology
Global Learning and Diversity
Gender and Sexuality in European Society
Gender Roles and Society
Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
Human Sexual Behavior
Self-Care and Well-Being
Wellness through Movement
Society and Institutions
Society and Social Dance
U.S. Manhood and Masculinities
Sociology of Aging
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

Body and Self Thematic Thread (BOSE)
Revised 07.31.20
UCC 04.21.20