Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Building a Healthy Society

Building a Healthy Society Thematic Thread

“No man is an island.” John Donne’s decree is a call to look outside of ourselves in order to contribute to the well-being of the whole. In a healthy society, a complex range of human needs are considered and met. Health and safety. Social justice. Environmental wellness. Engagement with the arts & humanities. This thematic thread introduces students to the roles that various disciplines play in building and maintaining healthy societies. 

Faculty Liaison: Deanna Brookens

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Social Problems
Foundations in Sustainability
Introduction to Public Policy
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
Society and Social Dance
Studies in Audience Development
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Health and Society
Community Change and Development
Social and Ethical Issues in Philanthropy and Fundraising
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
Ethical Reasoning
Environmental Ethics
Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Global Learning and Diversity
Minority Groups
Disability, Community Inclusion, and Diversity
Society and Institutions
Crime, Justice and Society
Financial Best Practices for Decision Makers
Crisis Intervention
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

Building a Healthy Society Thematic Thread (BAHS)
Revised 08.03.2020