Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Food, Wellness, & Environment Across Cultures

Food, Wellness, & Environment Across Cultures Thematic Thread

Are we really what we eat? Is health universal? Is everyone connected to the environment in the same way around the world? Do you find topics related to food, health and sustainability intriguing? Then, Food, Wellness and the Environment Across Cultures is the thread for you! This Thematic Thread offers a fun and exciting learning opportunity where students with different perspectives can come together to apply their learning through the lens of food, health and sustainability. Students will enhance their cultural awareness and experiences in the areas pertaining to overall wellness through hands-on learning and other high-impact activities.  Courses will involve working with the community, optional trips abroad, cooking and eating international food, and bringing the world into the classroom using technology. Students will select courses from several academic fields such as: Modern Languages, Geography, Parks and Conservation, Art, Dance…etc. to create an interdisciplinary experience that will have a lasting impact to students’ personal and professional lives. All students must select at least 3 language credits in the Survey Courses Block or the Global learning and Diversity category in order to accomplish the cross-cultural component that is the central theme of this Thread.

Faculty Liaison: Gisela Dieter

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Arabic Language and Culture I 1
Arabic Language and Culture II
Arabic Language and Culture III
Chinese Language and Culture I 1
Chinese Language and Culture II
Chinese Language and Culture III
French Language and Culture I 1
French Language and Culture II
French Language and Culture III
Japanese Language and Culture I 1
Japanese Language and Culture II
Japanese Language and Culture III
Korean Language and Culture I 1
Korean Language and Culture II
Korean Language and Culture III
Spanish Language & Culture I 1
Spanish Language & Culture II
Spanish Language & Culture III
Spanish for Health Professionals 1
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
Wellness for Dancers
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
Health and Society
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Creative Writing: Creative Nonfiction
Ethical Reasoning
Environmental Justice
Foundations in Sustainability
Environmental Ethics
Ancient Western Philosophy
Global Learning and Diversity
Arabic Language and Culture I 1
Arabic Language and Culture II
Arabic Language and Culture III
Chinese Language and Culture I 1
Chinese Language and Culture II
Chinese Language and Culture III
French Language and Culture I 1
French Language and Culture II
French Language and Culture III
Japanese Language and Culture I 1
Japanese Language and Culture II
Japanese Language and Culture III
Korean Language and Culture I 1
Korean Language and Culture II
Korean Language and Culture III
Spanish Language & Culture I 1
Spanish Language & Culture II
Spanish Language & Culture III
Spanish for Health Professionals 1
Self-Care and Well-Being
Wellness through Movement
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

Food, Wellness, and Environment Across Cultures Thematic Thread (FWEC)