Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Gender and Diversity

Gender and Diversity Thematic Thread

In an increasingly global community, it is important to understand and respect diverse perspectives in an intersectional and interdisciplinary context.  The Gender and Diversity Thread invites students to learn more about privilege and oppression as systemic and structural and, in doing so, to learn more about themselves and their communities. Students will also learn about different cultural constructs which influence our values and behaviors; the power of individual agency; and opportunities to become advocates for social justice.

Faculty Liaison: Cindy Lacom

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Course
Select one of the following:3
Contemporary Social Problems
Human Sexual Behavior
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
Literature of the Women's Movement
Introduction to the Study of Masculinities
Civic Knowledge and Engagement
The Long Civil Rights Movement
Philosophy of Law and Justice
Women and Politics
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
U.S. Manhood and Masculinities
Gender and Sexuality in European Society
Women and Aging
Psychology of Women, Gender and Culture
Ethical Reasoning
Philosophy of Gender and Sex
Global Learning and Diversity
Feminist Perspectives in the Disciplines
Gender Roles and Society
Science, Technology and Mathematics
Women in Science
Gender and the Environment
Society and Institutions
Women & the Criminal Justice System
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

Gender and Diversity Thematic Thread (GEND)