Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Who Do We Think We Are?

Who Do We Think We Are Thematic Thread

What does it mean to be human? Human beings enlist science, the arts, humanities, and other disciplines to understand themselves and the human condition. Indeed, one of the defining features of our condition is its insistence on finding an answer to the question of who we are, and arguably this is at the center of everything we do. Depending on who you ask, many and diverse answers present themselves. This thread encourages students to explore the many ways that human beings define, conceptualize, and represent themselves to themselves. Questions of personal, social, and physical identity are examined alongside others.

Faculty Liaison: Tom Sparrow

Curriculum Guide

Gateway Courses
Select one of the following:3
Human Biology
Philosophy of Human Existence
Introduction to Anthropology
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
Overview of World Art
Culture, Discourse, and Ideas
Archaeology/World Prehistory
Artificial Intelligence in Cognitive Studies and Film
Philosophy of Mind
Existentialism and Phenomenology
Global Learning and Diversity
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
Philosophy of Gender and Sex
Asian Philosophy
Psychology of Sexual and Gender Diversity
Science, Technology, and Mathematics
Biological Anthropology
Developmental Psychology
Society and Institutions
Human Development and Education
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.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Who Do We Think We Are Thematic Thread (WDWT)
Revised 07.31.2020
UCC 04.21.2020