Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Rock Studies Quick Guide

Rock Studies Quick Guide

The Rock Studies Program at Slippery Rock University is the general education requirements for all academic majors for incoming freshman. Since some majors prescribe specific courses within each category, student should use this guide along with the curriculum guide and the My Rock Audit to make course selections in consultation with their adviser.

The Rock (15 Credits)

The Rock (15 Credits)

SUBJ 139Foundations of Academic Discovery3
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy

Integrated Inquiry (15 Credits)

Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry (3 Credits)

ART 130Visual Art Inquiry3
DANC 130Dance: Art and Culture3
MUSI 130Exploring Music3
THEA 130Art of Theatre3

Humanities Inquiry (3 Credits)

ENGL 180Society on the Screen3
GNDR 180Disability and Social Justice3
HIST 180Spotlight on the Past3
MODL 180Introduction to World Cultures3
PHIL 180Philosophical Inquiry3

Social Science Inquiry (3 Credits)

COMM 170Communicology3
CRIM 170Crime: Why Do We Do It?3
GES 170Discover Geography3
HSS 170Lenses of Catastrophe3
INDP 170Making Sense of Our Social World3
PE 168Physical Activity and Wellbeing in Society3
POLS 170Investigating Politics3
SOWK 170Cultural Competence and Social Change3

Natural Sciences Inquiry (3 Credits)

SCI 101Science of Life3

Physical Sciences Inquiry (3 Credits)

SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3

Thematic Threads (12 Credits)

Thematic Threads (12 Credits)

  • Students should declare a thread in consultation with their academic adviser.
  • Select 12 credits including one course from each category; 6 credits must be 300-level or above; no more than 4 credits from on subject area
  • Thematic Thread Categories:
    • World
    • Past
    • Present
    • Future

Available Thematic Threads

To view a listing of all available Thematic Threads, visit the Thematic Threads page