Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.77 / 8.00 Vic Shelburne
Fellow, Clemson University Commission on Sustainbility
Forestry and Environmental Conservation
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
6,032

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
4,347

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
72.07

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
Yes

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:

According to the general education guidelines, all undergraduate students at Clemson University are required to take one course (at least 3 credits) that meets the "Science and Technology in Society" requirement (STS). By fulfilling the STS requirement, students will study the interactions among the natural sciences, technology and society. They will explore the integration of these systems, how they affect each other and how they are affected by humans. In addition, students will learn how to make informed decisions about science and technology in a social context.

The STS graduation requirement applies only to undergraduate students at Clemson University. The total number of graduates from degree programs reported above (6032) includes both graduate and undergraduate students. Of that total, 4347 are undergraduate students who met the STS requirement as a condition of degree completion.

STS approved courses that meet the undergraduate graduation requirement are taught from a wide variety of departments at Clemson University; College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, the College of Business, the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, and General Engineering. The following is the current list of courses that meet the STS requirement:

AGED (EDF) 4800 - Foundations of Digital Media and Learning 3 Credits
AGRB 2050 - Agriculture and Society 3 Credits 2
AGRB (ECON) 4570 - Natural Resource Use, Technology and Policy 3 Credits
AVS 3150 - Animal Welfare 3 Credits
AVS 4150 - Contemporary Issues in Animal Science 3 Credits
BIOL 2000 - Biology in the News 3 Credits
BIOL 2010 - Biotechnology and Society 3 Credits
BIOL 2030 - Human Disease and Society 3 Credits
BIOL 2040 - Environment, Energy and Society 3 Credits
BIOL 2100 - Evolution and Creationism 3 Credits
BIOL 2110 - Introduction to Toxicology 3 Credits
BIOL 2200 - Biology: Concepts, Issues, and Values 3 Credits
BIOL 4730 - History of Modern Biology 3 Credits
CH 1050 - Chemistry in Context I 4 Credits
CH 1060 - Chemistry in Context II 4 Credits
COMM 1070 - Media Representations of Science and Technology 3 Credits
COMM 3070 - Public Communication of Science and Technology 3 Credits
CPSC 2920 - Computing, Ethics and Global Society 3 Credits
CTE 1150 - Contemporary Technological Problems 3 Credits
CTE 2210 - Exploring Technology 3 Credits
ECE 1010 - Robots in Business and Society 3 Credits
ECON 3190 - Environmental Economics 3 Credits
ECON (AGRB) 4570 - Natural Resource Use, Technology, and Policy 3 Credits
EDF (AGED) 4800 - Foundations of Digital Media and Learning 3 Credits
ENGL 3490 - Technology and the Popular Imagination 3 Credits
ENGR 2200 - Evaluating Innovations: Fixtures, Fads and Flops 3 Credits III-9
ENGR 2210 - Technology, Culture and Design 3 Credits
ENR 3120 - Environmental Risks and Society 3 Credits
ENR (FOR) 4160 - Forest Policy and Administration 3 Credits
ENSP 1250 - Sustainable Resource Use 3 Credits
ENSP 2000 - Introduction to Environmental Science 3 Credits
ENSP (PES) 3150 - Environment and Agriculture 3 Credits
ENSP 4000 - Studies in Environmental Science 3 Credits
ENT 2000 - Six-Legged Science 3 Credits
FDSC 2140 - Food Resources and Society 3 Credits
FOR (ENR) 4160 - Forest Policy and Administration 3 Credits
GEOL 1120 - Earth Resources 3 Credits
GEOL 1200 - Natural Hazards 3 Credits
GEOL (ENSP) 1250 - Sustainable Resource Use 3 Credits
GEOL 2700 - Experiences in Sustainable Development: Water 3 Credits
GEOL 3000 - Environmental Geology 3 Credits
HCG (NURS) 3330 - Health Care Genetics 3 Credits
HIST 1220 - History, Technology, and Society 3 Credits
HIST 1240 - Environmental History Survey 3 Credits
HIST 3210 - History of Science 3 Credits
HIST 3220 - History of Technology 3 Credits
HIST 3230 - History of American Technology 3 Credits
HIST 3920 - History of the Environment of the United States 3 Credits
HIST 4240 - Topics in History of Medicine and Health 3 Credits
HIST 4910 - Studies in the History of Science and Technology 3 Credits
HLTH 4310 - Public and Environmental Health 3 Credits
HON 1940 - Freshman Colloquium: Science and Technology in Society 3 Credits
HON 2010 - Structures and Society 3 Credits
HON 2060 - Controversies in Science and Technology 3 Credits
IE 4880 - Human Factors Engineering 3 Credits
LARC 1160 - History of Landscape Architecture 3 Credits
MATH 2190 - Introduction to Cryptography 3 Credits
MKT 4450 - Macromarketing 3 Credits
MUSC 3180 - History of Audio Technology 3 Credits
NURS 1400 - Computer Applications in Nursing 3 Credits
NURS (HCG) 3330 - Health Care Genetics 3 Credits
NUTR 2030 - Introduction to Principles of Human Nutrition 3 Credits
NUTR 2100 - Nutrition and Physical Activity 3 Credits
PES (ENSP) 3150 - Environment and Agriculture 3 Credits
PES 4760 - Sustainable Food Systems Towards Global Food Security 3 Credits
PHIL 1240 - Technology and Its Discontents 3 Credits
PHIL 2100 - Evolution and Creation 3 Credits
PHIL 3240 - Philosophy of Technology 3 Credits
PHIL 3260 - Science and Values 3 Credits
PHIL 3280 - Philosophy and Technology of the Body 3 Credits
PHIL 3400 - Technology, Environment, and Sustainability 3 Credits
PHIL 3450 - Environmental Ethics 3 Credits
PHYS 2450 - Physics of Global Climate Change 3 Credits
PKSC 3680 - Packaging and Society 3 Credits
PLPA 2130 - Fungi and Civilization 3 Credits
PRTM 2110 - Impacts of Technology and Science in the Context of Play, Recreation and Tourism 3 Credits
PSYC 2750 - Applied Psychology and Transportation 3 Credits
RS (SOC) 4010 - Human Ecology 3 Credits
SOC (RS) 4010 - Human Ecology 3 Credits
SOC 4030 - Technology, Environment, and Society 3 Credits
STAT 2220 - Statistics in Everyday Life 3 Credits
STS 1010 - Survey of Science and Technology in Society 3 Credits
STS 1020 - Ideas, Machinery, and Society 3 Credits
STS 1200 - Topics in Science and Technology in Society 3 Credits
STS 1710 - Scientific Skepticism 3 Credits
STS 2150 - A Critical Approach to the Global Challenge of Technological Revolutions 3 Credits
STS 2160 - Critical Analysis of a Current STS Issue 3 Credits
STS 3010 - Science in Context 3 Credits
STS 3030 - Technology, Culture and Society 3 Credits
STS 4980 - Creative Inquiry 1-3 Credits
STS 4990 - Independent Study 1-3 Credits


Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
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Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
No

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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2018 2019 GENERAL EDUCATION
www.clemson.edu

III-1 2018 –2019 GENERAL EDUCATION An undergraduate student whose enrollment in a curriculum occurs after May 15, 2005, must fulfill the general education requirements in effect at that time.

Specific courses in STS are on pages III-8-10 and the description of the STS program is on page III-43

The STS graduation requirement applies only to undergraduate students at Clemson University. The total number of graduates from degree programs reported above (6032) includes both graduate and undergraduate students. Of that total, 4347 are undergraduate students who met the STS requirement as a condition of degree completion.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.