Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.69
Liaison Ciannat Howett
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Emory University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.00 / 8.00 Kelly Weisinger
Office of Sustainability Initiatives
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Has the institution adopted one or more sustainability learning outcomes that apply to the entire student body or, at minimum, to the institution's predominant student body?:

Which of the following best describes the sustainability learning outcomes?:

A list of the institution level sustainability learning outcomes:

The general education component of an Emory undergraduate education from the College of Arts & Sciences is organized to present an array of intellectual approaches and perspectives as ways of learning rather than a prescribed body of content. Its purposes are to develop students’ competencies in the skills and methods of writing, quantitative methods, a second language, and physical education; to acquaint students with methodologies that characterize the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences as the three broad divisions of learning in the arts and sciences; to deepen students’ perspectives on national, regional, and global history and culture, and to give every student some exposure to an interactive seminar experience. These purposes are met by a student’s choosing from a range of individual courses within a clearly defined framework. GERs for the reporting period are below:
* First-Year Seminar Classes (FSEM) Courses - Area I
* First-Year Writing Requirement (FWRT) Courses - Area II
* Continuing Writing (WRT) Courses - Area III
* Math & Quantitative Reasoning (MQR) Courses - Area IV
* Science, Nature, Technology (SNT) Courses - Area V
* History, Society, Cultures (HSC) Courses - Area VI
* Humanities, Arts, Performance (HAP) Courses - Area VII
* Humanities, Arts, Language (HAL) Courses - Area VII
* Personal Health (HTH) Courses - Area VIII
* Physical Education and Dance (PED) Courses - Area IX

Courses within the Science, Nature, Technology; and History, Society, Cultures GERs are majority "sustainability-focused" with some "sustainability-supportive" courses as well.

In the Rollins School of Public Health, all professional degree students must demonstrate an understanding of the public health core knowledge. Through the core curriculum, students experience an ecological approach to public health and understand the social, economic, cultural and environmental conditions that influence human health.

Total number of graduates from degree programs:

Number of graduates from degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

A brief description of how the figure above was determined:

All graduates from Emory College of Arts & Sciences and Rollins School of Public Health were counted. Then, numbers of graduates from the below listed degree programs, concentrations, and certificates were added. All counts were provided by Emory's Office of Institutional Research for AY2019. the list below includes programs from Emory College of Arts & Sciences and Rollins School of Public Health that have program-level learning outcomes in addition to the school-wide learning outcomes, but these were not double-counted.

A list of degree programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Candler School of Theology Concentrations:
1. Justice, Peacebuilding, and Conflict Transformation concentration
2. Religion & Race concentration
3. Society and Personality concentration

Candler School of Theology Dual Degrees:
4. Master’s of Divinity/Master’s of Development Practice MDiv/MDP
5. Master’s of Divinity/Master’s of Social Work

Goizueta Business School Concentrations:
6. Bachelor of Business Administration degree Business and Society concentration
7. Bachelor of Business Administration degree Environmental Management concentration

Laney Graduate School PhD Programs:
8. Anthropology PhD
9. Health Services Research and Health Policy PhD
10. Nutrition & Health Sciences PhD
11. Population Biology, Ecology and Evolution PhD
12. Sociology PhD
13. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies PhD

Laney Graduate School Masters Programs:
14. Master in Development Practice Degree
15. Environmental Sciences MA/MS
16. Environmental Studies/Sciences and Master of Science 4+1 BA/MS

Gambrell School of Law:
17. Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program

College of Arts and Sciences Majors:
18. African Studies BA
19. Anthropology BA/BS
20. Anthropology and Human Health BS
21. Biology BA
22. Biology BS
23. Environmental Sciences/Studies BA
24. Environmental Sciences/Studies BS
25. Human Health BA
26. International Studies BA
27. Latin Amer. & Carib. Stud. BA
28. Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies BA
29. Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology
30. Philosophy, Politics and Law BA
31. Religion BA
32. Sociology BA
33. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies BA

College of Arts & Sciences Minors
34. African Studies Minor
35. Anthropology Minor
36. Global Development Studies Minor
37. Community Building and Social Change Minor
38. Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Minor
39. Environmental Studies Minor
40. Sustainability Sciences Minor
41. Global Health, Culture and Society Minor
42. Nutrition Science Minor
43. Predictive Health Minor
44. Science, Culture and Society Minor
45. Sociology Minor
46. Sustainability Minor
47. Sustainability Sciences Minor

College of Arts & Sciences Concentrations:
48. Economics BA concentration in Behavioral Economics
49. Economics BA concentration in International and Development Economics
50. Environmental Studies concentration in Environmental Management
51. History BA concentration in Empires, Nations, and Citizenship
52. History BA concentration in Law, Economics, and Human Rights
53. History BA concentration in Women, Gender, and Sexuality

College of Arts & Sciences Certifications:
54. Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture (CMBC) Graduate Certificate Program

Rollins School of Public Health PhD:
55. Behavioral, Social, and Health Education Sciences PhD
56. Environmental Health Sciences PhD
57. Global Health and Development PhD

Rollins School of Public Health Masters Programs:
58. Master of Public Health
59. Master of Public Health Environmental Health
60. Master of Public Health Global Environmental Health
61. Environmental Studies/Sciences and Master of Public Health in Environmental Health 4+1 BS/MPH

Rollins School of Public Health Certificates:
62. Center for Humanities Emergencies certificate
63. Graduate Certificate in Human Rights
64. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) certificate
65. The Certificate in Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)

Documentation supporting the figure reported above (upload):

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

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that require an understanding of the concept of sustainability:

Website URL where information about the sustainability learning outcomes is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Information submitted for the 2018-2019 academic year.

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