Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.65 / 8.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
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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:

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:

Includes only majors (no minors) in Geology, Anthropology, Growth and Structure of Cities, and Environmental Studies -- all majors with learning outcomes that include sustainability concepts.

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

The Environmental Studies Interdisciplinary Major learning goals:

Students will be able to identify and confront key environmental issues through a blend of multiple disciplines, including historical, cultural, economic, political, scientific and ethical modes of inquiry.
Students will develop good communication skills with particular aptitude for dialogue across and between multiple disciplines.
Students will collaborate on interdisciplinary group projects that relate to environmental issues and that reflect creativity and tangible research design and inquiry.

Geology (BMC) learning goals:
The integrated science of geology combines biology, chemistry and physics as they apply to the workings of Earth and other planets. Well-trained geoscientists are increasingly in demand to address the environmental challenges and natural resource limitations of the modern world. A central tenet for understanding and predicting Earth processes and environmental change is the ability to decipher past Earth history from geologic records. Thus the major in Geology includes study of the physics and chemistry of Earth materials and processes; the history of the Earth and its organisms; and the range of techniques used to investigate the past and present workings of the Earth system.

Anthropology learning goals:
The discipline of anthropology:
To understand the unique contribution that anthropology makes to the study of the social, and addresses the most pressing issues of our times.
To learn how to situate strange and familiar social practices and cultural categories in shifting and contingent historical, economic, and political formations and structures.
To recognize the impact of the position of the scholar in the production of knowledge.
To know the key figures in anthropology and their specific theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions to the history and development of the discipline.
To understand key contemporary debates in the field and how older notions of race, culture, nation, and language have shaped recent theoretical innovations.
To be familiar with the subfields of the discipline (e.g., political and legal anthropology, medical anthropology, the anthropology of religion, environmental anthropology, etc.) and their contributions to knowledge.

Growth & Structure of Cities learning goal:
to understand the dynamic relationship of urban spatial organization and the built environment to politics, economics, cultures and societies.

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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:

As a liberal arts college with a strong emphasis on undergraduate research through disciplinary and interdisciplinary investigations, we emphasize using knowledge to improve society and put learning into action. Sustainability is a natural current through much of what we do, and is particularly highlighted in the Environmental Studies minor, the Growth and Structure of Cities major (at partner institution), Anthropology, and Geology (at partner institution). Although we do not have specific learning goals related to sustainability, detailed information about these programs can be found through the following links.

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