Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.18 / 14.00 Julia Williams
Sustainability Tracker
Sustainability Office
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Figures required to calculate the percentage of courses offered by the institution that are sustainability course offerings:
Undergraduate Graduate
Total number of courses offered by the institution 2291 568
Number of sustainability courses offered 18 5
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 59 15

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
3.39

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
66

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
18

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
27.27

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability course offerings and descriptions:
Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

A brief description of the methodology used to determine the total number of courses offered and to identify sustainability course offerings, including the definitions used and the process for reviewing and/or validating the course inventory :

The full list of courses offered at Loyola Marymount University were reviewed and first based on course name. Once sustainability-focused and sustainability-related courses were identified by title then both course description and objectives were reviewed to determine which category the courses would fall into, either focused or related, if at all. In reviewing the course description and objectives we looked to see if the course fulfilled one or more of the following criterion:

1) Course discusses issues of natural resource use and management

2) Course examines issues relating to preservation and environmental regulation

3) Course should analyze human-environment interactions; how past and present generations address issues concerning socioeconomic and environmental challenges in their respective times

4) Course discusses how present and future generations will address issues such as energy, technology, social enterprise, government, ecosystems, food resources, policy, law, and education


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each offering or section of a course was counted as an individual course

A brief description of how courses with multiple offerings or sections were counted (if different from the options outlined above):
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Are the following course types included in the inventory? :
Yes (included) or No (not included)
Internships Yes
Practicums No
Independent study No
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation No
Clinical No
Physical education No
Performance arts No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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