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Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
ER-9: Sustainability Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jay Kelly
Instructor
Biology and Environmental Studies
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The number of graduates covered by the sustainability learning outcomes:
12

Total number of graduates :
1054

A list of degree programs that have sustainability learning outcomes:

Environmental Studies, A.A.
Environmental Science, A.S.


The website URL where the publicly available sustainability course inventory that includes a list of degree programs that have specified sustainability learning outcomes is available:
A copy of the sustainability course inventory :
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A list or sample of the sustainability learning outcomes associated with the degree programs:

Environmental Studies:
Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary major designed
to teach students to examine environmental issues from a broad
range of perspectives and analytical methods. Approximately
half of the coursework will consist of classes in the biological
and physical sciences, to learn about the basic patterns and
processes that govern the natural world, and the effects of
human actions on it. The other half of classes will consist of
courses in the humanities and social sciences (e.g., sociology,
anthropology, philosophy, history, economics) in order to better
understand the complexities of these human dimensions of
contemporary environmental issues. With this broad range of
tools and perspectives, students will learn to analyze the human
and other causes of modern environmental problems, as well as
to devise strategies and solutions to address them. Students will
also be encouraged to focus on a particular subject area of his
or her interest (e.g., social sciences, humanities,
communications and languages, education, fine arts,
economics, etc.).
Graduates are able to:
• demonstrate awareness of local and global environmental
problems and efforts taken to address them
• apply concepts and skills learned in the sciences, liberal arts,
and other fields of study to real-world environmental issues
• demonstrate skills in literature research, debate and
discussion, oral presentation and scientific techniques and
methodologies
• demonstrate awareness of specialization, career and
employment opportunities in the field of environmental
studies

Environmental Science:
The program provides a comprehensive understanding
of the functions of local and global ecosystems and
examines how they are affected by human activities.
Students consider scientific evidence demonstrating how
human activities threaten many ecosystems, and they
critically study alternatives to present practices.
The Environmental Science program trains students to
examine the impact of man on the environment from
sociological, political and economic viewpoints.
Graduates are able to:
• apply concepts and implement the skills learned in the
sciences, mathematics and humanities to real-world
environmental issues
• demonstrate skills in literature research, debate and
discussion, oral presentation and scientific techniques
and methodology
• demonstrate awareness of local environmental
problems and efforts
• demonstrate awareness of specialization, career and
employment opportunities in the field of
environmental science


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