Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.33
Liaison Gener Abdon
Submission Date July 31, 2020
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STARS v2.1

San Diego State University
AC-1: Academic Courses

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.35 / 14.00 Gener Abdon
AASHE STARS student intern
Office of Sustainability
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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 3,019 1,721
Number of sustainability courses offered 208 192
Number of courses offered that include sustainability 269 170

Percentage of courses that are sustainability course offerings:
17.70

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer courses (at any level):
119

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that offer at least one sustainability course and/or course that includes sustainability (at any level):
94

Percentage of academic departments with sustainability course offerings:
78.99

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 :

Gener Abdon, our AASHE STARS student intern, and Ysabel Gonzalez, Sustainability Major/Minor graduate student assistant, researched all of the academic departments and found sustainability and sustainability-related courses in the 2019-2020 General Catalog and Graduate Bulletin.

They utilized the Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Earth Charter as criteria found under the Standards and Terms of the Technical Manual for this category to select which courses counted as sustainability and sustainability-related.


How were courses with multiple offerings or sections counted for the figures reported above?:
Each course was counted as a single course regardless of the number of offerings or sections

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 Yes
Independent study Yes
Special topics Yes
Thesis / dissertation Yes
Clinical Yes
Physical education Yes
Performance arts Yes

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