Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.94
Liaison Caitlin Steele
Submission Date July 21, 2023

STARS v2.2

San Francisco State University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.12 / 8.00 caitlin Steele
Dr of Sust & Energy
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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:

SF State has a general education requirement "SF State Studies" in which students earning baccalaureate degrees must complete 4 courses that are designated as focusing on environmental sustainability, social justice, global perspectives, and American Ethnic and Racial Minorities. To be certified by the Baccalaureate Requirements Committee as meeting the SF State Studies requirement the course must meet the following student learning outcomes:

-Analyze how the well-being of human society is dependent on ecosystems and the materials and services they provide to humanity. Explain the interconnectivity of economic prosperity, social equity and environmental quality. Identify the most serious environmental problems globally and locally and explain their underlying causes and possible consequences.
-Present views of one or more groups of American Ethnic and Racial Minorities both from the perspective of the group and as an integral part of American society; encourage the study of values, attitudes, behaviors and/or creative endeavors that acknowledge and respect the dignity of all groups; and present a thorough analysis of the historical experiences, social stratification processes, political activism, basic cultural patterns, aesthetic experiences and/or ideologies, and include one or more of the oppressed groups of color.
-Examine topics that are global in scope (i.e., that involve different parts of the world), and must compare and contrast human experiences and perspectives, whether in the present or the past.
-Address social constructions of identity, hierarchy, power, and privilege; community resistance and empowerment; and social justice. The social constructions may be related to variations among humans, including such factors as abilities, ages, cultures, genders, geographic locations, histories, immigration statuses, languages, national and ethnic identities, racializations, religions, sexualities, and socio-economic classes.

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:

We counted every degree program that was listed in the box below and described in AC 3 and AC 4.

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

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Business
Certificate in Climate Change
Minor in Biology
Minor in Earth Sciences
Minor in Geography
Minor in Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies
Minor in Race & Resistance Studies
Minor in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
Minor in Urban Studies and Planning
Minor in Women and Gender Studies
Minor in Women's Health Issues
BA in Biology
BA in Environmental Studies
BA in Earth Sciences
BA in Geography
BA in Race & Resistance Studies
BA in Race, Ethnicity, and Health
BA in Urban Studies & Planning
BA in Women and Gender Studies
BS in Environmental Science
BS in Biology
BS in Civil Engineering
BS in Earth Sciences
BS in Mechanical Engineering
BS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
MA in Geography
MA in Women and Gender Studies
MS in Biology
MS in Civil Engineering
MS in Geographic Information Science
MS in Geosciences
MS in Interdisciplinary Marine and Estuarine Sciences
MS in Mechanical Engineering
MS in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism

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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:

Sustainability Learning Outcomes were determined by reviewing graduation requirements from https://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/degree-requirements/

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