Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.50
Liaison Kira Stoll
Submission Date Aug. 16, 2018
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University of California, Berkeley
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.93 / 8.00 Jack Chang
STARS Assessment Fellow (ERG)
Sustainability
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Total number of graduates from degree programs (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, and other academic designations):
11,492

Number of students that graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
8,516

Percentage of students who graduate from programs that have adopted at least one sustainability learning outcome:
74.10

Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
One

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the institution level (e.g. covering all students)?:
No

Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the division level (e.g. covering particular schools or colleges within the institution)?:
No

A list or brief description of the institution level or division level sustainability learning outcomes:
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Does the institution specify sustainability learning outcomes at the program level (i.e. majors, minors, concentrations, degrees, diplomas, certificates, and other academic designations)?:
No

A list or brief description of the program level sustainability learning outcomes (or a list of sustainability-focused programs):
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Do course level sustainability learning outcomes contribute to the figure reported above (i.e. in the absence of program, division, or institution level learning outcomes)?:
Yes

A list or brief description of the course level sustainability learning outcomes and the programs for which the courses are required:

All undergraduates at UC Berkeley are required to receive a passing grade in at least one designated American Cultures course to graduate. Such courses explicitly address social, economic and environmental sustainability issues. They also must be integrative and comparative and address theoretical and analytical issues relevant to understanding race, culture, and ethnicity in American history and society. Examples of the 118 classes that fulfill the requirement are Civil Rights and Social Movements in U.S. History; Engineering, the Environment and Society; and The Social and Cultural Processes in Architecture & Urban Design - which can be found on the sustainability course list from AC-1.

Number of undergraduate degrees award in 2016-17: 7,769

A complete list of American Cultures courses can be found here:

https://classes.berkeley.edu/search/class?f%5B0%5D=sm_general_requirement%3AAmerican%20Cultures&f%5B1%5D=im_field_term_name%3A789&f%5B2%5D=im_field_term_name%3A770&retain-filters=1

At the graduate level, separate departments and programs include their own sustainable course-level learning outcome requirements. The following list includes Department, Graduate Degrees, Required Sustainability Course or Courses, Number of Graduates in 2016-17 (most recent school year with complete records).

Agricultural & Resource Economics - All graduate degrees - Required course: ARE 202 Issues and Concepts in Agricultural Economics - Graduates: 44

City and Regional Planning - All graduate degrees - Required course: CP 205 Intro to Planning and Environmental Law - Graduates: 47

Civil and Environmental Engineering - All graduate degrees - Required course: CE 11 Engineered Systems and Sustainability - Graduates: 215

Demography - All graduate degrees - Required course: Demography 110 Introduction to Population Analysis - Graduates: 6

Development Practice - MDP - Required course: Environmental Economics and Policy - Graduates: 26

Earth and Planetary Science - All graduate degrees - Required courses: EPS 255 Advanced Topics in Earth & Planetary Science; EPS 260 Research in Earth Science; EPS 375 Professional Preparation: Supervised Teaching of Geology and Geophysics - Graduates: 12

Energy & Resources - All graduate degrees - Required courses: ER 100 Energy and Society, ER 102 Quantitative Aspects of Global Environmental Problem-Solving - Graduates: 15

Environmental Science, Policy and Management - M.S. - Required course: ESPM 116B Rangeland Ecology - Graduates: 23

Environmental Science, Policy and Management - M.S. Forestry - Required coursework: "A program of study to assure advanced specialized training in professional forest resource management" - Graduates: 4

Ethnic Studies - All graduate degrees - Required course: ES 200 Critical Terms and Issues in Comparative Ethnic Studies - Graduates: 8

Geography - Doctoral degrees - Required coursework: Geography 200 A, B Contemporary Geographic Thought - Graduates: 4

Plant and Microbial Biology - All graduate degrees - Required coursework: Two-semester core course that covers plant diversity and evolution, plant cell biology and plant systems biology - Graduates: 6

Political Science - All graduate degrees - Required course: PS 5 Introduction to International Relations - Graduates: 26

Public Health - All graduate degrees - Required course: PH 200K Environmental Health Science Breadth Course - Graduates: 195

Social Work - All graduate degrees - Required coursework: Diversity-Competent Practice Coursework - Graduates: 98

Sociology - All graduate degrees - Required courses: Soc 201A, B Classical Social Theory, Modern Social Theory - Graduates: 18


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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The total figure for graduates with sustainable learning outcomes is made up of a tally of all undergraduates who received a degree in the most recently documented year, in addition to students who received graduate degrees from departments and programs that require sustainability-themed coursework.

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