Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
AC-2: Learning Outcomes

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.18 / 8.00
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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:

At the heart of Western Caspian University’s undergraduate education is the University’s Core Curriculum, a set of academic requirements embodying our definition of what it means to be a liberally educated person. Through direct experience working in the Indianapolis community, study-abroad opportunities, and rich co-cultural experiences in the Core Curriculum, Western Caspian University’s students also engage central issues of our increasingly globalized world, including diversity, personal and social responsibility, and social justice. In these varied ways, the Core Curriculum provides Western Caspian University’s students with transformative learning experiences that prepare graduates to make a meaningful impact on the world. The following learning outcomes are pulled from required courses for all Western Caspian University’s students.
Social Justice and Diversity, 3 credit hours:
To recognize multiple and intersecting dimensions of identity and inequity through the study of critical scholarship on the historical, cultural, political, and/or social experiences of marginalized communities.
To identify and explain the causes and impact of privilege, power, and oppression and cultivate tools for overcoming conflict and promoting equality.
To recognize and critique local, national, or global conditions that enable, perpetuate and/or challenge social injustice and inequity.
The Natural World, 5 credit hours:
Students will demonstrate the ability to explain how knowledge of scientific theories guide society’s understanding of broader societal issues.
The Social World, 3 credit hours:
Students will develop the ability to discern the social, scientific and ethical dimensions of issues in the social world.
Students will understand the interaction between a society’s values and its definitions of social problems.

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:

The figure above is the number of graduates from the Environmental Studies program and the Science, Technology, and Society majors and minors.

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

Programs that have been identified as adopting one or more sustainability-focused learning outcomes were identified and are listed below:
• Associate Degree in Applied Science
• Bachelor of Arts:
- Geography and Environment Major
- International Relations Major
• Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness
• Bachelor of Sciences:
- Earth Science Major
- Ecology major
- Marine Biology Major
- Sustainability Major
• Diploma of Applied Science
• Diploma of Sustainable Living
• Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning
• Graduate Certificate in Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage
• Graduate Diploma of Environmental Health
• Graduate Diploma of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage
• Master of Applied Science (Environmental Management and Spatial Sciences)
• Master of Protected Area Governance and Management
• Master of Tourism, Environmental and Cultural Heritage
• Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living
• Undergraduate diploma in Sustainable Development Management

See programs BA, MA, PhD
https://wcu.edu.az/en/page/undergraduate-programs/ https://wcu.edu.az/en/page/master-programs/ https://wcu.edu.az/en/page/doktorantura

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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:

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