|Submission Date||Oct. 10, 2018|
|0.00 / 8.00||
Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies
ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LEARNING OUTCOMES - adopted Spring 2015 (no graduates at time of reporting)
1. Analyze and investigate the scientific basis of environmental issues facing both human societies and the rest of the living world in modern times.
2. Analyze and investigate challenges to solving environmental issues that stem from practical considerations tied to the political, economic, social, and ethical perspectives on the environment.
3. Research and communicate (in writing, orally, and symbolically) information from an interdisciplinary perspective pertaining to the environment.
Sustainability-focused or -related courses specified in our course audit found in AC1 all include 1 or more learning outcome. A sustainability-focused learning outcome connects the concepts of the economy, equity, and the environment. A sustainability-related course will connect the 2 of these concepts.
The number reported above are graduates from the Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program. While this program doesn't have program-level sustainability learning outcomes (see below), STS students gain exposure to sustainability concepts through upper-level elective courses from the Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies interdisciplinary program. Because these are optional upper-level elective courses, graduates from the STS program were not included in the figure reported above.
STS STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES – adopted Fall 2014
1. Analyze and investigate the interaction between science and technology, and social forces (e.g. economics, culture, religion, and politics)
2. Analyze and explain how science and technology influence, and are influenced by language, communication, and practices of public translation and transmission.
3. Describe and assess the philosophical, scientific, and moral standards that should guide the conduct of scientific research and technological development.
4. Research, write and speak from an interdisciplinary perspective about issues concerning science and technology as they relate to society.
Butler University has approved the introduction of a new core class requirement for all students: Social Justice and Diversity. Once the mandatory SJD credit is implemented in the curriculum, we will have sustainability-related learning outcomes at the institution level. The development of this core requirement is in its early stages as of Spring 2018 so we cannot award ourselves credit for the SJD program at this time.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.