|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2018|
|7.37 / 8.00||
Director and Rawlins Professor of Environmental Literacy
Institute for Sustainable Development
All students completing General Education must complete at least one course that satisfies the Sustainability Learning Outcomes. Students opting for the GE Pathway in Sustainability complete a Minor in Sustainability Studies.
The Student Learning Outcomes for our General Education program flow from the recognition that certain essential intellectual and practical skills rest at the foundation of a high-quality General Education program. These include effective written and oral communication, critical thinking, and mathematical reasoning skills. Additional Student Learning Outcomes arise from the values that the program seeks to foster. these include active inquiry, personal and social responsibility, sustainability, diversity, and global engagement.
General Education Pathway in Sustainability Learning Outcomes:
1. Explore what sustainability is and can be in social and economic systems.
2. Explain how sustainability relates to their own lives, and how their individual actions have an impact on all dimensions, locally, regionally, and globally.
3. Recognize the physical and biological attributes, basic functioning, and limits of planetary ecosystems.
4. Understand the dynamics between environmental, economic, and social systems and debate the basic principles of environmental ethics
5. Appreciate that sustainable economic and social systems are dependent on ecosystem goods and services.
6. Realize that humans are integral parts of the natural world and are not separate from it.
7. Examine how a vital society can maintain healthy ecosystems and create strong and just economic systems.
8. Investigate how our relationship to the natural world has been shaped historically, politically, culturally and economically.
9. Comprehend and examine the controversies surrounding questions of values and ethics as they relate to creating a sustainable future.
10. To understand the role of technology in moving towards a sustainable future.
11. Understand how religious, philosophical, literary, and cultural traditions and texts could affect our perception of sustainability, and vice-versa.
12. Practice a variety of forms of communication in order to understand its role in shaping beliefs and actions on sustainability issues.
# Graduates Spring 2017:
Undergraduate - 3,771
Graduate - 322
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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.
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.