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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
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STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
IN-1: Sustainability Course Designation

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nick Kordesch
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution formally designate sustainability courses in its standard course catalog or listings?:
Yes

A brief description of the formal sustainability course designation program, including the methodology used to identify and approve courses for inclusion:

"SF State Studies" courses fulfill graduation requirements, but do not have specific unit requirements. They are meant to ensure that students take a least one course in areas that the campus feels are important to graduates of our university. There are currently four graduation requirements that students must meet:

American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM),
Environmental Sustainability (ES),
Global Perspectives (GP) and
Social Justice (SJ).

Courses approved for the SF State Studies Environmental Sustainability requirement must examine some aspect of environmental sustainability. The perspective can be from any area of the university curriculum, such as social sciences, natural sciences, arts, humanities, business, or engineering.

Courses certified as meeting the SF State Studies requirements may be upper or lower division, may be in General Education (GE), a major or minor, or may be an elective. Not all of the courses listed below are approved for General Education. Please refer to the General Education area of the Bulletin to verify if a course is GE and what area it satisfies.
http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/sf-state-studies/es/


Does the institution designate sustainability courses on student transcripts?:
No

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source: Environmental Sustainability requirement website (formerly Overlays) http://bulletin.sfsu.edu/undergraduate-education/sf-state-studies/es/

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.