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Assurance of Learning: B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology

Mission Statement: The Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology program focuses on the interrelationships between human beings and their environments. Exposed to a broad interdisciplinary curriculum, students concentrate either on physical/biological environment or on the cultural environment, performing activities such as field, air, and water quality assessments; molecular biological analyses; and artifact studies. We assist the University of Baltimore in its mission to find solutions to real-world problems and future challenges facing urban communities. Our graduates are prepared to work in the Baltimore area, and in communities throughout the world, in laboratory, field, and office settings, for government, private firms, and nonprofit organizations.

Program-Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduating from the B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology program, students will be able to:

1a. [Environmental Science Track] discuss the fundamental terms and concepts of the discipline of environment science;

1b. [Cultural Resource Management Track] discuss the fundamental terms and concepts of the disciplines of archaeology/cultural resource management and anthropology;

2a. [Environmental Science Track] employ the important laboratory, field, and analytical techniques and equipment, of the discipline of environmental science;

2b. [Cultural Resource Management Track] employ the important laboratory, field, and analytical techniques and equipment, of the discipline of archaeology/cultural resource management;

3. relate scientific research findings in written and oral forms of communication;

4. characterize human-environmental interactions as viewed from geographical, ecological, anthropological, sociological, psychological, and philosophical perspectives.