RESEARCH AND SPECIAL LEARNING FACILITIES
THE ADAN E. TREGANZA ANTHROPOLOGY MUSEUM
The Adan E. Treganza Anthropology Museum maintains over 11,000 ethnological and
archaeological objects from all over the world at the Science Building and its extension
at Tiburon, independently called the Tiburon Archaeological Research Center.
The major collections include ethnological specimens representing cultures of Native
Americans, Africa, and Oceania. Small but valuable samples come from the material
cultures of Southeast Asia. The museum also has audio-visual collections.
The museum provides the materials for student research, classroom lectures, and
exhibitions, and thus supports not only the curriculum of the Department of Anthropology
but also ethnic studies, art and art history, American history, high school education,
museum studies, etc.
The museum has the Hohenthal Gallery and schedules temporary exhibitions focusing on
The office is at SCI 380A.
AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
The American Language Institute (ALI) is a center for teaching English as a second
language (ESL) and is closely allied with the Department of English and its program for
training teachers of ESL. The ALI offers a full-time course of study in ESL for international
students preparing to undertake academic studies in the United States. Students are
placed into one of five levels, ranging from a basic class for near-beginners to an
advanced class for students who come to the ALI with considerable English proficiency.
Along with language instruction, the ALI program includes classes and workshops in
cultural adaptation, orientation to the academic community, immigration advice, and
assistance in selecting universities for further study.
The ALI also serves as a training institute for selected graduate students in the English
Department's Master of Arts in English: Concentration in English as a Foreign/Second
Language. Those graduate students become instructors in the ALI under the supervision
of the full-time, permanent ALI faculty. The Director of the ALI has a faculty appointment
in the English Department.
For further information about ALI programs, contact the ALI, HUM 101, 338-1438.
BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES--GEOGRAPHY MAP LIBRARY
The BSS-Geography Map Library offers the university and the San Francisco community a
unique and varied collection of maps. The Map Library aids faculty and students in the
selection of maps that best fit their needs in the classroom and in research.
The collection maintained by the Map Library includes: the university's Wall Map
Collection, a regional flat map collection with world coverage, the AMS Series for
Southeast Asia and a diverse collection of maps of California and the San Francisco Bay
The Map Library also functions as an Official USGS Map Depository for the Western States
Region. The Map Library houses a collection of nearly three thousand of the latest USGS
Topographic Quadrangles for California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Utah,
Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska. These collections are open to the public
during the regular business hours of the Map Library, located in HSS 289.
CENTERS AND INSTITUTES IN THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Center for Small Business
The Center for Small Business has been established within the College of Business to
enhance the relationship between the university and the entrepreneurial/small business
community. The center provides counseling for students and community businesses. The
director coordinates courses in small business consulting and has an ongoing internship
program. The center provides seminars to educate small business owners and
Pension Research Institute
The Pension Research Institute's purpose is to contribute to the enlightenment of pension
management, administration, and regulation through the performance of scholarly
research and its dissemination to the pension community.
U.S.-Canada Business Institute
The U.S.-Canada Business Institute does sponsored research aimed at facilitating the
understanding of the complex relationship between North America's neighbors. It also
holds seminars and symposia for the benefit of the Northern California community.
Students may take a special course focusing on the U.S.-Canadian business environment
and avail themselves of study opportunities in Canada. A faculty and graduate student
exchange program with Montreal's Concordia University facilitates and promotes
understanding of mutual business and economic environments. All students are
encouraged to participate in the many events presented by the U.S.-Canada Business
U.S.-China Business Institute
The U.S.-China Business Institute's mission is to foster increased understanding of
commercial opportunities for U.S. firms and firms in the Chinese economies (Mainland
China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan). Studies and publications focus on these economies'
economic/commercial development, how to do business there, and U.S. commercial
relations with them. Seminars and delegations will train companies to better do business
with their Pacific neighbors.
The activities of the U.S.-Japan Institute are coordinated through the College of Business.
The Institute is aggressively pursuing and developing a close relationship between the
Japanese and American business communities. The Institute sponsors a series of seminars
and classes on relevant issues of the U.S.-Japanese relationship, bringing in experts on the
national and international level. The Institute sponsors exchange programs with various
Japanese institutions of higher learning and executive development.
U.S.-Korea Business Institute
The U.S.-Korea Business Institute focuses on bridging the gap between the two nations
through special training for both Korean and American managers. It also sponsors
seminars for all citizens interested in Korean affairs. Students can benefit from the Institute
through exchanges with prestigious Korean universities. They are also invited to
participate in all other activities of the U.S.-Korea Business Institute.
U.S.-Soviet (CIS) Business Institute
The U.S.-Soviet (CIS) Business Institute was formed to facilitate business communications
between the two nations. An exchange program consisting of students and senior
management groups has been established to study productivity and assemble
information for computer assisted management training.
World Business Group
The World Business Group has been established within the College of Business to provide
a close relationship between the university and the business community. Specific
activities of the Center include: coordination of foreign academic programs, sponsoring
seminars and symposia for the total community, encouragement of and financing
special student and teaching staff research, and the dissemination of useful research to
all interested parties. The center, which is funded by businessmen and other non-tax-
supported bodies, provides a neutral ground for the development and exchange of
DE BELLIS COLLECTION
The Frank V. de Bellis Collection of The California State University, located on the sixth
floor of the J. Paul Leonard Library, is a library-museum of Italian authors and subjects
representing the civilization of ancient and modern Italy, particularly in the areas of
history, literature, fine arts, and music. Holdings include rare books, music scores, archival
sound recordings, manuscripts, periodicals, microfilms, art prints, artifacts, and coins. The
collection serves all the campuses of the CSU system.
CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC STUDIES
The Center for Humanistic Studies offers cross-disciplinary courses and programs within or
involving the College of Humanities. While the Women Studies, American Studies,
Religious Studies, Technical and Professional Writing, Global Peace Studies, Intercultural
Skills, and NEXA programs already provide cross-disciplinary curricula in focused areas,
the Center for Humanistic Studies develops and offers individual courses not pertaining to
these programs. Such courses are scheduled under the prefix "CHS" and are listed in the
back of the Bulletin under "Humanistic Studies." For information about the center, call 338-1109.
CENTER FOR INTEGRATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF JOURNALISM
The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism was created by the
Department of Journalism in January, 1990, to help the department increase its own
ethnic minority enrollment and graduation rates and to develop model programs that
could lead to increased ethnic diversity and other improvements in both journalism
education and the journalism profession.
The first major programs created by the center were an annual summer journalism
workshop for Bay Area ethnic minority high school students and the creation of a large
network of volunteer Bay Area journalists who work as writing coaches on a weekly basis
with the department's students. This important service is available to all students in the
department, as is the mentor program, which links students with journalists until the
Major goals of the center are to:
Under the center's master plan, the center will advance from becoming a pilot program
to becoming the nation's first university-level institute to address in a comprehensive
manner the complex and linked issues confronting the news media in serving, covering,
and reflecting an increasingly diverse American society. The center has been funded
entirely by private grants, primarily with grants from the Freedom Forum Foundation, the
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Ford Foundation.
- Increase ethnic diversity in the nation's newsroom and in journalism education programs
by developing innovative recruiting, training, and retention programs in the department.
- Improve students' journalism skills and multicultural sensitivity so that they will excel in the
- Conduct research about diversity and the news to benefit journalism students, educators,
professionals, and the community.
- Create innovative programs that will reinforce existing high school journalism programs or
replace those that have been lost; address declining writing skills, meet the special needs
of bilingual/bicultural students and other under-served or under-represented groups.
The development of the center comes at a critical stage in U.S. history. As Americans
enter the twenty-first century, immigration, demographic, and lifestyle trends and social,
political, and economic pressures have combined to make diversity an overriding
concern for the news media in everything from the integration of the staffs of newsrooms
to the integration of the content of news pages and broadcasts. The center hopes to
help the news media fulfill their important responsibilities as gatekeepers for information,
ideas, and voices that help shape public opinion and policy.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS CENTER
The International Relations Center is an experiment in closing the gap between expert
knowledge of world affairs and popular understanding. It was designed to increase the
quantity and quality of information flow to the attentive publics that are concerned
about what is going on in the world.
The center is a teaching laboratory, a data bank, a clearing house, and a forum for the
expression of the widest range of ideas about matters of international significance. It is a
place where students interact with experts and interested laymen to analyze, discuss,
and understand the complicated patterns, processes, and institutions of international
The main orientation of the center is toward relevance to the great issues of our time. It
was founded on the assumption that democratic government and effective foreign
policy are not incompatible. It is dedicated to strengthening American democracy by
improving public understanding of its international environment.
The center is controlled and administered by the International Relations faculty. For
further information students are advised to contact the chair of the International
Relations Department in HSS 382.
CENTER FOR MODERN GREEK STUDIES
The purpose of the Center for Modern Greek Studies is to promote the study of modern
Greek language, literature, history, and culture in relation to Byzantine and earlier
Hellenic history and cultural achievements. The center coordinates courses offered in the
Departments of Classics, World and Comparative Literature, and History, as well as other
courses related to the area of Modern Greek Studies, with the ultimate objective of
developing an interdisciplinary major in Modern Greek Studies.
Courses presently available include those in Greek language (GRE 250, 251, 365, and
470); Greek literature courses (WCL 425, Kazantzakis; WCL 445, Modern Greek Literature;
and WCL 465, Modern Greek Poetry); and courses in Greek history (HIST 326, The
Byzantine Empire; and HIST 349, Greece and the Balkans).
The center also plans and coordinates cultural programs and activities designed to
promote understanding of modern and contemporary Greece. In connection with the
center, an endowed chair in Modern Greek Studies has been established, The Nikos
Kazantzakis Chair, to provide support for curricular development and cultural
For information about the Center for Modern Greek Studies, please contact Thanasis
Maskaleris, Director, HUM 577 (338-1892) or HUM 377 (338-2068).
MOSS LANDING MARINE LABORATORIES
The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, located approximately one hundred miles south
of San Francisco on Monterey Bay, operate the year around as a consortium of six
members of The California State University: California State University, Fresno; California
State University, Hayward; California State University, Sacramento; California State
University, Stanislaus; San Francisco State University; and San Jose State University.
Students file class reservation forms at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, receive class list
confirmation from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, and then register for these classes
on the San Francisco campus. Students attending Marine Science classes which are
listed in the San Francisco State University Bulletin receive credit toward degrees at San
Francisco State University. Juniors, seniors, and graduate students admitted to the
university may enroll for classes and need not attend the university before enrolling at
Moss Landing. Please note that advance space reservation DIRECTLY with Moss Landing
Marine Laboratories is necessary; registration and course confirmation at the university
alone does NOT assure the student of space at the laboratories. Graduate and upper
division credit toward the master's degree and upper division credit toward the
bachelor's degree are offered.
The laboratories offer full-time course work in oceanography, including marine biology,
marine geology, and other marine sciences for majors in either the biological or physical
sciences whose objectives include further graduate study, teaching the sciences, or
research in the marine sciences. Since enrollment is limited, interested students should
make early application.
Because of structural damage sustained in the October 17, 1989 earthquake, Moss
Landing Marine Laboratories is temporarily operating at the Monterey County Center,
893 Blanco Circle, Salinas, California 93901.
For further information or application forms, please contact either the chair of the Biology
Department or the chair of the Geosciences Department at San Francisco State
University or the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, P.O. Box 223, Moss Landing, CA 95039.
San Francisco State University students at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories must
continue to follow university enrollment regulations and use San Francisco State University
Marine Science course numbers.
THE POETRY CENTER AND AMERICAN POETRY ARCHIVES
The Poetry Center is one of the oldest and most respected literary resource centers in the
nation. It presents a series of on-campus poetry and prose readings by well-established
and emerging writers from a variety of literary traditions and cultural experiences. The
center has an extensive contemporary poetry library available to students, and provides
information about literary events throughout the U.S. Its video and audio collection of
writers reading and in performance, The American Poetry Archives, is among the largest
in the world and documents such important writers as Adrienne Rich, Octavio Paz, Alice
Walker, Amy Tan, and Allen Ginsberg. These historic tapes are available to students for
viewing and listening. The center also sponsors a national book award and officiates
several poetry contests open to students. The Poetry Center office is in HUM 511,
telephone 338-7434; for archives tape information, call 338-1056.
ROMBERG TIBURON CENTERS
The Romberg Tiburon Centers are located on San Francisco Bay in Marin County,
approximately 30 miles north of the main campus. Two centers are currently operating on
the 30-acre property: the Center for Environmental Studies and the Bay Conference
Center for Environmental Studies
The Center for Environmental Studies (CES) was founded in 1978 to serve as a
multidisciplinary instructional and research facility for the study of the natural and human
environment of the San Francisco Bay and the central California coast. CES provides a
unique opportunity for faculty and students of diverse disciplines to work together
towards reaching practical solutions to regional environmental issues. CES faculty and
students conduct a variety of research programs from estuarine ecology to molecular
biology. Support is provided from federal and state agencies and local foundations.
Several university departments offer courses at the center each semester, including the
summer term. Courses are designed to use the facilities of the center and feature field
programs in marine and estuarine science, focusing on wetlands; planktonic and benthic
organisms; and chemistry, geochemistry, and microbiology of estuaries and coastal
waters. Courses are offered at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and
opportunities exist for graduate research projects. Students should check the Class
Schedule or call the center for information on course offerings.
The CES also sponsors a student intern program where students work with, and are
funded by, private industry.
Bay Conference Center
The Bay Conference Center (BCC) opened in 1987. Overlooking San Francisco Bay and
the surrounding hills, it contains four meeting rooms, including a main room with seating
for 150 people. University groups, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and
private industry utilize the Bay Conference Center for educational programs and
For information on CES or BCC, contact the Director, Romberg Tiburon Centers, P.O. Box
855, Tiburon, CA 94920.
SIERRA NEVADA FIELD CAMPUS
The Sierra Nevada Field Campus provides a mountain forest setting for instruction and
research in the environmental sciences and other creative disciplines. The field station is
located adjacent to State Highway 49 on the North Fork of the Yuba River at an
elevation of 1,675 meters. Facilities include two cabins and a dining hall on nine mostly
forested acres within the Tahoe National Forest. Presently the facility supports a summer
and weekend course and research program which utilizes a variety of vegetation types,
land forms and aquatic habitats near the field station. Other unique sites occur within
two hours drive, including Sierra Buttes, Sierra Valley, Gold Lakes Country, Mt. Lassen, Lake
Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, Eagle Lake, and Mono Lake.
For information about courses, scheduling programs and accommodations, please write
to Director, Sierra Nevada Field Campus, College of Science and Engineering, San
Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 94132 or Sierra Nevada Field Campus, Star
Route, Sattley, CA 96124.
SUTRO EGYPTIAN COLLECTION
The Sutro Egyptian Collection, under the auspices of the Classics Department, consists of
approximately seven hundred artifacts from ancient Egypt which span 5,000 years, from
Pre-dynastic to Greco-Roman times. The Museum Training Program of the Classics
Department makes use of this fine collection to give students first-hand learning
experience in museum skills such as restoration, conservation and authentication.
Advanced students participate in mounting exhibits from the Sutro Collection--pottery,
masks, jewelry, mummies, model boats, statuettes and other artifacts of daily life.
Visiting scholars, Bay Area students, and faculty use the collection for research and study.