SFSU Public Affairs Press ReleasePublished by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.
San Francisco, CA, August 27, 1999—When San Francisco State University begins instruction on August 25, nearly 28,000 students will return to campus for opening day. For those who will be living in dorms, move-in day is Sunday, August 22. In addition to offering students a diverse array of study programs, SFSU will offer a number of new programs this fall. Here are a few highlights:
Easing the California teacher crunch--A new program offered through S.F. State’s College of Education fast tracks students through a bachelor’s degree and credential program so that they can begin teaching sooner. The Integrated Liberal Studies Multi-Subject Credential Program enables students to receive their bachelor's degree in liberal studies and their teaching credential in four years instead of five years. The CSU trains nearly si xty-percent of California's teachers, or about 12,000 a year. Approximately 25 aspiring teachers will enroll as students this fall. For more information contact either Susan Taylor, dean of undergraduate studies, at 338-2206 or Helen Goldsmith, assistant to the dean of undergraduate studies for liberal studies advising, at 338-1999.
Keeping California beautiful by degrees--Also beginning this fall, the College of Science and Engineering and the College of Behavioral Social Sciences will offer an undergraduate degree program in environmental studies. The interdisciplinary program offers a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree, each with different concentrations. Areas of focus include Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Environmental Sustainability and Social J
ustice, and Humanities and the Environment. The program's objective is to produce graduates who can address a broad range of contemporary environmental problems, including solid waste management, sustainable development and environmental justice.
Contact: Merrik Bush-Pirkle, Office of Public Affairs, (415) 338-6747.
"How did you spend your summer vacation?"--The students of Professor of Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies Ruth Love spent time this summer reviewing notes from their trip to Ghana, West Africa. In May of 1999, Love and three students attended the "International Summit on Educational Challenges of the 21st Century." The students have submitted papers on the content of the summit, which will be used in lectures for Love’s Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies courses during the f all semester. Contact: Professor Ruth Love, (415) 338-1411.
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