The Adan E. Treganza Anthropology Museum maintains over 4,300 ethnological and 37,000 archaeological objects from all over the world. Ethnological collections include the material culture from Africa, America, and the Pacific Islands and Australia. The material culture from Southeast Asia and Central America is increasing in recent years. With such additions, the museum represents the cultures of the peoples in the Bay Area. The museum also keeps permanent loan collections from the De Young Museum. In addition, audio-visual collections comprise diverse ethnomusicological materials, or tapes and records.

The museum collections serve as resources for research, classroom lectures, and exhibitions developed by faculty, staff, and students. Exhibits are mounted in the Hohenthal Gallery, SCI 388, next to the museum storage facilities and office. The Department of Anthropology accepts an exhibition from graduate students as a Creative Work Project in place of a thesis for the M.A. degree.

The museum collaborates with the programs within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, College of Ethnic Studies, College of Creative Arts, College of Humanities, and the College of Education. For high school and elementary school teachers or student teachers, and for community lectures, the museum loans a Study Kit of artifacts representing California's Native American cultures for demonstration. The kit is an indispensable tool for student teachers of San Francisco State University's College of Education.

The museum also publishes students fieldwork research results, field research of faculty and graduates of the Department of Anthropology, as Treganza Anthropology Museum Papers.

The office is located in SCI 395a, telephone (415) 338-1642, fax number is (415) 338-0530. See also the Anthropology web page for the history of the museum and current exhibition announcements:


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 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). 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; e-mail:


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 Region.

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.


Center for Global Competitiveness

The Center for Global Competitiveness works with Bay Area businesses to resolve cultural conflicts encountered in operating international multicultural alliances and joint ventures. It also assists businesses to develop programs that will renew organizational creativity, revitalize entrepreneurship, and implement strategic change. Its faculty and students study the best and most innovative techniques that businesses throughout the world are using to design lean, flexible, innovative operations and programs, including Total Quality Management and other more advanced concepts. In addition, it explores how businesses excel in global competitiveness, integrate global operations, manage global alliances, and develop global systems that enhance the organization's knowledge and technology.

Ohrenschall Center for Entrepreneurship

The purpose of the center is to study and promote the enterprising activities of individuals. Such enterprising activities include risk taking, the formation of new businesses, innovation, entrepreneurship, championing, organizing, and creativity. The center supports efforts in the College of Business to expand courses and programs in entrepreneurship and works with faculty from other colleges to develop courses and programs involving entrepreneurial facets of specific disciplinary perspective that involve faculty from across the university.

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.

U.S.-Japan Institute

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.


The Marian Wright Edelman Institute for the Study of Children, Youth, and Families at San Francisco State University brings together faculty, community members, and students to address the ever-changing needs of children, youth, and families. The institute serves as a powerful tool of outreach, advocacy, and research. The mission of the institute is:

The Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development program concentrates on children and youth within their family and social environments, with special attention to historical and multicultural perspectives. Concentrations are offered in the areas of young child and family, school-age child and family, youth and family, and research and public policy. Courses are taught by faculty from seven SFSU colleges: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Creative Arts, Education, Ethnic Studies, Health and Human Services, Humanities, and Science and Engineering.
The Child Study Center on campus offers a focused child development program for 2-3 and 3-4 year olds. In this setting, expert faculty provide student interns with experiences that strengthen their knowledge and skills in a variety of disciplines related to the growth and development of children. The Marian Wright Edelman Institute also provides a flexible structure that promotes systematic collaboration among campus departments, programs, and schools; and collegial collaboration and partnerships among faculty with wide ranging research agendas. The institute promotes and facilitates community outreach and partnerships with individuals, agencies, and institutions to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families through education, social services, and health delivery projects.
The university's long, productive history of attracting grants and contracts related to the study of children, youth, and families has included funding from government agencies and private foundations. Through innovative partnerships between the community and the university, and by bringing together SFSU colleges and departments, the institute enhances San Francisco State's prospects for continuing creative research and civic engagement.

For further information about the institute, contact the institute office at (415) 405-3564.


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 in news media, improvements in journalism education, and more balanced coverage and accurate portrayal of communities of color.

The center does this by connecting youth, university students, and professional journalists in efforts to reach common goals. The center works with local community colleges to increase transfer rates and collaborates with the Journalism Association of Community Colleges to increase interest in journalism careers. In addition to annual summer journalism workshops for Bay Area high school students, school visits, and high school fairs, the center also coordinates a Writing and Photography Coach Program, in which a broad network of professional journalists work with the department's students on a weekly basis. The center coordinates a job fair and a number of other career services for SFSU's journalism students and works closely with professional journalism organizations to conduct research and advocacy regarding the news media's coverage of ethnic communities in the United States. The center's News Watch project is a collaboration between five major national journalism associations which provide resources to improve coverage of people of color and gay and lesbian issues.

The center's major goals include:

The center has emerged as 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. Expanded research on media coverage of ethnic communities, new efforts to track students' progress and retention, plans to strengthen the Bay Area's community and ethnic press, and new training for high school journalism advisers rounds out its sweeping approach to achieving diversity in news media.

The center has been funded entirely by private grants, primarily with grants from The Freedom Forum, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the Ford Foundation. 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 its important responsibilities as gatekeepers for information, ideas, and voices that help shape public opinion and policy.


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, Comparative and World 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 modern Greek language (MGS/GRE 150, 151, 365, and 470); modern Greek literature courses (CWL 425, Kazantzakis; CWL 445, Modern Greek Literature; and CWL/MGS 465, Modern Greek Poetry); course in modern Greek history (HIST 349, Greece and the Balkans); and courses in modern Greek culture (CWL/MGS 316, Contemporary Culture of Greece; and CWL/MGS 315, Folk Culture of Crete).

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 programming.

For information about the Center for Modern Greek Studies, please contact Martha Klironomos, Director, HUM 577 (338-1892) or HUM 377 (338-2068); e-mail:


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 seven members of The California State University: California State University, Fresno; California State University, Hayward; California State University, Monterey; California State University, Sacramento; San Francisco State University; San Jose State University; and California State University, Stanislaus. 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.

The Moss Landing Marine Laboratories are located in a new building at 8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, California 95039. 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. 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, founded in 1954 on the basis of a gift by W. H. Auden, is one of the most long-lived and nationally renowned literary arts institutions in the United States. For over 45 years, since Ruth Witt-Diamant with esteemed poets Robert Duncan and Josephine Miles initiated the Poetry Center's pioneering reading series, the center has presented readings by an extremely diverse range of outstanding poets, novelists, and other writers. With its companion project, The American Poetry Archives, the center has compiled well over 2,000 original audio and video recordings of poets and writers reading from their works, an irreplaceable collective record of the past half-century of American literary accomplishment. The Poetry Center presents readings, on- and off-campus, by contemporary poets and writers over two seasons annually, during Spring and Fall semesters. It houses an on-site reading library, open to visitors, and tapes are available for sale and for loan to students, faculty, and staff. Offices located in HUM 511, telephone 338-2227. For archives tape information, call 338-1056. Web site at


The Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC) is located on San Francisco Bay a few miles outside of the town of Tiburon in Marin County, approximately 25 miles north of the main campus. The 25-acre site is also the location of the Bay Conference Center which is operated by RTC.

The Romberg Tiburon Center was founded in 1978 to serve as a multidisciplinary instructional and research facility for the study of the natural environment of the San Francisco Bay and the central California coast. RTC provides a unique opportunity for faculty, students, and researchers of diverse disciplines to work together on regional and global environmental issues in areas of marine and estuarine science.

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 140 people. University groups, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and private industry utilize the Bay Conference Center for meetings, educational programs, and conferences.

Several university departments offer courses at the RTC each semester, including the summer term. RTC offers courses in marine and estuarine science, focusing in the areas of biological oceanography, environmental physiology, estuarine ecology, and plants and animals of San Francisco Bay and the central coast. 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.

For information on RTC or BCC, contact the Administrative Assistant, Romberg Tiburon Center, P.O. Box 855, Tiburon, CA 94920, or call (415) 338-6063.


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.


The Sutro Egyptian Collection, under the auspices of the Classics Department, College of Humanities, consists of approximately seven hundred artifacts from ancient Egypt, spanning 5,000 years, from Pre-dynastic to Greco-Roman times. A beautifully painted, triple-nesting mummy set is one of the highlights. The Museum Studies Program makes use of this unique collection to give students first-hand learning experiences in curatorial activities, museum exhibits, and display, restoration, conservation, and authentication.

Students from throughout the campus can work with these ancient Egyptian artifacts--pottery, jewelry, mummies, funerary model boats, statuettes, scarabs, and many other objects of daily life. The collection serves as a basis for several courses, such as CLAR 650 and 730, open to all students, offering opportunities to do research and to design and produce the yearly public exhibitions.

Visiting scholars, Bay Area students, and faculty use this unique collection for study and research. The Sutro Egyptian Collection is located in the College of Humanities. For information, call (415) 338-1500 or (415) 338-2068.