SSCI 250: Environmental Issues

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course is an introduction to integrative social science that focuses on the topics of climate change, sustainability, and resilience. The course texts emphasize the interaction between individuals, social/cultural/economic/political systems, and the environment. Additionally, this course utilizes experiential learning to engage students with place-based, Native Hawaiian practices for caretaking the environment.

Semester Offered Spring (every odd year)
Diversification: Social Sciences — DS
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Reflect critically on students' roles and identities as individuals, citizens, consumers and environmental actors in a complex, interconnected world.
  2. Demonstrate focused reflection on place-based experiences by applying disciplinary theory to practice and articulating how these experiences might inform their personal, academic, and/or professional pursuits.
  3. Develop skills, knowledge, and dispositions through civic engagement.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of individual, systemic, and environmental problems.