Sustainable Science Management (SSM)

Classes

SSM 101 : Sustainability in a Changing World

This course identifies sustainability concepts which have become evident from early human movement toward Industrialization in the 1500s to the present. Examines diverse societal circumstances and approaches in resource use including water, energy, waste, land use, economics, oceans, and others.

Introduces fundamental systems approaches to recognize interconnections and ramifications of practices. Identifies global sustainability issues and uses Hawai‘i and island case studies as a means of better understanding their applied relevance.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 75. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X or higher or qualified for MATH 82X.

Designations

Foundations: Global and Multicultural Perspectives — FGB (1500 to modern times)

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SSM 110 : Sustainable Water and Waste Management

This course explores water, wastewater, and waste management challenges and solutions, with an emphasis regarding issues specific to Hawai'i. It also examines the sustainable operational management of water, wastewater, and waste systems.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 75. "C" or higher in MATH 75X or MATH 82X.

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SSM 201 : Sustainable Building Design, Construction, and Operations

This course introduces: principles of green building design and operations, including site planning and zoning, construction practices, energy efficiency, economics of green building, benefits and barriers, green rating systems and the LEED rating system.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ENG 100.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

SSM 275 : Basic Energy Production

This course will explore electricity generation, distribution, storage, and usage. We will take an in-depth look at the science, technology, and environmental considerations associated with electricity generation from coal, oil, natural gas, wind, solar, biomass, biogas, and hydroelectric (dam, tidal, wave). This class includes field trips to various electricity generation locations on island. We will also complete hands-on labs utilizing on campus renewable energy technologies.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher or concurrent enrollment in ENG 100. Qualified for MATH 82X or higher or approval of instructor.

Designations

Diversification: Physical Sciences — DP

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring