SSM 101 : Introduction to the Science of Sustainability



Class Hours

Class Hours3 lecture


Concurrent enrollment in MATH 75X or qualified for MATH 82X.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring


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.


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