SSM 101 : Sustainability in a Changing World



Class Hours

3 lecture


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

Recommended Prep

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)