Sustainable Science Management: Courses2018-04-10T18:59:27+00:00
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SSM Program Course List

SSM 101 Sustainability in a Changing World
Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better or placement at ENG 22, MATH 22 with grade C or better or placement at MATH 82, or consent. Identifies sustainability concepts which have become evident from early human movement toward Industrialization in the 1500s to present. Examines diverse circumstances and approaches in resource use including water, energy, waste, land use, economies, 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. 3 cr., 3 hr. lect. (FGB)

SSM 201 Sustainable Building Design
Prereq: SSM 101 and ENRG 103 both with grade C or better, or consent. Examines principles of green building, design and operations; including site planning and zoning, construction practices,energy efficiency, economics of green building, benefits and barriers and the LEED rating system. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DP)

SSM 202 Sustainable Island Communities
Prereq: SSM 101, HWST 107 or 207 or HIST 284, any with grade C or better, or consent. Introduces and examines concepts of sustainability on islands, specifically Hawai’i. Examines unique aspects of islands as relate to sustainable management of limited resources, including land use planning, waste management, water, sustainable tourism, renewable energy resources and natural resource management. Compares island communities to sustainable urban environments. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DP)

SSM 301 Sustainable Assessments and Indicators
Prereq: SSM 202, MATH 115, and MATH 135, all with grade C or better, or consent. Examine methods of assessing sustainability, learning to distinguish marketing claims from actual progress for the long term. Study triple bottom line, cradle to cradle/grave, carbon neutrality and carbon footprint; as well as life cycle assessment, energy analysis and sustainability indicators which customize data collection and analysis. As a final project, develop a business case adding indicators to demonstrate its integrity. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DB)

SSM 302 Environmental Health
Prereq: SSM 202, BIOL 171 and BIOL 171L, CHEM 151 or 161/161L, and MATH 135 all with grade C or better, or consent. Evaluates the impact that chemical, physical, and biological agents have on environmental ecosystems. Examines how political, economic, and demographic diversity affects the natural environment with particular emphasis on island settings. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DB)

SSM 375 Renewable Energy Conversions and Processes
Prereq: SSM 201, ENRG 103, and MATH 135, and either CHEM 151 or 161/161L, all with grade C or better, or consent. Recommended: MATH 203 or 205. Analyzes and demonstrates technologies and processes for the conversion of energy sources to power. Examines conventional fossil fuels and turbines, solar photovoltaic cells, wind turbines, wave technology, tidal technology, small and large scales hydro power technology, bio-mass, bio-fuel, waste to energy, and fuel cell technology. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DP)

SSM 392V Sustainable Science Management Internship
Prereq: Enrollment in BAS Sustainable Science Management Program. Applies skills to workplace in an occupation within the student’s area of interest in sustainable science management. Provides practical experience to develop knowledge and skills in the application of theory to actual problems in a non-classroom setting. Develops employment skills in the sustainable science management areas of energy, renewable energy, energy management, waste management, water and wastewater, policy, and related fields. Prepares students for the senior capstone project. Credits: variable. Contact Hrs: Seminar – 1.25 hrs week. Minimum 75 documented field experience hours per credit (1 credit = 75 hours; 2 credits = 150 hours; 3 credits = 225 hours). Grading: Credit/NC grade only/No Audit The internship may be repeated one time for credit as a program elective.

SSM 401 Environmental Law, Policy and Justice
Prereq: SSM 301, COM 215/PSY 253, and ENG 209, all with grade C or better; or consent. Recommended: BLAW 200 Introduces legal and policy issues of environmental protection and decision-making. Explores the history, processes and politics in the formulation and implementation of U.S. federal and state and local environmental policies. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DS)

SSM 402 Water Resources Management
Preq: SSM 202, BIOL 171/171L, CHEM 151 or 161/161L, and MATH 135, all with grade C or better, or consent. Examines typical means of managing freshwater resources with emphasis on island water and wastewater management techniques. Introduces water quality techniques and parameters as well as advanced wastewater treatment processes. Discovers principles of sustainability from hydraulics, hydrology, and distribution systems. Discusses water reuse and recycling practices on Maui. 3cr., 3hr lect./lab (DP)

SSM 403 Renewable Energy Integration
Prereq: SSM 301, SSM 375, MGT 310 and MATH 203 or MATH 205 all with grade C or better; or consent. Analyzes and describes issues for integrating renewable energy onto a grid structure, the fundamentals of a smart grid, and energy storage technologies. Instructs students how to use software tools applicable to smart grid operation and maintenance. Explores different electrical energy storage technologies and their feasibility for intended applications. 3cr., 3hr. lect. (DP)

SSM 422 Sustainable Systems Thinking
Prereq: SSM 301, ENG 316, and MATH 135, all with grade C or better, or consent. Recommended: MATH 203 or MATH 205. Explores the theory and application of established systems thinking practices, models and programs, as applied historically and in a sustainability context. Examines complex, multi-discipline problems and proposed solutions in real world scenarios. Develops skills using modeling software for tracking, illustrating and verifying systems analysis. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

SSM 495 Senior Capstone I
Prereq: SSM 301, 302, 375, 401, 402, MGT 322, and ENG 316, all with grade C or better, or consent. Provides an opportunity to demonstrate the techniques and understanding developed throughout the BAS Sustainable Science Management program in a final project. Includes energy auditing, computational analysis, sustainable strategic planning and financial assessment, water and resource conservation, impacts to human and ecosystem health, land use and transportation, policy and regulatory analysis, and social equity and ethical considerations. 3cr., 3hr. lect

SSM 496 Senior Capstone II
Prereq: SSM 495 with grade C or better, or consent. Provides an opportunity to demonstrate the techniques and understanding developed throughout the BAS Sustainable Science Management program in a final project. Includes energy auditing, computational analysis, sustainable strategic planning and financial assessment, water and resource conservation, impacts to human and ecosystem health, land use and transportation, policy and regulatory analysis, and social equity and ethical consideration. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

The Sustainable Science Management program is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $320,694. Funding does not pay for student costs to participate. The Sustainable Science Management program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY: 808.984.3325.