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Course Descriptions Science (SCI)


Updated for 2014-2015

SCI 103 Environmental Science of Hawai‘i (4)

This course introduces students to the environment of the Hawaiian Islands and the factors that endanger Hawai‘i’s unique ecosystems. Students will examine the biological, botanical, chemical, geological, meteorological, oceanographic, and physics-related aspects of the Hawaiian Islands. Hands-on exercises and laboratory and fieldwork are emphasized to enable students to understand the application of scientific methods to environmental stewardship.

Rec Prep: MATH 22 and ENG 21 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better.

SCI 122 Introduction to Science-Physical (4)

An introduction to the philosophy and history of science form the perspective of the physical scientist. Topics covered include: the evolution of the scientific approach to problem solving, interrelationships between science and technology. To illustrate these topics, examples from the history of physical sciences will be used. The lab is required and allows the student to perform discovery-type activities. (DP+DY)

Rec Prep: MATH 83 or one year of high school algebra.


SSCI 101 Self-Development (3)

This course will increase students’ awareness and acceptance of their own personal and cultural values and background, develop learning strategies and communication skills, and address personal attitudes and barriers so as to provide opportunity for educational success. This course is repeatable.

Rec Prep: ENG 18 and 19 or equivalent

SSCI 130 Human Sexuality (3)

A survey of various aspects of human sexuality, academic and personal. Resource persons, films and reading will be used to examine human sexual functions, behavior and attitudes with emphasis on contemporary research and thought in the fields of anthropology, economics, philosophy, physiology, sociology, psychology, ethics and religion.

Prerequisite: ENG 21 or ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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