Sustainability at HPU


Sustainability-related Courses from HPU's 2011-2013 Academic Catalog 


AL 3320


An investigation of the relationship between language variation and the following: social class, ethnic group, gender, region, and content. Also discussed are language planning, bilingualism, pidgin/creole languages, and Eng­lish as a world language. The class focuses on applying the topics above to English language teaching situations.


AL 6320

Language and Society

Scrutinizing the relationship between language and society, this course applies such findings to the language teaching situation. Topics include variation based on social class, ethnic group, gender, region, and content. Additional topics may include one or more of the fol­lowing: language planning, bilingualism, pidgin/creole languages, and English as a world language.


ANTH 2000

Cultural Anthropology

A general introduction to cultural anthropology. Topics covered include: the nature of culture; basic concepts for analyzing cultural behavior; and consideration of the ef­fects of culture upon the individual and society.


ANTH 2400

The Anthropology of Polynesian Surfing

The Anthropology of Polynesian Surfing provides students with an understanding of surf culture in the Pacific Basin. Environmental and cultural factors are assessed in rela­tion to surfing's development in Polynesia, integration into Hawaiian culture, decline due to Western influence, and revitalization as a modern recreational activity. The importance of surfing then and now is studied in regards to greater social and cultural events and issues in Hawaii and abroad. An overview of various natural sciences is given as each relates to surfing.


ANTH 3000

Is Global Citizenship Possible?

This course addresses "global citizenship" by focusing on two questions: (1) Given that cultural diversity is a key characteristic of our species, how can we organize political communities so different people with different beliefs and behaviors feel a part of the same political community? And (2) how can we address the political and economic disparities that pervade our current global networks in order to build broader political communities that unite through shared interests and hopes rather than common hatreds?


ANTH 3180

Culture, Economic Systems, and Management

Selected economic questions regarding exchange, de­velopment, and business management within a broad cross-cultural perspective. The applicability of Western economic concepts to non-Western societies, theories of development and underdevelopment for third world countries, and economic development of the Hawaiian Islands pre-and post-contact are explored.


ANTH 3200

Medical Anthropology

The study of health issues and disease within a broad cross-cultural perspective. Organization of medical beliefs and services in non-Western settings is explored as a means of better understanding aspects of our own medical system.


ANTH 3230

Making a Difference

This course is an ethnographic approach to social activism. It examines the ways in which activists (broadly defined) conceive of and carry out their understandings of social change. We will also interrogate the philosophical, emo­tional and pragmatic bases for these movements as well as the practical challenges activists face.


ANTH 3365

Gender in Asia

This course examines the way in which men and women in Asia think about and enact ideas about gender, family, sexuality and the body. The geographical emphasis will be on East and Southeast Asia, but South Asian case studies will be used as appropriate. We will look at the interrelationship between gender and politics, economics, culture and society both in the past and the present.


ANTH 3556

Hawaiian Archaeology

Examines the archaeology of Hawai'i from the first arrival of Polynesian voyagers through the early contact period of the mid 19th century. Considers issues of coloniza­tion, adaptation and interaction between human groups and their environments, the role of landscape in ancient Hawaiian social and political systems, settlement archae­ology, the roles of ritual and power in the development of Hawaiian society and the impact of European arrival upon Hawaiian society.


ANTH 3980

Hawaiian Sovereignty

Working with Hawaiian activists, the instructor and students will explore key issues regarding cultural and economic sovereignty in the Hawaiian archipelago. Placing today's concerns within an historical perspective, the course asks where we go from here. Students will hear views that provide a spectrum or continuum of the concerns involving the Hawaiian community.


ANTH 6601

Seminar: Violence, Conflict, and War

A course that looks at war and conflict from an anthro­pological perspective. Topics that are considered in the course may include the relationships between social organization and war, the biological factor in violence, and the role played by gender in conflict and violence.


BIOL 1000

Introductory Biology

An introductory survey of the major areas of the biologi­cal sciences designed to equip students with information enabling them to make rational, informed decisions about biologically relevant issues. The course includes topics such as cell structure and function, metabolism, mitosis and meiosis, protein synthesis, evolution, animal diversity, anatomy and physiology, ecology, and conser­vation biology.


BIOL 1200

Human Biology

Human Biology is a survey course for non-science majors covering topics such as the scientific method, human evo­lution, hierarchal anatomical structures (atoms to organs), and the normal physiology of organ systems in humans. Although an emphasis is placed on students' understand­ing of the non-diseased systems, topics such as AIDS, Cancer, use of supplements, and other environmental impacts are introduced.


BIOL 1300

Nutrition: Eat Smarter

This course is an introduction to nutrition and its relation­ship to health. Micronutrients are categorized by their function in the body (tissue guardians, antioxidants, energy generators, essential electrolytes, mineral power plants, blood fortifiers, bone builders). To personalize these concepts, students conduct an assessment of their own eating habits. Students evaluate sources of nutrition information, conflicting opinions and motives, and de­velop their own value system as a foundation for studying ethical and moral issues concerning food and nutrition.


BIOL 2050

General Biology I

The first semester of a rigorous introduction to modern biology for students intending to major in the natural sciences. The course includes topics related to biological structure and function, from the molecular level in cells to the integrated workings of organisms. Darwinian evolu­tion is emphasized as a unifying theme in biology. 


BIOL 2051

General Biology I Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 2050.


BIOL 2052

General Biology II

A continuation of BIOL 2050. The course includes mecha­nisms of heredity and biological evolution, the history of life in all its major forms, and the ecological contexts and constraints of its existence.


BIOL 2053

General Biology II Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 2052.


BIOL 2170

Ethnobotany: People and Plants

An introduction to the history of human use of plants as food, medicine and materials, with emphasis on examples from the Hawaiian Islands. Patterns of cultural inter­change promoting the collection and spread of knowledge of plants and their cultivation and use will be examined, as well as prospects for future discoveries from ethnobotani­cal study of different cultures.


BIOL 3020

Plant Biology

The evolution, comparative anatomy, physiology, and life cycles of members of the plant kingdom from algae to flowering plants.


BIOL 3021

Plant Biology Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 3020.


BIOL 3024

Algal Biology and Diversity

This course will provide students with a basic under­standing of algal biology, classification and evolutionary history as well as current information on the role of algae in marine ecosystems, global climate and human health. Emphasis will be placed on the major groups of algae found in Hawaiian waters.


BIOL 3025

Algal Biology & Diversity Laboratory

This course will accompany BIOL 3024 (Algal Biology and Diversity) to teach students how to identify local spe­cies of marine algae in the laboratory and, when possible, in the field. Students will also begin preparing their own herbarium of local marine seaweeds, and will conduct laboratory experiments using local marine phytoplankton and seaweeds. Emphasis will be placed on the major groups of algae found in Hawaiian waters.


BIOL 3030

Comparative Animal Physiology

Vertebrate and invertebrate mechanisms regarding gas exchange, food and energy metabolism, temperature, salt, water, and nitrogen regulation, bodily coordination, integration and information processing; adaptation to environment is emphasized.


BIOL 3031

Comparative Animal Physiology Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 3030.


BIOL 3070

Marine Vertebrate Zoology

An examination of the diversity, evolution, comparative morphology, and physiology of fishes. The course surveys marine reptiles, birds, and mammals.


BIOL 3071

Marine Vertebrate Zoology Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 3070.


BIOL 3080


A study of the adaptive structure and function at the in­dividual, population, community, and ecosystem levels; theoretical and experimental studies pertaining to the distribution and abundance of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial organisms.


BIOL 3081

Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 3080. Includes introduc­tion to, and analysis of, ecological journal articles.


BIOL 3930

Nutrition and Society

A seminar course investigating current philosophical, societal, and scientific issues in the field of nutrition. Topics include the role of nutrition in holistic health and preventive medicine, food and behavior, world hunger, eating disorders, nutrition and fitness, nutritional fads and fallacies, ethics in food manufacturing and advertising, food additives, pesticide residues, and changing nutritional needs during the human life cycle.


BIOL 4020

Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology considers perspectives in population epidemiology cell growth pattern/rates, carcinogens, and molecular interactions in a number of the more prevalent cancers within the last 20 years. This course will provide beneficial background information to students consider­ing graduate cancer research or for students considering a career in medicine.


BIOL 4040

Environmental Microbiology

General microbiological principles emphasizing the na­ture of the microbial world, microbial metabolism, and energetics, microbial diversity, population interactions, human interactions. Emphasis is on the importance of micro-organisms in the biosphere.


BIOL 4041

Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

Laboratory component of BIOL 4040.


BIOL 4940

Biology Seminar

A critical analysis of recent biological literature. Includes formal seminars, informal group discussions, a compre­hensive review article, and research project proposal.


BIOL 4950

Biology Practicum

Senior practicum opportunity for students interested in working on special topics in biology under the direction of the biology faculty.


BIOL 6120


Ichthyology is the study of fish biology. This course will cover areas of systematics, evolution, anatomy, physiol­ogy, behavior, ecology, biogeography, and conservation of fishes. This course will emphasize the incredible diversity of fishes and comparative study of adaptations in relation to the environment, focusing on the marine habitat.


BIOL 6170

Larval Biology

Biology of embryos, larvae and juveniles of marine ani­mals including freshwater species with marine larvae. Top­ics include life history differences, evolutionary transitions between developmental modes, parental investment, and dispersal, feeding and settlement mechanisms. Methods of sampling, identification, culture and experimental study of common invertebrate and fish larvae will be emphasized.


BR 1021, 1022, 1023

Cultural Studies

This series of course modules develops an awareness of selected concepts which are used to interpret cultures and cultural practices. Students examine cultural practices in the context of a changing, globalizing world as a means of reflecting on their own values and customs. Reflections are stimulated and supported by readings which address facets of selected cultures and individuals in transition. Students share their insights in discussions, field notes, journal writing, multimedia presentations, and an interac­tive poster session.


BR 1031, 1032, 1033

Cultural Studies 

This series of course modules develops an awareness of se­lected issues that influence the modern need for movement toward sustainability. Students examine how changes in one area can impact seemingly distant or unrelated areas, using the Hawaiian Islands as a model for this concept of inter-connectedness. Students also consider the personal choices they face with respect to sustainability, both as individuals and as members of larger communities. Ad­ditional features include service-learning experiences, creating presentations, and leading discussions that dem­onstrate each student’s reflection and evaluation.


CHEM 3030

Organic Chemistry I

This is the first of a two-semester course on the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. Organic molecules are the functional components of living organisms, the food we eat, the drugs we take, the clothes we wear, the fuels we burn, and most of the products in our lives. Students learn the basic language and tools for describing organic compounds and their reactions, including curved arrows, resonance, reaction schemes, energy diagrams, and struc­tural drawings. Topics include bonding theories, acid-base chemistry, stereochemistry, and the nomenclature, struc­ture, and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides. Students also learn the theory, processing and interpretation of magnetic resonance spectroscopy.


CHEM 3031

Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Laboratory component of CHEM 3030. By applying con­cepts from the lecture course, students learn to synthesize, purify, analyze, and model organic compounds. Reactions include substitutions, eliminations, and additions. Analy­sis techniques include thin layer and gas chromatography, ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. These techniques are used to test hypotheses relating to reaction mecha­nisms, purity, solubility, and biological activities.


CHEM 3050

Environmental Chemistry

Basic and applied chemistry of the lithosphere, hydro­sphere, and atmosphere, with emphasis on natural global biogeochemical cycles and perturbations caused by hu­man activities.


CHEM 3054

Aquatic Chemistry

Applications of chemical principles to describe processes controlling the composition of natural water systems.


CHEM 4020

Advanced Organic Chemistry

This course will focus on modern organic synthesis strategies and methodologies, with a strong emphasis on mechanistic understanding of these reactions. Topics include advanced reactions and general synthesis strate­gies that are currently used in fields such as medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, materials science, agricultural science, food science and alternative fuels. Synthesis of natural products, traditionally one of the most important and challenging areas in organic chemistry, will be emphasized, with examples drawn from current primary literature.


CHEM 4030

Biochemistry I

Structure of biochemical macromolecules and their com­ponent molecules. Emphasis is on cellular metabolism and energy transformations.


CHEM 4031

Biochemistry I Laboratory

Laboratory component of CHEM 4030.


CHEM 6310

Marine Natural Products Chemistry

Marine microbes, algae, and invertebrates are productive sources of structurally diverse, biologically active, and ecologically significant natural products. This course will cover the structures, biosynthesis, biological activities, isolation methods, and structure determination techniques for representative compounds from major structural classes including terpenoids, polyketides, alkaloids, and non-ribosomal peptides.


COM 2300

Communication and Culture

This course examines the relationship between culture and communication in order to develop an understanding of the process of communicating across cultures. Commu­nication patterns and practices enact or produce culture, and cultural patterns and practices produce communica­tion. This relationship is especially important because, perhaps more than ever, an appreciation of communica­tion processes is an essential factor in promoting positive intercultural relations.


COM 3361

Environmental Communication

Students will examine how environmental issues have been and continue to be framed and represented by vari­ous media, ranging from public relations to journalistic approaches. Students will learn how to report on and write about environmental issues in journalistic style and complete a final project based on hands-on work with HPU-affiliated Environmental Sciences faculty.


ECON 3110

Game Theory

An introduction to the tool of game theoretic analysis with a strong emphasis on applications. The course covers both static and dynamic games as well as games with varying degrees of information. The breadth of applications spans labor economics, international trade, environmental economics, industrial organization, corporate finance, and public choice.


ECON 3220

Labor Economics

An extensive study of the labor market, this course begins with an overview of demand and supply in labor markets and then explores a variety of topics including the relation­ship between pay and productivity; the earnings of women and minorities; collective bargaining; earnings inequality; and the economic impact of unemployment.


ECON 3409

Contemporary Issues in the Hawai'i Economy

Course analyzes various issues in today's Hawaii economy. Topics include, but might not be limited to: eco­nomic diversification, the future of tourism, agriculture, high-tech, the military, construction, the local airlines, other industries, the role of government and taxation, the business climate, Neighbor Island economies, Hawaiian sovereignty.


ECON 3420

Economic Development

The study of the economic development theory and prob­lems faced by less developed countries trying to achieve economic development. The influence of population, entrepreneurship, and values are also examined.


ECON 3900

Economic Issues of Asia

Contemporary issues such as trade, immigration, develop­ment, and international institutions of concern to Asian economies.


ECON 6400

International Trade and Finance

An advanced study of selected problems in international trade including: trade theory and policy; current issues in free trade vs. protectionism; trade and economic growth; the international monetary system; multinationals and international capital mobility; issues and prospects.


ECON 6450

The World Economy

An examination of the complex set of internal and external variables that shape the progress and inter­relatedness of economies of the world at various stages of development.


ENVS 1040

Introduction to Fresh Water Systems

A survey of the biology, chemistry, physics, and geology of fresh water systems such as lakes, wetlands, and rivers.


ENVS 2000

Principles of Environmental Science

An introduction to the analysis of environmental problems from a scientific perspective using fundamental principles from the biological and physical sciences.


ENVS 2001

Principles of Environmental Science Laboratory

Laboratory and field component of ENVS 2000.


ENVS 3000

Science and the Modern Prospect

The course emphasizes the use of the scientific method and the results of scientific study to explore and understand is­sues of environmental concern. The major objective is the presentation of the human inhabited biosphere as a system amendable to study and scientific understanding.


ENVS 3002

Applications of Environmental Science

The course emphasizes the use of the scientific method and the results of scientific study to explore and understand is­sues of environmental concern. The major objective is the presentation of the human inhabited biosphere as a system amendable to study and scientific understanding.


ENVS 3003

Applications of Environmental Science Laboratory

Laboratory and field component of ENVS 3002.


ENVS 4000

Methods of Environmental Science

This course will present advanced analytical technolo­gies current in real world applications of environmental science. Computer-driven data analysis, modeling, and presentation technology has become vital to the understanding and reporting of problems and issues that constitute today's applications of environmental science. This course will present specific applications in a hands on approach.


ENVS 4001

Methods of Environmental Science Laboratory

Laboratory component of ENVS 4000.


ENVS 4050

Remote Sensing

The physics and techniques of remote sensing presented through an exploration of physical characteristics of ter­restrial and marine environments.


ENVS 4400

Environmental Science Seminar

A critical analysis of recent environmental scientific literature. The course includes formal seminars, informal group discussions, a comprehensive review article, and a research project proposal.


ENVS 4600

Environmental Science Research

The execution of the research project proposed in ENVS 4400. The course includes oral status reports, a final writ­ten report, a final formal seminar, and a poster presentation of research project results.


ENVS 4950

Environmental Studies Practicum

Senior practicum opportunity in environmental studies.


ENVS 6060

Geographical Information Systems 2: Spatial Analy­sis

GIS is about getting answers to questions so you can make intelligent decisions. In this course you will use ArcGIS to describe the distribution of a set of features, and to discern patterns and measure relationships among these features. Topics in this course include the use of raster GIS tools for natural resource modeling and environmental analysis; the raster structure and its advantages and limitations; appropriate date and procedures; simple raster surface modeling and image integration; map algebra concepts using ArcGIS Spatial Analyst; proximity and dispersion modeling; cost surfaces and many of the vector-based analytical tools and techniques available within ArcGIS.


ENVS 6920

Special Topics in Environmental Science

The title, content and prerequisites for this course will vary with instructor and need in the program. The course may be repeated when the title and content have changed.


GEOG 1000

Introduction to Physical Geography

A non-laboratory introduction and survey of Earth's natural environment, including earth-sun relationships, weather and climate, landforms, soils, and vegetation. The effects of these physical elements on human activity are also stressed. The course presents both global and regional perspectives.


GEOG 1500

World Regional Geography

This course studies the geography of the world's major culture regions. Emphasis is placed on the geographic foundations and cultural characteristics, changes, and divisions that provide insight and understanding to current world events and issues.


GEOG 2600

Geography of Travel and Tourism

An exploration of the major themes, concepts, and con­temporary issues focused on in tourism geography. The major areas of focus involve defining tourism and its relationship to geographic inquiry, an overview of tourism from a world regional perspective, and more specifically the impact of tourism in Hawai'i and Oceania.


GEOG 3200

Geography of Hawai'i and the Pacific

An introduction to the human and physical geography of Oceania. Class readings, discussions, presentations, and writing assignments will illustrate the complex sociogeo­graphic aspects of this region. Special attention is given to Hawai'i, emphasizing its unique physical geography and its contemporary and historical links to the Pacific.


GEOG 3310

Geography of Japan

A course that begins with the physical and cultural founda­tions of Japan, including the origin of the Japanese islands, climate, and natural hazards and how various historic periods are visible on the Japanese cultural landscape today. Other topics include populations, agriculture, industry, urbanization, recreation, minority groups, and Japanese concepts of living space.


GEOG 4700

Geographic Information Systems

A course that provides students with the fundamental concepts underlying geographic information systems (GIS). The nature and analytical use of spatial information are discussed. During the laboratories, students acquire skills in utilizing the popular software package ArcView GIS. Laboratories provide hands on experience with ArcView GIS.


GEOL 1000

The Dynamic Earth

An introductory survey of the geology of the earth. Top­ics include geologic time and earth history, internal earth processes (plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes), and surface processes (streams, coasts, climate).


GEOL 2000

Physical Geology: The Science of Earth

A comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of geology for students intending to major in the natural sciences. Topics include formation and evolution of the earth, as well as a broad range of surface and internal geological processes


GEOL 3020


Quantitative treatment of the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle including stream flow, ground water flow, and water quality.


GLSD 6330

Comparative Management Systems

National, regional, ethnic, and other influences are com­mon in how we lead and manage. A conceptual frame­work within which students can access the problems of a changing global environment is provided. Globalization and the universal desire for economic development has led both corporations and governments to seek successful models for capitalism and creating wealth. The influence of belief and values on how we manage and organize is the focus of discussion and assignments.


GLSD 6340

An Environmental History of the Modern World

This course examines the impact of human activities on the environmental world that have occurred since the 15th century, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries. Historical, institutional, and cultural forces are studies to gain a contextual understanding of contemporary envi­ronmental issues. Implicit assumptions about the natural world imbedded in economic, religious, and cultural models will be identifies and explored in terms of their environmental implications.


GLSD 6350

Global Markets in Transition

An examination of the forces promoting globalization and the development of business in evolving markets. The course focuses on related contemporary managerial issues. Included is the study of market transformations in cases of regional economic integration. Technology transfer and patterns of business development are also introduced. Additionally, price mechanisms for regulat­ing international exchange and comparative costs studies related to the geometry of location are investigated.


HIST 3559

Preservation-Hawai'i's Heritage

A course designed to investigate the theory, methods, and approaches to historic preservation in Hawai'i. Through readings, lectures by various people active in the preservation field in Hawai'i, case studies, and visits to significant historic sites, students develop a more thorough understanding of historic preservation and a deeper appreciation of ways to carry Hawai'i's past into the twenty-first century.


HIST 3650

History of Oil in the Modern World

The History of Oil in the Modern World will explore the rise of oil as a strategic commodity and its influence on world politics and economic systems in the modern pe­riod, form its discovery in 1859 to its role in the strategic relationships between the Middle East and other nations today. We will study its uses, and the dominance of Western oil companies in its extraction in Russia, the Middle East, Indonesia, Venezuela, Nigeria, and Libya. The role of oil in our daily lives and the global and local impacts of the use of oil will also be examined.


HIST 3780

Modern World Revolutions

This course examines the underlying causes and effects associated with revolutionary movements with empha­sis on the twentieth century. It explores revolutionary philosophies and strategies of world leaders, analyzes how political, environmental and economic conditions spark popular uprisings and explores the ways in which these interact with perceptions of poverty, oppression and foreign domination to inspire people to struggle for reform and seek a better way of life. The Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Cuban, Nicaraguan, and Islamic revolution­ary movements will receive close attention.


HIST 3788

Food in World History

This course enables students to approach world history through an overview of food and foodways. Students will explore how world historical processes, such as famine, religious practice, national identity, social organization, imperialism, and war are expressed, influenced or il­luminated by cuisine, diet, and nutrition. Students will also study how food choices and consumption patterns are affected by encounters between cultures. The impact of increasing industrialization of food production and globalization of dietary choices and patterns of food consumption will also be examined.


HIST 3792

Encounters and Exchanges in Modern World His­tory

This course examines the nature, course and impact of encounters and exchanges, cultural and economic, between civilizations and across global regions from the early modern period (c. 1500) to the present. It explores how much interaction confirms, alters or changes the way societies see themselves as well as their view of those with whom they come into contact. The impact of trade networks, the role of intermediaries between cultures in contact, the cross-regional impact of the exchange of crops, diseases and animals, and the processes of colonial­ism and globalization are among those topics which will receive close attention.


HIST 6063

Seminar: Atlantic System

This graduate level seminar introduces students to the concept of the Atlantic System. The course will promote understanding of the Atlantic Ocean as a connective rather than a divisive force in history. Topics of examination will include colonialism, economic structures, slavery, ecology, social construction and identity formation, and anti-systemic movements.


HIST 6551

Pacific Islands History

This course has two basic goals. First, it intends to out­line the historical development of the Pacific (Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia) from the pre-contact period to the present. However, the focus of the class will be on the period following Western contact. The second goal of the course is to present the history of the Pacific in a global context and examine themes that extend beyond the Pacific. In particular, first contact, imperialism, west­ernization, nationalism, and environmental sustainability will be examined. The thematic focus will be examined on both a regional and national level.


HS 3010

Health Policy Analysis

An overview of the health care system in the United States and its challenges and instruction in the core elements of health policy and analysis including problem definition; background; political, economic, and social landscape; development of policy options; and recommendations. Emphasis will be on major health policy institutions and important issues that intersect these institutions. The key components include the major insurers, Medicare, Medicaid, Congress, and state legislatures. In addition, special focus will be given to the uninsured, quality of care and long term care.


HS 3020


An overview of the relationships between potential risk factors and health outcomes and how causal relation­ships are interpreted for public health decision making. This course will provide a comprehensive understand­ing of sources of population data in term of morbidity, mortality, and other vital statistics. Scientific methods for approaching population data and identifying public health problems and empirical analysis of data will be emphasized. Critical evaluation of medical and public health literature is included.


HUM 3100

Alternative Futures

An interdisciplinary and cross-cultural attempt to under­stand the human capacity for free choice, creativity, and wisdom in the transformation of society. History is studied in terms of successes, failures, obstacles, opportunities, and unrealized possibilities in taking responsibilities for the future. Special emphasis is given to global economics and interdependence between the future of humanity and the life of the earth.


INTR 6300

International and Domestic Emergency Manage­ment

A comparative study of international and domestic emergency management. The course provides the basic tools for planning and implementing disaster and recov­ery plans. Topics include civil-military coordination in complex emergencies, NGO and public health issues, command, control and information management, com­munication and warning systems, intergovernmental relations, and media relations.


LAW 3300

Environmental Law and Policy

The study of local, state, and federal laws and regulations that relate to human impacts on the environment.


MARS 1000

Introductory Oceanography

An elementary survey of the geology, chemistry, physics, and biology of the oceans. Topics include: ocean basin morphology, plate tectonics, sedimentation, major and minor components of seawater, ocean circulation, waves, tides, plankton, nekton, and benthic organisms.


MARS 1010

Field Experience in Marine Science

This field intensive course is designed to introduce students to Hawaii's unique tropical marine environment with an emphasis on coral reef survey methods and ocean safety. Lecture and lab topics include natural history of the Hawaiian Islands, ocean and surf safety, snorkeling skills, first-aid and CPR, marine life identification, and coral reef survey techniques. Field trips include a pool session, night reef walk and numerous snorkel surveys. Basic swimming skills and personal snorkel gear are required. Recommended for all marine science students and others interested in working in Hawaii's marine environment.


MARS 1500

Marine Biology and Global Oceans

The oceans and atmosphere impact and are impacted by virtually all life on earth and our knowledge of the diver­sity and consequences of anthropogenic impacts on these systems is growing steadily. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge on marine biological systems and then discuss how the world oceans and surrounding environments affect and are affected by people from an economic, cultural, and political perspective.


MARS 2060

Geological, Chemical, and Physical Oceanography

A rigorous and comprehensive introduction to geological, chemical, and physical oceanography. Topics include: earth structure and composition, plate tectonics, sedi­ments, the hydrosphere, properties of water and seawater, salinity, gases, nutrients, atmosphere circulation, heat budgets, surface ocean circulation, themohaline circula­tion, waves, tides, and coastal oceanography.


MARS 2061

Geological, Chemical, and Physical Oceanography Laboratory

Field and laboratory component of MARS 2060. Topics include: bathymetry, sediment sampling and size analysis, seawater sample collection, temperature, salinity, pH, and dissolved oxygen measurement using in situ instruments, dissolved oxygen and plant nutrient laboratory analyses, in situ light intensity measurements, Lagrangian current measurements.


MARS 2062

Marine Biology

A comprehensive introduction to marine biology. Topics will include principles of marine science, life in the marine environment, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and human impacts on the marine environment.


MARS 3000

General Oceanography I

The first semester of a comprehensive introduction to modern oceanography. Topics include: earth history, plate tectonics, geophysics, geochemistry, marine sediments, the hydrosphere, physical properties of salt water, major and minor components of seawater, and ocean-atmosphere interactions.


MARS 3001

General Oceanography I Lab

Laboratory and field component of MARS 3000.


MARS 3002

General Oceanography II

A continuation of MARS 3000. Topics include: weather and climate, ocean circulation, waves, tides, coastal ocean­ography, biological productivity, planktonic and benthic organisms, marine communities and ecology.


MARS 3003

General Oceanography II Lab

Laboratory and field component of MARS 3002.


MARS 3050

Biological Oceanography

This course emphasizes interactions of marine organisms with the physical environment. Students will learn how marine biota influence and are in-turn influenced by the chemistry, physics, and geology of the oceans. Topics include marine microbiology, phytoplankton ecology and physiology, zooplankton ecology, biogeochemistry, and global change.


MARS 4030

Marine Mammal Biology

This is a survey course of marine mammal biology. The course covers phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, ecology and behavior of marine mammals.


MARS 4031

Marine Mammal Biology Laboratory

This course aims to develop traditional laboratory, field, and computer skills to investigate marine mammal physiology and ecology. A broad range of topics will be covered including taxonomy, anatomy, population abundance and distribution, health assessment and marine mammal strandings. Data analyses and scientific writing of reports emphasized.


MARS 4050

Marine Ecology

Application of ecological principles and methods to ma­rine habitats are explored. Marine life, including plankton, nekton, neuston, and benthos, are studied in ecological settings from estuaries to the deep sea. Subject matter draws heavily from the original scientific literature. BIOL 3060 is recommended.


MARS 4051

Marine Ecology Laboratory

Laboratory and field component of MARS 4050.


MARS 4060

Geological Oceanography

Geological, geophysical, and geochemical principles applied to the oceans. Topics include: origin, structure, composition, and evolution of the earth, morphology of ocean basins and continental margins, plate tectonics, marine sedimentology and stratigraphy, sea level changes, and paleoceanography.


MARS 4061

Geological Oceanography Laboratory

Laboratory and field component of MARS 4060.


MARS 4070

Chemical Oceanography

Chemical and biological principles applied to the oceans. Topics include: the physical chemistry of seawater, salinity and the major ions, bio-limiting, bio-intermediate, and bio-unlimiting chemicals, dissolved gases, the DIC system, trace metals, hydrothermal processes, radiochemistry, stable isotopes, chemical transport, and chemicals as water mass tracers.


MARS 4071

Chemical Oceanography Laboratory

Laboratory and field component of MARS 4070.


MARS 4080

Physical Oceanography

Basic physical and mathematical principles applied to ocean dynamics. Topics include: properties of seawater, physical laws and classification of forces, the equation of motion, turbulence, geostrophic flow, wind-driven circula­tion, thermohaline circulation, waves, and tides.


MARS 4081

Dynamic Physical Oceanography Laboratory

MARS 4081 is the laboratory and field component of MARS 4080. Students have the opportunity to get extensive hands-on experience with measurement and data analysis techniques commonly used in physical oceanography.


MARS 4090

Biological Oceanography

A survey of biological oceanography with an emphasis on the interactions of organisms with their physical and geochemical environment. Pelagic organisms spanning scales from the microbial loop to fisheries will be exam­ined using energy flow, genetics, and models, with an emphasis on past and present global changes.


MARS 4210

Marine Fisheries and Management

This course will cover major aspects of marine fisher­ies including the types of gears and practices used, life histories, the recruitment and population dynamics of harvested species, and the structure and assessment of stocks. An overarching theme will be the effects of fishing and climate variability on the aforementioned dynamics of individual species and fisheries, as well as ecosystems. Ultimately, the course will focus on how such dynamics present management dilemmas and the consequential management solutions to these problems.


MARS 4910

Seminar: Marine Biology

A critical analysis of recent marine biological literature. Includes formal seminars, informal group discussions, a comprehensive review article, and a research project proposal.


MARS 4920

Seminar: Oceanography

A critical analysis of recent oceanographic literature. Includes formal seminars, informal group discussions, a comprehensive review article, and a research project proposal.


MARS 6000

Marine Systems I: Geological and Physical Ocean­ography

Geological and physical principles applied to the oceans. Topics include: the configuration of the ocean basins, paleoceanography, sea level change, oceanic sedimen­tary resources and sediment production, distribution and transport; atmospheric circulation, the global heat budget, ocean circulation, and wave motion.


MARS 6002

Marine Systems II: Chemical and Biological Ocean­ography

Chemical and biological principles applied to the oceans. Topics include: chemical composition of seawater, use of isotopes ocean science, marine microbiology, zooplankton and secondary production, benthic habitats and com­munities, nutrient and particle fluxes associated with the ocean's biological pump and with marine biogeochemi­cal cycles.


MARS 6030

Marine Mammal Biology

This is a survey course of marine mammal biology. This course covers phylogeny, anatomy, physiology, ecology and behavior of marine mammals.


MARS 6050

Marine Ecology

A graduate course emphasizing ecological interactions of marine organisms with their own and other species, and the physical environment. Designed to survey not only what is known about marine ecology, but how that knowledge was acquired, the course strongly emphasizes readings from original scientific literature.


MARS 6060

Geological Oceanography

This course provides students with an in-depth survey of marine systems from a geological perspective. The top­ics covered will include the configuration of the ocean basins, paleo-oceanography, sea level change, oceanic sedimentary resources as well as sediment production, distribution and transport.


MARS 6070

Chemical Oceanography

Chemical and biological principles applied to the oceans. Topics include: the physical chemistry of seawater, sa­linity and the major ions, bio-limiting, bio-intermediate, and bio-unlimiting chemicals, dissolved gases, the DIC system, trace metals, hydrothermal processes, radiochem­istry, stable isotopes, chemical transport, and chemicals as water mass tracers.


MARS 6080

Physical Oceanography

This course provides students with an in-depth survey of marine systems from a physical perspective. Topics in­clude physical and thermodynamic properties of seawater; temperature, salinity and density distributions, ocean heat budget, ocean effect on climate, geostrophic flow, Ekman balance, potential vorticity and Sverdrup balance, thermohaline circulation, waves, and tides.


MARS 6090

Biological Oceanography

This course provides students with an in-depth survey of marine systems from a biological perspective, emphasiz­ing the interactions of organisms with the physical and chemical environment and biogeochemical variability, and introducing key organisms and their functions (using energy flow, genetics, and models) from microbial loop to fisheries, with an emphasis on past and present global change issues.


MARS 6120

Coral Reef Ecology

Coral reef biology and ecology are broadly covered through lecture and group discussion of primary literature and contemporary issues. Emphasizing Hawaiian reef ecosystems, topics include coral taxonomy, anatomy, reproduction, symbiosis, biogeography, evolutionary history, reef accretion or lass due to natural and anthro­pogenic disturbances including global climate change and ocean acidification.


MARS 6210

Marine Fisheries and Management

This course will address a marine science branch of great relevance to Marine Science (MSMS) and Global Leader­ship and Sustainability (MAGLSD) students, which has not been part of the HPU curriculum to date. This course will be available to graduate students, and will be offered concurrently with a course designed for undergraduate MARS and ENVS (MARS 4210).


MARS 6910

Current Topics in Marine Science

This is a new graduate seminar course for students in the MSMS program. Current topics seminars are designed to expose graduate students to new developments and discoveries in Marine Science by taking advantage of seminars and other educational opportunities inside and outside HPU. While this flexible structure may vary with instructor and topic, most will be structured as seminar courses. Students will be assigned readings in the current literature of the course topic and required to critique the readings and relate the materials to their own research or the instructor’s area of expertise.


MGMT 6330

Comparative Management Systems

National, regional, ethnic, and other influences are com­mon in how we lead and manage. A conceptual frame­work within which students can access the problems of a changing global environment is provided. Globalization and the universal desire for economic development has led both corporations and governments to seek successful models for capitalism and creating wealth. The influence of belief and values on how we manage and organize is the focus of discussion and assignments.


NUR 3920

Issues of AIDS

A nursing elective. The course examines the issues of AIDS within public health and social domains. Students explore their personal values and beliefs about AIDS, as well as develop a working body of knowledge about the disease and its effects on the individual and on societies worldwide. An emphasis on prevention and health promo­tion exists throughout the course.


NUR 4960

Developing a Healthy Community

A focus on the community as client. Students use the nurs­ing process to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate health services given to marginally functional families and other vulnerable aggregates within the community. A clinical component (NUR 4961) must be taken concurrently.


NUR 6015

Community/Public Health Policy and Program Planning

This course analyzes the relationships between health policy, the organization of U.S. health care systems, and the health status of culturally diverse communities. Health care policy issues and trends, population-based community needs assessment and analysis, program plan­ning, and grant writing are examined. Emphasis is placed on the role of the advanced practice nurse in influencing policy decisions.


NUR 6952

Analysis of Communities and Vulnerable Popula­tions

An examination of community structure and dynamics, including citizen participation, power, decision-making structures, and communication patterns that govern a community's functioning. The community dimensions of location, population, and social systems are used to develop strategies for improving the health of the various aggregates and the community as a whole. The student is expected to understand the cultural, behavioral, and organizational factors affecting the access, use, and organization of health services.


OC 6442

Culture and Intervention Strategies

OC 6442 includes discussions and assignments intended to develop a working understanding of the influence of cul­ture in various human organizations. Culture is presented as the fundamental knowledge we use to create adaptive solutions for human problems. National, corporate, community, and group organizations are fundamental expressions of culturally influenced world views and values. Frameworks for observing, analyzing, measur­ing, and changing culture are presented. Approaches for reconciling conflicts among stakeholders with seemingly different culture values and models for behavior are used in simulations and case discussions.


PHIL 2500

Introduction to Ethics

In this course you will be introduced to several ethical theories (virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology), you will critically engage several topics in applied ethics (ranging from terrorism, just war, and environmental ethics, to abortion and euthanasia), and you will give consideration to the nature of moral language.


PHIL 4500

Global Justice

This course will focus on concepts, dilemmas, and ideals which give rise to perplexities regarding social justice. Topics include: conflicts between nationalism and cosmopolitanism, human rights and the dangers of interventionism, global poverty and considerations of distributive justice, women and global justice, and inter­national environmental justice.


PHIL 4501

Rethinking Social Values

A consideration of important shifts in attitude about the role, the rights, the obligations, and the goals of both the individual and the community (national as well as global) in the first quarter of the 21st century. Particular attention is given to issues such as abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, global justice, animal rights, and the environment.


PSCI 2500

World Politics

A course that provides a survey of the trends and major issues confronting the world today in the early 21st cen­tury. It examines trends such as the rise of nationalism, the revival of religion as a political factor, and economic changes like regionalism within the emerging global economy. Contemporary issues of conflict and cooperation such as terrorism, pollution, human rights, global cultural integration and trade are examined.


SOC 1000

Introduction to Sociology

An examination of how various social structures and processes influence the well-being of individuals and society. Topics include: theory and methods used to study society; the relationship between self and society; social differences and inequality; institutions; contemporary is­sues such as popular culture and urbanization; and social change through collective behavior and modernization.


SOC 2600

Peace Studies

Peace Studies provides students with an introduction to the dynamics of conflict and peace at the personal, local, national, and international levels. The course surveys interdisciplinary research that analyzes the causes of violence, war, and peace in the contemporary world.


SOC 3750

Social Movements and Collective Behavior

An analysis of several historic and current social move­ments, techniques for change, and the implications for human development. The perspective of this course is both sociological and political. Topics include: feminism, the battle for racial equality, and political extremism.