Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.67
Liaison Navin Tagore-Erwin
Submission Date March 3, 2022

STARS v2.2

Hawaii Community College-Hilo
AC-3: Undergraduate Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Drew Kapp
Instructor, Academic Sustainability Committee Co-Chair, Earth Day Fair Coordinator
Social Sciences
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Does the institution offer at least one ​sustainability-focused​ major, degree, or certificate program for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate degree program:
Hawaiian Studies Associate in Arts

A brief description of the undergraduate degree program:

Hawaiian Studies is inherently sustainability focused due to countless ties between the culture and the land. Students in with this degree learn about Native Hawaiian Land Management systems, the value of water, there devastating ecological effects of the continued American occupation, the ties between language to the land, the ties between religion to the land, and the overall understanding that Hawaiian Culture is heavily influenced by being good stewards of their home.

The Hawaiian Studies Associate in Arts Degree (AA) is a two-year Baccalaureate direct transfer Associate in Arts degree consisting of 62 semester credits at the 100 and 200 levels. The Associate in Arts in Hawaiian Studies is designed for students who are preparing to transfer to a four year college or university and who have an interest in achieving a qualification that would be beneficial in the workforce or other areas of study where a foundational knowledge of the Native Hawaiian host culture can complement their worldview.


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Does the institution offer one or more sustainability-focused minors or concentrations for undergraduate students?:
Yes

Name of the sustainability-focused undergraduate minor or concentration:
Sustainability Academic Subject Certificate*

A brief description of the undergraduate minor or concentration:

*An Academic Subject Certificate is the equivalent of a minor at Hawaiʻi-CC.

This Certificate encompasses Hawaiʻiʻs geography and traditional sustainable practices, climate change and mitigation science, aloha ʻāina, and more. Students pursuing a Sustainability Certificate engage with a wide variety of subjects, and must take a 3-credit Sustainability (SF) Designated class from each of these areas: Natural Science, Social Science, Hawaiian Studies - plus one more 3-credit SF class of their choice.


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