ENS1100EN - Environmental Science

Course description

This course explores the interaction between geology, the environment, and society. Topics may include geologic hazards, hydrogeology, natural resources, and pollution.

How this course benefits students

This course will equip students to interpret and discern issues related to geology and the environment. These skills will be essential for those who expect to work in industry or mission-related geoscience positions.

Why this course is important

This course will be essential for students who expect to do any kind of environmental work that may deal with geology-related issues.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Natural Sciences Distribution
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-05 (May 9, 2022 - July 3, 2022)
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
Dr. Olugbenga Akin Ige, Professor of Geology

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Students will explore the environmental geologic events/issues mentioned in Scripture, and will consider our response to these issues today.

Missionally driven

The course will lay a foundation for students seeking to do mission work dealing with environmental issues, and specifically geological issues.

Contextually informed

Students will learn how context affects which geological issues are likely to impact a person or community.

Interculturally focused

Students will appreciate variation in environmental geologic challenges across different regions.

Practically minded

The course will equip students to deal with various environmental geology problems.

Experientially transformed

Students will study how people can be personally affected by various environmental geology issues.