ENS6400EN - Land Use Planning and Policy

Course description

This is an advanced course that is designed give an in-depth examination of the legal and procedural aspects of land, both in the United States of American and globally. Emphasis will be placed on what has guided and is currently guiding land use in the United States of America and how U.S. cities continue to manage urban growth, economic development, housing, transportation and traffic congestion. But some cases studies from other parts of the world will be consider as well.

How this course benefits students

The student will learn how and a Biblical word view has shaped land use and planning policy.

Why this course is important

The course will cause the student, especially from a Western background, to explore and evaluate assumptions, traditions, and biases.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Raphael Afonja, Professor of Environmental Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

The course will explore how Biblical doctrine and practice has influenced land use and planning policy.

Missionally driven

This course will prepare students to engage all cultures with the gospel while addressing issues of land use and planning policy.

Contextually informed

Land use and planning policy is all about context

Interculturally focused

engaing other cultures on land use and planning is all about context.

Practically minded

Land use and planning is practiced in various cultures and has been adopted, adapted, and shaped by many non-Western cultures.

Experientially transformed

The course will lead the student to engage the challenges and benefits of land use and plannning policy globaly in order to be more effective missionally and practically.