ENS6500EN - Topics in Green Design

Course description

This course is advanced course designed to give students an in-depth understanding of discipline specific course on green designs Topics could include: green roofing systems, specialty irrigation systems, innovative energy or water conservation systems, product or material innovations, or specific topical design strategies. Review case studies, local project examples and gain a global perspective on green design.

How this course benefits students

The student will learn how and a Biblical word view has shaped green design.

Why this course is important

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

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Master
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Professor
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 lgreen design.

Missionally driven

This course will prepare students to engage all cultures with the gospel while addressing issues of green design.

Contextually informed

Green design is all about contexts

Interculturally focused

taking the gospel to other world religions is all about context.

Practically minded

Green design 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 green design globaly in order to be more effective missionally and practically.