GHL5300EN - Ecomissiology and Global Health

Course description

This course defines ecotheology and ecomissiology as applied to global health and medical mission. Students will be able to describe how various climate regimes impact health, with a focus on the tropics (10/40 window), including severe weather and climate events and tropical diseases.

How this course benefits students

Medical mission requires a solid theological underpinning in addition to medical knowledge. Health has a strong connection to local climate, and students need to understand this connection, especially in the face of climate change.

Why this course is important

In order to engage in medical mission, students must understand how it fits into the broader framework of mission and ecomission, as climate changes and affects human health.

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

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course develops a biblically informed ecotheology and ecomissiology as applied to medical mission.

Missionally driven

Students will learn how human health relates to the broader health of the planet and to global mission.

Contextually informed

This course examines how the local climate affects human welfare and the need to contextualize mission.

Interculturally focused

Health issues are understood in culturally specific ways. This course examines the relationship between climate, culture and health.

Practically minded

Students will be better prepared for medical mission by being aware of the major health issues in the 10/40 region, and their link to climate and climate change.

Experientially transformed

This course will force students to reconsider what they understand by mission and their own role in the harm done to creation and the health of global poor.