This course examines the basic elements of the climate system: the role of the sun and earth's orbit, constituents and properties of the atmosphere, how clouds and precipitation form, basic weather patterns, main features of the global circulation and oceans, key atmospheric cycles. A brief discussion of long term changes in climate and human influences.
In order to engage in mission in different parts of the world, students require an understanding of the factors that influence local climate. This course provides a basic undergraduate understanding of how the climate works.
In order to engage in mission and live in different parts of the world, particular in the context of humanity's disruption of the climate, students need a basic understanding of the science.
This course will affirm the value the bible places on understanding the physical world.
Students will learn that mission occurs within a physical context which varies from place to place.
This course contextualizes Christian mission in the physical world.
Different cultures are affected by their local climate. Students will develop a basic framework for understanding why climate varies from place to place.
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of how the global climate works.
Students will better understand the weather and climate that goes on around them, and the part western culture has played in changing it.