ENS2000LEN - Weather and Climate Lab

Course description

This course develops ideas from Weather and Climate in a practical manner, equipping students to understand weather forecasts and seasonal outlooks, satellite and radar imagery, output from computer models, etc. It will also include aspects of weather observations from ground level.

How this course benefits students

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, practical undergraduate understanding of how the climate works.

Why this course is important

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.

Credit hours
1 hour
Lab
Weather and Climate
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Natural Sciences Distribution
Learning type
Laboratory
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. Mick Pope, Professor of Environmental Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course will affirm the value the bible places on understanding the physical world.

Missionally driven

Students will learn that mission occurs within a physical context which varies from place to place.

Contextually informed

This course contextualizes Christian mission in the physical world.

Interculturally focused

Different cultures are affected by their local climate. Students will develop a basic framework for understanding why climate varies from place to place.

Practically minded

Students will be able to interpret weather and climate data.

Experientially transformed

Students will better understand the weather and climate that goes on around them.