ENS2230EN - Design and Maintenance of a Habitable Planet

Course description

The environment cannot look after itself, therefore the need for sound environmental laws and policies. This course will focus on some of the United States of American environmental legislations: clean water act (CWA), clean air act (CAA), national environmental policy act (NEPA), resource conservation act (RCA), comprehensive environmental response compensation and liability act (CERCLA), and federal insecticide, fungicide and rodenticide act (FIFRA). The course will also look at international indicatives to control the environment globally and how other countries are balancing the need for development and environmental stewardship.

How this course benefits students

This course will provide the foundation every missional student needs for understanding environmental communications and how cuntries balance the need for development and environmental stewardship.

Why this course is important

Any student who wants to understand why there is legislation geared towards environmental protection must begin with thecommand for man to tend the garden of Eden. This course will provide the foundation for understanding how the environmental communications has changed over time.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Associate
Distribution
Natural Sciences Distribution
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms*
  • 2021-04 (March 7, 2022 - May 1, 2022)
* 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

Environmental communications and how countries balance the need for development and environmental stewardship will be evaluated per Biblical standards of taking care of the earth.

Missionally driven

The study of Environmental communications and how countries balance the need for development and environmental stewardship will prepare the missional student to understand how to be better stewards of the earth.

Contextually informed

This study will ground the student in the context of Biblical stwarship of the Earth.

Interculturally focused

This study will ground the student in the context of Biblical stewardship of the Earth.

Practically minded

Students will be challenged to develop an understanig of environmental communications, which will serve them to better understand current political, economic, development contexts.

Experientially transformed

Students will be encouraged to examine their own faith considering contemporary environmental communications and Biblical stewardship.