This course applies ideas from Weather and Climate by examining climate zones and factors that affect local climate. This will include the seasonal cycle, the Koppen-Geiger climate classification scheme, monsoons, trade winds, and the effects of local topography. Particular consideration will be given to the 10/40 window.
In order to engage in mission in different parts of the world, students require an understanding of the factors that influence local climate.
In order to engage in mission and live in different parts of the world, students need a basic understanding of the science of what influences local climate.
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.
Students will learn how local cultures are shaped in part by the climate.
Students will be able understand influences on the local climate where they engage in mission.
Students will be forced to consider the challenges moving to a new climate will provide.