ENS3100EN - Global Climatic Regions

Course description

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.

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.

Why this course is important

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.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
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 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

Students will learn how local cultures are shaped in part by the climate.

Practically minded

Students will be able understand influences on the local climate where they engage in mission.

Experientially transformed

Students will be forced to consider the challenges moving to a new climate will provide.