The African continent has abundant natural resources, yet the continent has some of the poorest countries in the world and the quest for control over these natural resources has plunged the continent into many civil wars. This course will focus on the causes of this paradox by analyzing the root causes of this disparity. Special emphasis will be placed on an understanding of the natural resources in the African continent and the environmental socio-economic, and political impact of the exploration and exploitation of these resources.
For the student to fully understand environment and case studies of natural resources in Africa he/she must understand how the Biblical worldview has shaped the exploration, exploitation and distribution of natural resources.
A proper understanding of environments of Africa and case studies of natural resources requires a good knowledge of Biblical stewardship and the complexity of environment, socio-economic and political ramifications of exploring, exploiting and distributing these resources.
The course will explore how Christian interpretation of the Bible in light of the exploration, exploitation and distribution of natural resources has influenced the present-day practices.
This course will prepare students to engage all cultures in the African countries with the gospel while addressing the paradox of the abject poverty and an abundance of natural resources in the continent.
This study will ground the student in the context of Biblical stewardship, greed, selfishness and will prepare him/her to better address present concerns about the equitable distribution of natural resources for the benefit of the entire community.
The exploration, exploitation and distribution of natural resources in the African continent has been influenced by different cultures within the African continent.
Students will be challenged to develop an understanding of the exploration, exploitation and distribution of natural resources in the African continent and the environmental, social-economic and political ramifications.
Students will be encouraged to examine their own faith considering Biblical stewardship of natural resources in the African continent.