ENS3400EN - Environmental Risks and Disasters

Course description

This course explores the nature of geological and meteorological hazards and their impact on society. Topics may include landslides, floods, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and severe storms.

How this course benefits students

This course focuses on specifically on hazards so that students will be equipped to respond to these hazards in their communities.

Why this course is important

This course will be essential for students who expect to do any kind of environmental work, in which they will likely deal with hazards of various kinds.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Environmental Studies
Educational level
Bachelor
Learning type
Instructional
Prerequisites
None
Upcoming terms
Pending
* 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

Students will explore the environmental hazards that are mentioned in Scripture, and will consider our response to hazards today.

Missionally driven

The course will lay a foundation for students seeking to do mission work that deals with environmental hazards or other issues.

Contextually informed

Students will learn how a person's geographical context may affect the kinds of environmental hazards that they face.

Interculturally focused

Students will appreciate variation in environmental hazards across different regions.

Practically minded

The basic skills acquired in this course will help prepare students for jobs dealing with environmental hazards.

Experientially transformed

This course will equip students to understand the impact of various hazards on society.