ENS3110 Environments of Africa: Case Studies in Natural Resources

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Eric Tangumonkem

Course Description:

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.

How This Course Benefits Students:

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.

Why This Course Is Important:

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.