ENS5110 Environments of Africa: Case Studies in Natural Resources

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Eric Tangumonkem

Course Description:

This course is an advanced course designed to give students an in-depth understanding of natural resources in the African continent. Detailed cases students of selected countries will be done by students to establish the root causes of the present paradox experienced by the African continent, whereby the continent has some of the largest deposits of natural resources yet has some of the poorest countries. Cases studies will place special emphasis 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.