GHL3300 Ecomissiology and Global Health
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Mick Pope and Dr. Nader Tadros
This course defines ecotheology and ecomissiology as applied to global health and medical mission. Students will be able to describe how various climate regimes impact health, with a focus on the tropics (10/40 window), including severe weather and climate events and tropical diseases.
How This Course Benefits Students:
Medical mission requires a solid theological underpinning in addition to medical knowledge. Health has a strong connection to local climate, and students need to understand this connection, especially in the face of climate change.
Why This Course Is Important:
In order to engage in medical mission, students must understand how it fits into the broader framework of mission and ecomission, as climate changes and affects human health.