GHL3300 Ecomissiology and Global Health

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Mick Pope and Dr. Nader Tadros

Course Description:

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.