SCM4250 Ecomissiology and Sustainable Agriculture

Course Overview

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

Course Description:

Human civilization has developed around agriculture, allowing human beings to multiply and fill the Earth. Now agriculture is running into natural limits. In this course, students will demonstrate an understanding of these limits and the need for sustainability, and develop an ecotheological understanding of both sustainable agricultural practice and the needs for limits to growth.

How This Course Benefits Students:

An understanding of sustainability issues requires students to become aware of not only scientific and technical issues, but develop biblical ideas of limits, biblical anthropology, the value of the non-human, and a biblical theology of the good life.

Why This Course Is Important:

Human ignorance, hubris and sin means that our societies are unsustainable. Our mission needs to bring all these things to repentance and transformation.