SCM6250 Ecomissiology and Sustainable Agriculture

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
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 evaluate and analyze evidence of these limits and the need for sustainability. They will analyze and critique ecotheological ideas and evaluate long term sustainable agricultural practices.

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.