Through shadowing a professional at work, you will identify duties of and skills and characteristics needed for a profession of interest, reflect upon course content as practiced by career related professionals, and develop skills to correlate course theories to Study Beyond Experiences (i.e. real-world situations). Specific course numbers by department include: EMC 1911 - Mission Studies; EMC 1912 - Cultural Studies; EMC 1913 - Ethnic & Reconciliation Studies; EMC 1124 - Diaspora Studies; EMC 1915 - World Religions.
To direct their vocational studies, students need the opportunity to view professionals at work to determine if the duties and culture of a particular career are conducive to their interests and character. Assists students in determining career direction and, as such, educational direction.
Experiential learning courses move students beyond the eclassroom to a sequence of experiences that foster practical interaction with course concepts as a means of preparing the student for lifelong mission in the service of God within their respective academic disciplines and equipping students to become missional professionals and leaders in their chosen fields of endeavors.
Observation experiences are rooted in the Old Testament concept that integrates "observing" with following as such, through observership, a students will ascertain if they will continue to follow this profession through further educational studies.
Students will identify where God is at work among peoples in a professional community and determine if they desire to join in this work.
Through observership, students reflect upon the career related professional culture.
Students will observe the extent of cultural diversity within the profession of interest.
Students will determine if they will continue to pursue studies related to the observed profession.
Students experience a career environment and reflect upon themselves within such an environment.