ECM6990TEN - Community Ministry Masters Thesis

Course description

An independent research project supervised by a faculty member within your degree program, culminating in a substantive paper that involves original collection or treatment of data and/or results. The course may be repeated with a total credit limit of 6 credit hours. Specific course numbers by department include: ECM 6991 - Pastoral Care & Chaplaincy; ECM 6992 - Community Transformation; ECM 6993 - Medical & Health Services; ECM 6994 - Criminal Justice & Public Safety; ECM 6995 - Social Work & Ministry.

How this course benefits students

The ability to formulate a question, find the data relevant to a question, analyze those data, and present findings are skills that benefit both a students' professional and personal life.

Why this course is important

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.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Experiential Learning SCM
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

Thesis are rooted in the New Testament concept of "witness" as the person who explains what he has seen and heard.

Missionally driven

Research projects will integrate missio dei concepts.

Contextually informed

Students will examine the reseach context and explore its effect upon the research process and findings.

Interculturally focused

Students will be encouraged to embark upon research which includes diverse populations.

Practically minded

Students will develop research skills as they engage in research and add to the knowledge-base of a phenomenon.

Experientially transformed

Students will engage in an unique, innovative research project which flows from and augments course learning.