Micro-Project II: Current and Historic Practices – DMIN 852

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 05/13/2022

Course Description

In this course, the student will create a micro-project based on the research of current and historic practices that address the ministry problem identified in DMIN 851. In other words, this course establishes what has been done to address this ministry problem.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Determining what has been and is being done to address a ministry problem is an essential step before taking action to address that problem.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. Each thread must be at least 300 words, and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 1 other classmate's thread. Each reply must be at least 300 words. Sources are encouraged. Any sources cited must have been published within the last ten years, and sources should be formatted in proper current Turabian format.  (CLO: A)

Students will answer various prompts related to their decision-making process as to which micro-project they will do in this class based on multiple factors. (CLO: A)

Students select the most appropriate approach to solving a problem from a variety of options, justifying and completing the project, and reporting on its efficacy. It combines the best of both worlds of academics and hands-on approaches to problem solving. Each option is divided into four phases to aid in successful completion of the project, assuming that students organize their work and manage their time well. (CLOs: A, B, C)

Students will assess the entire process as well as the six-week period up to this point. Assessment includes the value of the work, the contribution to it, and its long-lasting effects on ministry and learning. (CLO: C)

The quiz contains a mixture of multiple-choice, true/false, and short answer questions. The student will have 1 hour to complete all 25 questions. The student is given one attempt for this quiz. This quiz is open-book/open-notes. The student may refer to the Justification for Selected Micro-Projects Study Guide from Module 1: Week 1. (CLO: C)

This assignment is designed to promote a time of meditation and reflection. This written reflection discusses the student's time, effort, application, spiritual growth achieved during the course. Citations and Turabian formatting are not required. (CLO: C)