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MACH 6354 (3-3-0) Research: Faith Formation in Childhood (S-L)
An understanding of the process and point of conversion is essential for leaders in childhood ministry. This course will seek to equip students with skills in qualitative research that will endeavor to further knowledge in the area of children and faith formation, and will encourage serious analysis, synthesis and evaluation of developing patterns and trends by learners who are in ministry with children and their families. After obtaining the proper approval and training, students will interview children, their families, and other important individuals in their faith formation, transcribe the interviews, and utilize qualitative software to discover patterns and trends. The culmination of the course will be a research synthesis of the appropriate literature, interviews, and findings. This course contains a field-based service-learning component.
Prerequisite: MACH 6311, 6312, 6351, and MACH 6353