Once the Department of Christian Formation and Ministry has approved your creative project proposal, you may begin work on your project under the guidance of your project advisor.
A creative project includes an extensive paper much like a proposal for a thesis or applied thesis. Like an applied thesis, a significant part of the project is a creative component which includes a wide range of possibilities, such as video, program design, or curriculum. This option is unique in that it has a highly specific context for its application. Because of this limited applicability, this work does not become part of Buswell Library.
Register for CFM 692 Creative Project (2 hrs).
1. Statement of Purpose, Problem Statement, or Research Question:
A problem statement is a sentence or paragraph that explains the purpose of a given investigation. An example of a problem statement for a research proposal follows:
The purpose of this study will be to investigate the impact that a local influx of a multicultural population has on pre-existing evangelical congregations in three different locations.
An example of a problem statement for a research report follows:
The purpose of this study is to investigate …. .
Include a brief history or background of the problem.
Review of Literature: The review of literature section of your creative project proposal is to be built around the key factors in your problem statement. Develop your outline from these points. Use the literature sources to build an argument that reflects the position of your thesis in relationship to the view of others. Include positions that both support and refute your own. See examples of literature reviews in the theses in Room 237.
Grading Policy: Students receive a grade of P upon completion and approval of their thesis. Students who do not complete the project within the five-year limit will receive a grade of F.