This study examined overall success and creativity in students taking STEM courses at a Midwestern community college. There were four hypotheses in this study. The first was that STEM majors who had taken one or more fine arts courses would report a higher GPA than STEM majors who have not taken fine arts courses. The second was that there would be a positive correlation among STEM majors between the number of fine arts courses taken and grade point average. The third is that STEM majors who had taken one or more fine arts courses would demonstrate greater creativity than STEM majors who had not taken fine arts courses. The fourth is that there would be a positive correlation among STEM majors between the number of fine arts courses taken and creativity. The study did not show a significant difference between STEM majors who had and who had not taken fine arts courses.
Date of Degree
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Program of Study
LeDuc, J. (2022). Exploring the effects of creativity and student success on community college STEM students taking fine arts courses [Doctoral dissertation, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1207/
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