SCHOOL OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES
dent's skill in research writing . The results of this interview are reported to the faculty, which votes either to admit, admit with conditions, or riot to admit the student to doctoral study. (5) Comprehensive Examinations Doctoral students are required to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the field of study by examination. The content of the comprehensive written exams includes material from the core areas of the curriculum and the student's particular specialization. These exams are normally taken at the conclusion of all the cow,ework, but field personnel may nego tiate the timing of these in consultation
program. A faculty advisor will guide each student in planning a program of courses to serve his or her ministry needs. Each student will select a mentor from the graduate faculty to guide his or her dissenation research. The program contains an 18 unit core requirement, plus six hours of research coursework and I2 hours of dissertation research. The remainder of the program allows the student to choose from courses across the University curriculum in order to focus on individual ministry needs. The core requirements are as follows: I. DE 801 Historical and Philosophi cal Thought in Education 2. DE 803 Human Development and Learning 3. ST 765 Crosscultural Leadership 4. DE 805 Curriculum Theory and the Practice ofTeaching 5. DE 807 Educational Research Methods 6. ST 721 Crosscultural Education In addition to the core require ments, students are expected to take SCL 500 Library Research Skills, SCL 803 Qualitative Research, and SCL 879 Research Design. (2) Time Limit for Degree Completion All course and academic require ments for the Ed.D. degree should be completed within 10 years, beginning on the date of the student's first regis tration. Petitions for extension beyond IO years will be considered on a case by case basis for students who may encounter extensive field experi ence or field research requirements. (3) Unofficial Withdrawal and Read mission Procedures Astudent who fails to register for one or more semesters is automati cally withdrawn from the Ed .D. pro gram. For reinstatement, and before any course or dissertation work can be resumed, the student must make for mal application for readmission to both the School of lntercultural Stud ies Admissions Committee and the Biola University Office of Admissions. (4) Oral Interview and Admission to Doctoral Study All students will have an oral inter view with a faculty committee to evalu ate their progress and potential for suc cessful completion of the doctoral pro gram. The interview is scheduled after one semester in residence, and the com pletion of at least one significant piece of written work demonstrating the stu-
3) Completed the field ministry requirement 4) Received approlr.ll of the dissenation proposal by the Doctoral Committee Upon reaching candidacy a student must register for a total of eight dissena tion units prior to graduation. With the consent of the doctoral advisor, a stu dent may take more or less dissertation units.. If the doctoral candidate has not defended the dissertation by the time the eight dissertation units are com pleted, he or she must continue to be enrolled each semester until graduation. This may be done under SDS 882 D.Miss. Continuous Enrollment Research. This enrollment carries no credit, but keeps the student's registra tion currenL (8) Dissertation The doctoral dissertation will be based upon research conducted in the field of ministry, usually over a period of six months to one year. The disser tation must demonstrate high attain ment in scholarship related to profes sional missiology. The dissertation topic and proposal must be approved by the candidate's advisory committee prior to beginning of the student's field research. Three weeks prior to expected graduation the candidate must submit to the School of Intercul tural Studies dean the original and four copies of his dissertation signed by the dissertation committee. (9) Final Oral Examination The final examination is an oral defense of the dissertation before the doctoral committee and other invited professionals. (10) Graduation Requirements All students must present an accept able dissertation, have satisfactorily passed their comprehensive examina tions and have completed all required course work with a minimum 3.30 grade point average to qualify for graduation. Doctor of Education (1) Residence and Course Work The program requires a minimum of 60 units past the appropriate master's degree, with 48 semester hours of course work and 12 semester hours of disserta tion research. If a student has graduate coursework but no master's degree , or has a master's degree which does not contain the background necessary for the Ed.D. program, the total program will be longer than 60 units, and this will be negotiated with the director of the
The doctoral dissertation will bt based upon research conducted in the field of ministry, usually over a period of six months to one year. The disser tation must demonstrate high attain ment in scholarship related to profes sional missiology. The dissertation topic and proposal must be approved by the candidate 's advisory committee prior to beginning of the student ' s field research. Three weeks prior to expected graduation the cand idate must submit to the School of lntercul- tural Studies dean the original and four copies of his dissertation signed by the dissertation committee. (9) Final Oral Examination The final examination is an oral defense of the dissertation before the doctoral committee and other invited professionals. (10) Graduation Requirements All students must present an accept able dissertation , have satisfactorily passed their comprehensive examina tions and have completed all required course work with a minimum 3.00 grade point average to qual ify for graduation. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS lntercultural Studies SCL 500 Library Research Skills (1) Use of reference and bibliographic sources for in-depth research at the graduate level. Required of all enter ing graduate students. SCL 501 Dynamics of the Religious Experience (3) A treatment of conceptions of the supernatural, the function of rel i gion in society, religion and social control, the nature of religious ritual and paraphernalia, sacred places and religious practitioners. SCL 503 Economy, Society and Values (3) The study of economic and social rela tions as they impact human values, with emphasis on analytic too ls for comparative research and cross-cul tural ministry. Prerequisite: 300. SCL 505 Phonetics (3) The study of the articulation, classifi cation, reproduction and recording of speech sounds; principles of pho netic change.
with the director of the program. (6) Field Ministry and Language Requirement
All students should have at least three years of practical educational experience in a crosS-<:ultural setting. It is assumed that the student has acquired fluency in a language neces sary for effective ministry and research. (7) Admission to Candidacy Official candidacy for the doctorate signifies an advanced stage in the stu dent 's progress and is characterized by self-directed research and preparation of a dissertation under the direction of a faculty advisor. In order to be admit ted to candidacy the student must have: a. Successfully completed the Pre liminary Oral Interview b. Passed the comprehensive examinations c. Completed the field ministry requirement d. Received approval of the disserta tion proposal by the Doctoral Committee Upon reaching candidacy a stu dent must register for a total of 12 dis sertation units prior to graduation. Units are ordinarily taken at the rate of three or six per term during the dis sertation stage. Under special circum stances, and with the consent of the doctoral advisor, less than three units may be elected per term. If the doctoral candidate has not defended the dissertation by the time the 12 dissertation units are com pleted, he or she must be enrolled continuously each semester until grad uation. This may be done at the rate of one unit a semester under SEM 892 Ed.D. Continuation Research. This enrollment carries no credit but keeps the student's registration current.
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