a. Successfully completed the Preliminary Oral Interview b. Passed the comprehensive examinations c. Completed the field ministry requirement


SCL 500 Library Research Skills ( 1) Use of reference and bibliographic sources for in-<iepth research at the graduate level. Required of all entering graduate students. SCL 501 Dynamics of the Religious Experience (3) A treatment of conceptions of the super­ natural, the function of religion in society, religion and social control, the nature of re­ ligious 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 em­ phasis on analytic tools for comparative re­ search and cross-cultural ministry. Prerequisite: 300. SCL 510 General Linguistics (3) The study of descriptive linguistics and its relevancy in language learning and Bible trans­ lation. May be repeated with different content SCL 511 Language Learning and Linguistics (3) Applying linguistic techniques to learn how to speak another language. The theo­ ry and practice of the IAMP method of lan­ guage learning. Fee: $125. SCL 512 Phonological Theory (3) Special problems in phonological analysis from various languages including abstract phonology. Prerequisite: 413 & 414. SCL 514 Grammatical Theory (3) An introduction to the theory of dis­ course linguistics; consideration of various levels of surface grammar and semantic un­ derlay, with application to different lan­ guages. Prerequisite: 417 & 418. SCL 517 Field Methods in Linguistics (3) Extensive working with speakers of non­ Indo-European languages: special emphasis on collecting and analyzing language data, and on developing a language-learning pro­ gram. Requirement: Completion of/or si­ multaneous enrollment in SCL 512 & 514.

A student who fails to register for one or more semesters is automatically withdrawn from the Ed.D. program. For reinstate­ ment, and before any course or dissertation work can be resumed, the student must make formal application for readmission to both the School of Intercultural Studies Admissions Committee and the Biola University Office of Admissions.

d. Received approval of the dissertation proposal by the Doctoral Committee Upon reaching candidacy a student must register for a total of 12 dissertation units prior to graduation. These units are divided equally between SDS 890 Ed.D. Dissertation Field Research and SDS 891 Ed.D. Disserta­ tion. Units are ordinarily taken at the rate of three or six per term during the dissertation stage. Under special circumstances, 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 completed, he or she must be en­ rolled continuously each semester until gradu­ ation. 1bis may be done at the rate of one unit a semester under SEM 892 Ed.D. Continuation Research. 1bis enrollment carries no credit but keeps the student's registration current (8) DISSERTATION The doctoral dissertation will be based upon research conducted in the field of min­ istry, usually over a period of six months to one year. The dissertation must demon­ strate high attainment in scholarship relat­ ed to professional missiology. The disserta­ tion 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 Intercultural 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 com­ mittee and other invited professionals. (10) GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS All students must present an acceptable dissertation, have satisfactorily passed their comprehensive examinations and have completed all required course work with a minimum 3.00 grade point average (GPA), to qualify for graduation.


All students will have an oral interview with a faculty committee to evaluate their progress and potential for successful completion of the doctoral program. The interview is scheduled after one semester in residence, and the com­ pletion of at least one significant piece ofwrit­ ten work demonstrating the student's skill in research writing. The results of this interview are reported to the faculty which votes either to admit, admit with conditions, or not to admit the student to doctoral study. (5) COMPREHENSIVE ExAMI NATIONS Written comprehensive examinations will be required covering: (1) History and Philosophy of Education (2) Human Development

(3) Educational Theory and Process (4) Crosscultural Training Theory and Methodology

(5) Research in Crosscultural Education These examinations will be given in the third and fourth weeks of each semester or by arrangement with the Ed.D advisor. (6) FIELD MINISTRY AND LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT All students should have at least three years of practical educational experience in a cross-cultural setting. It is assumed that the student has acquired fluency in a language necessary for effective ministry and research. (7) ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY Official candidacy for the doctorate sig­ nifies an advanced stage in the student's progress and is characterized by self-direct­ ed research and preparation of a disserta­ tion under the direction of a faculty advisor. In order to be admitted to candidacy the student must have:

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