Fall 2015 Graduate Course Catalog by Regent University

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Page 94 of Fall 2015 Graduate Course Catalog

6 7 dissertation a candidate for the ph.d degree must present an acceptable dissertation the dissertation demonstrates that the candidate has technical competence in the field and has done research of an independent character it must add to or modify what was previously known or present a significant interpretation of the subject based upon original investigation and research elective courses in addition to the 27 cr/hrs of required coursework noted above students complete the remaining 17 hours of coursework by taking elective courses and up to 4 dissertation research credit hours com 785 recommended elective courses include com 707 com 710 com 730 com 791 and com 792 design of the program the program emphasizes each student’s academic professional and spiritual growth it is devoted to both basic and applied research in the study areas offered in the school as determined by the strengths of current faculty students in the program have concentrated their studies within such areas as interpersonal communication organizational communication rhetoric intercultural/international communication film studies media effects new communication technologies entertainment-education campaigns and interventions theatre arts studies and journalism studies each student encounters both broad interdisciplinary study and very specialized field-specific coursework and research the program encourages in-depth study using quantitative qualitative and historical-critical approaches coursework and research activities are tailored to the expressed interests and goals of the individual student each student’s program of study which ordinarily must be completed within seven 7 years from admittance is developed in conjunction with and guided by an individually assigned doctoral advisor/mentor chosen from faculty members whose expertise relates to the student’s expressed goals and interests the structure of the doctoral student’s individual program of study will be dependent upon the student’s special interest in the broad field of communication study and topics for research must focus on original research other than the dissertation study area each student’s program will incorporate a combination of the three types of courses 1 required doctoral courses as previously outlined 2 graduate/doctoral seminars and 3 elective graduate courses 600 or 700 level courses in the school of communication and the arts that are theory and research-based courses performance courses will not be approved for inclusion in a student’s doctoral program coursework admission to candidacy admission to the doctoral program does not constitute a student’s admission to candidacy for the ph.d degree admission to candidacy is contingent upon 1 successful completion of all coursework with a minimum of a b average 3.0 gpa 2 successful completion of both portions of the qualifying examinations 3 meeting the residency requirement for the track in which the student is accepted into the program 4 recommendations by the student’s doctoral committee/mentors and 5 the approval vote of the doctoral faculty committee and the faculty of the school residency residency is a necessary component to building academic fellowship and camaraderie among a community of scholars on-campus doctoral students meet the residency requirement by completing two consecutive semesters in which they are registered for at least 6 credit hours each semester and meet with faculty throughout each semester excluding summer sessions all doctoral students must attend a 3-credit hour on-campus seminar com 700 introduction to doctoral studies in communication scheduled for one week in the summer before the student’s first fall term of study this seminar is a daily intensive reading/lecture/writing course in the field of communication studies the course also is designed to orient students to the doctoral program the school’s faculty and doctoral-level study in the communication field doctoral students have a seven-year limit within which they are normally expected to complete all requirements for the ph.d degree doctoral course offerings are normally on an 18-month rotation so that full-time students can complete their required coursework in a 24 to 36 month time period department of film-television the department in addition to the mfa degree presented in another section below offers the m.a in film-television with concentrations in production script-writing and producing online only production facilities are made available to all film-television students the department is committed to providing ample equipment and facilities for student use as well as an outstanding production experience each year the department funds a number of student-led films that have a school of communication the arts page 88