Fall 2016 Graduate Course Catalog by Regent University

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table of contents preface ii accreditation ii nondiscrimination policy iii table of contents iv the university 1 message from our chancellor ceo 1 mission statement 2 philosophy of education 2 history of the university 2 standard of personal conduct 3 campus facilities 3 the university library 4 library faculty 4 student life campus services and academic support 5 student services 5 the university writing center 8 information technology 9 psychological services center 10 graduation procedure 10 commencement 10 graduate academic information and policies 11 freedom of expression 11 student records confidentiality 11 access to student educational records by others 11 virginia tidewater consortium program 12 graduate academic programs degrees etc 12 graduate full-time classification 15 academic advising 15 repeating a course 15 grading systems 16 appeals and grievances 18 academic integrity 18 academic probation and dismissal 18

enrollment status classification regular degree-seeking students applicants who intend to obtain a degree from regent university are defined as regular students all regular students are eligible for all forms of financial aid unless otherwise specified below and contingent upon successfully meeting other eligibility criteria of the individual financial aid programs upon acceptance some graduate students may be sub-classified as provisional and/or conditional if they have not met all admission requirements these sub-classifications are explained below provisional if the admissions committee believes that the applicant has the potential for success in the degree program to which admission is sought they may accept the applicant into the degree program on a provisional basis students accepted on a provisional basis may be considered for need-based assistance grants and student employment but will not be considered for scholarships until the provisional designation is removed the student

ï‚· completion of all required coursework core and electives ï‚· completion of a minimum of 6 credit hours of the dsl project ï‚· completion of all requirements associated with the dsl project if a student needs additional time to complete the dsl project after registering and paying for 60 credit hours the student then continues to register for one dsl project credit per semester for each semester until the project is successfully completed and defended dsl residencies the school of business leadership programs are committed to the historical foundations of the doctoral degree in which a community of scholars is created among faculty mentors and student scholars regent university mirrors this historical tradition by using intensive on-campus residencies and a variety of interactive discussion modes that extend beyond topical course discourse the dsl program includes two required residencies each covering 4 days the first residency covers program orientation and

com 632 media the church 3 com 636 critical approaches to strategic communication 3 com 651 public relations cases campaigns 3 com 652 crisis communication organizational image 3 com 685 seminar 3 required capstone course 3 credit hours students will choose one of the following capstone courses as a culminating experience during their final semester com 696 directed project 3 com 699 m a thesis 3 m.a in communication with a concentration in political communication the m.a in communication degree with a concentration in political communication is an interdisciplinary concentration 33 credit hour program that can be completed entirely online or can be taken on campus with both online and residency components it requires 60 of the coursework to be taken in com and 40 to be taken in gov students who don’t possess an undergraduate degree in mass communication public relations journalism or a similar discipline will also be required to initially complete an additional 3 credit

career objectives master of divinity mdiv the mdiv is considered by ats the “normative” professional degree for ministry careers especially those that focus on congregational ministries wherein ordination is desired foundations for sound ministerial philosophy and practice are laid through the in-depth study of the interpretation of the bible the languages of the bible and church history and doctrine practical skills and values are emphasized in practical theology church leadership and missions-related courses students are offered opportunities to specialize in professional concentrations designed with the needs of the church and society in mind patterns of ministerial practice are encouraged and confirmed in spiritual formation groups fieldwork and internships in the areas related to students’ vocational interests the mdiv is configured with ten possible concentrations biblical studies chaplain ministry christian theology church and ministry history of christianity

in order to see the interconnectedness of christian theology from a renewal perspective and to begin to develop a personal theological method in dialogue with a pneumatological starting point rtch 716 charismatic renewal theology 3 explores the history nature and significance of pentecostal and charismatic theology it covers the methodological issues as well as key topics such as spirit baptism healing and glossolalia it also seeks to integrate these and other key topics within broader theological loci for example soteriology ecclesiology and eschatology rtch 718 confessional theology 3 key tenets and central doctrines of the reformation traditions special focus on biblical foundations historical developments theological method and major controversies and confessions especially with regard to renewal movements within protestantism cross-listed with theo 518 rtch 720 contemporary theologies 3 the detailed study of the key theological thinkers and movements of the modern era as the

candidacy examination the recommendation of the student’s doctoral committee and compliance with all applicable requirements of regent university all students are required to complete a culminating experience the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation the maximum time that is allowed to complete the program is seven years from the time one enters regent university in addition doctoral students must maintain continuous enrollment in the program during all academic years i.e three semesters each calendar year students possessing an ed.s or equivalent may be admitted to the ed.d program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master’s transcripts which may result in the acceptance of up to 32 credit hours as outlined by regent university academic policy as deemed appropriate applicants may be required to successfully take and pass a course or courses from one of the school of education ed.s program concentrations or core classes

math 544 algebra and functions for k-8 teachers 3 the mathematical underpinnings of algebra patterns variables and functions includes modeling and interpreting graphs of linear and nonlinear functions quadratic polynomial and exponential growth and decay as well as analyzing interpreting and assessing children’s algebraic thinking in both written and oral communication prerequisite math 549.cross-listed with math 644 math 549 rational numbers and proportional reasoning for k-8 teachers 3 basic number strands in fractions and rational numbers decimals percentages ratios and proportions as identified in k-8 national and state standards includes interpretation computation and estimation to develop rational number concepts skills and proportional reasoning prerequisite math 541 cross-listed with math 649 math 551 probability and statistics for k-8 teachers 3 counting i.e combinatorics probabilistic structures data analysis and reasoning includes common misconceptions in

other special collections held by the law library include the ralph johnson bunche personal library the john brabnersmith library and papers the first amendment civil rights collection the mary elizabeth menefee collection of law film and a collection of early american political sermons academic boards alternative dispute resolution board the alternative dispute resolution board adr board focuses on the development of practical lawyering skills necessary to resolve disputes before trial including negotiations mediation and client counseling alternatives to dispute resolution typically only cost a small fraction of the litigation process and are consistently utilized in a world where most conflicts never reach the courtroom the adr board is comprised of both second and third-year law students the board sends teams to compete in a number of regional and national competitions in both the fall and spring semesters including the aba negotiation competition aba mediation competition and

the faculty resident faculty regent university school of law has a diverse and distinguished faculty members of the faculty have published extensively and all of them have significant legal experience in private practice public interest legal work or government service the school is justly proud of the accomplishments of its faculty members collectively the faculty provides an outstanding and rich legal education for regent students members and their credentials are listed below the year in which the faculty member began full-time in the school of law is listed in parentheses ashcroft john d 2005 j.d university of chicago boland james m 1999 j.d regent university brauch jeffrey a 1994 j.d with honors university of chicago brown eleanor w 2002 j.d university of richmond ll.m college of william mary cameron bruce n 2007 j.d emory university school of law christiansen margaret l 1994 j.d regent university m.s.i.s florida state university cook douglas h 1987 j.d the ohio