Spring 2016 – Summer 2016 Graduate Course Catalog by Regent University

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core courses elective courses and seminars are also offered both on-campus and online students take these courses together through our online blackboard system in addition at least two modular courses and summer doctoral courses that include one full week of face-to-face interaction with professors will be offered each year 2 special lectures and presentations each year special lectures and scholarly presentations will be offered by faculty members and doctoral students on specific areas of research in which they are engaged these lectures and presentations will be given on campus and made available online 3 meetings with faculty each doctoral student will meet with his/her doctoral faculty members on a regular basis these meetings may be in small groups and/or one-on-one during these meetings students will discuss their research and writing projects with the doctoral faculty and other doctoral students these meetings will be held during the fall and spring semesters 4 teaching and research collaboration doctoral students will be given the opportunity to collaborate with faculty on teaching classes and conducting scholarly research students can receive doctoral credit for this collaboration by enrolling in com 791 doctoral mentoring pedagogy 1-3 or com 792 doctoral mentoring research writing 1-3 since students are both online and on campus both distance and on campus students may be involved in teaching and research collaboration requirements for ph.d in communication all those pursuing the ph.d degree in communication must complete the following requirements 1 the completion of all core courses and additional courses required by the student’s doctoral committee while the number of hours is dependent on a student’s individually approved degree program developed in conjunction with his or her doctoral advisor ordinarily no more than 52 credit hours and no less than 44 credit hours are required of an individual student 2 com 700 introduction to doctoral studies in communication which is offered on campus and is taken the summer before the first full semester of doctoral coursework 3 completion of 12 credit hours of doctoral research courses listed below students must take all four 4 research courses and must demonstrate their research competence in the methodology they plan to use in their dissertation research students who have not previously taken a graduate-level research methods course may upon faculty review be required to take an appropriate remedial course  com 701 communication research historical/critical methodologies  com 702 communication research quantitative methodologies  com 703 communication research qualitative methodologies  com 704 communication research applied methods 4 completion of three additional mandatory doctoral courses listed below  com 705 advanced communication theory  com 708 history of communication  com 709 theology communication 5 completion of at least 3 credit hours of graduate seminar coursework com 685/785 the maximum number of this type of course is dependent upon the student’s individual program students must pass all sections of the two-day qualifying examination following the completion of their coursework the first part examines the student’s knowledge of the whole field of communication and the ability to think in broad research terms it is interdisciplinary in nature and based in part on material covered in the mandatory doctoral courses the second part of the qualifying examination covers the student’s major field of study and minor area of study if so chosen the field-specific portion of the qualifying examination will also cover the research methodology area com 701 com 702 com 703 and com 704 that the student plans to employ in his or her dissertation research 6 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 school of communication the arts page 89