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PHDB 7309   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Business
The student will read widely and deeply from selective readings comprising bibliographies from the student’s Business concentration area. The approach used in this seminar will be text-centered, student-focused, and writing-intensive, with dialogue sessions employed to develop competencies in critical thinking skills and effective communication.   Spring.
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PHDB 7310   (3-3-0)   Leadership and Technology
Leadership responsibilities in organizations will increasingly influence, and be influenced by technology. This course is designed to provide an enhanced understanding of the global environment of information technology and its impact in today's societies. The course will provide students with a framework for understanding ways in which human societies and organizations transform themselves through technological innovation and for assessing the social and ethical issues associated with technological change. Recognizing the ubiquitous nature of technology this course will provide foundational vocabulary, an examination of current and emerging concepts, and critical evaluation of the implications of technology for leaders and their role as agents of change.   Spring.
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PHDB 7312   (3-3-0)   Emerging Trends in Business Leadership
This seminar will examine specific topic(s) chosen in response to critical issues that are currently under discussion and perceived to be of broad interest to a large number of seminar participants. Topics may include but not limited to Financial and Economic issues in Leadership, Marketing Thought, Outsourcing, Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Business Formation, Women in Leadership, Multi-Generational Leadership, Social Networking, and Research in International Business and change year to year with each offering of the course. The course content will concentrate on recent academic research in the chosen area.   
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PHDB 7314   (3-3-0)   Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
An in-depth investigation of the characteristics and relationships between ethical and moral practices and effective leadership. This course will explore the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundation of leadership principles. The curriculum will consider a variety of moral dilemmas that exist in societies and organizations. Attention will be given to how the leader’s values and beliefs affect decision making along with the key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of the complexity of the moral dilemmas through a crucial analysis and application of ethical principles.   
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PHDB 7315   (3-3-0)   Qualitative Research in Business
This course will allow the student to apply advanced, qualitative research principles, data collection and analysis methods as well as writing for publication in the student’s area of Business concentration.  
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PHDB 7316    (3-3-0)   Jerusalem, Israel, and the World: Identity, Faith, and Leadership
This seminar includes a trip to Israel in order to explore the issues associated with the impact of globalization, faith, and identity in leadership development. Readings and assignments before the trip will have prepared the students to engage in the application of knowledge regarding spiritual leadership and global influences on the identity of the leader as it relates to the student’s specific concentration area.   
Prereq: None.


PHDG 7309   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in General Leadership
The student will read widely and deeply from selective readings comprising bibliographies from the student’s General Leadership concentration area. The approach used in this seminar will be text-centered, student-focused, and writing-intensive, with dialogue sessions employed to develop competencies in critical thinking skills and effective communication.   Spring.
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PHDG 7311   (3-3-0)   Leadership Development and Succession
This course focuses on how organizations and leaders strategically provide for leadership succession at all organizational levels through intentional leadership development. There will be an examination of the alignment of the goals of succession planning with the mission and strategic plan of the organization. Attention will be given to the internal and external processes required to ensure effective talent selection among a generationally diverse workforce, while increasing employee competence and enhancing organizational effectiveness.   
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PHDG 7312   (3-3-0)   Followership
While the leadership literature is saturated with books on becoming better leaders, there is a dearth of awareness concerning finding and supporting those who follow leadership effectively. This course will examine both personal and professional behaviors that constitute effective followership as well as provide an intellectual understanding of the follower phenomenon – its origins and functions, its evolution over time, its distinctions, and its relation to the leader phenomenon.   
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PHDG 7313   (3-3-0)   Leadership in Practice: People, Conflict, and Problem-Solving
This course will focus on the role of human relations and developing community within an organization including managing talent and performance, training and coaching followers, increasing communication, solving problems, and reducing conflict. Interpersonal relationships within an organization are critical to effectiveness. At times leaders can focus on articulating the mission and vision of an organization to external constituents to the detriment of developing structures and nourishing followers within the organization. Students will develop skills in leading in community using multiple frameworks within which to analyze their own leadership styles, characteristics, and effectiveness for the purpose of cultivating community within an organization.   Spring.
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PHDG 7314   (3-3-0)   Leadership, Ethics, and Social Responsibility
An in-depth investigation of the characteristics and relationships between ethical and moral practices and effective leadership. This course will explore the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundation of leadership principles. The curriculum will consider a variety of moral dilemmas that exist in societies and organizations. Attention will be given to how the leader’s values and beliefs affect decision making along with the key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students will develop an understanding of the complexity of the moral dilemmas through a crucial analysis and application of ethical principles.   
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PHDG 7315   (3-3-0)   Qualitative Research in General Leadership
This course will allow the student to apply advanced, qualitative research principles, data collection and analysis methods as well as writing for publication in the student’s area of General Leadership concentration.  
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PHDG 7316   (3-3-0)   Jerusalem, Israel, and the World: Identity, Faith, and Leadership
This seminar includes a trip to Israel in order to explore the issues associated with the impact of globalization, faith, and identity in leadership development. Readings and assignments before the trip will have prepared the students to engage in the application of knowledge regarding spiritual leadership and global influences on the identity of the leader as it relates to the student’s specific concentration area.   
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PHDH 7309   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Higher Education
The student will read widely and deeply from selective readings comprising bibliographies from the student’s Higher Education concentration area. The approach used in this seminar will be text-centered, student-focused, and writing-intensive, with dialogue sessions employed to develop competencies in critical thinking skills and effective communication.   Spring.
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PHDH 7310   (3-3-0)   College and University Leadership
This seminar allows students to participate in an in-depth analysis of the various institutional models of higher education as well as their organizational roles on a national perspective. The principal administrative and leadership functions, including faculty personnel, business management, public relations, and the liaison of student personnel with other administrative and leadership functions will be analyzed and evaluated.  
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PHDH 7315   (3-3-0)   Qualitative Research in Higher Education
This course will allow the student to apply advanced, qualitative research principles, data collection and analysis methods as well as writing for publication in the student’s area of Higher Education concentration.  
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PHDH 7316   (3-3-0)   Jerusalem, Israel, and the World: Identity, Faith, and Leadership
This seminar includes a trip to Israel in order to explore the issues associated with the impact of globalization, faith, and identity in leadership development. Readings and assignments before the trip will have prepared the students to engage in the application of knowledge regarding spiritual leadership and global influences on the identity of the leader as it relates to the student’s specific concentration area.   
Prereq: None.


PHDL 7300   (3-3-0)   Dallas Institute: Leadership Experiences and Development (LEAD)
In this seminar, students will receive orientation to the Ph.D. program, take personality and leadership inventories, and develop a professional plan (which they will continue to develop throughout their degree program) based on what they have learned in their own self-discovery. They will attend a technology workshop to hone their computer and presentation skills, and be introduced to the academic expectations of conducting research, prospectus, and dissertation writing, and contributing to a chosen guild as a life-long learner. They will also attend formal dining protocol and business and professional dress seminars, where they will enhance already existing competencies related to professional appearance and behavior in multiple settings.   Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7301   (3-3-0)   Leadership Through the Ages Part I: Foundations - Theory Model
This seminar is designed to give students an understanding in the concepts of leadership historically, philosophically, psychologically, and morally, and to test these understandings against the students’ own values and experiences.  Fall.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7302   (3-3-0)   Leadership Through the Ages Part II: Biblical - Servant Leadership Model
This seminar introduces the nature and purpose of spirituality from the biblical perspective as it relates to leadership, assisting students in constructing and refining those spiritual principles that are philosophically, theologically, and pastorally relevant to the human condition within the Christian community and other religious traditions.  Fall.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7303   (3-3-0)   Leadership Through the Ages Part Three: Classical Leadership - Educational Model
This seminar addresses the educational models of leadership within institutions of learning. It also addresses the "ways of knowing" as leaders teach learning in the classrooms, seminars, and virtual discussions in the present global climate. Founded on the belief that all persons are both teachers and learners, this course explores learning styles, issues concerning adult learners, and strategies for teaching and working with adults in organizational settings. The course also explores multiple intelligences, spiritual intelligence, women's ways of knowing, mentoring, and social constructionism.  Spring.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7304   (3-3-0)   Leadership Through the Ages Part Four: Political Leadership - Power and Influence
This seminar includes a trip to Washington, D.C. Students address the themes of justice, diversity, and human relationships within the context of power in civic and government structures and organizations. It also challenges students to develop a compelling personal vision that will engage others by offering meaning, dignity, and purpose. Leaders possess qualities that support a hardy persistence in the face of adversity. This course will emphasize the resilience necessary for successful adaptation and transformation despite risk and adversity.  Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7305   (3-3-0)   Cultural and Global Leadership
With a Christ-centered perspective, this seminar explores the phenomenon of globalization and the study of leadership from a global perspective, with an emphasis on historical leadership within English history, examining the role of the United Kingdom as a former global empire. In addition, the course will not only take into account the impact of Western leadership on the non-Western world, but it will also examine non-Western leadership in its own particular contexts. Attention will also be paid to modern challenges posed by globalization, both on leaders and on various cultures.   Summer.
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PHDL 7306   (3-3-0)   Organizational Leadership
In this seminar students will examine organizations from a sociological perspective and gain a comprehensive understanding of both the classical and contemporary theoretical and practical workings of organizations. Chaos, complexity theory, and appreciative theory will also be addressed, along with the common and diverse elements of structures, rational, natural, and open systems perspectives, and applications to business, public bureaucracies, hospitals, and schools.  Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7307   (3-3-0)   Leadership for the Future (Capstone Seminar)
This course is a capstone class, which will synthesize the interdisciplinary content of the leadership core with an emphasis upon casting a values-based vision of personal leadership.  Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7308   (3-3-0)   Reading Course: Great Books/Biographies
This seminar is based on the reading, writing, study, and discussion of the primary texts related to the academic fields pertaining to leadership studies. Interdisciplinary in its approach, the course will cover an extensive bibliography, compiled by the faculty of the Ph.D. program, with the intent to deepen and broaden the student’s comprehension of the literature of the major field. The approach used in this seminar will be text-centered, student-focused, and writing-intensive, with dialogue sessions employed to develop competencies in critical thinking skills and effective communication.   Fall or Spring.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7310   (3-3-0)   Mentored Leadership Internship (S-L)
The student will complete a 120-hour mentored internship of eight hours of training each week for fifteen weeks in a single semester, or four hours per week for thirty weeks over two long semesters. The successful completion of the required internship with a designated mentor, in an area determined by the student and his or her supervisor, will result in 3 hours credit. The internship is designed to enhance the student’s areas of personal strength and to define and evoke deep change in areas where transformation is needed for greater leadership competency.  Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7320   (3-3-0)   Statistics I - Prerequisite Course (taken for designated elective credit only)
If students did not have a course in statistics in their graduate degree, then they must choose to take this statistics foundational course. Statistics is the science of conducting studies to collect, organize, summarize, present, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. Descriptive statistics consists of the collection, organization, summarization, and presentation of data. Inferential statistics consists of the analysis of data in order to draw conclusions when generalizing from a sample to a population. Students in this course will study both descriptive and inferential statistics, elements of probability which support statistical theory, and theoretical distributions. Tests of hypotheses will include z-tests, t-tests, chi-square tests, one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and nonparametric tests. Other topics are confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression, and multiple regression. Students will apply statistics to the decision making process for leadership position holders and will design, conduct, and report a study that demonstrates their statistical skills.   Spring.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7330   (3-3-0)   Statistics II - Advanced Graduate-Level Statistics
In this course the student will build upon his previous knowledge. With structured opportunities to analyze, interpret, and report qualitative research, using their own or sample data, students will be able to demonstrate coding, use qualitative software for analysis, and demonstrate skills in interpreting and writing the results of qualitative data.  Spring.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7340   (3-3-0)   Research I - Research Principles and Critical Thinking
This course will teach research principles and critical thinking skills that apply toward advanced research methods, qualitative study, data collection, research analysis, and writing for publication.  Summer.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 7345   (3-3-0)   Ethics and Leadership Theory: Servant Leadership
A study of the principles and practices of servant leadership as it relates to both the individual and the administration of the institution of higher education. Servant leadership will be examined in relation to other leadership theories in the context of the Christian value system.  
Prereq: None.


PHDL 7350   (3-3-0)   Research II - Advanced Research and Prospectus Design
In this class students identify their research question and begin to chart their research methodology toward the completion of their prospectus. The students and their faculty advisors will also decide upon and finalize the students’ dissertation supervisory committees.  Fall.
Prereq: Cohort Only - Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 8300   (3-3-0)   Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy I
Independent study leading to retake of the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. To retain classified standing in the Ph.D. program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy course each semester until all sections of the comprehensive examination are passed.   Fall, Spring or Summer.
Prereq: Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 8301   (3-3-0)   Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy II
Independent study leading to retake of the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. To retain classified standing in the Ph.D. program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy course each semester until all sections of the comprehensive examination are passed.   Fall, Spring, Summer
Prereq: Approval of Program Director.


PHDL 8302   (3-3-0)   Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy III
Independent study leading to retake of the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. To retain classified standing in the Ph.D. program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy course each semester until all sections of the comprehensive examination are passed.   Fall, Spring, Summer
Prereq: Approval of Program Director


PHDL 8303   (3-3-0)   Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy IV
Independent study leading to retake of the comprehensive examination for the doctoral degree. To retain classified standing in the Ph.D. program, a student must enroll in a Continuous Enrollment for Comprehensive Examination Candidacy course each semester until all sections of the comprehensive examination are passed.   Fall, Spring, Summer
Prereq: Approval of Program Director


PHDL 8310   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus I
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the proposal/prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8311   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus II
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the proposal/prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer
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PHDL 8312   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus III
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the proposal/prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8313   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus IV
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the proposal/prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8314   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus V
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the proposal/prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8317   (3-3-3)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus VIII
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completely and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
Prereq: See description.


PHDL 8318   (3-3-0)   Dissertation Proposal/Prospectus IX
To enroll in this seminar, students must have successfully completed two years of leadership core, the third year of concentration study, and passed the Research and Statistics and the Seminar and Bibliography comprehensive examinations. In this seminar, the student will identify the dissertation research question, select the method of research used to investigate the problem, define, state, and justify the thesis or theory, outline the proposed study, and submit the prospectus to the Dissertation Committee for formal approval. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation proposal/prospectus course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation proposal/prospectus.  Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prereq: None.


PHDL 8320   (3-3-0)   Dissertation I
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   
Prereq: Fall, Spring, or Summer.


PHDL 8321   (3-3-0)   Dissertation II
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8322   (3-3-0)   Dissertation III
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8323   (3-3-0)   Dissertation IV
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
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PHDL 8324   (3-3-0)   Dissertation V
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation. Fall, Spring, or Summer.  Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHDL 8325   (3-3-3)   Dissertation VI
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
Prereq: Completion and successful defense of dissertation proposal/prospectus.


PHDL 8326   (3-3-0)   Dissertation VII
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHDL 8327   (3-3-0)   Dissertation VIII
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHDL 8328   (3-3-0)   Dissertation IX
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, Summer.
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PHDL 8332   (3-3-0)   Dissertation XIII
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus,. the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.  Fall, Spring, Summer.
Prereq: None.


PHDL 8334   (3-3-0)   Dissertation XV
Upon completion and successful defense of their dissertation proposal/prospectus, the student will enroll in this seminar. In this seminar, the student will implement and document the research methodology outlined in the dissertation proposal/prospectus. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in the subsequent dissertation course until they have successfully completed and defended their dissertation.   Fall, Spring, or Summer.
Prereq: None.


PHDM 7309   (3-3-0)   Special Topics in Ministry
The student will read widely and deeply from selective readings comprising bibliographies from the student’s Ministry concentration area. The approach used in this seminar will be text-centered, student-focused, and writing-intensive, with dialogue sessions employed to develop competencies in critical thinking skills and effective communication.   Spring.
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PHDM 7310   (3-3-0)   Ministry Leadership for the 21st Century
This seminar examines leadership in development and implementation of current ministry models. These models may reflect ministry in broad church-wide, inter-church, and parachurch contexts; or ministry in narrow age-group, cross-cultural, community, or pastoral contexts. A biblical-theological framework is used to assess strategic leadership of ministry models from vision to implementation to evaluation. Students will discover and evaluate a wide range of current models, develop criteria for models, and project possible models for the future within the student’s ministry setting.  
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PHDM 7311   (3-3-0)   Theological Foundations for Contemporary Ministry
In this seminar the study of ecclesiology serves as a starting point for understanding and evaluating patterns and methods of ministry. The seminar uses the classical historical theological disciplines as a framework for exploring contemporary trends in applied practical theology. Emphasis is placed upon developing reflective theological analysis of contemporary ministry praxis as well as the development of tools to evaluate contemporary models for ministry effectiveness.   
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PHDM 7312   (3-3-0)   Leadership for Contemporary Global Church
This seminar explores historic and emerging mission models to discover methods and paradigms that can be applied by Christian leaders today in global and inter-church contexts. Students examine and evaluate strategies recommended by missionaries, evangelists, and church planting leaders for their effectiveness in diverse cultural contexts. Emphasis is placed upon discovering current global mission trends and developing effective models to advance gospel causes around the world today.  
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PHDM 7315   (3-3-0)   Qualitative Research in Ministry
This course will allow the student to apply advanced, qualitative research principles, data collection and analysis methods as well as writing for publication in the student’s area of Ministry concentration.  
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PHDM 7316   (3-3-0)   Jerusalem, Israel, and the World: Identity, Faith, and Leadership
This seminar includes a trip to Israel in order to explore the issues associated with the impact of globalization, faith, and identity in leadership development. Readings and assignments before the trip will have prepared the students to engage in the application of knowledge regarding spiritual leadership and global influences on the identity of the leader as it relates to the student’s specific concentration area.   
Prereq: None.


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