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Doctoral Studies Seminar And Workshop

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Course Description: As an orientation to doctoral learning, this course challenges learners to engage in a transformational learning process by positioning themselves within their cultural context, the emerging doctoral community, and the larger field of interest. Learners will develop their critical consciousness as scholars, practitioners, and leaders. Class activities will include critical reading and writing, dialogic interaction, reflexive practice, and collaborative projects. As an outcome of the course, learners will refine their disposition toward the doctoral process and develop theoretical models and practical skills to succeed in the program.

Course Competencies 

  • Determine the purpose, meaning, and nature of the doctorate (Ph.D.).
  • Describe socialization, language, community, and stewardship necessary in becoming a scholar.
  • Discuss tools for dissertation success including activities, online resources, and rating criteria.
  • Examine scientific references in social research using critical and creative processes.
  • Propose plans for future educational success.


This graduate-level course is 1 week This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 1 week

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