T-DTH1: Doctoral Dissertation Module 1

T-DTH1: Doctoral Dissertation Module 1

COURSE DESCRIPTION

EUCLID has structured the process of producing a Ph.D. dissertation in 5  modules. Broadly speaking, the modules cover:

  1. Proposal, title, initial bibliography
  2. Introduction, methodology, outline
  3. Outline, text-writing, expanding of bibliography, review
  4. Text editing and overall improvements post-review, review
  5. Finalization, defense, publication, graduation.

Unlike other courses, this course is a specialized doctoral dissertation module and therefore does not follow the usual 7-period pattern.

There are two periods in this course:

  • Initial checkpoint, readings, and proposal
  • Formatting of file template to adapt to project with title, introductory sections and initial bibliography
  • Credit value: 5 credit hours (8 ECTS)
  • Indicative duration (full-time): 4 weeks
  • Indicative duration (part-time): 8 week
  • Certificate: No

COURSE METHODOLOGY

This course is based on standard EUCLID methodology. Students may refer to the following resources:

  • Academic Guidelines (HQ version)
  • Academic Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)
  • Student Orientation Guidelines (most recent version even if unofficial)

COURSE OBJECTIVES | LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • discuss all ACA-401D material
  • discuss other relevant dissertations
  • use Zotero to manage a bibliography
  • use the EUCLID dissertation template
  • articulate a specific problem associated with a proposed hypothesis, theory or new paradigm
  • discuss methodological approaches.

REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIAL

  • Completing a Qualitative Dissertation (by Linda Dale Bloomberg and Marie Volpe)
  • The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation (by Carol M. Roberts)
  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) (by Kate Turabian et al.)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR | ASSOCIATED FACULTY

mm Pr Laurent Cleenewerck
Theology and International Administration Education: DUEST from the University of Montpellier (France), Licentiate in Theology from the Institut Saint Serge of Paris; Master in Ecumenical Studies from Ukrainian Catholic University, DSc in Religion from St Gregory Nazianzen Institute. Location: United States | Nationality: France

COURSE SYLLABUS | ACCESS TO 7 PERIODS

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