DOCTOR OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES

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PURPOSE

The purpose of the DIS program is to prepare student for specialized expertise in intercultural and its cognate disciplines, for leadership role in intercultural ministries, and for research and teaching

THE GOALS

  1. Prepare students to expertise in theories and practices on specialized intercultural and its cognate disciplines.
  2. Equip them for leadership role in intercultural ministries.
  3. Enable them to teach effectively in intercultural contexts.

FIELD-BASED PROGRAM

The DIS is a non-residential program with a flexible schedule. Courses are conducted in one-week intensive modules. Students take courses while remaining active in ministry. Some course will be completed online or in virtual classes. Research and Dissertation should be field-based, which will enhances students’ ministry. Students work closely with their supervisor who will advice and mentor them in all matters related to their study, field research, dissertation. Studies at EWCIS may qualify for credit towards an degree of DOCTOR OF INTERCULTURAL STUDIES from graduate schools associated with EWCIS.

AREAS OF EMPHASIS

International Development, Urban Mission, Church Planting, Mission Leadership, Children at Risk, Women at Risk, Islamic Studies, Buddhism, Hinduism, Missionary Church, Member Care, Business As Mission, Short-term Mission, Mission Organization or develop your own.

MODULE OUTLINE

MODULE 1

Foundational Seminars 8 units

Program Design 4 units

MODULE 2

Literature Review 8 units

Research Methods 4 units

MODULE 3

Context Research 8 units

Strategy Application 4 units

MODULE 4

Integration 4 units

Dissertation Writing 8 units

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