The Doctor of Philosophy Studies program is designed for students who intend to learn advanced understanding of classical Asian philosophy and Orient so that students can communicate the gospel and biblical wisdom to the East. The program helps students with understanding of the root of idea and philosophy inherent in the spirit world of Asians for thousand years. Such study includes history and philosophical understanding of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in Oriental Thought and Oriental Philosophy. Particularly, the program emphasizes study on Confucianism, which is the representative idea of China and the Orient and its ideological background, which is I-ching that is based upon Yin-Yang and Five elements of the University. The program helps students to study an in-depth study of I-Ching, its philosophical term, aspect, and interpretation. It also includes study of Analects of Confucius, Mencius, Great Learning, and Mean. Students also learn the practical aspect I-ching that includes Oriental meditation, Myeongri and Oriental Geographic, which have been developed based on I-ching in real life of Asians.
Length: Approximately 6 semesters or 3 years
Core Business Courses: 15 courses (45 units)
Dissertation: 9 units
Theology Requirement: 2 courses (6 units)
Total Units: 60 semester units
Unit Transfer Policy
A transfer unit cannot exceed 49% or more of total graduation units. This means the majority of units must be taken at Caroline University. The acceptance of credits is at the description of the university, depending upon the academic rigor of the prior course experience.
|Program Learning Outcomes:|
At the summation of the Doctor of Philosophy Studies, the student will be able demonstrate the following capacities:
To demonstrate and to adapt their ability to outline Oriental Thought and Oriental Philosophy
- To practice Yinyang Theory and Five Elements of the Universe
- To analyze history and philosophical understanding of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in Oriental Thought
- To apply I-Ching, its philosophical term, aspect and interpretation to practical context
- To practice their ability to design development of Oriental thoughts with a clear embodiment of Judeo-Christian ethics.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy Studies program:
- Have achieved at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in all graduate-level work.
- Have earned a Master of Philosophy program or its equivalent from an accredited graduate program.
- Complete Application form for admission
- Application Fee
- Recommendation Form
Upon completion of courses, students must register for dissertation units while drafting and successfully defending the dissertation. The Dissertation committee must approval every candidate’s doctoral dissertation committee.
Any dissertation committee will consist of three graduate faculty members selected at large from the program of Caroline University. The dissertation committee members will solely have the responsibility to mentor the doctoral candidate’s progress and approval all his/her doctoral dissertation content.
The final dissertation committee must approval the dissertation at the time of oral defense. All dissertation topics will have to be directly related to the field of religious philosophy studies. The content of such dissertation projects may investigate any oriental studies. The doctoral candidate must submit a preliminary draft of the entire dissertation work to every member of their dissertation committee by the beginning of the semester in which doctoral student contemplate graduation in order to allow dissertation committee members’ request and revisions before as well as after the final oral examination takes place.
The application requesting a date for the final oral dissertation defense must be submitted to the entire committee at least six weeks before the planned date of the oral defense of the dissertation in order to allow the dissertation committee members some time to determine whether the oral dissertation defense may be scheduled. The oral dissertation defense will be scheduled only if all the dissertation committee members agree that the dissertation is free of any major problems and indicate their agreement as well as their commitment to attend oral dissertation defense by signing the petition for final oral dissertation defense form.
|Core Courses (11 courses / 33units)
|DPS701||Research in Yin-Yang and Five Elements Philosophy (3 units)||33
|DPS702||Book of Oriental Classics II (3)|
|DPS703||Research in Eastern Philosophy and Classical Literature (3)|
|DPS704||Research in Taoism (3)|
|DPS705||I-Ching Lecture (3)|
|DPS706||Study on the Theories of Justice (3)|
|DPS707||The Analects of Confucius Lecture (3)|
|DPS708||Daehak Lecture JungYong (3)|
|DPS731||History and Philosophy of Science (3)|
|DPS732||Ethics for Dissertation and Research (3)|
|DPS756||Korean Traditional Geographic (3)|
|DPS771||Confucious Architecture Geomancy Aesthetic (3)|
|DPS772||Theories of Oriental Geographic History (3)|
|DPS773||Research in the Complete Text of Myungri Interpretation (3)|
|DPS774||Thesis Seminar (3)|
|DPS761||Book of Oriental Classics III (3)|
|DPS762||Book of Oriental Classics IV (3)|
|DPS763||Book of Oriental Classics V (3)|
|DPS764||Book of Oriental Classics VI (3)|
|DPS765||I-Ching I (3)|
|DPS766||I-Ching II (3)|
|DPS 767||Understanding Meditation (3)|
|DPS768||The Thought of Lao Tzu (3)|
|DPS769||The Book of Odes (3)|
|DPS770||Research in the Mencius’ Tourism Thought (3)|
|DPS780||JungYong Lecture (3)|
|DPS781||Study of Juja Thought (3)|
|DPS782||Human and Religion|
|DPS783||Philosophy of life and death(3)|
Elective Courses: 2 Course (6 units)
|DPS711||Da-san’s Political Thought||21|
|DPS712||Topics in Social Ethics|
|DPS713||Classics of Western Political Thought|
|DPS714||History of Western Political Thought|
|DPS715||Seminar in Theories of Justice|
|DPS716||Topics in Contemporary Political Philosophy|
Theology Requirements: 2 courses (6 units)
|2 courses (6 units)||OT701||Theology of OT (3)||6|
|NT701||Theology of NT (3)|
|THE701||Comparative Religion (3)|
|THE702||Psychology of Religion (3)|
|NT702||Synoptic Gospels (3)|
|THE703||Contemporary Theology (3)|
|OT703||OT Historical Books (3)|
|OT705||The Prophets (3)|
|OT706||Biblical Interpretation (3)|
|OT707||Human and Religious|
1) The completion of 60 semester hours of credit including at least 45 units of core courses and 6 units of theology requirements.
2) Completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of 3.0 out of 4.0 scales.
3) Passing Exit interview