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Master of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy

Master of Philosophy

Program Description:
The Master of Philosophy Studies program is designed for students who intend to learn 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.

Program Requirements:
Length: Approximately 3 or 4 Semesters

Core Courses: 10 courses (30 units)

Theology Requirement: 2 courses (6 units)
Total Units: 12 courses (36 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 Master of Philosophy Study, the student will be able
demonstrate the following capacities:

1. To demonstrate their ability to outline Oriental Thought and Oriental Philosophy
2. To analyze Yinyang Theory and Five Elements of the Universe
3. To outline history and philosophical understanding of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in Oriental Thought
4. To outline and articulate I-Ching, its philosophical term, aspect and interpretation
5. To demonstrate their ability to outline development of Oriental thoughts with a clear embodiment of Judeo-Christian ethics.

Admission Requirements:
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for
admission to the Master of Philosophy program:

1. Applicants for admission must be in possession of, or have candidacy for bachelor degree or its equivalent, and must submit official transcripts and/or copy of diploma for their college degree.
2. A completed application form for admission
3. Application Fee
4. Recommendation Form

Graduation Requirements:
Students must complete 10 core courses along with 2 theology courses requirements. 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Core Courses (8courses / 24units)

MPS601

General Theory of Geomancy (3 units)

24

MPS602

Introduction to Yin-Yang and Five Elements Theory (3)

MPS603

Book of Oriental Classics I (3 units)

MPS604

Yin-Yang and Five Elements Practical Application (3)

MPS605

I-Ching Practices (3)

MPS606

The Basics of Yin-Yang and Five Elements (3)

MPS607

Understanding I-Ching (3)

MPS608

Management of Impression I (3)

MPS609

Management of Impression II (3)

MPS600

The Analects of Confucius (3)

MPS610

Oriental Geographic for Architecture (3)

MPS611

Study of ChangJa Thought (3)

Total

24

Elective Courses: 2 Course (6 units)

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

 

Political Thought

Major

(2 courses)

MPS511

Confucius Political Thought

 6

 

MPS512

Mencius Political Thought

 

MPS513

Lao-thzu’s Thought

 

MPS514

Hanfeitzu’s Political Thought

 
 

Total

6

       

Theology Requirements: 2 courses (6 units)

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

 

2 courses (6 units)

OT501

Theology of OT (3)

6

 

NT501

Theology of NT (3)

 

THE501

Comparative Religion (3)

 

THE502

Psychology of Religion (3)

 

OT502

Introduction to Prophet (3)

 

NT502

Life and Teaching of Christ (3)

 

THE503

Biblical Theology (3)

 

THE504

Church History (3)

 

BT501

Survey of Old Testament

 

BT502

Survey of New Testament

Total

6

 
       

 

 Graduation Requirements:

  1. Students must complete 36 semester hours of credits including at least 30 units of core courses.
  2. Students must complete course work with a Grade Point Average of 2.5 out of 4.0 scales.
  3. Student must pass capstone course (MPS612: Research in Eastern Philosophy and Classical Literature) with a grade “B” or better.
  4. Students must complete 2 theology class requirements and pass exit interview
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