Proseminar in Doctoral Study
The proseminar presents an introduction to Azusa Pacific University, its mission, facilities, faculty, and programs. It proceeds to an overview of doctoral study: program requirements, instructional approaches, and professional and personal implications. Students begin to examine Christian perspectives, ethical considerations, and the interplay of theory, research, and practice through reflection-in-action. They have intensive experience in locating and evaluating the literature of the field; they explore scholarly writing and possible dissertation topics.