Requirements

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Degree Requirements

Students entering the Humane Education specialization are required to complete all the stated course and residential requirements in the OS PHD program along with the specialization course and residential requirements noted below.

If students entering the OS PhD program have successfully completed the humane education courses through the Institute of Humane Education (IHE)/Valparaiso University, up to 18 credits of that coursework is transferred into the OS PhD program to meet the specialization requirements noted below.

Students entering the program without prior completion of coursework at IHE take the following sequence of courses during the 1st year as a full-time student at Saybrook and a visiting student at Valparaiso University.  All IHE courses with the exception of the summer residency are delivered as distance learning courses. The summer residency is held in Maine. A summer term is only required during the first year. 

Students entering in Fall complete the following courses during the 1st year in this sequence. Courses with IHE are delivered online through Valparaiso University/IHE.  Others listed below are delivered through Saybrook.

First Year Curriculum delivered through IHE/Valparaiso

Year 1 Course Schedule (Fall start):  18 credits

1st term (Fall)

  • ORG 7105: Complexity and Educational Systems (3 credits)
  • RES 1004: Information Competency and Library Use (2 credits)
  • RES 1005: Disciplined Inquiry 1a: Research Foundations (3 credits)
  • ORG 7100: Introduction to Humane Education (IHE) (3 credits/IHE)

2nd term (Spring)

  • RES 1015: Disciplined Inquiry 2a: Research Foundations (3 credits)
  • ORG 7110: Environmental Ethics (IHE) (3 credits)
  • ORG 7115: Animal Protection (IHE) (3 credits)
  • ORG 7120: Human Rights (IHE) (3 credits)

3rd term (Summer)

  • ORG 7125: Culture and Change (IHE) (3 credits)
  • ORG 7150: Humane Education Residency (IHE) (3 credits)

Year 1 Course Schedule (Spring start):  18 credits

1st term (Spring)

  • RES 1004: Information Competency and Library Use (2 credits)
  • RES 1005: Disciplined Inquiry 1a: Research Foundations (3 credits)
  • ORG 7100: Introduction to Humane Education (IHE) (3 credits)
  • ORG 7110: Environmental Ethics (IHE) (3 credits)

2nd Term (Summer)

  • ORG 7115: Animal Protection (IHE)(3 credits)
  • ORG 7150: Summer Residency (IHE) (3 credits)

3rd Term (Fall)

  • ORG 7105: Complexity and Educational Systems (3 credits)
  • RES 1015: Disciplined Inquiry 2a: Research Foundations (3 credits)
  • ORG 7120: Human Rights (IHE) (3 credits)
  • ORG 7125: Culture and Change (IHE) (3 credits)

Year 2 and beyond – students in this specialization engage as full participants in Saybrook’s OS PhD program and complete the following requirements.

PhD Requirements

Credits

  Credits transferred from Valparaiso 18
ORG 7045 Ethics and Social Responsibility* 3
ORG 7032 Dealing with Complexity** 3
ORG 7025 Humanistic Foundations of OD 3
Research Sequence   (taken in order)  
RES 1006 Information Competency and Library Use* 2
RES 1005 Methods of Research I 3
RES 1015 Methods of Research II 3
  Level 2 Research Course 3
  (One from RES 1030, 1040, 1050, 1160, 1170, 3130, 4005)  
RES 1100 Research Practicum 3
Electives   17
RES 9010 Qualifying Essays 9
RES 9020    
RES 9030    
RES 9500 Dissertation 12
Total 79

Attendance at Saybrook's residential conferences is required from year 1 and continuing through the completion of the 3 qualifying essays.  Conferences are held at the beginning of the spring semester in San Francisco and the fall semester in Seattle.