Facebook pixel Courses - Doctorate of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change | Pepperdine University | Graduate School of Education and Psychology Skip to main content
Pepperdine | Graduate School of Education and Psychology

Courses - Doctorate of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change

The following EdD and PhD courses, the Comprehensive Examination Seminar, and a dissertation are required of students in the Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program:

EdD Core Courses

EGLC 700 Leadership Theory and Practice (3)

This course examines classical and contemporary theories and styles of leadership and their application to a variety of professional and global settings. Students will examine principal underpinnings of leadership, such as one's values, philosophy of life, and beliefs about the nature of humankind.

EGLC 714 Organizational Behavior, Theory, and Design (3)

This course addresses organizations; their structures; intended outcomes; and how they deal with culture, employee behavior, and values. Students will examine strategies designed to create and evaluate knowledge, including the psychological basis for human action, individual and organizational learning, communicating across cultures, and intellectual capital. This course also examines such topics as communication, motivation, work teams, organizational change, stress, power, influence, and trust.

EGLC 724 Ethics and Personal Leadership (3)

This course introduces the student to the study of ethical leadership and provides the foundation for value clarification, ethical decision making, and responsible leadership in diverse organizations and communities. In addition, the course introduces students to the concepts, skills, and strategies of personal and professional transformation that are the foundation of leading organizations in diverse communities. Topics include personal vision, establishing a proactive stance, service, self-esteem, emotional intelligence, creating a context for innovation, and maintaining happiness and personal well-being.

EGLC 734 Advanced Data Analysis and Interpretation (3)

Students will learn the basic distributions, such as binomial and normal, and are introduced to hypothesis methodology. They will learn to apply such inferential techniques as chi-square, the analysis of variance and covariance, and multivariate analysis to a variety of organizational issues and scholarly pursuits. Students will be expected to utilize appropriate statistical software.

EGLC 753 Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy Development (4)

This course introduces major theories and approaches to leading the effort and developing policy in local, national, and global settings. While considering the influence of technology and systems thinking, students explore complex issues in management and leadership. Students will have an opportunity to understand and practice policy development at local and national levels. Students are required to participate in a trip to Washington, DC, or a similar location. Students will incur travel costs (which vary in relation to airline, hotel, food, venue, and materials).

EGLC 754A Economic and Policy Systems (3)

Students learn to apply theories and principles of micro- and macroeconomics to analyze, design, and evaluate policies which address business, political, and educational challenges at the national level. Additional topics examined include alternative economic distribution systems and how they address pollution, poverty, unemployment, international trade, and geopolitical issues.

EGLC 754B International Policy Experience (2)

To gain an international perspective on policy development, students will visit an international location, meet local and national leaders, and observe and examine industries and organizations such as health care, schools, universities, and manufacturing and contrast them with those of the United States. Students are required to participate in a trip to an international location. Students will incur travel costs (which vary in relation to airline, hotel, food, venue, and materials).

EGLC 755 E-Learning: Theory and Practice (3)

This course focuses on the fundamentals of leading the design and implementation of learning technology within the organization. Students are exposed to an integrated approach to educational program design and evaluation at the organizational level. Topics may include computer-supported collaborative learning, synchronous and asynchronous technology, technically mediated communities, knowledge management, learning organizations, and designing computer-supported programs that support organizational infrastructure.

EGLC 759 Law and Dispute Resolution (3)

This course examines environmental forces that impact the organization with an emphasis on applicable legal issues. The course emphasizes developing an understanding of law as a basis for critical examination of legal, political, and regulatory processes and issues confronting organizations. Topics in the course include intellectual property law, torts, criminal and contract liability, the laws regarding electronic communication, encryption, internet security, and ethics in cyberspace. Dispute resolution and negotiation techniques are also included.

EGLC 763 Program Learning Design and Evaluation (3)

The course will help students analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction for a variety of content areas and audiences, using various media or delivery systems. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic principles and techniques of instructional design. In the process, they will design and develop a module of instruction. During the course, various instructional design procedures and models will be considered, and the significance of instruction within the larger realm of human performance will be discussed.

EGLC 765 Strategic Leadership and Management of Global Change (3)

This course focuses on current change theory, futurist literature, and major world trends in education and related disciplines. Topics include models of collaboration, innovation, design, implementation, and organizational change.

EGLC 766 Research Design and Analysis (3)

In this course, students will learn in theory and practice how to design, conduct, analyze, and interpret experimental, quasi-experimental, and survey procedures for organizational research and evaluation. Methods of assessing credibility of published research will also be discussed. Students will focus on measurement and statistical description of variables. Students will be expected to utilize appropriate statistical software.

EGLC 767 Qualitative Research and Analysis (3)

This course introduces students to qualitative research designs and such topics as the collection and interpretation of qualitative data and the methods of minimizing threats to the trustworthiness and authenticity of qualitative studies. Students learn specific techniques for the analysis and interpretation of qualitative data. Students will be expected to utilize appropriate content analysis software.

PhD Core Courses

PGLC 700 Advanced Leadership Theory and Research (3)

This course, conceptual and theoretical in nature, is designed to guide doctoral students in an in-depth inquiry into traditions, interpretations, methodologies, and the development of central research questions in leadership and their application. Students will learn tools of research and analysis commonly used in leadership research and develop mastery in their area of specialization. While a broad engagement of research literature in leadership will be undertaken, focal themes such as service, faith, purpose, diversity, inclusiveness, and justice will be emphasized.

PGLC 734 Advanced Multivariate Analysis (3)

In this course, in addition to a review of scales and measures and topics in inferential statistics, advanced multivariate techniques will be covered with an emphasis on application of statistics in conducting research. Topics covered in the course include properties of random vectors, multidimensional scaling, multiple regression, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVAs), discriminant analysis, principal component analysis, confirmatory and exploratory factor analysis, structural equations modeling, and path analysis. Computer software will be used extensively to assist in mathematical calculation while comprehension and interpreting statistical analysis will be stressed.

PGLC 753 Advanced Policy Development and Research (3)

This course, theoretical and conceptual in nature, is designed to guide doctoral students in an in-depth inquiry into traditions, interpretations, methodologies, and the development of central research questions in policy analysis and their application. Students will learn tools of research and analysis commonly used in policy research and develop mastery in their area of specialization. While a broad engagement of research literature in policy will be undertaken, major themes such as exploring national policy issues and mastering competing policy initiatives will be emphasized.

PGLC 754 Advanced Global Leadership Studies and Research (3)

This theoretical course is designed to guide doctoral students in an in-depth inquiry into traditions, interpretations, methodologies, and the development of central research questions in the global policy arena and their application. Students will learn tools of research analyses commonly used in global leadership research and develop mastery in their area of specialization. While a broad and deep review of research literature in the global literature will be undertaken, major themes such as exploring global policy issues and mastering competing global policy initiatives will be emphasized.

PGLC 767 Advanced Qualitative Research and Analysis (3)

In this course, qualitative research methods at an advanced level will be studied. An in-depth emphasis will be placed on the philosophical underpinnings and assumptions of qualitative research, merits and vulnerabilities of various methodologies, validity and generalization of the results, as well as ethical and cultural considerations. Also, formation of research questions as a foundation of determining and applying various methodologies will be examined. The course will examine participatory action research, grounded theory, phenomenology, and the narrative approach, among others. A detailed and comprehensive understanding and application of techniques in content analysis will also be undertaken, which will include an application of computer software. With self as an instrument of research perspective, attention will be paid to central issues such as diversity and inclusion.

PGLC 787 Qualifying Examination (3)

The purpose of the Comprehensive Examination Seminar is to assess the doctoral student's ability to integrate the doctoral coursework by preparing a paper which will address a real-world problem, dilemma, or issue synthesizing the coursework. The paper will be evaluated and defended orally before a committee of faculty members. Prerequisites: EGLC 700, 724, 734, 754A, 754B, 755, 759, 763, 765, 766, and 767.

PGLC 800 Grant Writing and Alternative Funding (3)

This guided seminar will instruct students in the process of applying for grants and alternative sources of funding in support of their scholarly activities. The students will develop a grant or similar proposal and will submit it to at least three organizations that provide funding for research in the student's area of specialization.

PGLC 801A Disseminating Knowledge and Publishing (1)

In this seminar, the student works closely with a faculty mentor to develop, investigate, and disseminate to a larger audience a sustainable stream of research that the student will maintain beyond graduation. The student will use his or her previously developed own area of expertise and research to develop a paper that is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal that is well respected in the student's area of expertise. This seminar takes place over three terms, designated by parts A, B, and C.

PGLC 801B Disseminating Knowledge and Publishing (1)

In this seminar, the student works closely with a faculty mentor to develop, investigate, and disseminate to a larger audience a sustainable stream of research that the student will maintain beyond graduation. The student will use his or her previously developed own area of expertise and research to develop a paper that is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal that is well respected in the student's area of expertise. This seminar takes place over three terms, designated by parts A, B, and C.

PGLC 801C Disseminating Knowledge and Publishing (1)

In this seminar, the student works closely with a faculty mentor to develop, investigate, and disseminate to a larger audience a sustainable stream of research that the student will maintain beyond graduation. The student will use his or her previously developed own area of expertise and research to develop a paper that is submitted to a peer-reviewed journal that is well respected in the student's area of expertise. This seminar takes place over three terms, designated by parts A, B, and C.

PGLC 802 Advanced Learning Theory and Design (3)

The course will help learners analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate instruction for a variety of content areas and audiences, using various media or delivery systems. The course will cover general principles of curriculum development, issues related to teaching and learning, and the evaluation of educational programs.

The following course work is taken after all core EdD and PhD courses listed above are completed.

Courses

PGLC 791 Dissertation Research (until completion) (2)

Under the direction of a dissertation chairperson, dissertation research is individualized and tailored to aid the student in completing the dissertation requirement. In dissertation study, students engage in preparing their research proposal and hold a preliminary oral with their chair and committee. In order to conduct a preliminary oral, presenting their dissertation research proposal, students must have completed all research methods and data analysis courses in their curriculum. For PhD students, these courses include: EGLC 734, EGLC 766, EGLC 767, PGLC 734, and PGLC 767. Upon successfully completing the preliminary oral, students officially become doctoral candidates. Students then continue their dissertation study through final defense, manuscript review, and finally to the publication stage. Students must be enrolled continuously in dissertation study for 2 units per term until completion. Registration in and completion of a minimum of two terms in PGLC 791, successful completion of their coursework and their comprehensive exam are required, prior to holding a final dissertation defense. The earliest a student may hold a dissertation defense is in the third term in which they have registered for PGLC 791.

ED 792 Dissertation Completion* (1)

Dissertation students who have successfully completed the final oral defense of their dissertation and the manuscript modifications required by the dissertation committee may enroll in this course for a fee of $100. A completed Form F4 must be submitted to the associate program director to enroll in this course. Students are eligible to enroll in this course for up to two consecutive semesters. If the dissertation has not been APA-cleared and submitted after two semesters, students will need to re-enroll in the appropriate doctoral dissertation research course.

* This course is not a requirement for degree completion. Students can enroll in ED 792 for a fee of $100 per term for up to two terms to clear APA.