Student Learning Outcomes

Content: discipline, knowledge and skills (theories, concepts and terms of the discipline)

  • Explain the major historical theories of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology and their influence on developing theories, the individual and society
  • Understand and critique methods of critical analysis/research and articulate their influence on the field of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology for an understanding of human behavior
  • Verbalize and analyze the terminology of psychology, anthropology, sociology and theology
  • Understand the behavioral, cognitive, and affective implications of specific doctrinal beliefs and systematic theology as a basis for understanding human behavior
  • Explain the functions and purpose of Christian institutions including the household and congregation as a place of discipleship, worship, fellowship, and relational reconciliation

Critical thinking: skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective and analytical)

  • Use and apply psychology, anthropology, sociology, and theology concepts to explain personal experiences and recognize the limitations of personal experience in understanding empirical phenomenon
  • Differentiate the behavioral science theoretical foundations and theology from pseudoscience/anecdote as well as cultural religious perspectives from Biblical perspectives
  • Contrast and compare Western Culture and the Judeo-Christian worldview
  • Examine current approaches to Christian-oriented and biblically based counseling developing a personal integrate model
  • Use quantitative and/or qualitative analyses to argue for or against a particular hypotheses within specific contexts (research, professional practice and daily living)

Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy; research skills

  • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the Christian behavioral sciences literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
  • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
  • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
  • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
  • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.

Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity

Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments