Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1: Demonstrate content, knowledge and skills including theories, concepts and terms as applicable in counseling ministry.

1.1 Articulate knowledge of the biblical understanding people and relationships.

1.1a Develop knowledge of the Bible as the primary source of truth and understanding of reality.

1.1b Understand the biblical view of human development across the lifespan.

1.1c Articulate the biblical view of the origin, purpose, constitution, and practice of marriage, family, and parenting.

1.1d Develop a holistic understanding of abnormality including biological, psychosocial, and spiritual categories and concepts.

1.1e Articulate and apply a biblical understanding of people, problems, and healing in relational contexts.

1.2 Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and practice of counseling ministry.

1.2a Apply biblical prescriptions for relationships within a local congregation that help people heal.

1.2b Develop a relational approach to people helping within the local congregation.

SLO 2: Critical Thinking: Skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective and analytical).

2.1 Think critically about biblical Truth, people and relationships through the use of analysis and synthesis for problem solving and the integration of evidence from diverse contexts.

2.1a Compare and contrast biblical concepts to understand personal experiences in human development across the lifespan and compare and contrast with other behavioral science frameworks.

2.1b Compare and contrast the biblical view of the origin, purpose, constitution, and practice of marriage, family, and parenting with other worldviews.

2.2 Use biblical concepts to demonstrate critical thinking and understanding of abnormality as it applies in biological, psychosocial and spiritual concepts.

2.2a Differentiate from the behavioral sciences and the biblical prescriptions for relationships within a local congregation that helps people heal.

SL0 3: Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy and research skills.

3.1 Demonstrate through writing and presentations a spiritual literacy, including biblical Christian faith and practice, and the Christian's role in fulfilling biblical discipleship and healing relationships.

3.2 Articulate through speaking and writing a biblical understanding of people, and their relationships.

3.3 Demonstrate technology literacy and research through reading, reviewing peer-reviewed research articles and writing about diverse religious, cultural, and philosophical ideologies comparing and contrasting them with biblical truth.

SLO 4: Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity.

SLO 5: Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments.