Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 168

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
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PROGRAM-LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
Program-Level Learning Outcomes
This section lists the program-level student learning
outcomes that have been established by the faculty
and staff for the college’s undergraduate general
education program, for each of the academic majors
and emphases, and for the co-curricular/student
development area.
I. G
eneral
E
ducation
A.
Biblical Studies
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of each
book of the Old and New Testament by:
a. Describing its general historical and
geographical background.
b. Outlining its basic content and argument
flow.
c. Briefly defining its main theological
contributions and critical challenges.
2. Describe the essential teaching of Scripture
in each major area of theology and the
interrelationship among the areas.
B.
Biological & Physical Sciences
1. Explain the scientific method, its use and
limitations within each of its various disciplines
and its relation to Truth.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the
glory of God is revealed through an increased
understanding of the complexity and beauty
of His creation.
3. Compare and contrast the effect of various
theocentric and naturalistic worldviews on the
development of scientific thought.
4. For at least one scientific discipline:
a. Outline the major principles underlying
that discipline and the realm in which those
principles operate.
b. Identify the application of those principles
in the day-to-day happenings in the world.
c. Identify assumptions and logical arguments
involved in the accepted conclusions of the
discipline.
d.Demonstrate an ability to solve qualitative
and quantitative problems in that discipline in
both the classroom and laboratory settings.
e. Demonstrate the ability to perform the basic
operations associated with standard laboratory
procedures in that discipline.
C.
Computer Use
1. Demonstrate proficiency in computer
oper a t ing procedures, inc l ud ing f i l e
manipulation, program installation, network
use, virus protection, and data transfer
between applications.
2. Demonstrate proficiency using standard
office software, including a word processor,
spreadsheet, and presentation manager.
3. Demonstrate proficiency using the Internet,
including a Web browser, e-mail, and file
transfer.
D.
Cross-Cultural Understanding
1. Develop a basic understanding of and
appreciation for a culture other than one’s own.
2. Knowledgeably bring the dimensions of
diversity, especially gender, social class,
ethnicity, and culture to the discussion and
analysis of current societal issues.
3. Identify principles which assist an individual
to adapt effectively to a different culture or a
multi-cultural environment.
4. Articulate biblical principles relating to the
development of God’s church among varying
people groups in today’s world.
E.
Economics
1. Demonstrate the ability to develop a life-long
approach to personal financial management,
understanding resource allocation as
stewardship from God.
2. Understand resource allocation expressed in
the laws of supply and demand as they relate to
human nature in particular and to the shaping
of history in general.
3. Explore the implications of free-market forces
as they relate to Classical v. Keynesian theories.
F.
History
1. Grasp the general sweep of human history
from the Creation to the present, especially
those persons, events, trends, nations, and
ideologies that have had the greatest impact
on our present civilization.
2. Evaluate historical developments in a larger
context, especially the most salient political,
cultural, geographical, and economic elements
of the past that have shaped the present.
3. Integrate a biblical view of man and society
into the study of the past.
G. I
nformation Literacy
1. Determine the type, scope, and focus of
information needed regarding a scholarly,
professional, or practical pursuit.
2. Identify and prioritize possible information
sources to meet a defined information need.
3. Develop an effective and efficient information
search process.
4. Use bibliographic resources to locate and
retrieve information from primary and
secondary, published and unpublished sources
in a variety of electronic and printed media
formats.
5. Evaluate information retrieved from a variety
of sources to determine validity, currency,
credibility, and relative value to meet the given
information need.
6. Use information effectively, ethically, and
legally.
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