Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 171

Program Level Learning Outcomes
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PROGRAM-LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
2. Describe the educational cycle within a local
church educational ministry.
3. Describe the concept of vocation as it relates
to Christian education.
4. Describe the interrelationships between the
various church ministries (Christian education,
youth ministry, biblical counseling, missions,
etc.).
Theology & Apologetics
1. Explain the role of systematic theology in
relation to other biblical disciplines (e.g.,
languages, exposition, preaching, counseling).
2. Identify the significant individuals who have
shaped the development of historical theology,
and describe the contributions of each.
3. Articulate basic Christian doctrines of both
Old and New Testaments, and provide clear
biblical support for each.
4. Describe the key issues involved in the major
theological controversies that have occurred
in the Christian community from Pentecost
to present.
5. Describe, compare, and contrast major
theological systems.
6. Describe the major options in apologetic
methodology.
7. Articulate arguments for the existence of God.
8. Articulate the major evidences used to support
Christianity.
9. Describe the foundational beliefs of major
world religions and major cults.
Youth Ministries
1. Clearly articulate a biblical philosophy of
ministry as it relates to the purpose of the
Church.
2. Describe the educational cycle within a local
church educational ministry.
3. Describe the concept of vocation as it relates
to Christian education.
4. Describe the interrelationships between the
various church ministries (Christian education,
youth ministry, biblical counseling, missions,
etc.).
Biological Sciences Core
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the
biological taxonomic kingdom and phyla
divisions, and classification of organisms
within that system.
2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the
key features and current issues related to the
various major theories of biological origins.
3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the key
current issues in environmental biology and
ecology.
4. Analyze molecular structure and chemical
reactivity relationships within a chemical and
biological environment.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of cellular
structures and processes within cells.
6. Perform and interpret analyses of the various
modes of Mendelian inheritance.
7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of those
basic principles of physics, statistics, and
differential and integral calculus necessary
to the study and practice of research in the
biological sciences.
8. Effectively prepare and give oral presentations
from primary research literature in the
biological sciences.
9. Explain in accurate detail the molecular basis
of inheritance, including DNA replication,
transcription, translation and the regulation
of these processes.
Natural History/Environmental Biology
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of
vertebrate natural history, systematics, and
comparative anatomy, and their applications
to biological origins.
2. Effectively conduct selected field research
techniques in plant and animal ecology.
3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the
inter-relationship among species, population
dynamics, and the study of human impacts
on eco-systems as it relates to stewardship
ecology.
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Dentistry
1. Explain in detail the mechanisms involved in
the replication and regulation of expression
of genetic information for prokaryotes,
eukaryotes, and viruses.
2. Describe the theoretical basis underlying and
perform basic laboratory procedures used in
molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology
and biotechnology.
3. Compare and contrast the initial pathways
of development found in organisms from
invertebrates to mammals.
4. Describe the underlying thermodynamic
principles that govern biochemical pathways.
Describe how biochemical pathways
are regulated and integrated to maintain
homeostasis.
5. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the
functions of each organ system and their
interrelationships in the whole organism to
maintain physiological homeostasis.
Secondary Teacher Education in Life
Science
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of
vertebrate and invertebrate natural history,
systematics, and comparative anatomy, and
their applications to biological origins.
2. Effectively conduct selected field research
techniques in plant and animal ecology.
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
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