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The Master’s College 2015-2016 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.

General Education

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.

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.

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 that 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.

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.

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, including our

American experience.

2. Evaluate historical developments in a larger

context, especially the most salient cultural

and intellectual elements of the past that have

shaped the present.

3. Integrate a biblical view of man and society

into the study of the past.

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