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Program-Level Learning Outcomes

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PROGRAM-LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES

3. Produce undergraduate college-level written

research in biblical-related topic areas.

4. Effectively communicate biblical truths in

teaching settings.

Biblical Languages

1. Translate both the Hebrew and Greek text

with the use of standard aids giving attention

to correct morphology, syntax, vocabulary,

and structure.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the

phonology of Hebrew. (Retired, but not yet

deactivated.)

3. Demonstrate mastery of basic Greek and

Hebrew vocabulary.

4. For Greek or Hebrew biblical passages, discuss

the applicable interpretive and hermeneutical

principles, literary characteristics or features,

intertextual allusions, critical issues, and

theological contributions.

Intercultural Studies

1. Demons t r a t e the ab i l i t y to conduc t

comprehensive ethnographic research.

2. Articulate a biblical understanding of culture

and diversity.

3. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the skills and

methodologies of second language acquisition.

4. Articulate the theological rationale for the

missional role of the local church and the

principles for effective church planting within

specific cultural environments.

5. Demonstrate the skills and character for

effective cross-cultural adaptation.

TESOL

1. State a theoretically sound philosophy of

language acquisition and instruction.

2. Identify, compare, and critique various

language-teaching approaches, methods, and

classroom resources.

3. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate cultural

and learner differences in the language

classroom.

4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze the native

language(s) of the target class and identify

areas of acquisition difficulty.

5. Evaluate historical and current educational

practices and preferences in a target country.

6. Research, design, and implement ESL/EFL

programs and classes.

7. Conduct an effective self-assessment

of spiritual, cross-cultural, and teaching

effectiveness and growth.

8. Articulate a sound biblical philosophy of

cross-cultural ministry in a professional realm.

Christian Education

1. Demonstrate the ability to design and

implement a Christian Education program

(within a local church or parachurch

organization) through its full educational cycle.

2. Describe the concept of vocation as it relates

to Christian education.

3. Explain the importance of the interrelationships

between the various church ministries

(Christian education, youth ministry, biblical

counseling, missions, etc.).

Theology & Apologetics

1. Identify the significant individuals who have

shaped the development of historical theology

and describe the contributions of each.

2. Articulate basic Christian doctrines of both

Old and New Testaments, and provide clear

biblical support for each.

3. Describe the key issues involved in the major

theological controversies that have occurred

in the Christian community from Pentecost

to present.

4. Describe the major options in apologetic

methodology.

5. Articulate arguments for the existence of God.

6. Articulate the major evidences used to support

Christianity.

7. Describe the foundational beliefs of major

world religions and major cults.

Student 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.).