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Program-Level Learning Outcomes

This section lists the program-level student learning outcomes that have been established by the faculty and staff for

the University’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

biological science and scientific thought in general.

4.

Explain the use of the scientific process within biological science identifying foundational assumptions, processes

for inquiry, establishment of conclusions, and application of those principles in the day-to-day happenings in the

world.

5.

Demonstrate an ability to use the scientific process to solve qualitative and quantitative problems in biology in

both the classroom and laboratory settings.

6.

Demonstrate the ability to perform the basic operations associated with standard laboratory procedures in

biology.

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 vs. 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.

Information 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.