Academic Catalog 2014.2015 - page 170

The Master’s College 2014-2015 Catalog
of written documents that demonstrate the
writer’s ability to write clearly and appropriately
for a variety of purposes and audiences.
2. Employ a writing process that involves
collecting information and formulating ideas,
determining their relationships, and producing
a draft that arranges coherent paragraphs in a
purposeful order.
3. Give evidence of ability to revise, edit, and
proofread a written draft in order to produce
work that is ready for its readers, including but
not limited to skill in appropriate word usage,
the conventions of Standard Written English,
and consistently accurate spelling.
Biblical Studies Core
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of either
Greek or Hebrew.
2. Demonstrate the correct application of
hermeneutical principles to develop an
interpretation of a biblical text.
Biblical Counseling
1. Biblically critique various secular and Christian
approaches to counseling.
2. Articulate a comprehensive, logical, biblically-
supported argument for the authority and
sufficiency of the Bible and the necessity of
the gospel in counseling non-organic and
interpersonal problems.
3. Analyze counseling problems using a biblical
conceptual framework.
4. Develop a counseling strategy that applies a
broad range of biblical passages to respond
to common counseling problems.
5. Demonstrate question asking skills within a
counseling context to discern the counselee’s
true motivations.
6. Effectively communicate the principles of
biblical edification and hope in a counseling
Bible Exposition
1. Discuss the significant historical, geographical,
cultural, theological background, themes, and
interpretive problems of each Bible book.
2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of available
written and electronic Bible study tools.
3. Produce undergraduate college level written
research in biblical-related topic areas.
4. Effectively communicate biblical truths in
individual conversations and group teaching
Biblical Languages
1. Translate both the Hebrew and Greek text with
the use of standard aids.
2. Determine the structure of biblical passages
in the original languages.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the
phonology of Hebrew.
4. Morphologically analyze any form in a Greek
or Hebrew text.
5. Syntactically analyze the phrases, clauses and
sentences in a Greek or Hebrew text.
6. Demonstrate mastery of basic Greek and
Hebrew vocabulary.
7. For Greek or Hebrew biblical passages, discuss
the applicable interpretative and hermeneutical
principles, inter-textual allusions, critical issues
and theological contributions.
Intercultural Studies
1. Demonstrate the ability to develop a
comprehensive ethnic profile of a country.
2. Articulate the biblical arguments against racial
3. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of at least one
non-native language.
4. Construct a biblical basis for the participation
of the church in Christian missions.
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles
for effective church planting to specific cultural
6. Describe the foundational beliefs of major
world religions.
7. Demonstrate the ability to analyze cultural
norms and customs in order to properly
contextualize biblical principles within that
cultural setting.
8. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to life in
another culture.
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
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. Clearly articulate a biblical philosophy of
ministry as it relates to the purpose of the
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