The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
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
1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of each
book of the Old and New Testament by:
a. Describing its general historical and
b. Outlining its basic content and argument
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
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
d. Demonstrate an ability to solve qualitative
and quantitative problems in that discipline
in both the classroom and laboratory
e. Demonstrate the ability to perform the basic
operations associated with standard
laboratory procedures in that discipline.
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
4. Articulate biblical principles relating to the
development of God’s church among varying
people groups in today’s world.
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.
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
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.
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
4. Use bibliographic resources to locate and
retrieve information from primary and