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The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog



b. Recognize the author’s purpose,

presuppositions, implications, argument,

and use or lack of evidence.

c. Recognize how the author and work may

have been influenced by historical and

contemporary culture.

d. See a relationship between the work’s

content and its form.

3. Demonstrate a grasp of the broad outline

of English, American, or World literature,

together with an awareness of the historical

context in which an author or group of authors


Spoken Communication

1. Prepare and present a range of speeches that:

a. Present information, ideas, positions, or

opinions in a manner that reflects the

virtues of clarity, concision, accuracy, and


b. Adapt words and rhetorical strategies

according to varying situations and


c. Make assumptions clear.

d.Use relevant logical arguments and

appropriate examples.

e. Incorporate various aspects of nonverbal

communication, including intonation,

pause, gesture, and body language.

f. Present creative and original thoughts and

ideas, extending beyond summarization

and repetition of readily available published


2. Engage effectively in discussion as both

speaker and listener through interpreting,

analyzing, and summarizing.

Written Communication

1. Prepare and present essays and other types

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 to produce work

that is ready for its readers, including but not

limited to skill in appropriate word usage,

knowledge of the conventions of Standard

Written English, and consistently accurate


4. Demonstrate baccalaureate degree-level

written communication competency within

the context of the major academic disciplines.

Areas of Study

Biblical Studies Core

1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of either

Greek or Hebrew at a level appropriate for

the emphasis.

2. Demonstrate the correct application of

hermeneutical principles to develop an

interpretation of a biblical text.

3. Clearly articulate a biblical philosophy of

ministry as it relates to the purpose of the

Church; describe the concept of vocation as

it relates to Christian education.

Biblical Counseling

1. Biblically critique various secular and Christian

approaches to counseling.

2. Articulate a comprehensive logical, biblically-

supported argument for the inerrancy,

authority, and sufficiency of the Bible and the

necessity of the gospel in counseling personal

non-organic issues, response to medical

problems, and interpersonal conflict.

3. Analyze counseling problems using a biblical

conceptual framework.

4. Develop a counseling strategy applying 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, and theological background, themes,

and interpretive problems of each Bible book.

2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of available

written and electronic Bible study tools.