The Master’s College 2015-2016 Catalog
PROGRAM-LEVEL LEARNING OUTCOMES
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
6. Effectively communicate the principles of
biblical edification and hope in a counseling
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.