To develop good exegetical skills and an understanding of basic principles of hermeneutics
To be able to communicate the Bible effectively within diverse cultural contexts
Graduates who choose to pursue graduate studies will have adequate preparation to be successful in those studies
Be able to apply Biblical studies to daily Christian living
To understand basic principles and practices which promote a healthy foundation for church leadership and ministry
The learner will demonstrate critical thinking skills and the ability to apply them to specific business situations.
The learner will communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, specific to the business field.
The learner will apply appropriate ethical and legal approaches toward social responsibility.
The learner will effectively demonstrate technology as it pertains to business.
The learner will integrate faith and business learning.
To expose learners to the theories and principles of communication/business found within the major disciplines of communication/business.
The learner will show the ability to use communication-writing styles.
The learner will develop and use skills found in the disciplines of communication and business.
The learner will integrate faith with communication and business.
To identify and have a working understanding of the major components of the criminal justice system (law enforcement, courts, corrections)
To have a basic knowledge of procedural and evidentiary rules and understand the relationship between procedural and substantive law
To understand the legal concepts and terminology in substantive areas of criminal justice
To apply criminal justice concepts and theories to real life applications in the field of criminal justice
The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community), and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
The immediate objective of the English program is to enable students to write and communicate effectively at the college level.
The broader objective of the English Department is to help students write and communicate effectively in a wide variety of occupations.
The long-term objective of English studies is to grow souls, to produce people who will lead productive and satisfying lives.
To write in a way concerning history and historically-based topics reflecting an ability to communicate.
To be able to analyze and evaluate historical writing, both primary and secondary, using critical thinking skills.
To develop an understanding of the reasons for studying history and of the relationships between the past and the present.
To analyze the sometimes complex cause-and-effect relationships of ideas and events, recognizing also the effects of the accidental and irrational on history.
The learner will demonstrate the skills necessary to successfully enter mathematics-related careers or graduate programs.
The learner will exhibit baccalaureate-level proficiency in the mathematical fields of differential and integral calculus, linear and abstract algebra, real analysis, topology, differential equations, logic, set theory, and number theory
The learner will show proficiency in the art and meaning of mathematical communication, especially as exhibited through the construction and interpretation of mathematical proofs.
Students will demonstrate music theory/ear training skills and understandings
Students will recognize foundational concepts in music literature and music history
Students will show proficiency in applied music areas
Students will illustrate necessary skills and understandings necessary for conducting and rehearsing
Students will utilize a rewarding ensemble experience to enhance group performing skills and concepts
Students will be prepared for entry in their respective area of music and/or graduate studies
The learner will demonstrate safe and appropriate laboratory techniques
The learner will be prepared for entrance into the field or graduate school or professional programs
The learner will summarize content in a manner consistent with adequate scientific written and verbal communication
The learner will be able to analyze the biological chemical and/or physical systems showing the relationship between form and function
The learner will generalize their understanding of the correlation between faith and science
Identify features of the major theoretical perspectives within psychology.
To be able to identify and apply psychological principles within real-world situations.
Students will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
Students who complete this program and wish to pursue postgraduate studies within the field will have the foundation necessary to successfully continue their education.
To develop an understanding of research methods used within Psychology, and use critical thinking skill to evaluate the findings.