Curriculum / Courses
- FEATURED COURSES
- + BI 205 -Bible Study Methods and Application
- + PS 201 -Introduction to Psychology
- + PS 282 -Research Statistics
- + PS 310 -Abnormal Psychology
- + PS 341 -Adult Psychology
- + PS 349 -Theories and Foundations in Counseling
- + PS 457 -Seminar in Counseling
An introduction to the principles and practice of inductive Bible study, with emphasis on the effective communication of biblical truth. This course will include assignments intended to develop skills in expository writing and biblical instruction. Christian Ministry requirements are also embedded in this course.
This course is a general survey of the discipline of psychology including the principles, methods, vocabulary, and major theories in the study of human behavior. Consideration will be given to selected application of psychology for life and ministry.
An introduction to research methodology and statistics as a liberal arts discipline, this course will not primarily be a number crunching course, though many statistical concepts will be presented in context. The emphasis of the course will be on developing an understanding of the principles and concepts underlying the use of statistics in social sciences research and applications. Topics to be explored include the formulation of questions and hypotheses, appropriate experimental design, sampling methodology, data analysis, and the presentation of results using graphical summaries and proper statistical notation. Offered alternate years.
An introduction to the classification, description, and interpretation of behavior identified as abnormal. Emphasis is given to neuropsychological aspects, social variables and environmental conditions related to the acquisition and persistence of such behavior(s).
This course explores various topics such as physical changes, physical and mental health issues, cognitive abilities, social relationships, work/retirement, etc. as they pertain to the various stages of adult development. Although much of the focus will be on older adulthood, topics discussed will also include adult development from young adulthood to death.
In this course, students will examine various theories of personality and counseling, with an emphasis on those theories used in the United States. Included in the course will be training in assertiveness and investigation of one's own personality. Students will have an opportunity to develop some basic counseling skills based on the theories studied through the use of role play, case studies, and other means to learn practical strategies used in the counseling setting.
This course continues the process of developing counseling skills by using a problem/management, opportunity/development model which allows different theoretical approaches to be incorporated, including Christian viewpoints. Video-taped real and/or simulated sessions are a part of the studentÕs experience.
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– Probation Officer
– Health Educator
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