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Psychology/Sociology - Faith Builders Educational Network

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: January 2005 - February 2007. Version 2: March 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the place of sorrow in human experience; establish the need for a Biblical framework for viewing human suffering and for responding to human suffering; discuss the example of Jesus in response to human sorrow; discuss the problem of death and factors in dying that affect grief; outline the typical grieving process and show how children grieve different from adults; discuss principles that enable people to work through grief; list pointers for how to comfort those who are grieving; review Biblical examples of people who experienced rejection and discuss observations about rejection from those examples; identify specific emotional responses to rejection and to trace the "paths of response" when people follow those emotional responses; identify core issues in rejection; discuss what it means to be Christ-centered and how we go about pointing rejected people to Him; describe the identity and security we have "in Christ;" discuss what it means to love and to show how love drives out fear, specifically in the experience of those who have been rejected; outline the Biblical mandate to "receive" one another in Christ; review Biblical examples of abuse; define abuse and discuss why abuse is painful and destructive; discuss how abuse "offends" little ones and trace abuse to ongoing struggles in the lives of those who have been abused as children; outline how to find healing from the damage of abuse; discuss "second party" help for those who have been abused; discuss "third party" help for bringing reconciliation between the abuser and the abused; list typical changes that need to happen in the life of an abused person, and to discuss what is necessary for those changes to occur; and describe Biblical principles for helping an abuser.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: human sorrow; why there is sorrow; right responses to sorrow; God's purposes in sorrow; grief; rejection; and abuse. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion and collaborative learning. Evaluation criteria include examinations and projects.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Social Work or Psychology (04/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services or Christian Ministries (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5 weeks).

Dates:
Version 1: January 2005 - May 2008. Version 2: June 2008 - Present.
Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: affirm the authority of the Scriptures in directing our interpersonal relationships; show how a relationship with God is foundational to healthy interpersonal relationships; describe the human yearning for close connection; define and illustrate the place of boundaries in healthy relationships; define and illustrate the place of barriers in unhealthy relationships; describe the role of character as fundamental to healthy relationships; discuss the character qualities of honesty, humility, and mercy and demonstrate how they find expression in relationships; list Biblical principles for communication; list and discuss four social principles necessary in all social structures; discuss the value of friendship and principles for healthy friendships; understand ways of categorizing conflict as a prerequisite for determining right procedures in resolving conflict; understand the Biblical directives to pursue peace; distinguish between surface conflict and heart issues in conflict, understand the role each plays in creating conflict, and explore ways of addressing both in conflict resolution; define qualities of a peacemaker; list pointers for directing people to examine themselves in times of conflict; understand how to clarify what is important and what is not in times of conflict; discuss principles for objective listening in conflict resolution; understand Biblical paradigms for resolving differences; and discuss implications of and Biblical directives regarding, the use of legal procedures to resolve conflict.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: communication; closeness; boundaries and barriers; character; social structures; conflict; conflict resolution. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, role play, collaborative learning. Evaluation criteria include examinations and projects.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Relations (4/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services, Human Development, Family Science, Communication, or as a General Elective (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

Location:
Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.
Length:

Version 1 and 2: 45 hours (5-12 weeks).

Dates:

Version 1: September 2006 - December 2008. Version 2: January 2009 - Present.

Objectives:

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the Biblical understanding of man; trace the development of human understanding in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; show that a proper understanding of God is essential to a proper understanding of man; show how human understanding has been shaped in the Twentieth Century by influential psychologists; show that psychology is a discipline that draws from both science and philosophy; understand research in neuroscience and how it has shaped theories of behavior; understand research that explores both genetic and environmental factors in human development; outline various stages of human development: prenatal, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; outline, compare, and evaluate four approaches to personality; describe and discuss anxiety disorders, dissociative and personality disorders, mood disorders, and schizophrenia; understand stress and its relationship to health; survey and evaluate three responses Christians have had to Psychology; discuss the role of Scripture in human understanding and its place in the evaluation of ideas; and articulate principles that are helpful in evaluating the research, the theories, and the methodology in the field of Psychology.

Instruction:

Version 1 and 2: Major topics covered in the course are: Biblical view of man; historical review of anthropology; influential psychologists; human development; personality; disorders; neural and hormonal systems; Christian responses to psychology; principles for evaluation. Methods of instruction include: lecture, discussion, and collaborative learning. Evaluation criteria include: examinations, projects and reading.

Credit recommendation:

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology or Social Sciences (04/07). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology, Social Science, or Christian Ministries (11/10) (10/15 revalidation).

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