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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

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 (5-12 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 Humanities, Psychology, Social Science, Theology or Christian Ministries (11/10) (10/15 revalidation) (10/20 revalidation).

Location:

Guys Mills, PA

Length:

45 hours in five weeks. 

Dates:

January 2018 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: name and describe the markers that define abuse; recognize symptoms of abuse; compare and contrast common responses to abuse; compare and contrast factors that affect the severity of abuse; summarize helpful steps toward recovery from abuse; understand and apply Pennsylvania state law to incidents of abuse; and summarize the process of forgiveness and demonstrate how it applies to the experience of abuse.

Instruction:

Major topics in this course include forms of abuse such as physical, verbal, emotional, and sexual abuse, ways to increase awareness and understanding, Pennsylvania abuse laws, and biblical understanding of responses to human sin, suffering, and sorrow. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services or Ministry (10/20).

Location:

Guys Mills, PA

Length:

45 hours. 

Dates:

January 2019 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: define and recognize depression; describe the multiple contributors to depression; identify needs of people who are depressed and propose practical ways to meet those needs; evaluate clinical treatments of depression, including approaches, medical intervention, and referral.

Instruction:

Depression has been called the common cold of psychological disorders. with one in ten people in the U.S. experiencing depression. Topics in this class include examples of depression in the Bible, causes of depression, recent forms of treatment, and helpful responses to people who are depressed.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Human Services or Ministry (10/20).

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