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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Faith Builders Educational Programs, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Interpersonal Relationships PER 320

Formerly Interpersonal Relationships PER 320 (PER 320)

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

Faith Builders Educational Programs, 28527 Guys Mills Road, Guys Mills, PA.

Version 1: January 2005 - May 2008. Version 2: June 2008 - October 2020.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

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.


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).