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History

Students choosing a History major will be well-equipped for a career in many fields, including research, writing, publishing, information management, library science, public relations, politics, and education. History majors will also be ready to continue on to liberal arts graduate studies or law school.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the History major is to prepare students for graduate programs in the liberal arts and other specialized professions, to prepare students for careers in the historical profession and related fields (e.g. teaching) and to aid students in mastering the General Education outcomes.

Students majoring in History will meet the following three outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the following:

Historical periods as defined by distinct external trends and internal commonalities; the application of evidence and critical analysis to discern the process of change over time as applied to distinct societies or geographic regions; and specified historical subjects, as offered in the major’s curriculum.

  1. Research and write proficiently.
  2. Compete favorably with peers for employment and education.

Major in History

The major in History consists of 36 credit hours of coursework. This major is an option for students who wish to take a liberal arts major that will prepare them for professional occupations such as law. A minor in another subject is required.

The required Content Foundation courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
HIS 1011Early World History3
HIS 1012Modern World History3
HIS 1030Early United States History3
HIS 1040Modern United States History3

The required courses in Methods, Cultural, Social, and Political Approaches (listed respectively) are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
HIS 3016History of Christianity3
HIS 3026African American History3
HIS 4054Historiography3
HIS 4020History of American Government & Political Thought3

The required Advanced Content courses are:

PrefixCourseHrs.
HIS 3003Modern European History3
HIS 3020U.S. History: 1914-19453
HIS 3024Florida History3
HIS 3045Topics in American History3

 

Psychology

The Psychology major will advance students’ knowledge about human behavior—something that will certainly make a graduate an attractive job candidate. Psychology is the second largest major at U. S. colleges and universities because of the diverse options available to graduates. Psychology majors will be well-positioned for grad school or ready to pursue a professional career in psychology, such as counseling. But that’s not the only option: A psychology major also gets graduates in the door for entry-level work, such as sales or human resources.

Major Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Psychology Major is to provide students with the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of human behavior, gain a functional knowledge of scientific methods of studying behavior, and develop an appreciation of the dignity and complexity of persons; all within a caring community based on Christian principles and values.  By its nature, the discipline of Psychology encourages critical thinking, the awareness of individual differences, and the importance of life-long learning.  Students graduating with a major should be prepared to either use their learning in employment settings immediately or attend graduate school. Students majoring in Psychology will meet the following five outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

    Goal 1: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking

    The skills in this domain involve the development of scientific reasoning and problem solving, including effective research methods. Foundation students should learn basic skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about behavior; as well as designing and executing research plans.

    1.1 Use scientific reasoning to interpret behavior

    1.2 Demonstrate psychology information literacy

    1.3 Engage in innovative and integrative thinking and problem-solving

    1.4 Interpret, design, and conduct basic psychological research

    1.5 Incorporate socio-cultural factors in scientific inquiry

     

    Goal 2: Ethical and Social Responsibility

    The skills in this domain involve the development of ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings. Foundation students should become familiar with the formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and begin to embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in society. Baccalaureate students should have more direct opportunities to demonstrate adherence to professional values that will help them optimize their contributions.

    2.1 Apply ethical standards to evaluate psychological science and practice

    2.2 Promote values that build trust and enhance interpersonal relationships

    2.3 Adopt values that build community at local, national, and global levels

     

    Goal 3: Communication

    Students should demonstrate competence in written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Foundation students should write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity. Baccalaureate students should produce a research study or other psychological project explain scientific results, and present information to a professional audience.  They should also develop flexible interpersonal approaches that optimize information exchange and relationship development.

    3.1 Demonstrate effective writing for different purposes

    3.2 Exhibit effective presentation skills for different purposes

    3.3 Interact effectively with others

     

    Goal 4: Professional Development

    The skills in this domain refer to abilities that sharpen student readiness for post-baccalaureate employment, graduate school, or professional school. The emphasis in the domain involves application of psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation. These skills can be developed and refined both in traditional academic settings and extracurricular involvement. In addition, career professionals can be enlisted to support occupational planning and pursuit.

    4.1 Apply psychological content and skills to career goals

    4.2 Exhibit self-efficacy and self-regulation

    4.3 Refine project management skills

    4.4 Enhance teamwork capacity

    4.5 Develop meaningful professional direction for life after graduation

     

    Goal 5: Knowledge Base in Psychology

    Students should demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems. Foundation students should demonstrate breadth in their knowledge and applications of psychological ideas to simple problems; baccalaureate students should show depth in their knowledge and application of psychological concepts and frameworks to problems of greater complexity.

    5.1 Describe key concepts, principles, and overarching themes in psychology

    5.2 Develop a working knowledge of psychology’s content domains

    5.3 Describe applications of psychology

     

    Major in Psychology

    The major in Psychology consists of 36 credit hours, starting with Introduction to Psychology, which is a service course for general education requirements and a prerequisite for all other psychology courses. A minor in another subject area is also required. The required courses are:

    PrefixCourseHrs.
    PSY 2000Introduction to Psychology3
    PSY 2010Life-Span Development3
    PSY 3030Social Psychology3
    PSY 3040Personality Theories3
    PSY 3050Abnormal Psychology3
    PSY 3060Psychological Testing3
    PSY 4010Methods of Social Research3
    PSY 4020Counseling Theories3
    PSY 4030Cognitive Psychology3
    PSY 4060History of Psychology3

      Plus two of the following:

    PrefixCourseHrs.
    PSY 3022Sports Psychology3
    PSY 3045Special Topics in Psychology3
    PSY 4050Industrial/Organizational Psychology3
    PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3
    SWK 3034Death and Dying3
    SWK 3044Substance Abuse3
    Social Work

    A major in Social Work equips students to work with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities. As a generalist social work practitioner, graduates have career opportunities in various public and private settings, including school systems, child welfare offices, healthcare, mental health systems, and criminal justice departments. Many graduates wishing to practice as clinical therapists go on to pursue a master’s degree in social work (MSW).

    The Social Work Program at Warner University is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Therefore, social work graduates are eligible to apply for “advanced standing” in Master of Social Work (MSW) programs, shortening the course of study for the MSW by as much as one year.

    Major Mission and Outcomes

    Consistent with the mission of Warner University and EPAS (2015) requirements for the Council on Social Work Education, the mission of the Baccalaureate Social Work Program is to prepare undergraduate students for generalist social work practice in a multitude of settings. Placing a foundational emphasis on the core values of servanthood as modeled by Christ, social justice, the importance of human relationships and human rights, the dignity and worth of the individual, integrity, and competence, social work graduates will be prepared to model their Christian faith through advocacy and evidenced-based professional practices which encourage the improvement of global societies and enhance the well-being of its most oppressed populations.

    Students majoring in Social Work will meet the following competencies which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence in a Christian learning environment.

     

    Competency 1: Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior

     

    Competency 2: Engage diversity and difference in practice

     

    Competency 3: Advance human rights and social and economic justice and environmental justice

     

    Competency 4: Engage in research-informed practice and practice-informed research

     

    Competency 5: Engage in policy practice

     

    Competency 6: Engage with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

     

    Competency 7: Assess individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

     

    Competency 8: Intervene with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

     

    Competency 9: Evaluate practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities

     

    Competency 10: Apply a Christian worldview to generalist level social work practice

    Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes

    The major in Social Work consists of 63 credit hours.

    The required Social Work courses are:

    PrefixCourseHrs.
    MAT 2000Statistics3
    PSY 2000Introduction to Psychology3
    PSY 2010Life-Span Development3
    SWK 2000Introduction to Social Work3
    SWK 2050Human Behavior and Social Environment3
    SWK 2053Social Problems (preferred) or3
    SOC 2000Introduction to Sociology3
    SWK 3050Diversity and Values in the Social Work Practice3
    SWK 3013Social Work Process and Practice I3
    SWK 3014Social Work Process and Practice II3
    SWK 3020Social Welfare Policy3
    SWK 3024Group Processes3
    SWK 3033Individual and Family Dynamics3
    SWK 4010Methods of Social Research3
    SWK 4030Case Management and Social Networking3
    SWK 4085Field Education10
    SWK 4095Field Education Seminar2

     

    Six credit hours from:

    PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3

    PrefixCourseHrs.
    SWK 3034Death and Dying3
    SWK 3044Substance Abuse3
    SWK 4045Special Topics in Social Work3
    SWK 3050Abnormal Psychology3
    SWK 4020Counseling Theories3
    PSY 4045Special Topics in Psychology3
    PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3
    SWK 3054Child Abuse and Neglect3
    SWK 4054Child Welfare Policy3