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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:

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 1011 Early World History 3
HIS 1012 Modern World History 3
HIS 1030 Early United States History 3
HIS 1040 Modern United States History 3

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

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 3016 History of Christianity 3
HIS 3026 African American History 3
HIS 4054 Historiography 3
HIS 4020 History of American Government & Political Thought 3

The required Advanced Content courses are:

Prefix Course Hrs.
HIS 3003 Modern European History 3
HIS 3020 U.S. History: 1914-1945 3
HIS 3024 Florida History 3
HIS 3045 Topics in American History 3

 

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:

    Prefix Course Hrs.
    PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSY 2010 Life-Span Development 3
    PSY 3030 Social Psychology 3
    PSY 3040 Personality Theories 3
    PSY 3050 Abnormal Psychology 3
    PSY 3060 Psychological Testing 3
    PSY 4010 Methods of Social Research 3
    PSY 4020 Counseling Theories 3
    PSY 4030 Cognitive Psychology 3
    PSY 4060 History of Psychology 3

      Plus two of the following:

    Prefix Course Hrs.
    PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3
    PSY 3045 Special Topics in Psychology 3
    PSY 4050 Industrial/Organizational Psychology 3
    PSY 4080 Adult Development and Aging 3
    SWK 3034 Death and Dying 3
    SWK 3044 Substance Abuse 3
    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:

    Prefix Course Hrs.
    MAT 2000 Statistics 3
    PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
    PSY 2010 Life-Span Development 3
    SWK 2000 Introduction to Social Work 3
    SWK 2050 Human Behavior and Social Environment 3
    SWK 2053 Social Problems (preferred) or 3
    SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
    SWK 3050 Diversity and Values in the Social Work Practice 3
    SWK 3013 Social Work Process and Practice I 3
    SWK 3014 Social Work Process and Practice II 3
    SWK 3020 Social Welfare Policy 3
    SWK 3024 Group Processes 3
    SWK 3033 Individual and Family Dynamics 3
    SWK 4010 Methods of Social Research 3
    SWK 4030 Case Management and Social Networking 3
    SWK 4085 Field Education 10
    SWK 4095 Field Education Seminar 2

     

    Six credit hours from:

    PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3PSY 4080Adult Development and Aging3

    Prefix Course Hrs.
    SWK 3034 Death and Dying 3
    SWK 3044 Substance Abuse 3
    SWK 4045 Special Topics in Social Work 3
    SWK 3050 Abnormal Psychology 3
    SWK 4020 Counseling Theories 3
    PSY 4045 Special Topics in Psychology 3
    PSY 4080 Adult Development and Aging 3
    SWK 3054 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
    SWK 4054 Child Welfare Policy 3