1. Assumptions of major theories
Students will identify and describe basic assumptions (and the implications of those assumptions) that underlie the major theories, methods, practices, and schools of contemporary psychology.
Measurement: Multiple choice quizzes or short essay assignments.
2. Critically evaluate assumptions in published writings
Students will identify and critically evaluate these basic assumptions in the published writings of psychologists.
Measurement: Multiple choice reading quizzes and short paper essay assignments.
3. Compare and contrast alternative assumptions
Students will compare and contrast alternative assumptions (and the implications of those assumptions) to those associated with the major theories, methods, practices, and schools of contemporary psychology, especially as they may be relevant to a Christian perspective.
Measurement: Short paper essay assignments.