Behavioral Sciences

School of Behavioral Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science

The Behavioral Science major is a broad program drawn from the modern behavioral sciences of anthropology, psychology, and sociology and includes the full methodological skills common to those behavioral sciences. The program also includes a Christian perspective of theology as a behavioral science. The major prepares graduates for employment in social service careers, and for graduate study in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Anthropology. Students are encouraged to pursue a complimentary minor.

Behavioral Science Major (50 units) BA

Lower Division Requirements

PSY213 General Psychology

PSY213 General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the process of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perceiving, thinking, sensation, and emotions. It is meant to better equip the student to predict and control his life, and to understand the behavior of others as well as influence their lives. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 PSY213-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 05/05/2014 Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
125
Fall 2014 PSY213-C C Ramirez, Rebecca R. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B258
Fall 2014 PSY213-E E Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
B259
Fall 2014 PSY213-F F STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
109
Fall 2014 PSY213-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 PSY213-D D Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
B252
Fall 2014 PSY213-B B Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
125
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Choose one (1) of the following courses

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology as a social science, including cultural factors that affect human behavior. Topics include language, kinship, art, religion, subsistence, and cultural change. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for all other courses in Anthropology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 ANT225-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 05/05/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
251
Fall 2014 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 ANT225-C C Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall
125
Fall 2014 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
A110
Fall 2014 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 ANT225-B B Stokes, H. Bruce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
A110
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BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science

BEH100 Survey of the Behavioral Science

This course introduces the student to the primary Behavioral Sciences of Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology and Christian Behavioral Sciences. The course addresses human beings and behavior from the distinctive theoretical perspectives of each of these behavioral sciences. General subject areas include theory and methodology of Behavioral Science research, human biology and behavior, personality and human development in a socio-cultural context, behavior in the context of ethics and values, and social and cultural change. This course meets prerequisites for upper division ANT and SOC courses. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BEH100-B B Moore, Marilyn 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center
B220
Fall 2014 BEH100-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Sch Business Building
124
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SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

A general introduction to the scientific study of human behavior in social settings. It includes major theories of human behavior in terms of culture, socialization, primary groups, stratification and social class, population, family, religion, and social change. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for courses in Sociology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 06/30/2014 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center
B221
Fall 2014 SOC213-D D Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B220
Fall 2014 SOC213-C C Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B252
Fall 2014 SOC213-B B Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B220
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Methodology Requirements

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

This course exposes students the communications within the Behavioral Sciences found in the professional journals, conferences and related newsletters. The course will establish the student's competence in reading and writing consistent with the APA style used within the disciplines and professions and will assist the student in professional communication in the business aspects of the Behavioral Sciences related professions. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

BEH333 Epistemology & Worldview

This course examines the basic models of integrating the Christian faith and modern behavioral sciences, including the development of Biblical examples of worldview and epistemology. Emphasis is placed upon the student's development of a personal theory of integration. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
124
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BEH383 Stat Tech Behavioral Sci w/SPSS

BEH383 Stat Tech Behavioral Sci w/SPSS

The collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing using the SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences). Prerequisite: BEH 256. Enrollment in this course is contingent upon the successful completion of the Pre-Statistics Exam. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/05/2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Fall 2014 BEH383-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
375
Fall 2014 BEH383-A A Machado, Reba Joyce 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
367
Fall 2014 BEH383-C C Ward, Tracy H. 09/02/2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM Sch Business Building
209
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BEH385 Methods of Research with SPSS

BEH385 Methods of Research with SPSS

An examination of philosophical assumptions and scientific methodology for both quantitative and qualitative approaches including experimental designs, correlation studies, survey research, interview techniques, naturalistic observation and participant observation. Research issues include design and data analysis with SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) computer program, systematic evaluation of practices, and ethical issues related to research. Prerequisite: BEH 383. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Summer 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/05/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
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Upper Division Requirements

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology

ANT325 Physical Anthro & Archeology

A general survey of Physical Anthropology, including genetics, human variability, primatology and fossil man with special emphasis on the creation/evolution controversy. Methods and techniques of archaeology are also taught as they relate to both physical and cultural anthropology. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

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ANT430 Culture and Personality

ANT430 Culture and Personality

An examination of the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences; consideration of the environment/heredity issue in human life. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 ANT430-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall
126
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CBS350 Development & Discipleship

CBS350 Development & Discipleship

This course addresses the parallel processes of physical and cognitive development with spiritual development. Subjects include Biblical perspectives on faith development, discipleship, learning, maturity, and spiritual life-span. Prerequisite: BEH 333. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Spring)

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PSY320 Life Span Development

PSY320 Life Span Development

Principles of psychological development from birth to senescence. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PSY320-A A Handojo, Virgo 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B252
Fall 2014 PSY320-B B Risinger, Stephanie Lynne 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex
183
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PSY322 Theories of Personality

PSY322 Theories of Personality

Survey of theories of personality emphasizing structure, dynamics, functions, and development of basic attitudes that influence behavior and develop constructive behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PSY322-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B220
Fall 2014 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B111
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PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

PSY346 Abnormal Psychology

Study of the dynamics, cultural implications and prevention of abnormal behavior including neuroses, psychoses, character disorders, psychosomatic reactions and other abnormal personality patterns. Textual and lecture attention will be given to the impact of the environment and oppressed populations in relation to abnormal behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 PSY346-A A Larsen, Anne-Marie 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B218
Fall 2014 PSY346-B B Pearce, Kenneth C. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
106
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SOC335 Social Problems

SOC335 Social Problems

A study of the nature and meaning of social problems and deviant behavior in American Society. The incidence and characteristics of selected social problems of major public interest will be explored. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

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SOC337 Deviant Behavior

SOC337 Deviant Behavior

An overview of causes, implications and social patterns of deviant behavior. Included subjects are role conflict, normlessness, alienation, group deviance and social theory in understanding and correcting social problems that result from deviance. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SOC337-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B220
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SOC345 Race and Ethnicity

SOC345 Race and Ethnicity

This course will focus on the sociological approach to the ascribed statuses of race, class, and gender in American Society. Also explores how these social concepts are perceived, reinforced, and altered through social institutions, social interaction, media influence, and the dynamics of social change. Prerequisites BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

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SOC381 Social Theory

SOC381 Social Theory

The theoretical constructs of Sociology are examined in light of the historical development of the discipline. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SOC381-A A Moore, Marilyn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
250
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Optional Concentrations* (12 units)

Students can earn a concentration in the following areas by completing the certificate requirements**: Anthropology, Christian Behavioral Science, Cognitive Psychology, Counseling Ministry, Diversity, Life Span Development, Psychology, Religion and Behavior, or Social Work.

*Each optional concentration requires the completion of twelve (12) distinct units beyond the major.

**Certificate requirements are located in the Academic Program section of the catalog by certificate title.