Major Requirements

  

Lower Division Requirements

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. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B219
SOC213-B
Mshigeni, Deogratius
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN
SOC213-A
Thai, Yvonne
01/08/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
SOC213-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
07/01/2024 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 190
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA ONLN
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

 

Methodology Requirements

In this course, students learn to write formal manuscripts using APA style. They also learn to read, understand, and critically evaluate behavioral science research as presented in academic journals and conferences. Learners in this course build foundational skills needed to succeed in their future courses. (3 units; Fall, Spring, Summer, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH250-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 191
BEH250-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/08/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus ONLN
BEH250-D
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
BEH250-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
BEH250-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
BEH250-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

This course provides a comprehensive overview of both quantitative and qualitative research methods used in behavioral science research, along with an understanding of the ethical considerations and other challenges involved in good research design. Additional topics include measurement, sampling, and qualitative and quantitative data analysis. Prerequisite: BEH 250. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH290-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B221
BEH290-C
Leach, Catherine M.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex 192
BEH290-A
Mun, Sophia S.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259
BEH290-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

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; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 204
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203

This course introduces the various quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. Also included are the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing using a statistical analysis application. Prerequisites: BEH 290, and either MAT 115 or STA 144. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab: 3 hours. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH383-A
McIntosh, Erica A.
01/08/2024 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
BEH383-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B114
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-B
Mun, Sophia S.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B113

This course presents some of the more complex quantitative and qualitative methodologies utilized in behavioral science research. It builds on the various concepts of quantitative research, qualitative research, data collection, analysis, and interpretation introduced in previous courses. This course continues the development of student proficiency with basic and intermediate functions of a statistical analysis application. Prerequisite: BEH 383. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH385-B
Mun, Sophia S.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B114
BEH385-C
Mun, Sophia S.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B114
BEH385-A
Mun, Sophia S.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-C
Mun, Sophia S.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-A
Mun, Sophia S.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B113

 

Upper Division Requirements

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. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC335-A
Mshigeni, Deogratius
01/08/2024 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM James Complex ONLN

This course primarily examines the definition and social construction of deviant behavior. Major sociological perspectives and theories will be applied. Specific topics of exploration include various forms of interpersonal violence, suicide, mental disorder, sexuality, substance use and abuse, and internet deviance. (3 units; Fall & Online).

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC337-A
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC345-A
Mitchell, Yakiciwey E.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus U294

An examination of the way in which macro institutions and micro institutions structure gender relations in society, and how gender in turn structures and stratifies the social order. From the perspective of personal identity, we will ask how it is that we experience ourselves as male and female. The social consequences of gender stratification are considered including such substantive topic areas as the sexual division of labor, sexual politics, and sexual violence. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC347-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex ONLN

This course introduces classical and contemporary sociological theories to examine the fundamental forces that influence human interactions in daily living. Specific emphasis is given to the relationships between social institutions, social and economic power, socially constructed reality, and cultural effects on individual identity, expression, and opportunities in society. Recognition of the differences between the secular patterns of norms and behaviors are paralleled with faith integration on constructs of beliefs and behaviors. Prerequisite: SOC 213. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC381-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
09/03/2024 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA ONLN

 

Concentration Courses (15 units)

 

Students must complete all requirements in the Cultural Sociology concentration:

 

Cultural Sociology Concentration 

This course addresses the social institutions of marriage and family using a theoretical and research-based approach to examine the social, behavioral, and psychological aspects as they are practiced in American culture. The course discusses dating, mate selection, the experience of marriage, marital challenges, and diversity in family forms. The course defines and evaluates marriage and the family from sociological, psychological, and biblical perspectives. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC323-A
Thai, Yvonne
01/08/2024 MW 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center ONLN
SOC323-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA

The course addresses the sociological and social psychology dimensions of group behavior, the influences on the socialization of the individual, social interaction and impacts on patterned roles and authority structures. Theories will be applied in group experiences, observations, writing, and problem solving. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC338-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36B

This course will critically look at aging as a social process in addition to its biological and psychological components. Additionally, it will identify the aging population in our present society, the various social experiences associated with aging as well as the socioeconomic issues related to aging. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC348-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/08/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B112

This course explores the development, patterns, structures, and consequences of social inequality, with emphasis on social progress, how American institutions are affected, and how social interactions react to institutionalized inequality. Dynamics of resistance and social change are also discussed. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SOC355-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

Choose one of the following courses:

This course provides students the opportunity to integrate and demonstrate learning from their major, evaluate their own strengths/weaknesses and demonstrate an understanding of the integration of a Christian worldview and their major field of study. Students will evaluate their personal goals, calling and purpose as well as develop skills to move toward successful and fruitful participation in multiple levels of community, including graduate school and careers. Prerequisite: Senior status. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH480-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/08/2024 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center ONLN
BEH480-A
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2024 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN

A practical application of field experience for students in community or campus responsibilities for the Anthropology, Behavioral Science, Psychology, or Sociology majors in a field placement under professional supervision. Pass/Fail. Fieldwork: 120 hours. Additional exam fee (TRAD only). Prerequisite: ANT 225, PSY 213, or SOC 213 and permission of the Dean. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BEH440-IN
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/08/2024 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor ONLN
BEH440-IN
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Instructor ONLN

 

Optional Additional Concentrations (12-15 units)

 

Students can earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas:

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Life Span Development
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Social Work
  • Sports Psychology

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

Please see the current catalog for more information.  

 

*Curriculum subject to change. Please see the current catalog for more information.