Courses

Lower Division Requirements

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. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SOC213-B
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
01/09/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 192
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
01/09/2019 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center B251
SOC213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/09/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 191
SOC213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
07/01/2019 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
SOC213-A
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B218
SOC213-B
Brown, Stephen C.
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 125
SOC213-D
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B220
SOC213-C
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
09/03/2019 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B252

Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

This course is an introduction to the writing and evaluation of academic research articles. Additionally, students are taught basic logic, APA style, and grammar skills as they relate to writing and evaluating research articles. Students will select a capstone topic and submit the project introduction section. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH255-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/09/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36B
BEH255-B
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
01/09/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Health Science Campus N270
BEH255-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B221
BEH255-E
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B221
BEH255-D
Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B252
BEH255-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 125
BEH255-B
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 125

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

This course is a continuation in the study of writing and evaluation of academic research articles. Students will use basic logic, APA style and grammar skills to write a literature review for a capstone research project. Additionally, students will evaluate and choose survey instruments for this project and formalize project methodology. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

BEH256-B
Hays, Krystal Shelia
01/09/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B112
BEH256-A
Travis, Erika J.
01/09/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36B
BEH256-C
Walker, Soung Hwa
01/09/2019 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B252
BEH256-A
STAFF, STAFF
07/01/2019 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B258
BEH256-C
Hays, Krystal Shelia
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B259
BEH256-A
Walker, Soung Hwa
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 126
BEH256-B
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 126

BEH333 Epistemology and 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)

BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 123
BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 124

BEH383 Statistics and Rsrch Methodlgy I

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. Prerequisite: BEH 256 and either MAT 115 or STA 144. Three hours lecture, three hours lab. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH383-B
Spezzaferri, Mitchell Rae
01/09/2019 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex 367
BEH383-A
Ellis, Raquel Thea
01/09/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 209
BEH383-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM James Complex 367
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-C
Ellis, Raquel Thea
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B113

BEH385 Statstcs and Rsrch Methodlgy II

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)

BEH385-D
Walker, Soung Hwa
01/09/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 375
BEH385-C
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 375
BEH385-A
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/09/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
BEH385-B
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/09/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
BEH385-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2019 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS ONLN
BEH385-A
Walker, Soung Hwa
09/03/2019 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS ONLN

Upper Division Requirements

SOC323 Marriage and the Family

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; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

SOC323-A
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
01/09/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex 192
SOC323-A
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 126

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)

SOC335-A
Thornton, Carla Jennifer
01/09/2019 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B220

SOC337 Deviant Behavior

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. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

SOC337-A
Wallace, Douglas S
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B251

SOC338 Group Dynamics and Social Mvmnt

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. Prerequisite: SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

SOC338-A
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
01/09/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus N270

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)

SOC345-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/09/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B251

SOC347 Sociology of Gender

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)

SOC347-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/09/2019 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Health Science Campus ONLN

SOC348 Sociology of Aging

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)

SOC348-A
Huang, Chao-Lun Jacob
01/09/2019 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center B251

SOC355 Social Stratification

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. Prerequisites BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

SOC355-A
Mejico, Antonio,, Jr.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B221

SOC381 Social Theory

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: BEH100 or SOC213. (3 units; Fall)

SOC381-A
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus P280

SOC440 Internship in Sociology

A practical application of basic sociological principles in community or campus responsibilities under professional supervision. Open to department majors. Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: SOC 213 and permission of the Dean of the School of Behavioral Sciences. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Optional Concentrations* (12–15 units)

Students can earn an optional concentration in one of the following areas:  Forensic Psychology, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Lifespan Development, Medical Anthropology, Social Work or Sports Psychology. 

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