Courses

 

 Major Requirements

  

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; Fall/Spring)

SOC213-A
Wallace, Douglas S
06/29/2020 W 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 104
SOC213-A
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-B
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
08/24/2020 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
SOC213-D
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-C
Wallace, Douglas S
08/24/2020 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC213-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SOC213-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
SOC213-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA

 

Methodology Requirements

BEH250 Reading and Writing in Beh Sci

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 & OPS)

BEH250-C
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH250-A
Mun, Sophia S.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH250-B
Flores-Carter, Kendra Maria
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH250-D
Goodman-Bowling, Julie Marcele
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH250-E
STAFF, STAFF
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

BEH290 Introduction to Research Methods

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 & OPS)

BEH290-B
Travis, Erika J.
08/24/2020 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH290-A
Travis, Erika J.
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH290-C
Mun, Sophia S.
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

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; Fall/Spring & OPS)

BEH333-A
Lewis, Nathaniel P
08/24/2020 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH333-A
Stokes, H. Bruce
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 109

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. Prerequisites: BEH 290, and either MAT 115 or STA 144. Lecture: 3 hours. Lab: 3 hours. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

BEH383-D
Breitenbucher, Philip
08/24/2020 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH383-B
Walker, Soung Hwa
08/24/2020 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH383-A
Walker, Soung Hwa
08/24/2020 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH383-C
Ellis, Raquel Thea
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
BEH383-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH383-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM 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-B
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
08/24/2020 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
BEH385-A
Fuller, Joshua Auren_K
08/24/2020 MW 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual ONLN
BEH385-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 367
BEH385-D
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM James Complex 375
BEH385-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B113
BEH385-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 209

 

Upper Division Requirements

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

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
08/24/2020 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC

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

SOC345-A
Wallace, Douglas S
01/11/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA

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.
01/11/2021 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA ONLN

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

SOC381-A
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
08/24/2020 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual ONLN

 

Choose one of the following:

BEH480 Capstone

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)

BEH480-A
Wallace, Douglas S
08/24/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
BEH480-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN

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)

 

 

Concentration Courses (15 units)

 

Students must complete all requirements in the Cultural Sociology concentration:

 

Cultural Sociology Concentration 

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; Fall/Spring)

SOC323-A
Lindsey, Viola W
08/24/2020 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
SOC323-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA

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
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

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
Minton-Ryan, Carol A.
01/11/2021 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM TBA

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

SOC355-A
Lee-Johnson, Charles Courtney
08/24/2020 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC

 

Choose one of the following courses:

BEH480 Capstone

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)

BEH480-A
Wallace, Douglas S
08/24/2020 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CBU Virtual ONLN
BEH480-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/11/2021 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA ONLN

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 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.