Behavioral Science Minor

The behavioral science minor requires the completion of 21 units:

General Prerequisites 

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. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B220
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 250

PSY213 General Psychology

This introductory course is a survey of the processes of adjustment, growth, learning, remembering, perception, sensation, socialization, and emotions. It is meant to better equip students to understand and articulate their own life experiences, as well as improve their understanding of the behavior of others. This course is a prerequisite to all other courses in Psychology. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Roth, Erica M.
05/06/2019 M 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
09/03/2019 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall ONLN
09/03/2019 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 124
09/03/2019 MW 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall ONLN
Thompson, Rowana Ilona
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
09/03/2019 MW 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center ONLN
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 123

Choose one of the following: 

ANT225 Cultural Anthropology

A general survey of Cultural Anthropology from a behavioral, cognitive, and material perspective and viewed as a social science, focuses on cultural factors that affect human behavior, including a brief overview of the four major fields of anthropology. Topics include cultural change, language, family, religious practices, economic subsistence patterns, and political power systems. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
05/06/2019 T 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L243
Melika, Ash
09/03/2019 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
Goodman - Bowling, Julie Marcele
09/03/2019 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 124

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)

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

Upper Division Requirements

ANT430 Culture and Personality

This course focuses on the interaction between personal patterns of behavior and social influences, paying particular attention to media influence and a history of social and psychological perspectives. Students will consider the dynamic between environment and heredity (nature/nurture) as they explore several facets of human behavior. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Fall)

Stokes, H. Bruce
09/03/2019 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center B259

PSY322 Theories of Personality

This course is a survey of theories of personality emphasizing various viewpoints, unique theoretical perspectives, functions, and development of basic attitudes and belief systems that influence behavior throughout the life span. The course equips students to actively integrate faith (i.e., biblical principles) with the theories discussed. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

Handojo, Virgo
09/03/2019 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B218
Pearce, Kenneth C.
09/03/2019 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250

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)

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

Twelve (12) units of upper division behavioral science* 

*Minor students may use elective units toward a departmental concentration. 

Note: ANT 225 or SOC 213BEH 100 and PSY 213 are prerequisites for the behavioral science minor.