Behavioral Sciences

School of Behavioral Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology

The Anthropology major is based on the traditional emphasis of culture and personality in anthropology, and the emergent field of cross-cultural psychology.

Anthropology Major (47-50 units) BA

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content, knowledge and skills (theories, concepts, & terms) consistent with the American Anthropological Association
    • To articulate the theories, concepts and terms of the four fields in anthropology: culture, biology, archeology, linguistics
    • To apply the foundational tenants of anthropology including: cultural relativism versus ethnocentrism, an integrated and holistic perspective to culture and an etic versus emic approach to studying culture
    • To recognize the core anthropologists and their contributions in the development of the discipline including Franz Boas, Branislow Malinowski, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, and Don Johanson
  • Critical thinking: skill in analysis, synthesis, and use of evidence; problem solving (reflective & analytical)
  • Communication: speaking and writing skills; technology literacy; research skills
    • Conduct and write a review that summarizes part of the anthropology literature, applying fundamental strategies such as a thesis focus, an informative middle and an effective conclusion resulting from effective drafting, revising, and editing
    • Use and define terms and concepts of the discipline and applying them appropriately, showing a strong & direct link between concepts and assigned reading
    • Deliver effective oral presentations in a variety of communication settings, using standard diction of American English in a professional manner including dress and demeanor
    • Lead and participate effectively in group discussions, applying active listening skills and a respect for diverse views in interpersonal settings
    • Select the most appropriate sources and databases for accessing and obtaining the needed information. Examines and compares information from various sources in order to ascertain the reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias of a given source.
  • Integrity/values: academic integrity, discipline specific ethical issues; an understanding of ethics; respect for social diversity
  • Project management: team work skills; informed participation in multiple levels of community applying academic studies to the workplace and professional environments
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Lower Division Requirements

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
Spring 2015 ANT225-E E Stokes, H. Bruce 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B111
Spring 2015 ANT225-D D Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Yeager Center
B252
Spring 2015 ANT225-B B Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B252
Spring 2015 ANT225-A A Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
204
Spring 2015 ANT225-C C Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall
109
Summer 2015 ANT225-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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ANT460 Religion and Culture

ANT460 Religion and Culture

An overview of religion and its relationship to worldview, faith and practice. This course examines how religious beliefs affect all other aspects of culture and the impact of religion in a cross cultural or multi-cultural context. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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Methodology Requirements

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

BEH255 Found Skills in Behav Sciences I

This course is an overview of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing. Classroom exercises will not include direct use of SPSS. Prerequisite: MAT115 or STA144. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 BEH255-A A Travis, Erika J. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B251
Spring 2015 BEH255-B B Travis, Erika J. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center
B251
Summer 2015 BEH255-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

BEH256 Found Skill in Behav Sciences II

Continuing study of the collection, treatment, and interpretation of data in research and testing of the foundational skills in Behavioral Sciences I. In order to complete the course, student will be required to successfully pass the Pre-Statistics Exam. Prerequisite: BEH255. (3 Units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 BEH256-B B Machado, Reba Joyce 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
192
Spring 2015 BEH256-A A Machado, Reba Joyce 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
183
Summer 2015 BEH256-A A STAFF, STAFF 06/29/2015 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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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
Spring 2015 BEH333-A A Stokes, H. Bruce 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
A112
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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
Spring 2015 BEH383-B B Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM James Complex
367
Spring 2015 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B113
Summer 2015 BEH383-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
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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
Spring 2015 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Yeager Center
B113
Spring 2015 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Sch Business Building
209
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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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ANT340 Theory in Anthropology

ANT340 Theory in Anthropology

An overview and examination of anthropological theory in historic context. This addresses theory of Culture as the main focus but includes Archeological theory and perspectives from Physical and Linguistic anthropology. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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ANT350 Language and Culture

ANT350 Language and Culture

An examination of the relationship between culture and language including a basic understanding of language, the development of language, linguistic aspects of culture and how the symbiosis of language and culture affect individuals, groups and nations. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ANT350-A A Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM James Complex
171
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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)

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Concentration Courses (12-15 Units)

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations listed below:

Cultural Anthropology (12 units)

ANT360 Globalization and Culture

ANT360 Globalization and Culture

This course is designed for students to understand and interact with their diverse world through the study of globalization. Topics will include globalization as evidenced in: identity and ethnic study, immigration and migration movements, world economics and subsistence (poverty and wealth), intercultural and cross cultural lifestyles (cultural universals, gender roles, kinship), shared world religions and the means through which these aspects of globalization are shared (media, world economy). Finally, students will consider how and wy the anthropological study of globalization is critical to engage in various academic and professional disciplines. Students will also learn various anthropological theories regarding the process of globalization and its significant effects. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ANT360-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex
123A
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ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology

ANT400 Special Topics in Anthropology

An in-depth seminar on a selected topic within Anthropology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ANT400-A A Melika, Ash 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex
263
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ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology

ANT410 Econ and Pol Anthropology

This course is designed for students to understand cultural systems of subsistence and social organization and control. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology regarding economics and political systems, students will explore the meaning and function of various approaches to subsistence and social organization. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their own views of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ these patterns of culture. Students will also explore the roles and obligations assigned to individuals within various economic and political systems. Prerequisite: ANT 225. or BEH 100. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 ANT410-A A Goodman, Julie Marcele 01/07/2015 Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM James Complex
171
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ANT450 Kinship and Family

ANT450 Kinship and Family

This course is designed for students to understand and interact with a diversity of kinship systems, both modern and historic. Focusing on case studies and theoretical perspectives in anthropology regarding kinship, students will explore the meaning of family and the role it plays throughout the world. Using the comparative perspective (ethnology), students will shape their perspectives about family through the exploration of cultural groups and the extent to which they employ kinship. Students will also explore the rights and obligations assigned to individuals within various family systems. Prerequisite: ANT 225 or BEH 100. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall)

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Psychological Anthropology (15 units)

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
Spring 2015 PSY213-D D Ramirez, Rebecca R. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B111
Spring 2015 PSY213-B B Smith, Erin I. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
ONLN
Spring 2015 PSY213-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Yeager Center
B252
Spring 2015 PSY213-C C Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
203
Summer 2015 PSY213-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/04/2015 Monday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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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
Spring 2015 PSY320-A A Ramirez, Rebecca R. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center
B111
Spring 2015 PSY320-B B Handojo, Virgo 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center
B111
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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
Spring 2015 PSY322-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Sch Business Building
103
Spring 2015 PSY322-B B Handojo, Virgo 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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
Spring 2015 PSY346-B B Handojo, Virgo 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center
B218
Spring 2015 PSY346-A A Pearce, Kenneth C. 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
104
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PSY473 Psychophysiology

PSY473 Psychophysiology

Introduction to the neural and endocrine processes underlying brain function and behavior. Lecture only. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2015 PSY473-A A Minton, Carol 01/07/2015 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Sch Business Building
251
Spring 2015 PSY473-B B Minton, Carol 01/07/2015 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B112
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Optional Additional Concentrations* (12 units) 

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

*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.