Behavioral Sciences

School of Behavioral Sciences

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Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The Sociology major prepares graduates for employment in social service careers, and for graduate study in Sociology and Social Work. The program is based on the traditional emphasis of institutions, collective behavior and the socialization process. The program provides the core foundation for understanding the social structure and its patterns, stressing the influence of systems, and highlighting issues and policy necessary for completing a graduate program in social work. Students are encouraged to pursue a complimentary minor. Students may complete a double major in Psychology and Sociology by substituting overlapping courses. Sociology majors may also complete a Psychology or Christian Behavioral Science minor.

Sociology Major (44 units) BA

Lower Division Requirements

SOC213 Introduction to Sociology

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. This course or BEH 100 is a prerequisite for courses in Sociology. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC213-B B Moore, Marilyn 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Yeager Center
B219
Spring 2014 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM James Complex
191
Spring 2014 SOC213-C C Wallace, Douglas S 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM James Complex
190
Summer 2014 SOC213-A A STAFF, STAFF 06/30/2014 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sch Business Building
104
Fall 2014 SOC213-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2014 SOC213-D D Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 SOC213-C C Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Fall 2014 SOC213-B B Minton, Carol 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
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Methodology Requirements

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

BEH250 Prof Readg & Writing in Beh Sci

This course exposes students the communications within the Behavioral Sciences found in the professional journals, conferences and related newsletters. The course will establish the student's competence in reading and writing consistent with the APA style used within the disciplines and professions and will assist the student in professional communication in the business aspects of the Behavioral Sciences related professions. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

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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 2014 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
203
Fall 2014 BEH333-A A Lewis, Nathaniel P 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Sch Business Building
124
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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 2014 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2014 BEH383-B B Pelletier, Joseph P. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM James Complex
205
Summer 2014 BEH383-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/05/2014 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:50 AM Yeager Center
ONLN
Fall 2014 BEH383-A A STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM James Complex
367
Fall 2014 BEH383-B B STAFF, STAFF 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM James Complex
375
Fall 2014 BEH383-C C Ward, Tracy H. 09/02/2014 Monday 6:00 PM - 8:50 PM Sch Business Building
209
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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 2014 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
209
Spring 2014 BEH385-A A Machado, Reba Joyce 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Yeager Center
B113
Summer 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 05/05/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B113
Fall 2014 BEH385-B B McBride, Neal F. 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Sch Business Building
209
Fall 2014 BEH385-A A Pelletier, Joseph P. 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center
B113
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Upper Division Requirements

SOC323 Marriage and the Family

SOC323 Marriage and the Family

A basic study of marital and family relationships, the social and psychological significance of the family, the family in transition, adjustments in marriage, and the divorce problem. Comparison of American cultural and religious marital forms are included. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC323-A A Moore, Marilyn 01/08/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
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Summer 2014 SOC323-A A STAFF, STAFF 05/05/2014 Wednesday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center
B110
Fall 2014 SOC323-A A Moore, Marilyn 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
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Fall 2014 SOC323-B B Moore, Marilyn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
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SOC335 Social Problems

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC335-A A Wallace, Douglas S 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Sch Business Building
104
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SOC337 Deviant Behavior

SOC337 Deviant Behavior

An overview of causes, implications and social patterns of deviant behavior. Included subjects are role conflict, normlessness, alienation, group deviance and social theory in understanding and correcting social problems that result from deviance. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SOC337-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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SOC338 Group Dynamics & Social Movement

SOC338 Group Dynamics & Social Movement

This course is a basic study of group interaction and its effects on the individual. This course will also examine the influence of the individual on the group. It will explore the psychological and sociological interactions and relationships, power structures, and conformity in the context of social movements and sub-groups. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Spring)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC338-A A Moore, Marilyn 01/08/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM Yeager Center
B258
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SOC345 Race and Ethnicity

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC345-A A Moore, Marilyn 01/08/2014 Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM Sch Business Building
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SOC347 Sociology of Gender

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC347-A A Minton, Carol 01/08/2014 Monday, Wednesday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Sch Business Building
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SOC348 Sociology of Aging

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Spring 2014 SOC348-A A Minton, Carol 01/08/2014 Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM James Complex
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SOC355 Social Stratification

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SOC355-A A Wallace, Douglas S 09/02/2014 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
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SOC381 Social Theory

SOC381 Social Theory

The theoretical constructs of Sociology are examined in light of the historical development of the discipline. Prerequisite: BEH 100 or SOC 213. (3 units; Fall)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2014 SOC381-A A Moore, Marilyn 09/02/2014 Tuesday, Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBA
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Optional Concentrations* (12 units)

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

*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.