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    Jan 18, 2022  
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 
    
Lee University Catalog 2012-2013 [Archived Catalog]

Behavioral & Social Sciences


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Dr. Jeffrey Sargent, Chairperson

The Behavioral and Social Sciences Department has as its mission preparing students for occupations such as social work, counseling, law, human services administration, teaching and pastoring as well as for graduate and professional schools in areas concerned with human behavior and the social world. We believe our students should be taught the Christian perspective on the behavioral and social sciences and should plan to be involved in vocations that fulfill the great commission of Jesus. A broad liberal arts undergraduate education should expand the students’ understanding of their own social context, increase their knowledge of individual behavior and facilitate their adjustment to a rapidly changing social world by preparing them to recognize and appreciate cultural diversity. We offer majors in Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology. In addition, the department administers the Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration, an interdisciplinary major with courses in both the Business and Health Sciences departments. Teacher licensure can be obtained in psychology for 9th through 12th grade. Minors are offered in psychology and sociology, as well as practical minors in social work and counseling, which include practicums and courses in social work and counseling.

 Anthropology

Professors Murl Dirksen and Richard Jones
Lecturer in Anthropology Alan Wheeler

 Psychology

Professors Paul Conn, Robert Fisher, Doyle Goff and Trevor Milliron
Professor Michael Dieterich (European Theological Seminary)
Associate Professors Susan Carter, Jeffrey Sargent and  H. Edward Stone
Assistant Professors  Richard Albright, Jerome Hammond, Heather Lewis-Quagliana and Jill Shelton 

Sociology

Distinuguished Professor Ollie Lee
Professor Karen Mundy
Assistant Professor Arlie Tagayuna 

 

Disciplines

Anthropology

Healthcare Administration

Psychology

Sociology

Anthropology

The Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology is designed to provide an understanding of human beings and human society with respect to both culture and biology. Students are exposed to a broad historical and comparative framework within which to view the variety of human cultures. Coursework deals with basic anthropological concepts, ethnographic and quantitative research techniques, and substantive knowledge of the branches of the field, e.g., physical anthropology, social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Anthropology as a major is primarily intended for those students who want to pursue anthropology at the graduate level; however, an anthropology major could be used as preparation for careers in governmental and private social service agencies, museums, ethnic and immigrant organizations, elementary and secondary schools, health care agencies that serve diverse populations, foreign service and foreign aid agencies, businesses with international and interethnic scope and missions-evangelism.

 

Healthcare Administration

The B.A. in Healthcare Administration is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers in healthcare administration, with a special emphasis in long-term care. With a solid foundation in business, health science and behavioral sciences graduates from this program will be prepared for leadership roles in a variety of healthcare organizations. In partnership with Life Care Centers of America, the program provides specific training in preparation for positions with Life Care and other public and private long-term care organizations. The curriculum is enriched with courses from more than seven disciplines offered by the three cooperating departments, in addition to the practical expertise of professionals in one of America’s largest long-term healthcare companies.

Psychology

The psychology major is designed for those students who feel a call to work in the mental health field as therapists, counselors, social workers or in research. Psychologists work in a variety of settings including churches, business, government, schools, mental health centers or hospitals. The program at Lee emphasizes specifically how the Christian faith interacts with the theories and practices of psychology. The psychology major is designed for those intending to continue their study of psychology at the graduate level (PSYCH.BA) as well as those seeking teacher licensure as preparation for school counseling (PSYCH.BAT). However, knowledge of psychology is also an asset in such fields as management, sales, personnel work, information systems, pastoral care, law, computer science and public relations. Psychology helps individuals understand human behavior and enhances social skills, communication and problem solving skills.

Sociology

The Bachelor of Arts in Sociology will prepare students for employment in various occupations as well as equip them to enter graduate or law school. The sociology student may pursue a general course of study in sociology or focus on one of the five emphases in the discipline: (1) criminology and law, (2) graduate studies, (3) family studies, (4) human services (social work), or (5) cross-cultural studies. Sociology is a major which encourages a liberal arts perspective and broad discipline-training, with required courses in social theory, statistics and research methods. Students develop skills in writing, critical thinking and quantitative methods and are prepared to enter a culturally diverse world.

Programs of Study

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers the following programs of study:

 

Degree   Major   Code

B.A.
B.A.
B.A.
B.A.

     

Anthropology
Psychology 
Psychology (Teacher Licensure, Grades 9-12) 
Sociology

     

ANTH.BA
PSYCH.BA
PSYCH.BAT
SOCIO.BA

 

The following interdisciplinary program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Business and Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics:

 

Degree   Major   Code

B.A.

     

Healthcare Administration 

     

HLTHC.BA

Minors

The Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences offers minors in counseling, psychology, sociology and social work. A minimum of 18 hours is required for a minor in counseling, psychology, or sociology and at least 24 hours for a minor in human services.

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