Sociology in Religion Programs of Study

Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration.
Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Sociology in Religion is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of Sociology in Religion is in earned Associate of Sociology in Religion. For enrollment in the Master of Sociology in Religion is an earned degree in Bachelor of Sociology in Religion. For enrollment in the Doctor of Sociology in Religion is an earned degree in Master of Sociology in Religion. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Di-223 Know Your Bible 2 credit hours
Di-235 A Christian Atheist Dialogue 3 credit hours
Di-239 Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scroll 3 credit hours
Di-331 No God but One 3 credit hours
Di-336 Finding the Historical Christ 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Bi-233 Bible Archeology 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Sr-221 Social Theory 3 credit hours
Sr-222 Political Sociology 4 credit hours
Sr-223 Sociology of Religion 3 credit hours
Sr-224 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4 credit hours
Sr-225 Sociology of Gender 3 credit hours
Sr-226 Organizational Sociology 3 credit hours
Sr-228 Criminology 4 credit hours
Sr-229 Sociology (General) 3 credit hours
Sr-321 Social Thoughts and Ideas of the West 4 credit hours
Di-331 No God but One 3 credit hours
Di-336 Finding the Historical Christ 3 credit hours
Sr-322 Social Representations 3 credit hours
Sr-323 A Theory of World Politics 4 credit hours
Sr-324 From Self to Social Relationship 3 credit hours
Sr-325 The Many Hands of the State 3 credit hours
Sr-326 Violence and Civilization in
Western States Systems 4 credit hours
Sr-427 Global Urban Justice 3 credit hours
Sr-428 Cheating, Corruption, and Concealment 4 credit hours
Sr-429 Caring Capitalism 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Sr-521 Global Powers 3 credit hours
Sr-522 Politicizing in the British System 3 credit hours
Sr-523 Affective Communities in World Politics 3 credit hours
Sr-524 A Sociology of Transnational Constitutions 3 credit hours
Sr-525 Foundations of Comparative Politics 4 credit hours
Sr-526 Comparative Politics 3 credit hours
Sr-527 Welfare States in the Market Reform Era 3 credit hours
Sr-528 Spiritual Dimensions of Ageing 3 credit hours
Sr-621 Theological Challenges and Regional Turmoil 4 credit hours
Sr-623 Zionism and Women’s Equality 3 credit hours
Sr-624 Secular Conversions 3 credit hours
Sr-625 New Religious Movements 3 credit hours
Sr-626 Imagined Societies 3 credit hours
Sr-627 The Politics of African-American Education 3 credit hours
Sr-628 African American History 4 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Sr-721 Learning Identities, Education and Community 4 credit hours
Sr-723 Diversity in Practice 3 credit hours
Sr-724 The Politics of Crisis Management 3 credit hours
Sr-725 Managerial Lives 3 credit hours
Sr-726 Organizational Wrongdoing 3 credit hours
Sr-727 Navigating Global Business 4 credit hours
Sr-728 Population and Society 3 credit hours
Sr-822 Applied Social Science Methodology 4 credit hours
Sr-824 Multilayer Social Networks 3 credit hours
Sr-825 Case Study Research 4 credit hours
Sr-826 Multi-Method Social Science 3 credit hours
Sr-827 Language and the Law 4 credit hours
Sr-829 Schooling and Society 3 credit hours
Sr-830 Community Development in an Uncertain World 4 credit hours
Sr-831 The Dialogical Mind 3 credit hours
Sr-832 American Political Science & Sociology 4 credit hours
Sr-834 Learning and Community Engagement 3 credit hours
Sr-835 The Sociology of Prejudice 3 credit hours
Sr-836 Conversation Analysis 3 credit hours
Sr-837 Applied Social Psychology 4 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours