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Maybe you need a course to qualify for a degree program? Or maybe you're wanting to add some skills. Either way, Bethel offers many courses that are a great option to meet your need.

Take a look at the current course offerings below. Once you're ready, you can register online.

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Additional Information

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.
  • All undergraduate transcripts are required.

American Government and Politics — POLS100

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Examination of essential concepts, ideas, and facts from American politics and the discipline of political science. Development of connections between concepts and their relation to political phenomena. Recognition of the role of Christianity in American politics. Employment of political science methods of analysis rather than ideological opinions to explain institutions and behavior. Foster a thoughtful and civil approach to political engagement. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 4

Applied Ethical Decisions in Life and Business — BUSN425H

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course

Application of business ethical theories to ethical dilemmas. Analysis of diverse perspectives regarding the basis for an ethical organization. Formulation of theoretically-based, ethical responses to a variety of ethical dilemmas. Examination of the influences that ethics and faith have on personal and professional decisions. Improvement of skills in presenting, developing, and supporting an ethical position both verbally and through writing. PQ: 3 courses from BUSN220, BUSN301, BUSN302, BUSN308, BUSN310, BUSN320, BUSN323, MATH301. FF: CAPS General Education Category H.

Number of credits: 3

Basic Communication Skills — COMM160

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course

An examination of the fundamentals of the human communication process. Emphasis on communication in these areas: interpersonal, small group, public speaking and computer mediated. Concentration on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within personal, professional, and global contexts. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1.

Number of credits: 3

Business Mathematics and Statistics — MATH201

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4. SP: Completion of a 100 or 200-level statistics course is recommended, but not required.

Number of credits: 4

College Compositions — ENGL130

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback). FF: CAPS Goal Area 1.

Number of credits: 4

Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships — CHMN410

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course

An analysis of interpersonal dynamics, including love and intimacy; communication; shame; power and control; stress and coping; grief; compassion; and spirituality. Attention to a broad variety of relational states, including friendship, singleness, romantic partnerships, parent/child relationships, social networks, and faith communities. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 3

Environmental Studies — NASC275

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Examination of how science, engineering, and economics work together to address and solve environmental problems. Exploration of the importance of the scientific method as it relates to the environment, conservation of resources, and energy. Evaluation of case studies will develop a deeper sense of stewardship to our planet. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3.

Number of credits: 3

Financial Accounting — ACCT200

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Introduction to financial accounting concepts as the language of business. Financial decision-making using key ratios and financial statements. Managerial understanding of principles of stewardship and ethical issues found in accounting.

Number of credits: 4

Foundations of Mathematics — MATH090

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8/26/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Preparation for college-level math courses. Developmental math topics include percent, decimals, fractions, solving basic algebraic equations, exponents, calculating values using a formula, and measurement. Fee: $100. Grade Exceptions: Graded on an S/U basis.

Number of credits: 0

History of the United States — HIST250

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Examination of selected historical events using both primary and secondary sources. Development of connections between historical events with larger social, economical, and political trends and developments. Recognition of multiple perspectives when investigating historical questions as well as the influence these viewpoints have on both current developments and future challenges. Consideration of personal faith while exploring history’s significance. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 4

Inquiry Writing Seminar — ENGL225R

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course

Development of core academic skills in research and writing. Critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions, testing theses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources. SP: Must be at a sophomore standing or above. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1, General Education Category R.

Number of credits: 3

Inquiry Writing Seminar — ENGL230R

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

While exploring a topic of interest, students learn college-level skills in research, writing, and presentation. In research, students will collect, summarize, and evaluate sources. Writing components include: formulate, develop and support a thesis; documentation; practice of the writing process (planning, drafting, editing), including formative feedback from peers and the instructor; and, consideration of rhetorical situation (purpose, audience, message). Students also develop, organize, and deliver oral presentations in response to rhetorical situation and with formative feedback from instructor and peers. FF: CAPS Goal Area 1

Number of credits: 4

Introduction to Business — BUSN104

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Introduction to business and business strategy within the global economic environment. Identification of business structures, market strategies, and the concepts of leadership and management. Exploration of key business functions, typical roles, entry points, and career paths. Application of business evaluation and problem-solving within a Christian worldview. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.

Number of credits: 4

Introduction to Psychology — PSYC100

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/26/24 - 9/22/24
Anderson Center

Methods, theories, and principal findings of psychological investigation. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 3

Introduction to Statistics — PSYC335

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Introduction to descriptive, correlational, non-parametric, and inferential statistics and the use of research and statistics in society. Perform and interpret statistical analyses. Understand statistical analyses in published research articles. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4.

Number of credits: 4

Lifespan Development — PSYC205

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Identification of the various stages of life from conception to death. Examination of the perspectives of various developmental theorists and their role in historical, contemporary, and controversial issues. Analysis of the biosocial, cognitive, and psychosocial domains and their contribution to human development while maintaining a focus on individual differences. PQ: PSYC100. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 4

Literature: How Stories Change the World — ENGL100

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Introductory exploration of great stories (both poetry and prose) and their power to illuminate the human experience, connect with readers’ minds and hearts, and portray great ideas, hopes, joys, and sorrows. Students gain experience interpreting literature with greater comprehension and pleasure. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.

Number of credits: 4

Management Information Systems — BUSN220

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course

Study of management information systems and various enterprise information system types. Explanation of security risks associated with information management systems. Application of Systems Development Lifecycle to real-world information management systems. Communication of business information through data and visualization. Examination of ethical issues in information management from a Christian or personal perspective. SP: Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

Number of credits: 3

Ministry Practicum — CHMN481

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8/19/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Practical integration of Christian ministries knowledge and skills under the direct supervision of an experienced mentor. Development of a working philosophy of ministry through reflection on personal and professional responses in ministry situations. Assessment of personal ministry skills and lifelong leadership development. GE: Graded on an S/U basis.

Number of credits: 3

Motivation and Emotion — PSYC380

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Explain how biological, environmental, cognitive, emotional, and personal systems interact to initiate and direct human behavior. Evaluate how experimental psychologists study emotional and motivational systems. Identify connections between personal faith and/or beliefs, motivation, and emotion.. PQ: PSYC100. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 4

Personal Financial Literacy — BUSN115

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Explores fundamental personal financial management topics. Enables learners to make values-based financial decisions. Uses a variety of tools to evaluate risk and make choices regarding debt management, savings, budgeting, investing, and long-range personal financial planning. FF: CAPS Goal Area 4.

Number of credits: 3

Personal Mission and Leadership Development — ORGL120

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course
9/23/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Development of an understanding of personal mission and a study of the application of that mission to leadership. Emphasis is on identifying personal talents and gifts, and developing leadership goals for future roles. FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.

Number of credits: 3

Physiology of Welness — HEPE260

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Synthesis of current evidence-based knowledge empowering healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Identification of patterns of stress reduction through spiritual and physical health. Explanation of biological processes in the body. Analysis of the influence of culture, media, technology, and other factors on health. FF: CAPS Goal Area 3.

Number of credits: 4

Psychopathology — PSYC340

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course
5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course

Classification, causes, symptoms, treatment, and identification of various forms of psychopathology. Analysis of faith based and secular perspectives of psychopathology. Survey of some major issues in the study of psychopathology. Critique research in the field of psychopathology. PQ: PSYC100 FF: CAPS Goal Area 5

Number of credits: 3

Research Methods — PSYC400

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10/21/24 - 12/22/24
Anderson Center

Analysis of standard research methods and designs in psychology. Understanding of empirical research and ethical practices with human subjects from various backgrounds. Evaluation and critique of published research. PQ: PSYC100, PSYC335. FF: CAPS Goal Areas 2, 5.

Number of credits: 4

Significance of the New Testament — BIBL332

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9/30/24 - 11/10/24
Anderson Center

Introduction to the New Testament, emphasizing major themes including the kingdom of God, eternal life, and justification in Christ. Emphasis also on the hermeneutical issues related to understanding these themes in their original literary and historical settings, and applying them in ministry situations today. PQ: CHMN 350R FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.

Number of credits: 3

Significance of the Old Testament — BIBL331

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8/19/24 - 9/29/24
Anderson Center

Exploration of the Old Testament, which emphasizes foundational intertextual themes including creation, life, sin, justice, righteousness, people of God, covenant, exile, and the Old Testament polemic against the prevailing culture of its time. Examination of various ways the Hebrew text points to Christ. Application of Old Testament themes to vocation and contemporary cultural issues through the use of exegetical tools. PQ: CHMN 350R FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.

Number of credits: 3

Spiritual Quest — CHMN140

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7/9/24 - 8/6/24
Anderson Center - online course

An exploration of the spiritual dimension of human life. Assessment of spirituality and application of personal spiritual development through vocational productivity, relationships and success. The role of spirituality and personal wellbeing in goal setting. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6.

Number of credits: 3

Succeeding in College — SOCS110

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8/26/24 - 10/20/24
Anderson Center

Assess personal learning style and strengths. Assess credibility of online material. Use effective reading and writing strategies. Navigate online resources and technology. Describe a personal understanding of Bethel’s model of linked faith and learning FF: CAPS Goal Area 2.

Number of credits: 4

Survey of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics — BUSN205

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5/28/24 - 6/25/24
Anderson Center - online course

Explores economic theories and tools and how they are applied to business. Investigates principles and concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. PQ: BUSN220. FF: CAPS Goal Area 5.

Number of credits: 3