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Our curriculum includes courses students take during their first few semesters at Bethel, that provide skills and content on which upper-level courses build. See the General Education Curriculum Policies page for more information on General Education policies. 

See the Academic Departments page to find information on specific majors, minors, emphases, and other academic programs.

 

Discontinued College of Arts & Sciences Programs: 

The College of Arts and Sciences has made a number of curriculum decisions in Fall 2018 resulting in changes to programs and the elimination of some majors and minors. We remain committed to serving our currently enrolled students to ensure that they can complete their degrees. We are providing the following information so that students in these programs can create a plan to complete their degree. The following programs will no longer be offered to new incoming students starting in Fall 2019:

  • BA in Health Education 5-12
  • BA in Independent Filmmaking
  • BA in Physical Education K-12
  • BA in Sociology
  • BA in Theatre Arts
  • Minor in Biblical Greek
  • Minor in Digital Film and Video for Actors
  • Minor in Film Studies
  • Minor in Health Education
  • Minor in Physical Education
  • Endorsement in Developmental and Adapted Physical Education, (DAPE)

Teach out information for each affected program is below. For additional curriculum information related to course offerings please see the 2018-2019 catalog.

Students looking to declare an affected program as a major and/or minor must file all declaration paperwork by April 1st, 2019.

*Please note that term offered information listed below may vary from the 2018-2019 catalog.

**Academic Information last revised April 12th, 2019.

 

BA in Health Education 5-12

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:  

  • EDU422 & EDU423 – Curriculum and Methods of 5-12 Health Education and Middle Level Education Practicum in Health will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • HAS340 – School Health and Drug Issues will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • Student Teaching Block for Health Education 5-12 majors – (EDU490) will be offered Fall 2019, 2020, 2021 & Spring 2020, 2021, 2022 and no longer offered for Health Education 5-12 majors after Spring 2022

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • BIO104 & BIO104D – Human Biology and Human Biology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • BIO238 & BIO239 – Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Spring
  • EDU200 & EDU201 – Introduction to Education and Introduction to Education Field Experience offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Fall, Interim, & Spring
  • EDU220 – Introduction to Middle Level Education offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU240 & EDU241 – Educational Psychology and Educational Psychology Field Experience offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU317GZ – Educational Equity offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall, Interim, & Spring
  • EDU320 – Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU321 – Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • GES208 – Human Sexuality offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring
  • HAS120 – First Aid offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS130 – Personal and Community Health offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS314 – Foundations, Administration, and Evaluation of Health Education offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring
  • HAS318 – Epidemiology offering will not change; it will continue to be offered in Fall, even # years
  • HAS345 – Disease and Injury Control offering will not change; it will continue to be offered in Fall, odd # years

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Ms. Lisa Kepple at patlis@bethel.edu in the department of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science.

 

BA in Independent Filmmaking

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • COM217A – Screenwriting will be offered in Interim 2021 and no longer offered after Interim 2021
  • COM373 – Digital Filmmaking will be offered Spring, odd # years.
  • COM493 – Capstone: Independent Filmmaking and Media Production will be offered in Spring 2019 and no longer offered after Spring 2019; students can substitute a second internship (COM481) for this course after the 2018-2019 Academic year
  • FLM200 – Introduction to Film will be offered in Spring 2019 and no longer offered after Spring 2019
  • FLM300 – Film Theory and Interpretation will no longer be offered; students can substitute COM375 – Media Criticism and Theory for this course (see term offerings below)
  • FLM305 – Films of Great Directors will be offered in Interim 2020 and no longer offered after Interim 2020
  • FLM481 – Internship in Film will no longer be offered after Spring 2021

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • COM170A – Media Production offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring term
  • COM210 – Perspectives on Human Communication offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM 213 – Media Communication offering will not change; it will be offered in Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2019, 2020, 2021
  • COM220 – Group Communication offering will not change, it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM264 – Storytelling offering will not change; it will continue to be offered in Interim, even # years
  • COM270 – Media Production II offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM302 – Media Law offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM322 – Advanced Group Communication offering will not change; it will continue to be offered in Fall, odd # years in Europe Term
  • COM363 – Methods of Communication Research offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM370 – Interpersonal Communication offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • COM375 – Media Criticism and Theory offering will not change; it will be offered every Spring
  • COM481 – Internship in Communication offering will not change; it will be offered every Fall & Spring

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

BA in Physical Education K-12

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • EDU424 & EDU425 – Methods in Teaching K-12 Physical Education and Middle Level Practicum in Physical Education will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • Student Teaching Block for Physical Education K-12 majors – (EDU490) will be offered Fall 2019, 2020, 2021 & Spring 2020, 2021, 2022 and no longer offered for Physical Education K-12 majors after Spring 2022
  • HAS200Q – Professional Activities: Individual/Dual will be offered in Fall 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • HAS201 – Foundations of Physical Education will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • HAS210Q – Professional Activities: Team will last be offered in Spring 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • HAS215Q – Professional Activities: Conditioning will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • HAS220A – Educational Rhythms will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • HAS306 – Administration of Athletics and Physical Education will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • HAS316 – Curriculum Development in Physical Education will be offered in Spring 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • HAS320 & HAS321 – Developmental and Adapted Physical Education will be offered in Spring 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • HAS340 – School Health and Drug Issues will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • HAS376 – Exercise Physiology and Assessment will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • BIO100 & BIO100D – Principles of Biology and Principles of Biology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered Occasionally
  • BIO104 & BIO104D – Human Biology and Human Biology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • BIO238 & BIO239 – Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Spring
  • EDU200 & EDU201 – Introduction to Education and Introduction to Education Field Experience offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Fall, Interim, & Spring
  • EDU220 – Introduction to Middle Level Education offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU240 & EDU241 – Educational Psychology and Educational Psychology Field Experience offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU317GZ – Educational Equity offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall, Interim, & Spring
  • EDU320 – Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • EDU321 – Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS120 – First Aid offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS130 – Personal and Community Health offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS247 – Motor Development and Learning offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS375 – Biomechanics offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Steve Henkel at s-henkel@bethel.edu in the department of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science.

 

BA in Sociology

Course(s) included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • SOC101 – Introduction to Sociology will be offered in Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2019
  • SOC205 – Introduction to Global Social Problems will be offered in Interim 2020, 2021
  • SOC242U – Race, Ethnicity, and Peacemaking will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • SOC280 – Urbanization will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • SOC324 – Criminal Justice in American Society will be offered in Spring 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • SOC326 – Restorative Justice will be offered in Spring 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • SOC328 – Criminal Law and Procedure in America will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • SOC372G – Religion in Society will be offered in Spring 2020 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • SOC481 – Internship in Sociology will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • SOC499 – Senior Seminar will be offered Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • ECO225L – The Redevelopment of Central City Neighborhoods offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • SOC229U – Interaction with Urban Life and Systems offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Interim
  • SOC304G – Sociology of Crime and Deviance offering will not change; it will continue to be offered Fall, even # years
  • SOC350 – Qualitative Research Methods offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring
  • SOC351 – Quantitative Research Methods offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • SOC361 – Sociocultural Theory offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

BA in Theatre Arts

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change

  • THA202A & THA302 – Producing and Performing a Musical will be offered every Interim
  • THA214 – Stage Combat will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • THA240 – Stagecraft will be offered Spring 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • THA279 – Theatre and Culture: Classical to Modern will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • THA291L: Theatre in the Modern Age will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • THA311 – Stage Dialects will be offered in Fall 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • THA313 – Auditioning and Acting for the Camera will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • THA315 – Performing Shakespeare will be offered in Spring 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • THA360 – Musical Theatre will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • THA405 – Directing will be offered in Fall 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • THA410 – Theatrical Styles will be offered in Spring 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021
  • THA481 – Internship in Theatre will be offered Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2019, 2020 & 2021
  • THA490 – Theatre Practicum will be offered Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2019, 2020 & 2021

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • MUL143A – Introduction to Keyboard Theory offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • MUS101 – Music Fundamentals offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • MUS103 – Introduction to Music Literature offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • PEA114QA – Jazz Dance offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • PEA115QA – Ballet offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring
  • THA100A – Beginning Acting offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • THA120A, THA220, THA320, & THA420 – Projects in Performance offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • THA195 – Theatre Hour offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • THA212A – Voice Production offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall, odd # years
  • THA330 - Topics in Theatre Arts offering will not change; it will continue to be offered Occasionally
  • THA350 – Advanced Acting offering will not change; it will continue to be offered Fall, even # years

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

Minor in Biblical Greek

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • GRK371 - Advanced Greek Translation will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and no longer offered after Spring 2022
  • GRK498 - Seminar: Greek Exegesis will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and no longer offered after Spring 2022

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • GRK101 - Introductory Biblical Greek I will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • GRK102S - Introductory Biblical Greek II will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring
  • GRK253 - Readings in New Testament Greek will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

Minor in Digital Film and Video for Actors

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • COM217A – Screenwriting will be offered in Interim 2021 and no longer offered after Interim 2021
  • COM373 - Digital Filmmaking will be offered in alternate years
  • THA291L - Theatre in the Modern Age will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • THA313 - Auditioning and Acting for the Camera will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • THA405 - Directing will be offered in Fall 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • COM110 – Basic Communication offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall, Interim, & Spring
  • COM170A - Media Production offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring term
  • COM264 - Storytelling offering will not change; it will continue to be offered in Interim, even # years
  • COM301A – Oral Interpretation offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • THA100A - Beginning Acting offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
  • THA212A - Voice Production offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall, odd # years
  • THA330 – Topics in Theatre Arts offering will not change; it will continue to be offered Occasionally

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

Minor in Film Studies

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • FLM200 – Introduction to Film will be offered in Spring 2019 and no longer offered after Spring 2019
  • FLM300 – Film Theory and Interpretation will no longer be offered; students can substitute COM375 – Media Criticism and Theory for this course (see term offerings above)
  • FLM305 – Films of Great Directors will be offered in Interim 2020 and no longer offered after Interim 2020
  • FLM481 – Internship in Film will no longer be offered after Spring 2021

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Barrett Fisher at b-fisher@bethel.edu in the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

Minor in Health Education

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • EDU422 – Curriculum and Methods of 5-12 Health Education will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • HAS340 – School Health and Drug Issues will be offered in Spring 2019, 2020, & 2021 and no longer offered after Spring 2021

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • BIO100 & BIO100D – Principles of Biology and Principles of Biology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered Occasionally
  • BIO104 & BIO104D – Human Biology and Human Biology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • BIO238 & BIO239 – Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab offering will not change; they will continue to be offered every Spring
  • HAS120 – First Aid offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS130 – Personal and Community Health offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS314 – Foundations, Administration, and Evaluation of Health Education offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Spring

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Ms. Lisa Kepple at patlis@bethel.edu in the department of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science.

 

Minor in Physical Education

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • HAS200Q – Professional Activities: Individual/Dual will be offered in Fall 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020
  • HAS201 – Foundations of Physical Education will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019
  • HAS210Q – Professional Activities: Team will last be offered in Spring 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • HAS215Q – Professional Activities: Conditioning will be offered in Fall 2019 and no longer offered after Fall 2019

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change:

  • HAS120 – First Aid offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring
  • HAS130 – Personal and Community Health offering will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall & Spring

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Steve Henkel at s-henkel@bethel.edu in the department of Human Kinetics and Applied Health Science.

 

Endorsement in Developmental and Adapted Physical Education (DAPE)

Courses included in this endorsement’s Degree Requirements affected by this curriculum change:

  • EDU250 – Educating the Exceptional Child will be offered in Spring 2020 and no longer offered after Spring 2020
  • HAS322 –Methods and Materials for Adapted Physical Activity will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2021 and no longer offered after Fall 2021
  • HAS323 – Developmental and Adapted Physical Education Practicum will be offered in Fall 2019 & 2020 and no longer offered after Fall 2020

Courses included in this program’s Degree Requirements not affected by this curriculum change: 

  • PSY330 – Disabilities and Giftedness will not change; it will continue to be offered every Fall
For more information on this endorsement and for assistance with academic planning please contact your CAS academic advisor.

 

Additional curriculum changes that affect the Leadership Studies minor are listed below:

Minor in Leadership Studies

All Leadership Studies courses (i.e. LEA100, LEA200, LEA300, LEA351, and LEA475) will begin transitioning to Summer only offerings with all courses only offered in Summer term starting Summer 2021

LEA100 – Emerging Leaders will be offered every Summer term starting Summer 2019
LEA200 – Leading Teams will be offered in Fall 2019 and every Summer term starting Summer 2020
LEA300 – Leading Organizations will be offered in Fall 2019 and every Summer term starting Summer 2020
LEA351 – Leadership Seminar will be offered in Spring 2019 and every Summer term starting Summer 2020
LEA475 – Leadership Studies Seminar will be offering in Fall 2019, 2020 & Spring 2020 and every Summer term starting Summer 2021

For more information on this program and for assistance with academic planning please contact Dr. Chris Kaiser at c-kaiser@bethel.edu in the department of Business and Economics

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