Individual Courses

Maybe you need a course to qualify for a degree program? Or maybe you're just wanting to see what it would be like to go back to school. Either way, Bethel offers many courses that are a great option to meet your need.

  • All course offerings are subject to change and courses may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Undergraduate transcripts are required for all undergraduate- level courses.
  • Junior standing (60 credits of college coursework) and course prerequisites (if applicable) are required for 300 and 400-level courses.
  • Financial aid is available to students who are part of a degree program.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Academic Research and Writing — ENGL225R

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
8/26/15 - 9/23/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
10/7/15 - 11/4/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus
2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
2/11/16 - 3/10/16 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    Development of core academic skills in research and writing: critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions and testing hypotheses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources (attributions, in-text citations, and a source list) according to APA format. + CAPS General Education Category R and Goal Area 1.

    3 credits

Adv Fam Tpcs: Gndr & Sexuality — HUSE420

10/7/15 - 11/4/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    An examination of the ways couples, families, and other systems interact around issues of sexuality. Love, intimacy, healthy sexuality, gender roles, sexual abuse, infidelity, and implications of gender and sexuality for personal wholeness and effective service to others will be addressed, along with moral, ethical, and spiritual aspects of sexuality.

    3 credits

Applied Ethical Decisions — BUSN425H

1/6/16 - 2/3/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
2/8/16 - 3/7/16 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
3/24/16 - 4/21/16 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Provision of a basis for ethical problem solving and the application of ethical principles to issues of moral perplexity. These issues are surfaced by ethical pluralism, cultural diversity, resource allocation, equal opportunity requirements, workplace dignity and fairness, varying economic and market conditions, and conflicts between organizational imperatives and Christian values. + CAPS General Education Category H. + CAPS Goal Area 6. + Course number change from PHIL425H.

    3 credits

Basic Communication Skills — COMM160

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/11/15 - 12/16/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/26/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Examination of the fundamentals of the communication process with an interactive emphasis on interpersonal, groups/teams, and public speaking; integrating these three specific components and concentrating on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within the social/social diversity and human contexts.

    3 credits

Business Law — BUSN430

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Study of the legal and regulatory environment of business including sources of the law, structure of the court system, and different classifications of law. Analysis of the relationships between different types of business law. Study of major types of business organizations. Impact of technology on various aspects of business law. CAPS Goal Area 5.

    3 credits

Christian Theology — THEO441

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Examination of Christian doctrine from a systematic perspective. Subjects include, but are not limited to, the Triune God, the person and work of Jesus Christ (incarnation and atonement), and salvation. The unity and diversity of Christian belief will constitute the backdrop for subjects covered.

    3 credits

Christianity and Civilizations — HIST240

10/6/15 - 12/8/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
10/8/15 - 12/10/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
1/6/16 - 3/9/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus - hybrid course
3/22/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Survey of the emergence of European cultures from Mesopotamian and Mediterranean origins and of the United States from Britain. Artistic images and excerpts from historical, literary, devotional, and philosophical texts explore influence and conflict between Judeo-Christian faith and cultural, political, and economic structures, with an emphasis on reconciliation and peace-making. CAPS Goal Area 5.

    4 credits

Conflict Mgmt & Soc Sci Perspt — SOCS170W

3/22/16 - 4/19/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Applies samples of social scientific reasoning and research in psychology, sociology and social work to the challenges of conflict management, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Students reflect on the relevance of social scientific models to their own lives and consider applications in their workplaces, families, and social spheres.

    3 credits

Dynamics of Intrprsnl Relships — HUSE410

8/26/15 - 9/23/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    An analysis of interpersonal dynamics, including love and intimacy; communication; shame; power and control; stress and coping; grief; compassion; and spirituality. Attention will be given to a broad variety of relational states, including friendship, singleness, romantic partnerships, parent/child relationships, social networks, and faith communities.

    3 credits

Environmental Studies — NASC275V

1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
3/23/16 - 4/20/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Examine how science, engineering, and economics work together to address and solve environmental problems. Explore 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. CAPS Goal Area 3.

    3 credits

Fin Accounting for Managers — ACCT400

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
1/7/16 - 2/4/16 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
3/23/16 - 4/20/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    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. + Course number change from BUSN400.

    3 credits

Fndtns of Human Res Mgmt — BUSN302

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
4/26/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Introduction to the functional area of business called human resources management. Study the functions of attracting, retaining, motivating and managing the people who work in organizations. Study how human resources is involved in the recruitment, selection, employment, compensation, training, development, safety and termination of employees.

    3 credits

Found of Read and Writ I — ENGL029

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    This course is designed to prepare students for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies. Note: Appropriate placement assessment score required for enrollment. Course number change from GENS029.

    3 credits

Foundations of Business Mgmt — BUSN301

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
10/8/15 - 11/5/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
11/11/15 - 12/16/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    An exploration of the foundations of modern management theory and practice including how external and internal environmental factors impact the practice of business management. Topics such as global forces, political and legal forces, socio-cultural forces and demographic forces will be used to develop an understanding of the complexities in business management today.

    3 credits

Gospel in Cross-Cultural Persp — THEO341E

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    How the gospel is influenced, expressed, and experienced through social and cultural systems. Emphasis is on Western and non-Western social structures in light of cultural components of the biblical witness. Skills for hearing and speaking the gospel with cultural sensitivity. Special issues: global theology, missiological concerns, contextual theology.

    3 credits

Indiv & Fam Dev Ovr Life Cycle — HUSE305

9/30/15 - 12/9/15 | Wednesdays from 7-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    An examination of how individuals, couples, and families change over time. Cognitive, spiritual, physical, and relational trends and challenges in infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are studied, with special attention to the influence of culture and religion on developmental processes. Learners are encouraged to analyze their own developmental experiences. Concurrent registration with PSYC335M preferred.

    3 credits

Indiv & Family Psychopathology — HUSE350

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Focus on understanding individual, relational, and contextual factors that contribute to diagnostic categories and psychopathology. Addresses objective and helpful ways to describe and assess abnormal behavior and will identify treatment options psychologists may use to help a person move into a more "normal" position in life.

    3 credits

Info Technology & Applications — BUSN360

10/7/15 - 11/4/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/12/15 - 12/17/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Understand and use information technology and business applications software to solve business-related problems. Collaboration tools, social media tools, databases, and spreadsheets. Ethical issues with data and information management. + CAPS Goal Area 3. + Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

    3 credits

Information and Organizations — BUSN285T

2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
4/27/16 - 5/25/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Introduction to the present management and future use of information and information systems in organizations. Analyze how information and information systems are used by organizations in setting goals, making decisions, and analyzing knowledge. Investigate how technology transforms information systems. Examine ethical issues and policies surrounding information and information systems.

    3 credits

Intro Porfolio Assmt & Exp Lr — PLAC215

1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Prerequisite course for submitting a Documented Prior Learning (DPL) portfolio for assessment. Focus is on exploring how adults learn by using written reflection on life experiences to explore theoretical concepts in adult learning.

    1 credits

Introduction to Business — BUSN104

3/22/16 - 4/19/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    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. CAPS Goal Area 2.

    3 credits

Introduction to Statistics — PSYC335M

9/30/15 - 12/9/15 | Wednesdays from 5-7:29 pm | Main Campus
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    Basic descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics will be covered. As time permits, more advanced topics of ANOVA, multiple regression, ANCOVA, meta-analysis, and factor analysis will be introduced. Learners will perform analyses using a computerized statistical package, and primary emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts and interpreting results correctly. CAPS Goal Area 4.

    3 credits

Leadership & Adult Development — ORGL310

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    A developmental context for the study of leadership is introduced through Adult Development Theories generating a greater understanding of self in the areas of adult psychological, spiritual/faith, and cognitive development. Included in the emphasis of self understanding is an introduction to individual strengths with the correlation to life and vocation.

    3 credits

Leadership Communication — ORGL350

8/24/15 - 9/21/15 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Effective leadership is grounded in good communication. The way a leader communicates reflects the ability to successfully influence and impact others with integrity. This course explores the practices, skills, and tools necessary to focus on the leader as the communication champion.

    3 credits

Managerial Mathematics — MATH301M

10/5/15 - 11/2/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Study of mathematically based procedures, including analytical procedures, decision-making models, and statistics. CAPS Goal Area 4.

    3 credits

Mathematics in Real Life — MATH180M

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
4/26/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/26/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Intermediate-level study of mathematical procedures: algebra, equation solving, statistical reasoning, mathematics of finance, coordinates and graphs, and inequalities. These procedures will be applied as analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving models to real-life problems.

    3 credits

Operations Management — BUSN401

11/10/15 - 12/8/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
11/10/15 - 12/8/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Efficiently and effectively manage the processes to produce and distribute products and services. Operations within both product and service companies will be addressed. Topics include managing purchases, inventory control, quality control, storage, logistics and evaluations. The use of measurement and analysis of internal processes will be highlighted.

    3 credits

Physical Wellness — HEPE260Y

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
10/8/15 - 12/3/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
1/6/16 - 3/2/16 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
3/22/16 - 5/17/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Current evidence based knowledge to empower healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Basic biological processes as they relate to health promotion, everyday practices to reduce stress, and skills to distinguish myth from fact. CAPS Goal Area 3.

    3 credits

Princ of Schol Writ & Research — ORGL340R

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
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    Instruction and practice in scholarly writing. A practical approach to expository essay structure and reading and writing about research studies. Includes bibliographic instruction, writing a portion of a literature review, and an introduction to principles of survey research.

    3 credits

Principles Leading & Managing — ORGL400

10/5/15 - 11/2/15 | Mondays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Examination of principles of authority, power, politics, decision making, and influence. Consideration of questions such as "What is leadership?" and "What makes a good leader?" Exploration of differences between leadership and management and the role of follower. Examination of the impact of leader/manager behavior on the organization.

    3 credits

Prof Project Mgmt — BUSN320

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Introduction to the principles of project management including the role of the project manager, types of projects, stages of a project, project variables, and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources.

    3 credits

Public Health Nursing — NURS404

10/7/15 - 12/9/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
10/8/15 - 12/10/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    An exploration of population-focused nursing care with an emphasis on health disparities and underserved populations. + Prerequisites: NURS360, NURS410, and NURS430. + Corequisite: NURS421E. + Clinical simulation fee: $20, malpractice insurance fee: $80.

    6 credits

Responding to the Arts — ARTC150A

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Cultivation of critical reading skills through literature, music, and the visual arts. Students will apply core artistic terms and concepts to rich readings of artistic works: context, genre, technique, and themes. They will reflect on human and spiritual dynamics of relationship and faith. + CAPS Goal Area 6. + Course number change from GENS150A.

    3 credits

Significance of New Testament — BIBL442

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    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. + Prerequisites: BIBL360, Category R General Education course. + CAPS Goal Area 6.

    3 credits

Social Inequality — HUSE386

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Focus is on social inequality in human societies, with particular reference to the United States. Exploration of the origins, evolution, legitimation, and consequences of social inequality. Main emphasis is on inequalities that are rooted in the socioeconomic order. Examination of the relationship between social class, race, and gender as different but related forms of social inequality.

    3 credits

Spiritual Quest — CHMN140

2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    An exploration of spirituality from a Christian perspective in which students identify the spiritual influences in their lives, explore spiritual disciplines, evaluate impacts of Christian spirituality on their personal lives and set goals for personal spiritual development. CAPS Goal Area 6.

    3 credits

Succeeding in College — SOCS110

10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
2/9/16 - 3/8/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Prepares students for independent and collaborative college-level academic work through an introduction to campus technology and support; assessing reading, writing, and math skills; and reflecting on one's personal commitment to academic goals. Accuplacer Assessment Fee: $70. CAPS Goal Area 2.

    3 credits

Successful Writing — ENGL130

11/10/15 - 12/15/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
1/5/16 - 2/2/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
3/22/16 - 4/19/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    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).

    3 credits

The Bible in Real Life — BIBL230

8/27/15 - 9/24/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/26/16 - 5/24/16 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by students in their own lives. Studentss will trace the journey of God's people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, tracing God's self-disclosure through biblical cultures and their genres of writing. + CAPS Goal Area 6.

    3 credits

Theories of Org and Ldrshp — ORGL330

8/25/15 - 9/22/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Introduction to organizational and leadership frameworks: (1) Providing an overview of organizational culture and structures, (2) Describing effective leadership within an organizational context, (3) Identifying core leadership issues. Analyzing an organization from the insights gained in course texts, presentations, and discussion. + CAPS Goal Areas 2 & 5. + Enrollment is open to students with sophomore class standing and above.

    3 credits

U.S. History in Dialogue with — HIST250

3/22/16 - 4/19/16 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Explores a narrative of United States history by following themes that connect past events to our experiences today. Investigates compelling and relevant historical questions and events by applying historical inquiry, using critical thinking, and considering multiple perspectives. Presents history as a dialogue between past and present, propelling action as stakeholders in society.

    3 credits