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.

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 — GENS225R

11/10/14 - 12/8/14 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
11/11/14 - 12/9/14 | Tuesdays | Bloomington
2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
2/12/15 - 3/12/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
3/24/15 - 4/21/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
3/26/15 - 4/23/15 | Thursdays | Main Campus
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    Development of core academic skills in research and research writing: critical evaluation of logical and rhetorical persuasion, answering research questions and testing hypotheses by consulting scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources—attributions, in-text citations, and a source list—according to a recognized academic format (APA or MLA).

    4 credits

Accounting for Managers — BUSN420

1/5/15 - 2/2/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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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.

    3 credits

Advanced Family Communication — COMM441P

3/23/15 - 4/20/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Study of communication patterns that help or hinder relationships within the family system. Functioning in simulated family groups, learners research and develop personal roles. Consideration of various approaches to conflict, power, stress, intimacy, and family health in light of Christian attitudes and life patterns.

    3 credits

Advertising & Public Relations — COMM440

7/15/15 - 8/12/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Bethel Office Center - hybrid course
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    Examination of advertising and public relations communication strategies and ethical selling techniques. Consideration of target audience, advertising communication objectives, and unique selling propositions. Development and analysis of ad and promotional layouts, copy, PR writing, news releases, budgets, and media coordination.

    3 credits

Basic Communication Skills — COMM160

1/8/15 - 2/5/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
6/9/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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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

Christianity and Civilizations — GENS240

10/8/14 - 12/10/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
1/5/15 - 3/9/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
6/9/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Surveys the emergence of European cultures from Mesopotamian and Mediterranean origins and 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.

    4 credits

Computer Mediated Comm — COMM444

7/13/15 - 8/10/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Focus is on the practical and theoretical concepts of computer-mediated communications and the styles used in personal, social, and professional environments. Learners will evaluate computer-mediated communication theory, practices, and processes as applied to new electronic media in relation to interpersonal relationships, developing group communication, and supporting public communication both locally and globally. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Cross-Cultural Communication — COMM340E

2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Examination of the influence of cultural values on human verbal and nonverbal interactions. Analysis of theories of cross-cultural communication and principles of effective cross-cultural process. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Found of Read and Writ I — GENS029

11/12/14 - 12/10/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
3/24/15 - 4/21/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    This course is designed to prepare learners for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies. Prerequisite: appropriate placement assessment score.

    3 credits

Found of Read and Writ II — GENS030

1/7/15 - 2/4/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    This course is designed to prepare learners for college-level courses in which they will need to be successful in reading and writing. Emphasis is on foundational reading and writing strategies and builds upon strategies learned in GENS029. Prerequisites: appropriate placement assessment score; GENS029: Foundations of Reading & Writing I.

    3 credits

Foundations of Mathematics — GENS080

2/11/15 - 3/11/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
6/9/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    This course is designed to prepare learners for college-level math courses. Developmental math topics include percents, decimals, fractions, solving basic algebraic equations, exponents, calculating values using a formula, and measurement. This course will also cover using spreadsheets to perform basic arithmetic calculations. Prerequisite: appropriate diagnostic assessment score.

    3 credits

Gender Communication — COMM342

10/8/14 - 11/5/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Bethel Office Center
6/8/15 - 7/6/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Consideration of gender differences and similarities, both verbal and nonverbal. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Global Mgmt & Ldrshp in Bus — BUSN310E

7/15/15 - 8/12/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    Equip managers and leaders with a framework for formulating strategies to thrive in a global marketplace. Develop global managerial and leadership perspectives on business opportunities and challenges in global trade, competition, modes of market entry, investment systems, power distance, communications, member cultures, and other leader/manager challenges.

    3 credits

Indiv & Fam Dev Ovr Life Cycle — HUSE305

10/8/14 - 12/10/14 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
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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

Intro Portfolio Assmt & Exp Lr — GENS215

10/7/14 - 11/4/14 | Tuesdays from 6-8 pm | Bloomington
2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays from 6-8 pm | Main Campus
2/12/15 - 3/12/15 | Thursdays from 6-8 pm | 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

Intro to Proj Mgmt Communicati — COMM348

2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Bethel Office Center
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    Introduction to the principles of project management and how to communicate project variables, roles and responsibilities and project processes. Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Concepts are applied through team projects, tutorials and case studies.

    3 credits

Introduction to Statistics — PSYC335M

10/8/14 - 12/10/14 | 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.

    3 credits

Introduction to World Media — COMM430P

4/30/15 - 5/28/15 | Thursdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Examination of media forces shaping global and personal perspectives throughout the world. Includes trends in technology, economics, politics, culture, and religion as related to worldwide media and their influences in shaping global and personal perspectives. The practical use of mass communication as applied to international affairs is highlighted. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Leadership in the 21st Century — ORGL101

10/11/14 - 11/8/14 | Saturdays | Main Campus - hybrid course
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    Overview of the scope of leadership necessary for effective outcomes. Course design is real-world specific to generate immediate understanding, awareness, and application for both marketplace and personal application. Learners will identify, interpret, and analyze their individual leadership attitudes, abilities, styles, and strengths.

    3 credits

Marketing Communication — COMM349

4/29/15 - 5/27/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Bethel Office Center
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    Principles and techniques of marketing communication, including communicating via advertisements, public service announcements, and website content. Emphasis is on using these techniques in profit and nonprofit settings. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Mathematics in Real Life — MATH180M

4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
4/29/15 - 5/27/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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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

Modern World: Trends & Forces — GENS413P

1/7/15 - 2/4/15 | Wednesdays from 5-9:30 pm | Main Campus
3/23/15 - 4/20/15 | Mondays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/30/15 - 5/28/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
6/8/15 - 7/6/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
6/10/15 - 7/8/15 | Wednesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/15/15 - 8/12/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
7/16/15 - 8/13/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
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    Survey of technological, economic, political, cultural, and religious trends as well as forces shaping our global and personal futures. Exploration of alternative Christian worldviews and modes of thinking and learning that might be useful in responding to these challenges.

    3 credits

Organizational Research — ORGL440

4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Provides the foundations required for conducting a formal social research project within the context of an organizational setting. Encourages critical thinking through various quality research types. Data collection and sampling techniques, issues of effective measurement, and ethical questions are introduced. Application in understanding various facets of the basic social science research model. Prerequisite: ORGL340.

    3 credits

Personal Financial Literacy — BUSN115

3/24/15 - 4/21/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    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.

    3 credits

Personal Mission & Leadership — GENS120

1/7/15 - 2/4/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    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.

    3 credits

Physical Wellness for Life — HEPE260Y

10/8/14 - 12/3/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
1/5/15 - 2/2/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
11/10/15 - 12/8/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Focus is on helping learners live healthier, more active lives by understanding and practicing healthy exercise, nutritional habits, and stress management. Examination of the use/non-use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs in healthy Christian living, as well as strategies to practice regular physical activity and healthy eating.

    3 credits

Principles Leading & Managing — ORGL400

11/11/14 - 12/9/14 | 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

Respond to the Arts — GENS150A

11/11/14 - 12/9/14 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
6/10/15 - 7/8/15 | Wednesdays 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.

    3 credits

Spiritual Quest — CHMN140

2/11/15 - 3/11/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
6/9/15 - 7/7/15 | 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.

    3 credits

Studies in Surrounding World — GENS275V

4/27/15 - 5/25/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
6/11/15 - 7/9/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Application of core concepts and methodologies from a scientific discipline to explore an aspect of the learner’s world by formulating a hypothesis, gathering and interpreting data to test the hypothesis, and reflecting critically on the scientific method and its role in contemporary society.

    3 credits

Studies in Tech & Society — GENS285T

3/23/15 - 4/20/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
6/9/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
7/16/15 - 8/13/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
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    Critical exploration of and reflection on the historical origins of a technology within scientific disciplines, and its application to and impact on our social, economic, and environmental world.

    3 credits

Studies in the American Mosaic — GENS255E

4/28/15 - 5/26/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
4/30/15 - 5/28/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
6/8/15 - 7/6/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Exploration of and reflection on diversity and/or gender within American culture in a specific social context such as the arts, workplace, religion, education, residential life, government (criminal justice, social services, military), or the like.

    3 credits

Succeeding in College — GENS110

10/7/14 - 11/4/14 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
10/8/14 - 11/5/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
2/10/15 - 3/10/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
10/6/15 - 11/3/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus
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    Introduction to core strategies and resources for effective studying, writing, and researching; principles of a Christian liberal arts education at Bethel; relationships between college, family, and career; and Blackboard or Moodle.

    3 credits

Successful Writing — GENS130

11/12/14 - 12/10/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
3/24/15 - 4/21/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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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

11/11/14 - 12/9/14 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
7/13/15 - 8/10/15 | Mondays | Main Campus - online course
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
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    Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by learners in their own lives. Learners 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.

    3 credits

Topics in Political Comm — COMM343

11/12/14 - 12/10/14 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus - hybrid course
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    Analysis of political processes as public discourse and mass media. Examination of recent American and global political campaigns. A portion of this course is online.

    3 credits

Understanding Worldviews — THEO415

1/6/15 - 2/3/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | Main Campus
1/8/15 - 2/5/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
6/9/15 - 7/7/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
6/10/15 - 7/8/15 | Wednesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
6/11/15 - 7/9/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | NHC
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays | Main Campus - online course
7/14/15 - 8/11/15 | Tuesdays from 6-10 pm | 2PT
7/16/15 - 8/13/15 | Thursdays from 6-10 pm | Bloomington
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    Study of the basic elements of a Christian philosophy of life including comparison with other life philosophies and application to life in contemporary organizations and professions.

    3 credits

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.