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ANT241UZ • Peoples and Cultures of Africa (3 credits)

Comparative ethnography of contemporary African societies and cultures with particular reference to the Sub-Saharan region. Examination of Africa’s geography and historical context. Topics include: politics and economies of the region, population and urbanization, social institutions, women’s issues, the family, and religion. Prerequisites: GES130 (may be taken concurrently) or GES244 (may be taken concurrently).


ART103A • Drawing (3 credits)

Development of visual perception through observation, drawing, and a study of structural form and space relationships. Experiences in line, value, texture, basic perspective, and composition using various materials and techniques.


BIB101 Ÿ Introduction to the Bible (3 credits)

Traces the journey of God’ people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, highlighting the unifying self-disclosure of God in the various cultures and types of writing of the Old and New Testaments. A holistic approach is used to introduce students to both historical and thematic content as well as broad, but basic exegetical principles.

BIB304J • Messianic Concepts (3 credits)

Development of such terms as “Son of Man,” “Son of God,” and “Messiah” is traced from origins in Old Testament texts of poetry and prophecy to New Testament fulfillment in the Gospels and Epistles. Prerequisites: BIB101; minimum sophomore standing.

BIB310J Ÿ Holiness in Biblical Perspective (3 credits)

Exegetical and theological foundations underlying the biblical notion of holiness in both the Old and New Testaments. Biblical texts in their historical-cultural context, with a view to uncovering biblical understandings of holiness and integrating them into a Christian world-view. Prerequisites: BIB101; THE201; minimum sophomore standing.

BIB316J Ÿ Vocation and Calling (3 credits)

Investigation of the biblical understandings of ministry in both Old and New Testaments. Examination of foundational issues such as definitions of ministry, spiritual gifting for ministry, the role of the laity in ministry, motivation, and purpose of ministry. Not open to students who have taken YOM200. Prerequisites: BIB101; minimum sophomore standing.

THE201 • Christian Theology (3 credits)

Investigates central themes of the Christian faith from a primarily systematic perspective. These themes are discussed both individually and in terms of the role each plays in worldview formation. Topics include Scripture (inspiration and inerrancy), God (Trinity), the person and work of Jesus Christ (incarnation and atonement), salvation (justification and sanctification), and last things (heaven and hell). Emphasis is placed on the unity and diversity of theological beliefs within Christianity, both past and present, and on the interrelationships between theological understanding, culture, and discipleship. Prerequisites: BIB101; sophomore standing or above.


BIO105 • Medical Terminology (2 credits)

Study of medical terms. Students study material independently and take proctored examination to demonstrate knowledge of medical language. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


BUS105 Ÿ Information Technology and Applications (3 credits)

A basic understanding of computer technology, information technology, and business applications software. Students gain a working knowledge of computerized spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and webpage design.

BUS220 • Principles of Marketing (4 credits)

Role of marketing in society and the economy. The business firm as a marketing system. Management of the firm’s marketing efforts. Prerequisites: BUS100M, BUS130, or MAT124M; ECO201.

BUS324 • Consumer Behavior (3 credits)

A systematic examination of the behavioral, economic, cultural, and systemic factors that influence the behavior of the consumer. Students read relevant research in consumer behavior and design and complete a series of projects exploring the major course topics. Prerequisite: BUS220.

BUS481 Ÿ Internship in Business (3-4 credits)

A learning/practicing experience to apply understanding and skills in an off-campus professional setting. Prerequisites: Major or minor within the business and economics department; consent of department. Grading: S/U.

ECO201 • Principles of Economics (4 credits)

Economic reasoning and concepts. Includes an examination of the role of a price system in allocating resources and income, government policies for dealing with unemployment and inflation, and moral questions raised by the free enterprise system. Note: Students may not receive credit for both ECO200 and ECO201. Offered online.


CHE111 • General Chemistry I (4 credits)

Chemical properties and principles, structure and reactivity, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, atomic theory, states of matter, and behavior of solutions. Laboratory includes application of  these principles in exploring chemical properties and reactivity, and computer data collection and modeling. Concurrent registration in CHE111D is required. Prerequisites: Two years of high school math; high school chemistry or consent of instructor. Fee: 15

CHE111D • General Chemistry I Lab  (0 credits)

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE111. Concurrent registration in CHE105 is required. Fee: 95

CHE212 • General Chemistry II  (4 credits)

Study of chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, solution equilibria, acids and bases, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Concurrent registration in CHE212D is required. Prerequisite: CHE111D. Fee: 15

CHE212D • General Chemistry II Lab   (0 credits)

Laboratory experience accompanying CHE212. Concurrent registration with CHE212 is required. Fee: 95


COM110N Ÿ Basic Communication (3 credits)

Informal and formal communication patterns that characterize daily life, analysis of communication situations, and improvement of effective communication. Includes interpersonal, intercultural, small group, and speaker/audience communication settings.

COM120N Ÿ Relationships in a Virtual World (3 credits)

Examination of how communication technology and new media impact identity formation, friendships, and an understanding of community. Specific technologies such as Facebook, Instant Messenger, text-messaging, and video games are evaluated for their effect on users.

COM213 Ÿ Media Communication (3 credits)

An overview of mass media industries, including print, broadcast, cable, film, and the internet. Survey of media history, functions, and impacts on society.

COM310KŸ Communication, Technology, and Society (3 credits)

An examination of the impact communication technology has on communication and society. Evaluation and exploration of technologies such as digital media, the internet, email, chat rooms, and other emerging technologies. Analysis of the ethical and spiritual implications and applications of these technologies. Prerequisites: Laboratory Science (D) course, Mathematics (M) course.

COM314G Ÿ Gender Communication  (3 credits)

Examination of the force of rhetoric on historical and social movements since 1800. Concentrates on movements that cross gender lines and impact modern men and women. Studies religious revivals and Christian action groups as related to the sweep of history. Considers gender differences and similarities, verbal and nonverbal. Prerequisite: GES130 Christianity and Western Culture or GES145, 146 Western Humanity in Christian Perspective I and II, Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course or GES245 Western Humanity in Christian Perspective III,  World Cultures (U) course.

COM375 • Media Criticism and Theory  (3 credits)

Explores theoretical and critical approaches to the study of video, audio, film, and digital culture. Theories and methods in this course examine issues relating to production and authorship in the media arts, audience reception and effects, political ideology, ethics, aesthetics, cultural diversity, and schools of thought within the liberal arts. Extensive critical writing and reading in media criticism and theory. Prerequisite: COM213.

COM450 • Corporate Communication (3 credits)

Theories and principles of corporate communication including issues related to public relations, media relations, corporate identity management, investor communication, and crisis communication in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisite: COM/BUS348 or consent of instructor.

COM461 • Advanced Topics in Media: Storytelling (3 credits)

An examination of communication in the electronic media through the analysis and development of narrative structure and story elements as they are used in a variety of media industries. Students will learn to create compelling stories for audio and visual media through the analysis of scene, character arc, action (inciting incident), motif, etc.” Prerequisite: COM272A

COM465 • Advanced Topics in Organizational Communication: Strategic Social Media in Organizations   (3 credits)

The role of social media in business marketing and public relations. Examines how new media are changing the way businesses sell their products, communicate with customers, make decisions, and create community. Prerequisite: COM348 or consent of instructor.

COM481 Ÿ Internship in Communication  (3-4 credits)

Experience to apply and expand communication knowledge and skills in structured, off-campus settings, such as corporations, governmental offices, nonprofit organizations, television and radio stations, and corporate media departments. Prerequisites: Consent of department; senior standing.


EDU489 • Student Teaching in Preprimary  (5 credits)

Observation and student teaching at preprimary level at one of Bethel’s child development centers. Includes participation in a seminar that meets regularly. Prerequisite: admission to student teaching; 2.50 GPA. Requirements for successful completion of student teaching in preprimary includes: a personal philosophy of early childhood education; two (2) portfoli8os on children; two (2) entries for the professional portfolio. These entries are based on the standards of Effective Practice and should include artifacts.


HIS200L • American Civilization  (3 credits)

A survey of American history from early Native American communities to the present. Examination of major social, cultural, economic, political, and religious change over time in the American experience. Prerequisite: GES130 or GES244 (may be taken concurrently).


ATR325 • Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3 credits)

Techniques for prevention and care of athletic injuries. Practical experience in the athletic training room. Prerequisites: HPE120; BIO201 or BIO209.

HPE250M • Statistics and Research Methods in Applied Health Science  (3 credits)

Research planning, structuring, administering, and evaluating health, physical activity and rehabilitative science protocols for healthy and special populations using parametric and nonparametric statistical techniques (descriptive, correlational, and inferential statistics). The research proposal developed in this course may be utilized for data collection and presentation in future course work.

HPE270 • Applied Nutrition and Physical Fitness (3 credits)

Effects of nutrition on human performance in athletics. Eating disorders, weight control, and society’s effects on today’s trends.

HPE375 • Biomechanics  (3 credits)

Mechanics of sports performance and anatomical kinesiology. Newtonian mechanics, types of motion, application of force, maintenance of equilibrium, and fluid dynamics. Prerequisites:  BIO201 or BIO209; Mathematics (M) course. PHY100D and HPE247 recommend­ed.


MAT125 • Calculus 2  (4 credits)

A continuation of the equipping of students with tools for effective problem solving. Study of integration, sequences and series, and introduction to differential equations and approximation techniques. Each topic is approached from several viewpoints (graphical, numerical, algebraic) to involve students with different learning styles. Prerequisite: MAT124M.

MAT207M • Statistical Analysis   (3 credits)

Descriptive statistics. Discrete probability spaces, random variables, and distributions. Normal distribution, statistical inference, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, correlation analysis, and analysis of variance. Applications to business, ­economics, and science. Students may not receive credit for both MAT207M and PSY230M.


MUL142A • Beginning Guitar  (1 credit)

A series of lessons designed to give the beginning guitarist a foundation in acoustic (nonelectric) guitar, including basic tuning techniques, chords in seven keys, reading of notes on the first five frets, strumming rhythms, fingerpicking, and song leading. Music education majors may use successful completion of this course to satisfy the guitar proficiency requirement.


ASL101 Ÿ Introductory American Sign Language I  (4 credits)

Designed for students who have no knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) to allow them to function comfortable in a variety of communication situations. Focus on development of visual readiness skills and expressive and receptive skills in basic ASL. Includes introduction to conversational vocabulary, fingerspelling, grammatical principles, and syntax. Information related to deaf culture is included.

ASL102S • Introductory American Sign Language II  (4 credits)

Continuation of functional and practical understanding and communicative use of ASL. Further study of the history and culture of the deaf community through films, discussions, and readings. Prerequisite: ASL101 or placement exam.

CHI201 • Intermediate Chinese I  (4 credits)

Synthesis and expansion of comprehensive knowledge, grammar, and oral and written communication skills useful in daily interactions. Further development of understanding of Chinese culture and societies, and preparation for possible study abroad experience. Prerequisite: CHI102S.

SPA102S Ÿ Introductory Spanish II  (4 credits)

Continuation of functional and practical understanding and communicative use of the Spanish language. Further study of Spanish history and culture through films, discussions, and readings. Prerequisite: SPA101 or placement exam.


NUR481 • Nursing Internship  (1 credit)

Provides clinical-based learning opportunities to encourage application of theory and research-based knowledge in clinical practice. Students will engage in experiences to enhance the development of their professional nursing role. Graded on a S/U basis. Prerequisite: Completed junior year of nursing program and accepted into an approved clinical internship program.


PSY100 Ÿ Introduction to Psychology  (3 credits)

Methods, theories, and principal findings of psychological investigation.

PSY203 Ÿ Lifespan Development  (3 credits)

Physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and spiritual development from conception to death. Includes a consistent focus on individual differences. Prerequisite: PSY100. Students may not receive credit for PSY203 if they receive credit for PSY206 or PSY211.

PSY300 • Abnormal Psychology  (3 credits)

Classification, causes, symptoms, and treatment of various forms of psychopathology. Analysis of Christian and secular perspectives of psychopathology and a survey of some major issues in the field of mental health. Prerequisite: PSY100.

PSY315 • History of Psychology  (3 credits)

Historical roots of contemporary psychology. Focus is on the influence of historical trends, people, and events on the evolution of psychological questions, constructs, methods, and issues from the early Greeks to the present. Prerequisites: PSY100; GES130 or GES145, 146; junior or senior standing.

PSY330 • Disabilities and Giftedness  (4 credits)

Development of exceptional people from a lifespan perspective. Cognitive, physical, emotional, and sociocultural variables relevant to mental retardation; giftedness; learning disabilities; physical, sensory, and communication disabilities; emotional disturbance; and multiple disabilities. Critical analysis of education and management programs. Literature review, research, and student contact with a number of exceptionalities. Prerequisites: EDU240, PSY203, PSY206, or PSY211; junior standing.

PSY430 • Developmental Psychopathology  (4 credits)

Understanding issues pertaining to the nature and occurrence of psychological disorders during childhood and adolescence, including topics such as classification, developmental context, etiology, and treatment. Critical evaluation of contemporary theory and research, including conceptualizations, methodologies, and statistical approaches.

PSY493 Ÿ Psychology Internship and Seminar  (4 credits)

A professionally supervised, applied learning experience in the work world. The senior internship includes a seminar component in which students meet regularly on campus with the Bethel faculty supervisor. This structured classroom experience will facilitate students’ processing of their internship experiences and offer a forum for discussion of internship-related issues. Prerequisites: Psychology major; senior standing; and minimum 2.25 GPA in psychology courses, 2.0 cumulative. Grading: S/U.