Online Summer Courses

Summer online courses give Bethany students more flexibility. These are the same courses with the same expectations and outcomes as courses offered on campus during the school year. Unlike face-to-face courses, each day during the summer online students can decide when to log in to "attend class", can hand in assignments to professors over the Internet, and will complete courses in about half the time compared to a traditional semester.

By taking courses over the summer, Bethany students can

1. stay on track to graduate on time, especially if they missed courses required for a degree or switched to a different major.

2. lighten their workloads during semesters when they will have difficult courses that will require more time and attention.

3. enrich their credentials by freeing up time to pursue an internship, study abroad opportunity, or double major.

How to Register

1. Login to MyBLC.

2. Click the Student tab at the top of the page.

3. Click the Registration link on the left of the Student page.

4. Select the link to Add/Drop Courses on the Registration page.

5. Select the Summer 2018-19 term.

6. Click the links to complete the agreements before you are able to select your courses.

7. Choose up to 8 credits of courses that you would like to take.

Summer Online Course List (Click to show descriptions)

Medical Terminology (BIOL 280) - 3 credits

Course Description: A study of the prefixes, suffixes, and roots involved in the language of medicine used by health professionals.

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECON 203) - 3 credits (Cancelled)

Course Description: Theories of economic fluctuation, income determination, international trade, and economic growth are introduced. Additional topics include the role of the banking system in the economy and monetary and fiscal policies for economic stabilization. View syllabus here .

College Writing I (ENGL 110) - 3 credits

Course Description: Through a variety of writing assignments and activities, successful students of ENGL 110 will learn to generate ideas, experiment with ways to express them, and craft their thinking on paper into effective, reader-based prose both for academic and creative settings. View syllabus here.

Ancient Medieval Europe (HIST 111) - 3 credits

Course Description: An introduction to and survey of Western Civilization from its ancient origins in Mesopotamia and Egypt through the Middle Ages.

History of USA I (HIST 207) - 3 credits

Course Description: This course surveys the history of the United States from its Native American and European colonial roots through the Civil War and Reconstruction. Topics include the American Revolution, Westward Expansion, and the Sectional Crisis.  View syllabus here .

Introduction to Legal Studies (LEGL 210) - 3 credits

Course Description: This course is designed to present students with key legal principles and landmark cases that establish and define the legal process in communication. This course also covers the sources and systems of justice in the communication process, and provides a broad spectrum of legal information necessary for the communication professional. In addition, this course provides valuable information for anyone interested in expanding their general legal knowledge of communication.

Trigonometry (MATH 112) - 3 Credits

Course Description: Trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and conditional equations, solving triangles, polar coordinates, complex numbers, and analytic geometry. (Prerequisite: MATH111 College Algebra or equivalent)

Music Appreciation (MUSC 102) - 3 credits

Course Description: Introduction to music as artistic expression. No musical background necessary for this course. View syllabus here.

General Psychology (PSYC 110) - 4 credits

Course Description: Provides an overview of the major concepts of psychology viewed through contrasting perspectives and gives students a general knowledge base pertaining to the field.  A wide range of topics are covered, including: biological influences, learning and memory, development, social factors, abnormal behavior, and therapy. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of psychology to everyday life and faith. View syllabus here.

Social Psychology (PSYC 340) - 3 credits

Course Description: Explores how the behavior, thoughts, and feelings of individuals influence, and are influenced by, the behavior and characteristics of others. Students gain knowledge about the methods, theories, and content in the field of social psychology. Topics include attitudes, social cognition, friendship, attraction, altruism, aggression, conformity, and social exchange. This course is particularly useful to those pursuing careers involving group work and social interactions. (Prerequisite: PSYC110 General Pyschology)

Consultation, Collaboration and Resources in Special Education (SPED 370) - 3 credits

Course Description: The focus of this course is on communicating and collaborating effectively with parents, administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals, and agency personnel about the special needs of individual students. Investigation includes considering the influence of diversity and language on eligibility, placement decisions, and programming. Candidates will become acquainted with outside agencies, as well as transition needs and services. (Prerequisites: EDUC200 Education Foundation/Philosophy, EDUC310 Educational Psychology and Human Relations, and EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner)

Behavioral Methods and Mental Health for Mild to Moderate Disabilities (SPED 400) - 3 credits

Course Description: A study of major clinical perspectives, psychological disorders, terminology, and issues in child and adolescent psychopathology with emphasis on areas of special relevance to educational settings. Included is an investigation of the impact of socioeconomic and psycho-social factors; disabling, associated, or medical conditions, and culturally or linguistically diverse students. Preparing for collaborating with mental health professionals and service providers in serving students having emotional/behavioral disorders. (Prerequisites: EDUC200 Education Foundation/Philosophy, EDUC310 Educational Psychology and Human Relations, and EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner)

Methods/Strategies Teaching Students with Mild-Moderate Disabilities (SPED 401) - 3 credits

Course Description: This course is designed to provide an overview for teachers on how to plan and deliver instruction for students with mild to moderate disabilities based on screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic achievement scores. Emphasis is placed on interpreting achievement data, implementing targeted differentiation, evidence-based interventions, and alternate curricula in general and/or special educational settings. (Prerequisites: EDUC200 Education Foundation/Philosophy, EDUC310 Educational Psychology and Human Relations, and EDUC370 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner)