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

6. Select the Summer 2016-17 term.

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

Summer Online Course List (Click to show descriptions)

College Writing I (ENGL 110) - 3 credits (Cancelled)

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.

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.

History of USA II (HIST 208) - 3 credits (Cancelled)

Course Description: This course surveys the history of the United States from the late 19th century to the present day. Topics include the Indian Wars, Immigration, Progressive Era Reform, the Great Depression and New Deal, the World Wars, the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the War on Terrorism. View syllabus here.

College Algebra (MATH 111) - 4 credits

Course Description: A study of functions, starting with the definition and focusing on the use of functions in all forms to model the real world. Includes comparing linear and nonlinear functions, transforming functions, looking at polynomial and rational functions globally and locally, models of growth and decline of systems and equations. (Students need to be proficient in mathematical thought and reasoning developed through the student of polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, quadratic equations, functions and graphing.) View syllabus here.

Introduction to Statistics (MATH 120) - 3 credits

Course Description: Beginning statistical theory and practice are introduced through topics of data collection, sampling techniques, organization and presentation of data, measurement of central tendency, probability concepts, discrete and continuous probability distributions, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation analysis, linear regression and analysis of variance. View syllabus here.

Music Appreciation (MUSIC 102) - 3 credits

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

American Government (PLSC 105) - 3 credits

Course Description: Introduces the student to the American system of government, and to foster an understanding of and appreciation for the Constitution of the United States.  Review how federal institutions function and the management thereof, the role and function of the state, regional and local units of government, and a glimpse of political campaigns and elections. 

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.