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 2017-18 term.

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

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 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.

Criminal Deviance and Justice (SOCL 240) - 3 credits

Course Description: Criminal deviance and the social and legal process of defining crime and punishment are examined. Topics include crime types, criminal careers, theories of crime causation, and an introduction to crime control systems. View syllabus here.

Identification and Assessment for Special Education Services (SPED 200) - 3 credits

Course Description: This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and understanding of special education assessment issues. Topics to be covered include both formal and informal assessments in special education, the use of assessment to determine special education eligibility, how to use assessment to determine current levels of performance, benchmarks, and progress goals.

Special Education Law and Advocacy (SPED 310) - 3 credits

Course Description: Procedural safeguards for legal, judicial, medical, and educational systems that serve students with disabilities are studied, which includes due process and transition.

Introduction to Theatre (THTR 101) - 3 credits

Course Description: A class designed to acquaint students with the theatre arts. Play and text readings, the viewing of live performances, critical writing assignments, and group discussion will be utilized to enhance understanding and appreciation for the art as a whole.