Bethel Academic Programs

Majors

 

Minors

 

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Course Numbers, Levels, Credits, and Prerequisites

The primary purpose of Bethel’s course number system is to identify the intended clientele of each course, its level of content and material, and any necessary course background. Courses are designed primarily for students at the levels indicated below.

Subject Code Description
100s Freshman
200s Sophmore
300s Junior
400s Senior

The subject code indicates the academic subject being studied. The suffix code indicates the General Education requirement(s), if any, that can be met by completing the course.

Subject Code and Description

Subject Code Description
ANTAnthropology
ARHArt History
ARTArt
ASLAmerican Sign Language
BIBBible
BIOBiology
BUSBusiness
CHEChemistry
CHIChinese
COMCommunication Studies
COSComputer Science
DESGraphic Design
ECOEconomics
EDUEducation
ENLEnglish- Literature
ENREngineering
ENSEnvironmental Studies
ENWEnglish- Writing
FLMFilm Studies
FREFrench
GELGeology
GEOGeography
GESGeneral Studies
GRKBiblical Greek
HASHuman Kinetics and Applied Health Science
HEBBiblical Hebrew
HISHistory
HONHonors
LEALeadership Studies
LINLinguistics
MATMathematics
MINMissional Ministries
MUEMusic-Ensembles
MULMusic-Private Lessons
MUPMusic-Performance Groups
MUSMusic
NASNatural Sciences
NURNursing
PEAPhysical Education-Applied
PHIPhilosophy
PHYPhysics
POSPolitical Science
PSYPsychology
RELReligious Studies
RESReconciliation Studies
SOCSociology
SOWSocial Work
SPASpanish
TELTeaching English as a Second Language
THATheatre Arts
THETheology

General Education Category Designators

A Artistic Experience
D Laboratory Science
G Comparative Systems
J Interpreting Biblical Themes
K Science, Technology, and Society
L Contemporary Western Life and Thought
M Mathematics
P Contemporary Christian Issues
Q Leisure and Lifetime Sport
S Second Language
U World Cultures
Z Cross-cultural Experience

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are courses or other requirements (e.g., sophomore standing, consent of instructor, placement exam) that must be met before enrolling in a particular course. In this catalog, a comma between items in a list of prerequisites indicates that students may choose any of the items on the list to meet the prerequisites. A semicolon between items indicates that each item in the list is required before enrolling in the course.

General Education Prerequisites

Course or Category Category Designator Course # Prerequisite
Personal Development:
Artistic Experience A 100-300 None
Introduction to the Creative Arts - 125 None
Inquiry Seminar - 160 None
Leisure and Lifetime Sport Q 100 None
Introduction to Wellbeing - 140 None
Biblical Foundations:
Introduction to the Bible - 101 None
Interpreting Biblical Themes J 300 BIB 101; GES 160 or GES 244; Sophomore standing
Christian Theology - 201 BIB 101
Math, Science, and Technology:
Laboratory Science D 100-200 None
Mathematics M 100-200 None (some by placement exam)
Science, Technology, and Society K 300 D; M
Global Perspectives:
Christianity and Western Culture 1 - 130 None
Comparative Systems G 300 (GES 130; GES 160; L-Course and U-course) or (GES 244 and U-course)
Contemporary Western Life and Thought L 200 (GES 130 and GES 1602) or GES 2442
Cross-Cultural Experience Z 100-400 None
Second Language S 102 Placement exam or credit for 101
World Cultures U 200 GES 1302 or GES 2442
Cross-Pillar Integrations:
Contemporary Christian Issues P1 400 (GES 140, GES 160, THE 201 and G-course) or (GES 246 and G-course); Senior standing
Western Humanity in Christian Perspective I-II - 145 None
- 147 GES 145
Western Humanity in Christian Perspective III-IV - 244 GES 147
- 246 GES 244

Letters (e.g., A, D) indicate a General Education category from which students select a course of their choice.