Bethel Academic Programs

Majors

 

Minors

 

An overview of how to use this catalog

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
100sFreshman
200sSophmore
300sJunior
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
SCSSociocultural 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
N Nature of Persons
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 Expression A 100-300 None
College Writing - 110 None
Introduction to the Creative Arts - 125 None
Introduction to the Liberal Arts - 106 None
Leisure and Lifetime Sport Q 100 None
Physical Wellness for Life - 100 None
Nature of Persons N 100 None
Biblical Foundations:
Introduction to the Bible - 101 None
Interpreting Biblical Themes J 300 BIB101
Christian Theology - 201 BIB101
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 GES130; L, U, or GES246; U
Contemporary Western Life and Thought L 200 GES130 or GES2442
Second Language S 102 Placement exam
World Cultures U 200 GES1302 or GES2442
Cross-Pillar Integrations:
Contemporary Christian Issues P1 400 GES110; THE201; N; G, or GES246; N; G
Cross-Cultural Experience Z 100-400 None
Western Humanity in Christian Perspective I-II - 145 None
- 147 GES145
Western Humanity in Christian Perspective III-IV - 244 GES147
- 246 GES244
1

 P course and Christianity and Western Culture requirements cannot be fulfilled through transfer courses.

2

 May be taken concurrently.

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