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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 2020-21 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 Session Dates

Monday, June 7–Friday, July 30

Registration Opens March 1
Check the BLC Academic Calendar for more details.

Online Summer Course List

COMM111 Fundamentals of Speech – 3 credits

Course Description: Study of the verbal communication process. An introductory course in the principles of public speaking and language awareness. Includes the delivery of several types of speeches as well as opportunities to evaluate speeches and speaking styles.
View syllabus here.

ECON203 Principles of Macroeconomics – 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.

ENGL110 College Writing I – 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.

HIST111 Ancient Medieval Europe – 3 credits

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

HLTH201 Nutrition – 3 credits

Course Description: The scientific study of nutritional needs throughout the life span; includes interaction and function of nutrients in metabolic processes and examines dietary choices related to behavior and health.
View syllabus here.

LEGL210 Introduction to Legal Studies – 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.
View syllabus here.

MATH120 Introduction to Statistics – 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.
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MUSC102 Music Appreciation – 3 credits

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

PSYC100 General Psychology – 3 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. This course is designed to benefit the major and non-major alike.
View syllabus here.

SOCL101 Introduction to Sociology – 3 credits

Course Description: This course provides a general overview of sociology which includes discussions of the major theories and methods used in sociology today, as well as explores literature discussing major institutions (economics, politics, family, mass media, art, etc.) which constrains and facilitates our behavior.