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10 Coolest Courses at Bethel University

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Jennie Bachman

Located in Arden Hills, Minnesota, Bethel University is a private Christian liberal arts university providing more than 100 academic programs in 2 colleges. The institution provides a suitable learning environment that allows its students to achieve their academic goals. From all the courses offered at Bethel, below are some of the coolest.

1. ART 108A - Ceramic Design

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This course explores both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional design strategies in the creation of ceramic forms and surfaces. Students find this course cool because they will engage in the creation of ceramic creations throughout the course. This course is recommended for art majors.

2. ENL 111 - American Life Stories

A poster written THIS AMERICAN LIFE

This course discusses the concepts related to the writing of American autobiographies and focusing on how American people write their life stories. Students will read and analyze a series of already published American life stories that reflect the rich cultural diversity of American life. Students will also be required to write their own life stories.

3. MUS 262A - How To Write A Song

A person holding a pencil writing on music notes

If you love music, this course is designed and tailored for you. Get to learn the techniques and concepts related to songwriting. Students will be required to implement the concepts learned and compose their own original pieces. This course is recommended for students that wish to pursue music as a major.

4. MUE 151A - Jazz Orchestra

An Orchestra performing on stage

This course explores the jazz orchestra as a form of American jazz music. Students will familiarize with the various performing styles from traditional big band to fusion. Students will be required to attend two rehearsals per week and attend several jazz orchestra concerts including the spring Jazz in the Great Hall.

5. BIB 220 - The Pentateuch


This course discusses the Mosaic books of the Old Testament and focuses particularly on the account of world beginnings, the Patriarchs, the Exodus and founding of the nation of Israel, and the faith and religion of the Hebrews. Students will learn fun and exciting facts about the ways of life of the Hebrew people.

6. COM 217A - Screenwriting

A poster Written Screeenwriting

In this course, students discuss the concepts related to screenplay and screenwriting. Students will learn and practice the art of writing, creating and adapting, and editing of narrative screenplays. This course is recommended for students that wish to pursue a major in communications.

7. POS 230L - Politics and Religion in the United States

An American flag beside a Church's cross

This course discusses the contemporary and historical ties between politics and religion in America. Students will learn very interesting facts about the political and religious positions and interactions in the United States. This course is recommended for students that wish to pursue a major in political science.

8. HIS 212U - History of Islam

A poster written Islamic history with a compass on top of a map

Islam is a very interesting religion. Get to understand its history from its inception and development to modern day by enrolling in this course. Students will interact with and learn from the members of the Islamic community in Minnesota with discussions focusing on the Islam contemporary issues and controversies. 

9. PHI 228L - Philosophies of Love and Sex

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This philosophy course discusses different concepts regarding the nature of love and sexuality. At the end of the course, students will get to understand and distinguish the features associated with the different types of love and sexuality. This course is recommended for philosophy majors.

10. SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I

A poster written Spanish

Introductory Spanish teaches students to speak, write, read and listen in the Spanish language. Students will enjoy learning a foreign language that has become popular in the contemporary world. Students will be provided with opportunities to participate in oral and written practice sessions that encourage familiarization of the Spanish language. 


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