Courses

General Education Classes

Fulfill General Education requirements with courses from Bellin College!

All undergraduate programs contain general education requirements which must be satisfied in order to earn a bachelor’s degree. Courses taken at Bellin College are transferable to most colleges and universities.

Note: If you are looking to take general education courses to transfer to another college or university, we recommend that you contact them ahead of time to make sure that the course will transfer.

General education course takers apply to Bellin College as a
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The selected general education courses provide the foundation for students to successfully complete the outcomes of baccalaureate education. Knowledge from the arts and sciences provides a diversity of thought about social, economic, political and other global perspectives that are essential in clinical decision-making. The liberal arts education experience supports the development of critical thinking as the basis for clinical judgment.  Concepts from these courses are integrated into the nursing, radiologic science and sonography curriculums to ensure a broad-based clinical practice.

Bellin College offers select courses that will satisfy specific general education requirements.

Course offerings for Spring 2017

BU 320 Foundations of Health Care Management (3 credits, online)

This course expands the student’s knowledge of the organization and function of health care systems, and their interrelationships. Concepts of planning, organizing, team building, staffing, and controlling will be discussed as they relate to the mission, values, and strategic initiatives of the system/organization. Quality improvement and the utilization of resources to deliver optimum health care at a reasonable cost will be addressed.

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CH 125 General Chemistry (4 credits, in-person)

This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and the skills process in the understanding of general chemistry. Topics covered are: metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, equilibrium, properties of water, acids, bases, salts and gas laws as well as an introduction to organic chemistry. Students focus on skill development, communication and problem solving. Critical thinking skills are developed as students learn to collect and analyze data and work out the correct solutions.

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CH 125L General Chemistry Lab (1 credit, online)

This course provides the opportunity for the learner to develop the knowledge and the skills process in the understanding of the practical application of the principles of general chemistry in the laboratory. Topics covered are: Lab safety, metric system, conversion factors, density and specific gravity, familiarity with the use of the Bunsen burner, identifying cations through flame tests, periodic relationships, electron configurations, chemical reactions, mole ratios, properties of acids, bases and buffers as well as an introduction to organic chemistry using the ball and stick model kits. Students focus on skill development, communication and problem solving. Critical thinking skills are developed as students learn to collect and analyze data and work out the correct solutions.

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DI 202 Diversity Issues in Health Care (3 credits, hybrid)

The course focuses on integrative health and lifestyle choices that have an impact on client-centered care with a variety of populations. Therapies such as common supplements, botanicals, vitamin/minerals, mind-body techniques, nutrition, and aromatherapy are explored. Specific cultural whole body approaches to health will also be explored along with societal views regarding integrative models of care. This course provides an introduction to integrative health, emphasizing the key role of lifestyle changes.

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HC 202 Introduction to Integrative Health (3 credits, hybrid)

The course focuses on integrative health and lifestyle choices that have an impact on client-centered care with a variety of populations. Therapies such as common supplements, botanicals, vitamin/minerals, mind-body techniques, nutrition, and aromatherapy are explored. Specific cultural whole body approaches to health will also be explored along with societal views regarding integrative models of care. This course provides an introduction to integrative health, emphasizing the key role of lifestyle changes.

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HD 300 Adulthood and Aging (3 credits, hybrid)

This course is designed to give students an accurate understanding of the psychological changes that individual’s experience as they grow across the adult life span: young adult, middle adulthood, and older adults. Students will examine the life span from an inter-professional perspective, stressing the interaction of physiological, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of human development while examining the dynamic forces that underlie and produce changes. The course will emphasize the need for identifying the ever-changing relationships between the individual and society that help to shape the experience of aging and emphasizing the topical areas in which psychological change occurs.

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HS 204 History of Health Care in the United States (3 credits, online)

This course focuses on the history of health care in the United States, from bloodletting to the baccalaureate degrees, house calls to health maintenance organizations, exams to x-rays, and many topics in between. Students will explore the effects of major social and political milestones on the evolution of health care. Pharmacological advances, education, disease eradication, technology, the impact of war, and care delivery will be addressed.

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MA 240 Statistics (4 credits, online)

This course introduces students to the basic statistical skills used in evidence-based health care research. Students will acquire the skills to analyze data using commonly employed computer packages to generate descriptive and inferential studies. Statistical techniques will include descriptive measures of central tendency, variation, and correlation and inferential tests including T-Testing and General Linear Models.

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PH 350 Conscience and Its Distortions (3 credits, hybrid)

This course explores conscience and the challenges it confronts in concrete ethical situations. We begin by considering the nature of conscience. What exactly is it? Is conscience a feeling or does it involve reason? Is it God’s way of speaking to us or simply society’s imposition of social norms on people? To consider these matters, we begin by reading a traditional view of conscience as reason, developed by the twentieth-century philosopher Elizabeth Anscombe. We then study selections from the work of the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. After discussing theoretical issues, we turn to distortions of conscience. Can conscience disappear entirely in some people? To explore this question, we consider the case of psychopaths, reading the popular work of psychologist Robert Hare. We then turn to group dynamics that erode conscience, reading Christopher Browning’s well-known book about how Nazi police brigades committed mass murder. Finally, we discuss cases where nurses may be asked to violate their conscience. We examine the case of Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, where medical professionals euthanatized sick and elderly patients during Hurricane Katrina.

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Bellin College also accepts general education credits from accredited two and four-year institutions.

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