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
Non-degree Seeking student.

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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.

Summer 2017 Course Offerings 

BU 320: Foundations of Health Care Management: 3 credit

Summer: Online
Also offered: Fall semester (face-to-face), Spring semester (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. (Business elective)

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HS 308: Nemesis: Disease and the Battle to Defeat It: 3 credits

Summer semester: Online

This course focuses on several diseases that have been the scourge of mankind throughout history. It will examine the details of major diseases from the Black Death to Ebola. Students will look at the major characteristics of specific diseases and the social, political and economic impact on human populations in the United States and throughout the world. Students will also study the battle to prevent, conquer, or cure these diseases, and identify the primary personalities who fought these battles. (General elective or Humanities elective)

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MA 240: Statistics: 4 credits

Summer semester: Online
Also offered: Spring semester (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. (Statistics elective)

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HC 202: Introduction to Integrative Health: 3 credits

Summer semester: Hybrid
Also offered: Spring semester (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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PH 202: Introduction to Medical Ethics: 3 credits

Summer semester: Online
Also offered: Fall semester (face-to-face)

The medical field is comprised of an almost inexhaustible array of ethical issues. In this class, we will lay the groundwork of ethical theory and then quickly analyze ethical issues in clinical practice and social justice issues in the medical field. We will then turn to particular ethical issues, such as organ transplantation, stem cell research, euthanasia, abortion, and genetic enhancement.

Non-degree Seeking Student Application


Fall 2017 Course Offerings 

BU 320: Foundations of Health Care Management: 3 credits

Fall semester: (face-to-face)
Also offered:  Spring semester (online); summer semester (online-8 weeks)

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. (Business elective)

HS 204: History of Health Care in the United States: 3 credits

Fall semester (online)
Also offered: Spring semester (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. (Humanities elective)

PH 202: Introduction to Medical Ethics: 3 credits

Fall semester: Face-to-face

The medical field is comprised of an almost inexhaustible array of ethical issues. In this class, we will lay the groundwork of ethical theory and then quickly analyze ethical issues in clinical practice and social justice issues in the medical field. We will then turn to particular ethical issues, such as organ transplantation, stem cell research, euthanasia, abortion, and genetic enhancement.

BI 152: Principles of Biology: 3 credits

Fall semester: Face-to-face

This course introduces the student to living systems with an emphasis on molecular, cellular and tissue levels of organization, genetics, physiology, evolutionary theory, taxonomy, ecology
and biodiversity.

BI 152L: Principles of Biology Lab: 1 credit

Fall semester: Face-to-face

This course provides an introduction to the biology of organisms at the molecular, cellular, tissue and organismal levels, with emphasis on the scientific method, comparative morphology, taxonomy and experimental approaches to biology.

EN 115: Composition and Professional Writing: 3 credits

Fall semester: Online

This course provides students with college-level writing skills and principles of description, narration, comparison analysis, research, persuasion, and APA formatting. The course also includes elements of professional and technical writing.

MA 101: Intermediate Algebra: 3 credits

Fall: Face-to-face

The course reviews basic algebraic techniques, including operations on polynomials and linear equations with applications. In addition, quadratic equations and applications, fractional expressions, and systems of linear equations will be covered.


Bellin College also accepts general education credits from accredited two and four-year institutions; as well as offers specific transfer agreements with certain colleges.

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