Online Courses

Summer 2020

Get a head start on earning credits toward your degree, or take a class for personal or professional development, with our online undergraduate courses. Courses are available to anyone with a high school diploma/GED.

Students taking a course for credit will receive regular college credit for all courses, which may be transferred to other colleges and universities. The credit may also be used toward any Goshen College degree. Students may also take courses for no credit.

All undergraduate summer courses listed below run from June 15 – July 31, 2020.

Registration deadline: June 1.

Cost: $460 per credit hour



BIOL 155 Medical Terminology (1 credit hour)

Basic terminology required of the allied health professional regarding anatomy and physiology, pathology, special procedures, laboratory procedures, and pharmacology. Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms for a medical vocabulary foundation. Medical symbols and abbreviations also included. Offered summer online

BIOL 207 Roots of Environmental Crisis (3 credit hours)

What are the roots of our current environmental crisis? Can religious, economic, cultural, political, and/or biological worldviews help us understand the challenges? The course will analyze our local use of natural resources (both on campus and in Goshen city). The course will center on giving students opportunities to propose (and implement) restorative solutions. A Natural World course in the Goshen Core. Pre or Corequisite: Quantitative Literacy. Offered every spring.

CORE 120 Engaging the Bible (3 credit hours)

An introduction to biblical literature that provides a foundation for current expressions of Christian faith and practice. Students will gain skill in the use of academic resources and methods in order to read, interpret and communicate more effectively. This course should be taken by the Fall semester of the second year. Core 110 should be taken prior to or in the same semester.

COMM 206 Communication Across Cultures (3 credit hours)

A study of cultures, comparative message systems and principles of cross-cultural communication.  A focus on current issues having to do with cultural interactions.  Students analyze cultural dynamics through ethnographic projects, films and simulations.  This course is designed as preparation for SST or for living in settings unlike one’s native home.

CORE 300 Global Issues: Gender in a Global Context (3 credit hours)

Designed as a capstone for students completing On-campus Intercultural Study, and as an elective option for students who return from Study Service Term, this course guides students in reflecting on their cross-cultural experiences and in considering how these influence personal relationships, decision and goals.  Rooted in the study of a particular theme, students will analyze their own cultures and the cultures around them via reflective writing, readings, guided discussions and service learning ventures.

PJCS 210 Transforming Conflict and Violence (3 credit hours)

Explores the potentially constructive nature of conflict, the destructive nature of violence and the relationship between the two. Examines various patterns of communication, conflict and violence and what is needed for transformation. Students will reflect on their own conflict styles, build their skills for peacemaking and examine their personal temptations for violence. Note: Because PJCS 210 introduces concepts developed in greater depth in PJCS 325, this course may not be taken concurrently with or following PJCS 325. A Peacemaking course in the Goshen Core

PSYC 380 Statistics in Research (3 credit hours)

A study of data analysis and its relationship to research methods in a variety of settings. Collection, presentation and analysis of numerical data, including descriptive, parametric, and nonparametric statistics. Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Quantitative Literacy requirement in the Goshen Core before taking this course. When this course is taught for four credit hours in the adult degree completion program, it includes application and integration of concepts applied to nursing research.

SOWK 221 Human Behavior (3 credit hours)

A study of the individual through the life cycle within the social environment. Focus on physical, psychological, social, cultural and religious factors in the development of the self.