Courses Starting March 8, 2021

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

EAS 670: Pupil Personnel Services

3 credits

A survey of guidance services and their application in both elementary and secondary educational settings. Practical guidance problems are considered.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

How to Help People Change
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House, 1986
ISBN: 031051181X

Charting the Course: Pupil Personnel Services in the Christian School – 2nd Edition
Deuink, Jim
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2003
ISBN: 1579249698

The Heart of Anger
Priolo, Lou
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1879737280

The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 2001
ISBN: 0875526055

Ed 638: Curriculum Development & Design

3 credits

This course is an overview of the history and theories of curriculum development and their application to K-12 schools. Designing and implementing effective curriculum and learning based on a school’s philosophy of education.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Curriculum Leadership: Readings for Developing Quality Educational Programs – 10th Edition
Forrest W. Parkay, Eric J. Anctil, Glen J. Hass
ISBN: 9780132852159

Steppingstones to Curriculum: A Biblical Path – 2nd Edition
Harro Van Brummelen
ISBN: 9781583310236

Ed 659: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in early childhood and elementary school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Students will conceptualize disciplinary literacies in order to envision and research literacy pedagogies. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – 2014 Edition
Buehl, D.
International Reading Association

Reading for information in elementary school: Content literacy strategies to build comprehension – 2007 Edition
Frey, N., & Fisher, D
Upper Saddle River

Ed 661: Assessment of Learning

3 credits

The appraisal of a student’s intellectual capacity and aspects of personality; the interpretation of educational data using descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal probability curve and graphs. Attention is also given to test construction and the development of a testing program.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Educational Assessment of Students – 7th ed., 2015 Edition
Brookhart and Nitko
ISBN: 9780133436497

Ed 690: Research in Education

3 credits

This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Educational Research: Fundamentals of Education Research – 7th Edition
McMillan, J.H.
New York
ISBN: 9780133579161

ESS 671: Psychology of Coaching

3 credits

Examines the psychological principles associated with coaching. Psychological theories and concepts are discussed in the context of sport coaching.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications – 2012 Edition
Cox, R.H.
New York

ME 502: Music Business

2 credits

An examination of the design, implementation and operation of a professional music business (e.g., the traditional and Internet-based private studio, music academy, recording studio, retail and freelance work). Topics include business planning, licensure, budgeting, technology, marketing, grant writing, publishing and copyright law. Students will develop and defend a business plan for their chosen music business.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

Start Your Own Business – 7th Edition
Markman, Marla, editor
Entrepreneur Media, 2010
ISBN: 9781599186290

SCH 601: Church History

3 credits

History of the professing Christian Church from the apostolic age through medieval times.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Church History, vol. 1: From Christ to Pre-Reformation
Everett Ferguson
Grand Rapids
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 9780310205807

Confessions (any unabridged edition)

SCM 631: Theories of Counseling

3 credits

A historical survey of the relationship of secular, integrationist, and biblical counseling models to the church. Examines the counseling theories of prominent Christian counselors and counseling organizations. Guides students towards the development of a distinctly biblical counseling model.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy – 10th, 2015 Edition
Corey, Gerald
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305263727

Psychology & Christianity Five Views – 2nd, 2010 Edition
Johnson, Eric
IVP Academic
ISBN: 9780830828487

Gospel-Centered Counseling: How Christ Changes Lives – 2014 Edition
Kellemen, Robert
ISBN: 9780310516132

SCM 632: Foundations of Biblical Counseling

3 credits

Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical foundation, including an emphasis upon the sufficiency of Scripture and the doctrine of sanctification as they apply to counseling, an introduction to the process of biblical counseling, and an application of biblical counseling to practical areas of life.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: May 10–June 26, 2021

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
ISBN: 9780310518167

Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005 Edition
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418500054

The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016 Edition
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 9781942572671

SCM 633: Counseling Issues

3 credits

Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the human heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with problems of anger, anxiety, despair, and guilt.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021
  • Next offered: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

God Is More Than Enough – 2010 Edition
Jim Berg
ISBN: 9781606820575

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
ISBN: 978080245802

Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013 Edition
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978193690850

Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013 Edition
Street, John, ed
Eugene, OR
Harvest Hous
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012 Edition
Street, John and Janie Street
ISBN: 9780736964517
Note: Required for women

Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011 Edition
Viars, Steve
Eugene, OR
ISBN: 9780736927390

Blame it on the Brain? – 1998 Edition
Welch, Edward
Phillipsburg, NJ
ISBN: 0875526020

SCM 701: Issues in Church Ministry

3 credits

Examines key issues facing those serving in church ministry today, including the believer’s use of alcoholic beverages, divorce and remarriage, the modern translation controversy, contemporary Christian music, and the church marketing movement. Includes assigned readings from key texts.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

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SOT 620: Survey of the Old Testament

2 credits

Orientation of the student to the content and theological message of each book of the Old Testament. The focus is on the macroscopic perspective and the relevance of the Old Testament to the present. Includes discussion of key issues in scholarly debate and liberal-critical attacks. Emphasizes personal Bible study methods. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Mar. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

Old Testament Today – 2nd ed. Edition
John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill
Grand Rapids
ISBN: 9780310498209