Courses Starting October 18, 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 663: School Business Management

3 credits

Principles of business administration for schools, emphasizing sound plant, finance and management practices. A philosophy of school administration will be developed.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Management principles for Christian schools – 2008 Edition
Deuink, J. & Carruthers, B.
Greenville
Bob Jones University Press.
ISBN: 9781591668039

Nonprofit financial planning made easy – 2008 Edition
Blazek, J
Hoboken, NJ
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
ISBN: 9780471715276

EAS 676: Personnel Administration & Supervision

3 credits

An overview of the employment process, personnel policies and procedures, and laws and regulations affecting the employment and supervision of faculty/staff in private, non-profit schools.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Guiding faculty to excellence: Instructional supervision in the Christian school – 2nd ed., 2002 Edition
Brown, G.
Colorado Springs, CO
Purposeful Design Publications
ISBN: ASIN: B00RWTT1WK

Effective supervision: Supporting the art and science of teaching – 2011 Edition
Marzano, R. H, Frontier, T. & Livingston, D
Alexandria, VA
ACSD
ISBN: 9781416611554

What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most – 2011 Edition
Whitaker, T.
Florence, KY
Routledge
ISBN: 10: 1596671998

Setting Wages and Benefits for Church Staff. From Church Law and Tax
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

Understanding Labor Laws.
Church Law and Tax. Com (Richard Hammer)
http://www.churchlawandtaxstore.com/
Note: This is a pdf download that costs $14.95.

Ed 615: Theories of Learning

3 credits

This course is an overview of theories related to teaching and learning. Major concepts of learning theories will be studied as well as motivational, developmental and classroom management theories. Students will be required to research analyze, and apply these theories.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: June 6–July 23, 2022

Contemporary Theories of Learning – (2018) 2nd Edition
Knud Illeris
Routledge
ISBN: 9781138550490

Ed 625: Family, School & Community Relationships

3 credits

This course will examine the changing structure and demographics of the family and implications for education. Current models and strategies for effective home, school and community partnerships will be reviewed with special emphasis on practical applications of these strategies in candidates’ own school settings. Course topics include theories of family systems, parenting, parent education, child abuse/neglect and bullying.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition
American Psychological Association
Washington, D.C.
American Psychological Association, 2010
ISBN: 9781433805615
Note: Students will need to have access to this manual for reference as they write papers for this course.

Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles – 2nd Edition
Steven M. Constantino
Thousand Oaks, CA
Corwin Press, Inc.
ISBN: 13: 9781071803714
Note: (2021)

Ed 634: Providing Instruction for Exceptional Learning Needs

3 credits

This course focuses on developing the student’s understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Inclusion: Effective Practices for All Students – (2013) 2nd Edition
James M. McLeskey, Michael S. Rosenberg, David L. Westling
Pearson
ISBN: 9780132658201

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: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022

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

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

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association

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: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: Mar. 7–Apr. 30, 2022

Educational Assessment of Students – (2019) 8th Edition
Brookhart, S. M. & Nitko, A. J.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780134807072

ESS 610: Sport Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A foundation for administration and leadership skills necessary for sport.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Sport Leadership in the 21st Century – 2015 Edition
John F. Borland, Gregory M. Kane, and Laura J. Burton
Jones and Bartlett
ISBN: 13: 9781284034158

ME 613: Foundational Approaches in Music Education

2 credits

Content and application of Gordon’s Music Learning Theory, and the approaches of Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze. Emphasizes skill development as advocated by each: audiation, movement, improvisation, solfege, systems of rhythm reading, etc. The student will apply these to the teaching of music within his area of specialization.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

The ways children learn music: An introduction and practical guide to music learning theory. Revised – 2000 Edition
Bluestine, E.
Chicago
GIA Publications
ISBN: 1579991084

The eclectic curriculum in American music education. Revised
Carder, P.
Reston, VA
Music Educators National Conference.
ISBN: 0940796775

Jump right in: Soprano recorder-recorder book 1 with CD – 1998 Edition
Grunow, R
Chicago
GIA Publications
Note: http://www.giamusic.com/products/P-jumprightinsoprano.cfm or https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/jump-right-in-student-book-1-soprano-recorder-book-with-cd-book-gj233

Do It! Play Recorder Book 1 + CD + Soprano Recorder
James O. Froseth / Marguerite Wilder
GIA Publications
ISBN: 1579996264

ME 691: Testing & Research in Music Education

3 credits

An introduction to the relevant areas of music education testing and research, including music aptitude testing, music achievement testing, and the standard education research methodologies as applied to the field of music education.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: A scientific calculator and access to Statistical Package for Social Sciences 24 Standard (SPSS). Distance students in the Greenville area may access SPSS 24 in FA 11. You may also download and rent SPSS 24 for six months at the link listed with textbook information.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th Edition
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, 2020
ISBN: 978433832161

Statistical Package for Social Sciences 26 Standard (SPSS)
Note: Rent and download SPSS for 6 months: https://estore.onthehub.com/WebStore/OfferingDetails.aspx?o=c77a0287-0793-ea11-812b-000d3af41938&pmv =304b1dff-5b5d-e911-8115-000d3af41938 but you must register with your student email for the discount.

Scientific calculator like Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS or access to an online scientific calculator
Note: There are online scientific calculators that will suffice (e.g. https://www.desmos.com/scientific).

SCM 601: Church Leadership & Administration

3 credits

A study of the biblical foundation for the leadership and administration of the local church. Also includes comprehensive instruction in church finances, organizational structure, meetings, legal and ethical issues, and facilities development.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

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: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022

A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016 Edition
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
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: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

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

Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006 Edition
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Chicago
Moody
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 House
ISBN: 978073694926
Note: Required for men

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

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

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

SCM 637: Marriage & Family Counseling

3 credits

Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021
  • Prerequisite: SCM 632

Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006 Edition
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 9781581347821

When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007 Edition
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9780976758266

The Complete Husband – 2017 Edition
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 9781629951034

The Excellent Wife – 1999 Edition
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 9781885904089

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016 Edition
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433551932

SNT 620: Survey of the New Testament

2 credits

Basic background, content and synopsis of the New Testament. Identification of major critical attacks. Introduction to key methods of Bible study. For students with little or no undergraduate background in Bible.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

The Lion and the Lamb: New Testament Essentials from The Cradle, the Cross, and the Crown – 2012 Edition
Kostenberger, Andreas J., L. Scott Kellum, and Charles L. Quarles
Note: Kindle edition would be fine for this course; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008J1KB8I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

SOT 613: Exposition of the Historical Books of the Old Testament

3 credits

An exposition of special introductory, literary and hermeneutical issues in the books of Joshua through Esther. Verse-by-verse exposition of vital theological passages will be done. Preparation of expository sermons from the books will be required.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

The Word Became Fresh: How to Preach from Old Testament Narrative Texts – 2006 Edition
Dale Ralph Davis
Mentor

Kingdom of Priests: A History of Old Testament Israel – 2nd Edition
Eugene Merrill
Baker Academic
Note: Copyright 2008.

STh 602: Systematic Theology

3 credits

The application of the principles of systematic theology to the doctrines of Christ, salvation, the Church and the end times; taught from a Baptistic and moderately dispensational perspective. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading.

  • Dates: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Oct. 15, 2021

Christian Theology – 3rd ed., 2013 Edition
Erickson, Millard J.
Grand Rapids
Baker
ISBN: 9780801036439

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