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Courses Starting March 3, 2023

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

How to Help People Change – 1986 Edition
Adams, Jay
Grand Rapids
Zondervan Publishing House
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
Amityville
Calvary Press, 1997
ISBN: 1879737280

The Age of Opportunity
Tripp, Paul
Phillipsburg
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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

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 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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

Classroom strategies for interactive learning. – (2017) 4th Edition
Buehl, D.
Newark, DE
International Reading Association

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

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

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

Ed 678: R2S Content Area Reading & Writing for Middle School and High School Teachers

3 credits

This course focuses on the theoretical bases and techniques related to the teaching of reading and writing in middle and high school settings. The course will familiarize students with historical concepts of subject matter and related research for learners in fifth through twelfth 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 middle school and high school teachers.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

Subjects matter: Exceeding standards through powerful content-area reading – (2014) 2nd Edition
Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S.
Portsmouth, NH
Heinemann
ISBN: 9780325050836

Content matters: A disciplinary literacy approach to improving student learning – 2010 Edition
McConachie, S. M., & Petrosky, A. R.
San Francisco
Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780470434116

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 5–July 22, 2023

Educational Research: Fundamental Principles and Methods – 8th Edition
McMillan, James H.
Pearson
ISBN: 0135770106
Note: 2022

ESS 660: Research Methods in Sport

3 credits

An overview of research design, scientific methods and statistical analysis of data required for research in sport-related topics.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management – 2nd Edition
Andrew, Pedersen, and McEvoy
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492574910

ESS 673: Theories & Strategies for Coaching Basketball

3 credits

Designed to provide advanced instruction and training in technical and tactical skills of basketball.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Coaching Basketball Successfully – (2012) 3rd Edition
Wootten, Morgan, and Joe Wootten
Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISBN: 9780736083720

ME 510: History of American Music

3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will explore the history of American music through style, historical context, structure, social significance and political impact. Students will complete a final project which connects their own teaching experiences and/or pedagogical concerns to a topic covered in the course.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Americas Musical Life: A History – 2005 Edition
Crawford, Richard
ISBN: 9780393327267

SCH 601: Church History

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

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

Confessions (any unabridged edition)
Augustine

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

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
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310516132

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • 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

SNT 619: Exposition of Revelation

3 credits

An exposition of the content of the Apocalypse. Reading in the best, standard commentaries. Preparation of expository sermons from each section of the book.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Revelation 1-7 An Exegetical Commentary – 1992 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Chicago
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492657

Revelation 8-22 An Exegetical Commentary – 1995 Edition
Thomas, Robert L.
Moody Press
Moody Press
ISBN: 0802492673

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. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

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

SOT 681: Old Testament Introduction

3 credits

Canon and text of the Old Testament; composition, authorship, date and content of each book. Emphasis on refutation of critical views.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

The World and the Word: An Introduction to the Old Testament – 2011 Edition
Eugene H. Merrill, Mark F. Rooker, and Michael A. Grisanti
Nashville
B & H Publsihing Group
ISBN: 9780805440317