Courses Starting August 31, 2020

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.

BA 109: Business Spreadsheet Analysis

3 credits

An in-depth hands-on investigation of spreadsheet technology used in typical business applications. Topics include fundamentals of spreadsheet operation, utilizing spreadsheets to solve quantitative problems in business, basic and advanced spreadsheet formatting techniques, creating spreadsheet reports, creating pivot tables and pivot chart reports, and solving problems using what-if analysis.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365 2019 Edition, Levels 1 and 2
Rutkosky, Davidson, Roggenkamp and Rutkosky
ISBN: 9780763888060

Bi 209: New Testament Literature & Interpretation

3 credits

Continued study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is revealed through the messages of the New Testament books, and more advanced principles for Bible interpretation. Continued emphasis on learning to responsibly interpret and apply material from each literary genre in Scripture, and practical application of the messages of each book to the Christian life.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Bi 205
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbook, you will need a print or electronic copy of the New Testament.

Visual Theology Guide to the Bible – 2019 Edition
Tim Challies, Josh Byers
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310577966

Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 2012 Edition
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Zondervan
ISBN: 0310492572

En 101: Composition & Grammar

3 credits

Review of sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph development and essay organization. Emphasis on expository writing. Required of students with English ACT score between 15 and 23, or Writing SAT score 21 to 29. Not open to those with English ACT score above 23, or Writing SAT score above 29. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Prerequisites: En 095, Plmt Test, ACT 15-23 or SAT 21-29

College Writing – 2nd ed., 2010 Edition
Horton, Ronald A.
Greenville
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781606820247

En 103: Composition & Literature

3 credits

Critical writing using literary analysis. Discussion of literature by genres and according to basic literary critical concepts and terminology. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Prerequisite: En 102

A Companion to College English – 3rd Edition
Horton, Ronald A.
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781606820407

Readings for College English – 2nd Edition
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781606820391
Note: Available at this link: https://www.vitalsource.com/products/readings-for-college-english-horton-ronald-a-rose-v9781606825693 or https://bju.textbooktech.com/

Fin 211: Personal & Ministry Finance

3 credits

Financial management strategies including strategies for budgeting, expense control, credit cards, home buying, car buying, insurance, and investing. Principles applied to personal, ministry, and community finance settings.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020

The World’s Easiest Guide to Finances – 2000 Edition
Larry Burkett
Northfield Publishing
ISBN: 1881273385

Church Finance: The Church Leader’s Guide to Financial Operations – 2nd Edition (optional)
Michael E. Batts
Christianity Today International
ISBN: 9781614079224
Note: 2019; Recommended, not required.

FN 260: Nutrition

3 credits

Introduction to the science of nutrition, including a study of the essential nutrients, their functions, their food sources, and their influence on growth, development, maintenance and overall human health throughout the life cycle. Includes personal application through goal setting and food intake analysis.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020

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

Hi 101: The Making of the Modern World

3 credits

The course focuses on the process of historical thinking from a biblical perspective by investigating the forces and factors that have shaped the world we live in today, and by studying themes including empire building, revolutions, religious movements, philosophical and artistic accomplishments, social and economic networks.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Information for High School Students: Recommended only for students who have received an ACT score of 23 or above in the Reading or English subjects.

The Penguin History of the World – 6th Edition
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 9781846144431
Note: Available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback.

HS 200: Introduction to Public Health

3 credits

An introduction to the evaluation of public health issues and policies within regional, national and international contexts. Topics include the background and development of public health, the development of public health initiatives, and centralized and decentralized public health systems.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020

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

Ma 103: College Algebra

3 credits

Review of elementary algebra. Stress on the concept of relation and function, algebraic functions and their graphs. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20-25, SAT 550-630, Ma 090, Ma 103 Plmt

College Algebra – 8th Edition
Richard N. Aufmann/Richard D. Nation
Stamford, CT
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285434773
Note: If you’re planning on taking Ma 105, consider purchasing ISBN-978-1-285-44942-5 instead.

Mkt 205: Principles of Marketing

3 credits

An introduction to marketing’s role of creating and capturing customer value for both consumer and business markets. Topics include customer-driven marketing strategies, product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, supply chain, competitive advantage, marketing ethics, the global marketplace and sustainable marketing.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021

Principles of Marketing – 17th Edition
Philip T. Kotler and Gary Armstrong
Pearson
ISBN: 13: 9780134492513

Tec 101: Digital Literacy

3 credits

An introductory course designed to help the student develop key computational skills for professional life. Topics include tools for basic management of digital files, internet research and online safety, exposure to intermediate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and foundational data related skills (including evaluation of the quality of data, development of data summaries, and communication of data for effective decision-making). Lecture and lab. Excludes: Tec 201.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 18+, SAT 520+ or MA 080 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 191

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

Tec 201: Digital Literacy Honors

3 credits

An introductory course designed to help the student develop key computational skills for professional life. Topics include tools for basic management of digital files, internet research and online safety, exposure to intermediate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and foundational data related skills (including evaluation of the quality of data, development of data summaries, and communication of data for effective decision-making). Lecture and lab. Excludes: Tec 101.

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 20+, SAT 550+, Ma 090 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 291

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