Courses Starting August 30, 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.

Please see our dual enrollment page for information about this 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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

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

BG 101: Elementary Greek I

3 credits

Introduction to the phonology, vocabulary, grammar and syntax of biblical Greek.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

A Handbook for New Testament Greek – 5th Edition
BJU Greek Faculty
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781628560688

A Workbook for New Testament Greek (softbound) – 5th Edition
BJU Greek Faculty
Greenville
JourneyForth
ISBN: 9781628560695

Greek New Testament (UBS or Nestle/Aland) (optional)

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar (optional)
William D. Mounce

The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament (optional)
F. W. Danker

BG 201: Intermediate Greek I

3 credits

Development of working knowledge of the vocabulary, grammar and syntax of the Greek New Testament. Includes translation of selected passages.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisite: BG 102

Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, 2nd edition. Revised by Frederick W. Danker. – 1983 Edition
F. Wilbur Gingrich
Chicago
University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226136134
Note: Or its equivalent

The Greek New Testament
Note: (UBS4 or NA27 preferred)

A Handbook for New Testament Greek: Forms and Syntax
BJU Greek Faculty
ISBN: 9781591667049

A Workbook for New Testament Greek
ISBN: 9781628560695

Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament – 1996 Edition
Daniel B. Wallace
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310218951

Bi 205: Old Testament Literature & Interpretation

3 credits

A study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is progressively revealed through the theology of each book of the Old Testament, and basic principles for Bible interpretation. Includes special emphasis on learning to responsibly interpret and apply material from each literary genre in the Old Testament. Other emphases include the redemptive storyline as it is unfolded through the biblical covenants, progressive revelation regarding the Messiah, Christ in the Old Testament, God’s plan for Israel, and practical application of the messages of these 39 books to the Christian life.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Visual Theological Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word – 2019 Edition
Tim Challies and Josh Byers
Zondervan

Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 3rd (2012) Edition
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
Note: (No workbook needed)

Bi 205: Old Testament Literature & Interpretation

3 credits

A study of the unfolding theme of the Bible as it is progressively revealed through the theology of each book of the Old Testament, and basic principles for Bible interpretation. Includes special emphasis on learning to responsibly interpret and apply material from each literary genre in the Old Testament. Other emphases include the redemptive storyline as it is unfolded through the biblical covenants, progressive revelation regarding the Messiah, Christ in the Old Testament, God’s plan for Israel, and practical application of the messages of these 39 books to the Christian life.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

Visual Theological Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God’s Word – 2019 Edition
Tim Challies and Josh Byers
Zondervan

Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 3rd (2012) Edition
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
Note: (No workbook needed)

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. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Prerequisite: Bi 205
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbooks, 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

CpS 109: Introduction to Computer Programming

3 credits

An introduction to programming using a high-level language. An emphasis on problem solving with structured techniques and use of objects. Development of problem-solving skills through programming exercises. Not applicable toward a Computer Science major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20+, SAT 550+, Ma 090 or Ma 103 plcmt

Microsoft Visual Basic 2015 RELOADED – 6th Edition
Diane Zak
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285860190

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. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • 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 102: Composition & Rhetoric

3 credits

Introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation and style; centering on the library paper. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • Prerequisites: En 101, Plmt Test, ACT 24+, SAT 30+

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

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

American Heritage Dictionary – 4th ed., 2002 Edition (optional)
Boston
Houghton
Note: This resource is available online.

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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022
  • 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/

ESS 101: Introduction to Sport Management

3 credits

This course emphasizes basic management principles as they relate to the business of sport. Students are introduced to sport ethics, sport marketing, sport law, sport media, sport supervision, recreational sport management and other related areas.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

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

FA 125: Christianity & the Arts

3 credits

An examination of the aesthetic and ethical nature of the arts and their relevance to everyday life. Emphasis on applying a biblical framework for evaluating and interacting with the arts in contemporary culture while affirming the objective nature of Beauty, Truth and Goodness. Guest performances, lectures, readings, and attendance at recitals, art shows and other performances will provide students with opportunities to apply and synthesize course material.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

Art for God’s Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 9781596380073
Note: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Gods-Sake-Call-Recover/dp/1596380071

Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 9780830834013
Note: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Bible-Classics-Francis-Schaeffer/dp/083083401X

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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

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.

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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • 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.

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. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Apr. 30, 2022
  • 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.

Hi 201: United States History to 1865

3 credits

A survey of American history from the colonial era through 1865 with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2013
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 978039391263

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. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • 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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021

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

Ph 200: Themes in Western Thought

3 credits

Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance in Western thought from Socrates onward.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022

Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom) Edition
Horton, Ronald, ed.
Boston
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077819033
Note: You must purchase this custom textbook from the BJU bookstore. Call 864-770-1355 or email ctextbooks@bju.edu.

Ph 200: Themes in Western Thought

3 credits

Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance in Western thought from Socrates onward.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022

Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom) Edition
Horton, Ronald, ed.
Boston
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780077819033
Note: You must purchase this custom textbook from the BJU bookstore. Call 864-770-1355 or email ctextbooks@bju.edu.

Spn 141: Elementary Spanish I

3 credits

Spanish language and intercultural proficiency development in all modes of communication at the Novice level. Not applicable toward a Spanish major or minor or Spanish Education major.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Placement into Spn 141
  • Note: MLS 141 is the old name for Spn 141.

Puntos de Partida: An Invitation to Spanish – 10th (2017) Edition
Dorwick, Thalia, Ana M. Prez-Girons, and Anne Becher
New York
McGraw-Hill
Note: Either ISBN: 9781259891342 or ISBN: 9781259891441. Required Subscription to Connect (McGraw-Hill). Textbook and access code for subscription service used for MLS 141, 142, 241 and 242.

Subscription to Talk Abroad

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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 18+, SAT 520+ or MA 080 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 191

From the Garden to the City – 2011 Edition
John Dyer
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825426681

Blown to Bits – 2008 Edition
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780137135592
Note: Free PDF available: http://www.bitsbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/B2B_3.pdf

Story Telling with Data
Knaflic
Note: Available online from our university library (link provided in the course)

Tec 201: Digital Literacy with Introductory Programming

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. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 20+, SAT 550+, Ma 090 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 291

From the Garden to the City – 2011 Edition
John Dyer
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825426681

Blown to Bits – 2008 Edition
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780137135592
Note: Free PDF available: http://www.bitsbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/B2B_3.pdf

Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction
Kieran Healy
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691181615
Note: https://press.princeton.edu/books/ebook/9780691185064/data-visualization