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Courses Starting January 13, 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.

Please see our dual enrollment page for information about this program.

Ac 204: Principles of Accounting II

3 credits

Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate equity, bonds, manufacturing costs, managerial analysis of costs and cost/revenue relationships, special statements, analysis of financial statements and individual budgeting, and taxes. Introduction to business ethics.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisite: Ac 203

Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions, – 18th Edition
Jan R. Williams, Susan F. Haka, Mark S. Bettner, and Joseph Carcello
McGraw-Hill/Irwin

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

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

BC 241: Fundamentals of Counseling

3 credits

Provides the foundation for a biblical counseling ministry, including an accurate view of man, the doctrines of biblical sufficiency and progressive sanctification, the role of the counselor and ethics. Practical help is provided in gathering information, determining the problem, working on change and the use of homework.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Counseling One Another: A Theology of Interpersonal Discipleship – 2015 Edition
Tautges, Paul
Wapwallopen, PA
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9781633420946

Help! I Want to Change – 2014 Edition
Newheiser, Jim
Wapwallopen, PA
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 9781633420151

Instrument in the Redeemer’s Hands – 2002 Edition
Tripp, Paul David
Phillipsburg, NJ
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 9780875526072

BG 102: Elementary Greek II

3 credits

Reinforcement and development in Biblical Greek vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar, and reading/translation.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisite: BG 101

A Handbook for New Testament Greek, 5th edition
BJU Greek Faculty
Note: Also – A Workbook for New Testament Greek (softbound) packaged together with Handbook 5th ed.

Greek New Testament
Note: (UBS or Nestle/Aland are preferred)

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

Bi 205: Creation to New Creation: Exploring the Bible for Life

3 credits

A survey of the Bible and its unfolding message from Creation to New Creation, beginning with creation and fall, climaxing in Christ’s work of redemption, and culminating in new creation. Emphasizes biblical literacy, gospel fluency, and cultivation of love for and trust in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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: Creation to New Creation: Exploring the Bible for Life

3 credits

A survey of the Bible and its unfolding message from Creation to New Creation, beginning with creation and fall, climaxing in Christ’s work of redemption, and culminating in new creation. Emphasizes biblical literacy, gospel fluency, and cultivation of love for and trust in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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: Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible for Life

3 credits

A study of principles/practices for accurately reading, interpreting, and applying the Bible. The focus will be on understanding and embracing God’s authorial intent of the ancient text and making appropriate applications for contemporary living.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • 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

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: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Prerequisites: En 101, Plmt Test, ACT 24+, SAT 30+

Companion to College English – 4th Edition
Horton, Ronald A.
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2020
ISBN: 9781628568486
Note: See https://www.bjupress.com/product/522243

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • 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

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: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023

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

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: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • 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 202: United States History from 1865 to the Present

3 credits

A survey of American history from 1865 to the present with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2012
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912623
Note: Also available in paperback. (Vol. 1 is used for Hi 201.)

Ma 105: Trigonometry

3 credits

A review of the exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities/equations and applications, as well as an introduction to sequences and series. Suggested calculator: TI 83, 84, Nspire, 89, or Nspire CAS. Not applicable toward an Actuarial Science or Mathematics major or minor.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 26-30, SAT 640-720, Ma 103, Math Plmt

College Algebra & Trigonometry – 8th Edition
Aufmann and Nation
Belmont, CA
Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285449425

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: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

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

Ph 200: Ideas & Their Consequences

3 credits

Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

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 [email protected]

Ph 200: Ideas & Their Consequences

3 credits

Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

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 [email protected]

Ps 200: General Psychology

3 credits

An introduction to the major areas of psychology, including history, major theories, brain function, biological underpinnings of thought, motivation, emotion, and behavior, learning, memory, lifespan development, intelligence, sensation and perception. An overview of psychological disorders and methods of treatment is included, and critical analysis of information and its alignment with Biblical truth is emphasized.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023

Mastering the World of Psychology Access Card – 6th Edition
Samuel E. Wood and Ellen Green Wood
Revel
ISBN: 9780134567341
Note: This is an ebook. You will be purchasing an access card, not an actual textbook.

Spn 142: Elementary Spanish II

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Spn 141 or placement into Spn 142
  • 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

SSE 200: Foundations of Economics

3 credits

Blends the core concepts of both microeconomics (structure of markets, factors of production, elasticities) and macroeconomics (economic systems; public policy, including fiscal and monetary policy; supply and demand analysis of national income, inflation and unemployment) with personal responsibility as a citizen (credit, interest, banking, budgeting) to create a greater knowledge of the economy and the individual’s role as a decision-maker within that economy.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

The Economic Way of Thinking – 13th Edition
Heyne, P., Boettke, P., & Prychitko, D.
Upper Saddle River, N J
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132991292
Note: The use of older editions is strongly discouraged.

The Fatal Equilibrium
Marshal Jevons

SSP 207: National Government

3 credits

American government, the organization and functioning of American political life on the national level.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 2023

Politics in America, 2018 Elections and Update Edition – 11th Edition
Dye, Thomas R. and Gaddie, Ronald Keith
ISBN: 9780135202753

SSS 202: Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

The principal concepts, methods and terminology of sociology. The relation of culture to group activities and an analysis of some of the major social institutions.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Essentials of Sociology – 2014 Edition
Basirico, et al.
BVT Publishers

Th 103: Creation Apologetics

3 credits

In partnership with Answers in Genesis, this course is an introduction to biblical doctrine applied to current apologetic and worldview issues. The course discusses key topics including what apologetics is, the authority of Scripture and how Genesis lays a foundation for the Gospel message. It adequately prepares the student to defend and explain the scientific validity and theological necessity of a 6-day creation within the context of the Christian faith.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Apologetics: A Justification of Christian Belief – 2015 Edition
John M. Frame
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 9781596389380
Note: See https://www.amazon.com/Apologetics-Justification-Christian-John-Frame/dp/1596389389