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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.

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

BA 215: Introduction to Human Resources Management

3 credits

Introduction to the various functions of the Human Resources field. Topics include needs assessment, policies and procedures, benefits, legal issues, consulting, training, safety and performance appraisals.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Additional Course Information: Subscription to Society of Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management – 14th Edition
Wayne Mondy and Joseph Martocchio
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 9780133972993
Note: Copyright 2016

Subscription to Society of Human Resources Management

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

CpS 110: Object-Oriented Programming I

3 credits

An introduction to programming using a high-level language. An emphasis on the object-oriented paradigm, including basic class design principles. Development of problem-solving skills through programming exercises. Lecture and lab.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 26+, SAT 640+, Ma 103, CpS 109 or plmt Ma 105

How to Think Like a Computer Scientist
Note: This course uses a custom online version of the book. A link will be provided in the course for free.

ESS 206: Wellness Concepts

3 credits

This course is designed to teach students the role of physical activity in maintaining optimal health and improved quality of life. Topics such as safe exercise, nutrition, weight management, and lifestyle chronic diseases will be explored. Throughout this course, students will assess individual fitness levels including body composition, cardiovascular fitness, and musculoskeletal fitness.

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

ACSM’s Complete Guide to Fitness & Health – 2nd Edition
Bushman, Barbara, PhD.
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492533672

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 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

Fin 212: Introduction to Investments

3 credits

Introduction to asset classes, financial instruments, securities markets, and risk/return trade-offs. Overview of market efficiency, equity and debt securities, mutual funds, and basic options.

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

Essentials of Investments – 11th Edition
Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane and Alan Marcus
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9781260013924

The Treasure Principle, Revised and Updated
Randy Alcorn

The Treasure Principle Bible Study
Randy Alcorn

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: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 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.

Ma 101: Mathematical Concepts & Applications

3 credits

Practice basic reasoning skills through studying situations and interpreting data to come to relevant conclusions. Emphasizes unit conversions, reading and interpreting graphs, interest and loans, basic probability and statistics, and modeling with functions. Prerequisite: Degree Completion Program.

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

Required online resources, including e-text, to be purchased in the course for approximately $100
Note: Required online resources, including e-text, will be purchased within the course for approx. $100.

SSE 210: Economics for the Professional

3 credits

A deeper look at the economic decision-making of individuals, firms and governments in a world of scarce resources. Topics include markets, public goods, utility maximization, costs of production, market structures, antitrust policy, labor unions, poverty, health care, gross domestic product, economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policy, the global economy and comparative advantage.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Prerequisite: SSE 200

Modern Principles of Economics – 4th Edition
Cowen & Tabarrok
New York
Worth Publishers
ISBN: 9781319098728
Note: 2010