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Economics, Social Science Courses

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.

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: Oct. 14–Dec. 10, 2022
  • Register by: Oct. 11, 2022
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 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

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

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

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: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 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

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: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 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