Courses Starting August 26, 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.

Ac 203: Principles of Accounting I

3 credits

Fundamental accounting procedures, journals, ledgers, financial statements and uses made of accounting information. Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate assets.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021
  • Prerequisites: ACT score 22, SAT score 1100 or Ac 103

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
ISBN: 9781259692406

BG 101: Elementary Greek I

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • 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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 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

CpS 105: Computer Science Foundations

3 credits

This course provides a broad exposure to the field of computer science. It emphasizes the development of computational thinking and problem solving skills, and an understanding of the societal and spiritual impact of computer programming and innovations. Students will write a paper expressing a biblical philosophy of technology; simulate a simple computer; design a web page; perform data analysis; and write, test, and debug a sequence of instructions. Not applicable toward a Computer Science or Information Technology minor.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Prerequisites: Ma ACT 20+, SAT 550+, Ma 090 or Ma 103 plcmt

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

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 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 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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • 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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 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/

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 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.

Ph 200: Themes in Western Thought

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021

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. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 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.

SSP 207: National Government

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

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

Th 103: Introduction to Christian Apologetics

3 credits

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: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020

Apologetics to the Glory of God: an Introduction

Th 350: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning Scripture, God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and angels (including Satan). Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody
ISBN: 9780802411983

A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982 Edition
David Beale
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497

Th 360: Bible Doctrines

3 credits

Study of the biblical teaching concerning man, sin, salvation, the church and eschatology. Emphasis throughout is on the practical application of the teachings of the Bible to the Christian life. Particular attention is given to timely doctrinal questions.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014 Edition
Paul Enns
Chicago
Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802411983

Set Apart: The Nature and Importance of Biblical Separation – 2016 or 1998 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583
Note: 1998 edition is called The Dividing Line: Understanding and Applying Biblical Separation. ISBN: 1-57924-074-7

Th 499: Apologetics & Worldview

3 credits

An analysis and defense of the biblical worldview, together with an analysis and refutation of secular and religious alternative worldviews. The course will equip students to defend the core biblical doctrines and refute spurious philosophical, historical, archeological and scientific claims against the Bible. The course presents a brief history of the apologetics discipline and important Christian thinkers. The course addresses significant historical and contemporary thinkers and their objections to biblical Christianity.

  • Dates: Aug. 26–Dec. 5, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 23, 2020
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Th 360
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.
  • Note: Bi 350 is same course as Th 350 (and similarly for Bi 360/Th 360).

There is no textbook for this course.