Courses Starting January 13, 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.

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–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021
  • 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

BG 102: Elementary Greek II

3 credits

Reinforcement and development in the basic principles of Greek grammar and syntax.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • 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: 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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 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. Lecture and lab.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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 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. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021

America: A Narrative History – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912623

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. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • 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–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 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.

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–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 7, 2021

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 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: Jan. 13–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 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.

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. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • 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.

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–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021
  • Next offered: May 17–June 26, 2021

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

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–Apr. 24, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2021

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