Courses Starting May 10, 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 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 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

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

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

BA 301: Legal Environment & Ethics of Business

3 credits

Background of the American legal system and its Constitutional foundation; public crimes and private torts, contract law, the uniform Commercial code; negotiable instruments; debtor-creditor relationship, ethical systems underlying government and business behaviors; business organizational forms; government regulation of business; property law; and Cyberlaw. Business ethics examined for all subjects treated.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Prerequisites: BA 101 or Ac 203 Prerequisite

Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases – 10th Edition
Miller, Roger LeRoy
Mason, OH
Cengage, 2011
ISBN: 9781133191353

BA 490: Business Degree Completion Capstone

3 credits

Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation in connection with an internship or full-time job to fulfill the Degree Completion Capstone course.

  • Dates: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

Bi 100: Biblical Worldview

3 credits

This course starts by defining worldview and establishing the fact that everyone has a worldview; it evaluates the effect that one’s worldview has on one’s actions, evaluates ideological warfare and how worldviews influence each other, and provides focused Bible study to allow students to understand the comprehensive theme/story line of Scripture.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Christian Worldview: A Student’s Guide – 2013 Edition
Philip Graham Ryken
Crossway
ISBN: 9781433535406

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • 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

Ed 201: Theories of Teaching & Learning

3 credits

Provides an overview of the theories and principles from psychology related to education. Specifically, the course addresses motivation, learning, development, instruction, culture, and classroom management.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

Educational psychology: Theory and practice – 11th Edition
Slavin, R.E.
Boston
Allyn and Bacon
ISBN: 9780133436525

Ed 275: Biblical Worldview Formation in Education

3 credits

This course is designed to meet the needs of Christian teachers who desire to improve their skills in biblical worldview formation. The course will begin by distinguishing a secular approach to education from a Christian approach. It will then flesh out the details of a Christian approach. The course then presents a method for planning and writing instruction from a Christian perspective. The course concludes by providing students with a tool for evaluating various educational materials from Christian publishers.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021

The textbook information for this course is not yet available. Please check back later.

Ed 321: Child Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural and spiritual growth of the child from infancy to adolescence. Emphasis on the development of the child in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

Childhood: Voyages in Development – (2011) 4th Edition
Rathus, S. A.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780495904335

What the Bible says about parenting: Gods plan for rearing your child – 2000 Edition
MacArthur, J. F.
Nashville
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9780849937750

Ed 322: Adolescent Growth & Development

3 credits

The physical, emotional, intellectual, cultural, and spiritual growth of the child from preadolescence to maturity. Emphasis on the development of the adolescent in relation to the school.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022

Adolescence – 15th Edition
Santrock, J. W.
New York
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780078035487
Note: The 13th or 14th edition may also be used successfully (2010).ISBN13: 978-0073370675; ISBN13: 9780078117169

Ed 383: Educational Assessment

3 credits

An introductory course in the principles of constructing standardized and teacher-made tests, test scoring and interpretation, grading-reporting practices, and an overview of commonly used statistical terms.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: No textbook is required for this class.

No textbook is required for this class.

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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/

En 205: American Literature 1607-1865

3 credits

A historical and critical survey of American literature from colonial times to 1865.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Prerequisite: En 103

The Norton Anthology of American Literature (in one volume) – Shorter 8th Edition
Nina Baym, General Editor
New York
W. W. Norton, 2012
ISBN: 9780393918854

The Scarlet Letter (Any unabridged copy)
Nathaniel Hawthorne

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

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 201: Corporate Finance

3 credits

Principles and techniques of financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing and cost of capital.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Oct. 18–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Ac 103 or Ac 203 Prerequisite

Foundations of Financial Management – 16th Edition
Stanley B. Block, Geoffrey A. Hirt, Bartley R. Danielsen
McGraw-Hill
Note: You may use an earlier edition, back to and including the 13th edition.

Fin 402: Financial Theory & Application

3 credits

An in-depth analysis of financial statements and application of principles of finance to actual business situations. Designed to develop decision-making abilities by having students recommend solutions to financial problems. Students will design and use computerized spreadsheet applications to assist in analysis.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Prerequisites: AC 305 or Fin 201 Prerequisite

Foundations of Financial Management – 16th Edition
Block, Hirt, and Danielsen
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781259277160
Note: An online version is acceptable versus using a hardback copy. No CD is required.

The Wall Street Journal
Note: While a subscription to The Wall Street Journal is not required, learners must have access for several assignments. The WSJ has a digital offering that is inexpensive. A link is provided in the syllabus.

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 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.

ME 503: Early Childhood Music Education

3 credits

A survey of child development theories and the music acquisition process, birth to age nine. The influence of environment, play and movement on music acquisition will be studied through the examination of recent research, developmentally appropriate curricula, field observations and laboratory experiences.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Music Play A major curriculum for early childhood music!
Wendy Valerio
http://bit.ly/1kyXSgt
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 1579990274

A Music Learning Theory for Newborn and Young Children: 2013 Edition
Edwin Gordon
http://bit.ly/1kyXTAT
GIA Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 9781579999667

NuR 317: Professional Role Transition for the RN to BSN Student

3 credits

A transition course to assist RN’s to further develop their professional nursing skills in role identity and professional development, evidence based research and practice, leadership and organizational management, and communication between healthcare professionals.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

NuR 319: Issues & Trends in Professional Nursing

3 credits

This course develops the students understanding of current issues and trends that affect the professional nurse’s role. The course includes an exploration of service areas as a Christian nurse.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: May 9–June 25, 2022
  • Prerequisite: NuR 317
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course. Required readings will be indicated in the lessons.

There is no textbook for this course. Required readings will be indicated in the lessons.

Ph 200: Themes in Western Thought

3 credits

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

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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.

PrS 350: Ethics for the Professional

3 credits

Survey of ethical constructs with an emphasis on applying biblical principles in professional contexts.

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021

Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics – 4th (2018) Edition
Scott B. Rae
Grand Rapids
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310536420
Note: Also available as an ebook, with ISBN 978-0-310-53643-7

PrS 490: Professional Studies Capstone

3 credits

Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation or complete a practicum or internship to demonstrate their mastery of the learning outcomes for their degree program.

  • Dates: May 10–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.

Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Aug. 30–Dec. 11, 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.

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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

SSP 207: National Government

3 credits

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

  • Dates: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: Jan. 17–Mar. 5, 2022

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

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 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 Edition
Mark Sidwell
Greenville, SC
BJU Press
ISBN: 9781628562583

A book selected by the student from a list of doctrinal expository works

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: May 10–June 26, 2021
  • Register by: May 7, 2021
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Th 360
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.