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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.

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
  • Next offered: May 8–June 24, 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.

Ed 380: Instructional Methods & Strategies

3 credits

This course is designed to help teachers put instructional theory into practice through the study and application of teaching strategies and techniques that are applicable to the K-12 classroom.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Additional Course Information: In addition to your textbook, you will need a Subscription to GoReact.

Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001 Edition
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613626

Subscription to GoReact
Note: Pricing for GoReact can be seen at https://get.goreact.com/pricing/

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
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 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

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

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 335: History of Christianity

3 credits

Overviews the history of the Christian faith since the New Testament era. Notes the formative influence of the early church councils and places special emphasis on the nature and contributions of the Reformation. Discusses modern Christian history with application to contemporary theological issues.

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

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity – 4th Edition
Mark A. Noll, David Komline, Han-luen Katzer Komline
Grand Rapids
Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781540964885
Note: e-book ISBN 9781493438204

5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of Gods Faithfulness in the History of – 2019 Edition
Stephen J. Nichols
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing
ISBN: 9780642891317

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
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 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.

ME 510: History of American Music

3 credits

Designed specifically for the practicing music educator, the course will explore the history of American music through style, historical context, structure, social significance and political impact. Students will complete a final project which connects their own teaching experiences and/or pedagogical concerns to a topic covered in the course.

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

Americas Musical Life: A History – 2005 Edition
Crawford, Richard
ISBN: 9780393327267

Mkt 312: Professional Selling I

3 credits

Practical training in successful selling. Emphasis on the selling process, prospecting, preparation, presentation, handling objections, closing and follow-up.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Prerequisite: Mkt 205

Selling: Building Partnerships – 10th Edition
Stephen B. Castleberry and John F. Tanner, Jr.
McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9781259573200

The Art of Woo, Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas
G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa
ISBN: 9781591841760

NuR 413: Community Health for the RN

4 credits

Focus on Community Health Nurse role in assisting the community health client to assume responsibility for arriving at and implementing personal health choices. The concepts of health maintenance, health promotion, levels of prevention and epidemiology are applied to populations of at risk and clients with chronic health problems. Clinical component.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023
  • Prerequisite: NuR 317

Community Health and Public Nursing: Evidence for Practice – 3rd Edition
DeMarco and Healey-Walsh
Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9781975111694

PrS 312: Communication & Conflict Resolution

3 credits

This course focuses on approaches to understanding and resolving conflict in interpersonal and organizational contexts. Students learn negotiation skills, mediation techniques, and strategies for giving and receiving feedback from a biblical perspective.

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

Conflict & Communication – 1st; 2017 Edition
Jandt, Fred E
Sage
Thousand Oaks
ISBN: 9781506308272

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

Th 335: History of Christianity

3 credits

Overviews the history of the Christian faith since the New Testament era. Notes the formative influence of the early church councils and places special emphasis on the nature and contributions of the Reformation. Discusses modern Christian history with application to contemporary theological issues.

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

Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity – 4th Edition
Mark A. Noll, David Komline, Han-luen Katzer Komline
Grand Rapids
Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781540964885
Note: e-book ISBN 9781493438204

5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of Gods Faithfulness in the History of – 2019 Edition
Stephen J. Nichols
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing
ISBN: 9780642891317

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

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