Skip to content

Courses Starting May 8, 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.

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • 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 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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases – 11th Edition
Miller, Roger LeRoy
Mason, OH
Cengage, 2017
ISBN: 9781305574793
Note: Note that there is a longer Standard Edition. Make sure you get the Essentials version.

Ed 200: Foundations in Educational Technology

3 credits

This course aligns with both International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards to prepare students to effectively employ a biblical worldview while integrating technology into a variety of instructional settings. All types of future educators enrolled in this course will be prepared to develop their leadership, scholarship, and citizenship through the skills of collaboration, design, facilitation, and analysis. A technology portfolio will be created by each learner that demonstrates their learning, and a portion of the class will be spent in the pursuit of a third-party educational micro credential. Learners will be exposed to a wide variety of instructional tools and ideas for technology integration.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology – 2011 Edition
Postman, N.
Vintage
ISBN: 9780679745402

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
Note: Either the KJV or ESV version is acceptable.

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • 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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • 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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisites: En 101, Plmt Test, ACT 24+, SAT 30+

Companion to College English – 4th Edition
Horton, Ronald A.
Greenville, SC
BJU Press, 2020
ISBN: 9781628568486
Note: See https://www.bjupress.com/product/522243

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

En 205: American Literature 1607-1865

3 credits

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

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

America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1) – 9th Edition
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
New York, 2012
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393912630

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • 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: Ideas & Their Consequences

3 credits

Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century.

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

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 [email protected]

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 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • 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.

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

SSP 207: National Government

3 credits

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

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

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

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

Th 499: Worldview & Apologetics

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 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Next offered: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.