Professional Studies Courses

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.

PrS 350: Ethics for the Professional

3 credits

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

  • Dates: Aug. 31–Oct. 17, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: May 10–June 26, 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: Aug. 31–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Aug. 28, 2020
  • Next offered: Jan. 18–May 1, 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.

PrS 301: Cultural Engagement

3 credits

An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020
  • Next offered: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021

Understanding Global Cultures – 6th Edition
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 9781483340074
Note: 3rd, 4th, or 5th editions are also acceptable because they contain the needed reading selections.

PrS 305: Interpersonal Communication in Organizations

3 credits

An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups.

  • Dates: Oct. 19–Dec. 12, 2020
  • Register by: Oct. 16, 2020

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

PrS 430: Leadership Effectiveness

3 credits

Analysis and application of the practical skills that leaders and managers need for success in work and ministry contexts. Topics include the leader’s vision, communication skills, team development, and self-management.

  • Dates: Jan. 18–Mar. 6, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Additional Course Information: There is no textbook for this course, but you will be required to read one book selected from a list provided by the instructor.

There is no textbook for this course.
Note: You will be required to read one book selected from a list provided by the instructor.

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: Jan. 18–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Jan. 15, 2021
  • Next offered: May 10–Aug. 14, 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.

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. 8–May 1, 2021
  • Register by: Mar. 5, 2021

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

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
  • 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.

PrS 301: Cultural Engagement

3 credits

An introduction to the basic terms, concepts, and analytical techniques that comprise the study of culture. Particular emphasis is given to building cultural competencies that promote cross-cultural understanding, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving.

  • Dates: June 28–Aug. 14, 2021
  • Register by: June 25, 2021

Understanding Global Cultures – 6th Edition
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 9781483340074
Note: 3rd, 4th, or 5th editions are also acceptable because they contain the needed reading selections.