Technology 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.

Tec 101: Digital Literacy

3 credits

An introductory course designed to help the student develop key computational skills for professional life. Topics include tools for basic management of digital files, internet research and online safety, exposure to intermediate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and foundational data related skills (including evaluation of the quality of data, development of data summaries, and communication of data for effective decision-making). Lecture and lab. Excludes: Tec 201.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 18+, SAT 520+ or MA 080 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 191

From the Garden to the City – 2011 Edition
John Dyer
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825426681

Blown to Bits – 2008 Edition
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780137135592
Note: Free PDF available: http://www.bitsbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/B2B_3.pdf

Story Telling with Data
Knaflic
Note: Available online from our university library (link provided in the course)

Tec 201: Digital Literacy with Introductory Programming

3 credits

An introductory course designed to help the student develop key computational skills for professional life. Topics include tools for basic management of digital files, internet research and online safety, exposure to intermediate skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software, and foundational data related skills (including evaluation of the quality of data, development of data summaries, and communication of data for effective decision-making). Lecture and lab. Excludes: Tec 101.

  • Dates: Aug. 30–Oct. 16, 2021
  • Register by: Aug. 27, 2021
  • Prerequisites: Math ACT 20+, SAT 550+, Ma 090 or Plmt Ma 103
  • Corequisite: Tec 291

From the Garden to the City – 2011 Edition
John Dyer
Grand Rapids, MI
Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825426681

Blown to Bits – 2008 Edition
Hal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780137135592
Note: Free PDF available: http://www.bitsbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/B2B_3.pdf

Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction
Kieran Healy
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691181615
Note: https://press.princeton.edu/books/ebook/9780691185064/data-visualization