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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 204
3 Credits
Principles of Accounting II
Basic principles and procedures in accounting for corporate equity, bonds, manufacturing costs, managerial analysis of costs and cost/revenue relationships, special statements, analysis of financial statements and individual budgeting, and taxes. Introduction to business ethics. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Prerequisites: Ac 203.
Financial and Managerial Accounting: The Basis for Business Decisions, – 18th
Jan R. Williams, Susan F. Haka, Mark S. Bettner, and Joseph Carcello
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
BA 109
3 Credits
Business Spreadsheet Analysis
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365 Levels 1 and 2
Rutkosky, Davidson, Roggenkamp, Rutkosky
Paradigm Education Solutions
ISBN: 978-1-7924-7312-8
BA 490
3 Credits
Business Degree Completion Capstone
Students produce a thesis, project, or major presentation in connection with an internship or full-time job to fulfill the Degree Completion Capstone course. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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BG 102
3 Credits
Elementary Greek II
Reinforcement and development in Biblical Greek vocabulary acquisition, basic grammar, and reading/translation. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Prerequisites: BG 101.
A Handbook for New Testament Greek – 5th
BJU Greek Faculty
Greek New Testament
The Concise Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament
F. W. Danker
A Workbook for New Testament Greek, packaged with 5th ed Handbook – 5th
BJU Greek Faculty
Bi 205
3 Credits
Creation to New Creation: Expl Bible
A survey of the Bible and its unfolding message from Creation to New Creation, beginning with creation and fall, climaxing in Christ's work of redemption, and culminating in new creation. Emphasizes biblical literacy, gospel fluency, and cultivation of love for and trust in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Visual Theological Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God's Word – 2019
Tim Challies and Josh Byers
Zondervan
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 3rd (2012)
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Zondervan
Bi 205
3 Credits
Creation to New Creation: Expl Bible
A survey of the Bible and its unfolding message from Creation to New Creation, beginning with creation and fall, climaxing in Christ's work of redemption, and culminating in new creation. Emphasizes biblical literacy, gospel fluency, and cultivation of love for and trust in Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Visual Theological Guide to the Bible: Seeing and Knowing God's Word – 2019
Tim Challies and Josh Byers
Zondervan
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 3rd (2012)
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Zondervan
Bi 209
3 Credits
Hermeneutics: Interpreting the Bible
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. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: Mar. 1, 2024 - Apr. 27, 2024
Prerequisites: Bi 205.
Visual Theology Guide to the Bible – 2019
Tim Challies, Josh Byers
Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310577966
Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible – 2012
J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hays
Zondervan
ISBN: 0310492572
New Testament
EAS 660
3 Credits
Foundations of Leadership
Emphasizes basic administrative theory and research for the school leader, focusing on the current practices and examining trends in such areas as leadership skills, personnel development and decision making. First semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Biblical Leadership: Becoming a Different Kind of Leader
Ken Collier & Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 1-932307-21-4
The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership That Matters
Albert Mohler
Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0-7642-1004-4
Finding Your Leadership Style: A Guide for Educators
Jeffrey Glanz
ASCD
ISBN: 978-0-87120-692-3
How to be a Team Player and Enjoy It
Matt Williams
Ambassador International
ISBN: 978-1-62020-235-7
Crazy Busy
Kevin DeYoung
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1-4335-3338-9
A Scent of Water: Bringing Life Back to the Christian School Movement
Edward Earwood & Phil Suite
Ambassador International
ISBN: 978-1-62020-155-8
EAS 678
3 Credits
Organizational Leadership
An exploration of organizational theory and its application in a school setting, emphasizing strategic planning, instructional leadership and public relations. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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The Leadership Challenge – 5th or 6th
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner
Jossey-Bass, 2012
ISBN: 978-0470651728
Practicing the Art of Leadership: A Problem-Based Approach to Implementing the ISLLC Standards – 5th
Reginald Leon Green
Pearson, 2017
ISBN: 978-0134088778
Future-Focused Leadership
Gary Marx
ASCD, 2006
ISBN: 978-1416602194
Leading Change in Your School: How to Conquer Myths, Build Commitment, and Get Results
Douglas B. Reeves
ASCD, 2009
ISBN: 978-1416608080
EAS 695
3 Credits
Ed Leadership Action Research
In this semester long capstone course, the student is expected to demonstrate the implementation of leadership skills (tied to coursework taken in this program) to an approved action research project in a K-12 educational setting. The student must have access to a traditional K-12 school during the semester this course is taken.\~ Both semesters, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Prerequisites: Ed 690.
Balanced leadership for powerful learning: Tools for achieving success in your school – 2015
Bryan Goodwin & Greg Cameron with Heather Hein
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1-4166-2088-4
School Leadership that Works
Robert Marzano, Timothy Waters, Brian McNulty
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416602279
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 978-1433805615
Ed 205
3 Credits
Foundations of Reading
This course examines the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of literacy processes and instruction, including oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. It also includes the historical progression of reading and writing instruction, and the role of professional learning, leadership and judgment for teachers. This course is aligned with SC literacy competencies, ILA, CAEP, InTASC and ADEPT performance standards. This course meets the requirements of the Read to Succeed Act for the R2S Literacy Teacher Endorsement in South Carolina for early childhood, elementary, and special education teachers AND the R2S Literacy Requirement Endorsement in SC for middle and high school teachers. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Best practices in literacy instruction – 6th ed (2018)
Gambrell, L. B., & Morrow, L. M. (Eds)
Guilford
Lenses on reading: An introduction to theories and models – 2nd edition (2012)
Tracey, D. H., & Morrow, L. M.
Guilford
APA Manual – 7th
The literacy dictionary: The vocabulary of reading and writing – 2005
Harris, T. L, & Hodges, R. E. (Eds.)
International Reading Association
Ed 275
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview Formation in Educ
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 3, 2024 - Jul. 20, 2024
Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-727-7
Ed 493
3 Credits
Field Experience Capstone
In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the Pre-K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Ed 605
3 Credits
History & Philosophy of Education
Beginnings of the American system of education, survey of theories of education; factors and forces changing American education philosophies of learning applied to contemporary educational problems. This course is designed to equip and motivate educators and administrators to understand, critically appraise and apply the historical and philosophical foundations of education in developing their educational theory and practice. First semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Education in a Free Society – 8th
Rippa, S. Alexander
Longman
ISBN: 10: 0801316367
Ed 634
3 Credits
Instru Exceptional Learning Needs
This course focuses on developing the student's understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to increase effectiveness in meeting the needs of diverse learners through appropriate instructional, curricular and behavioral strategies. First semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers – 8th
Friend and Bursuck
Pearson
ISBN: 978-0-13-480167-4
Ed 667
3 Credits
Technology in Education
This course is a practical examination of current technology applications and their integration in education. The hands-on learning environment provides the professional educator with the tools needed to enhance skills in technology and apply these skills in a variety of settings. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Tech like a pirate: Using classroom technology to create an experience and make learning memorable – 2020
Miller, M.
Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-951600-20-4
Integrating technology in the classroom: Tools to meet the needs of every student – 2nd
Hamilton, B.
International Society for Technology in Education
ISBN: 978-1-56-484725-6
Ed 690
3 Credits
Research in Education
This course introduces educational research, statistics, and testing; and is designed to familiarize the student with the terminology, basic concepts and tools necessary to critique and interpret published research. Both semesters, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Educational Research: Fundamental Principles and Methods – 8th
McMillan, James H.
Pearson
ISBN: 0-13-577010-6
Ed 691
3 Credits
Readings in Education
Independent study through the use of readings with special emphasis on selected areas from the field of education. This course can be substituted for other courses at the discretion of the program coordinator. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Prerequisites: Ed 690.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association – 7th (2019)
American Psychological Association
ISBN: 978-1433832161
Ed 693
3 Credits
Field Experience Capstone
In this course participants demonstrate their professional responsibilities by applying learning and development theories and demonstrating developmentally appropriate practices by writing lessons plans, creating assessments and providing feedback to students in the K-12 environment. Participants will submit recordings of lessons to receive individualized feedback on their planning and teaching strategies. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Ed 695
3 Credits
Action Research Project
In this semester long capstone course, the student will have a supervised experience in an area of fieldwork under the direction of faculty; including papers, unit work samples, recorded lessons--uploaded and critiqued--all tied to coursework taken previously in the MEd Program. The student must be teaching in a traditional K-12 classroom during the semester this course is taken. Both semesters, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Prerequisites: Ed 690.
Action Research: A Guide for the Teacher Reseacher – 6th
Geoffrey Mills
Pearson
ISBN: 978-0134523057
En 101
3 Credits
Composition & Grammar
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Prerequisites: En 095, Plmt Test, ACT 15-23 or SAT 21-29.
College Writing – 2nd ed., 2010
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1606820247
En 102
3 Credits
Composition & Rhetoric
Introduction to academic writing emphasizing argumentation, research, documentation and style; centering on the library paper. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Prerequisites: En 101, Plmt Test, ACT 24+, SAT 30+.
Companion to College English – 4th
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press, 2020
ISBN: 978-1-62856-848-6
En 103
3 Credits
Composition & Literature
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. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
Prerequisites: En 102.
A Companion to College English – 3rd
Horton, Ronald A.
BJU Press, 2011
ISBN: 978-1-60682-040-7
Readings for College English – 2nd
BJU Press
ISBN: 978-1-60682-039-1
ESS 620
3 Credits
Legal Issues in Sport
Legal issues connected to the administration of sport organizations and sport facilities. Topics includes constitutional law, contract law, risk management and tort law. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Sports Law: Cases and Materials – 2nd; 2007
Michael J. Cozzillio, Mark S. Levinstein, Michael R. Dimino, Sr. and Gabe Feldman
Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 978-1594602917
ESS 640
3 Credits
Sport Finance
Provides an overview of financial aspects of sport. Topics include accounting, budgeting, financial statements, funding, economic inpact, and supply and demand. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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ESS 690
3 Credits
Internship
Supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration. To be eligible, students must have completed all the core courses. Students must complete a total of 150 clock hours. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
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FA 125
3 Credits
Christianity & the Arts
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: Mar. 1, 2024 - Apr. 27, 2024
Art for God's Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 978-1-59638-007-3
Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 978-0830834013
Fin 212
3 Credits
Introduction to Investments
Introduction to asset classes, financial instruments, securities markets, and risk/return trade-offs. Overview of market efficiency, equity and debt securities, mutual funds, and basic options. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Essentials of Investments – 11th
Zvi Bodie and Alex Kane and Alan Marcus
McGraw-Hill/Irwin
ISBN: 9781260013924
The Treasure Principle, Revised and Updated
Randy Alcorn
The Treasure Principle Bible Study
Randy Alcorn
FN 260
3 Credits
Nutrition
Introduction to the science of nutrition, including a study of the essential nutrients, their functions, their food sources, and their influence on growth, development, maintenance and overall human health throughout the life cycle. Includes personal application through goal setting and food intake analysis. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Understanding Nutrition – 15th
Whitney E, Rolfes, S.
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1337556231
Hi 101
3 Credits
The Making of the Modern World
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: Mar. 1, 2024 - Apr. 27, 2024
The Penguin History of the World – 6th
J. M. Roberts and O. A. Westad
ISBN: 978-1846144431
Hi 202
3 Credits
United States History 1865 - Present
A survey of American history from 1865 to the present with a blend of political, economic and cultural aspects. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2) – 9th
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 978-0-393-91262-3
Hi 460
3 Credits
American Social History since 1865
A survey of the major social and cultural developments in the United States since 1865 with emphases on Victorian culture, modern culture, film, music, religion, gender and race. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Prerequisites: Hi 101.
The People's Voice: A Populist Cultural History of Modern America – 2008
Horowitz, D.
Sloan Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59738-013-3
HS 200
3 Credits
Introduction to Public Health
An introduction to the evaluation of public health issues and policies within regional, national and international contexts. Topics include the background and development of public health, the development of public health initiatives, and centralized and decentralized public health systems. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Public Health 101 – 2nd
Riegelman, Richard; Kirkwood, Brenda
Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 978-1284123845
Ma 105
3 Credits
Trigonometry
A review of the exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities/equations and applications, as well as an introduction to sequences and series. Suggested calculator: TI 83, 84, Nspire, 89, or Nspire CAS. Not applicable toward an Actuarial Science or Mathematics major or minor. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Prerequisites: Ma ACT 26-30, SAT 640-720, Ma 103, Math Plmt.
College Algebra & Trigonometry – 8th
Aufmann and Nation
Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 978-1-285-44942-5
ME 613
2 Credits
Foundational Approaches in Music Ed
Content and application of Gordon's Music Learning Theory, and the approaches of Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze. Emphasizes skill development as advocated by each: audiation, movement, improvisation, solfege, systems of rhythm reading, etc. The student will apply these to the teaching of music within his area of specialization. Second semester, even-numbered years, two hours.
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The ways children learn music: An introduction and practical guide to music learning theory. Revised – 2000
Bluestine, E.
GIA Publications
ISBN: 1579991084
The eclectic curriculum in American music education. Revised
Carder, P.
Music Educators National Conference.
ISBN: 0940796775
Jump Right In: Recorder Book with MP3 – 2020
Grunow, Richard F. et al
GIA Publications
Do It! Play Recorder Book 1 with MP3s – 1996
James O. Froseth / Marguerite Wilder
GIA Publications
You will also need a soprano recorder.
Ph 200
3 Credits
Ideas & Their Consequences
Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom)
Horton, Ronald, ed.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 978-0-07-781903-3
Ph 200
3 Credits
Ideas & Their Consequences
Selected philosophical ideas of continuing importance from the pre-Socratics to the 20th century. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom)
Horton, Ronald, ed.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 978-0-07-781903-3
PrS 350
3 Credits
Ethics for the Professional
Survey of ethical constructs with an emphasis on applying biblical principles in professional contexts. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Moral Choices: An Introduction to Ethics – 4th edition (2018)
Scott B. Rae
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-53642-0
PrS 430
3 Credits
Leadership Effectiveness
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. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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PrS 490
3 Credits
Professional Studies Capstone
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. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Apr. 27, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Any required reading will be determined when the student meets with his faculty advisors.
Ps 200
3 Credits
General Psychology
An introduction to the major areas of psychology, including history, major theories, brain function, biological underpinnings of thought, motivation, emotion, and behavior, learning, memory, lifespan development, intelligence, sensation and perception. An overview of psychological disorders and methods of treatment is included, and critical analysis of information and its alignment with Biblical truth is emphasized. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: Jun. 24, 2024 - Aug. 10, 2024
Mastering the World of Psychology Access Card – 6th edition
Samuel E. Wood and Ellen Green Wood
Revel
ISBN: 9780134567341
Sc 200
3 Credits
Essential Science
A biblical and conceptual view of science applied to important issues including cosmology, creation/evolution and the environment. Not applicable toward a major or minor in the Division of Natural Science or Science Education major. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Prerequisites: Math ACT 18+, SAT 520+ or Ma 080.
SCM 607
3 Credits
Pastoral Theology
A study of the biblical basis for pastoral ministry. Includes examination of the qualifications and responsibilities of the office of pastor, evaluation of the various forms of church leadership and organizational polity, discussion of biblical instructions for pastoral care and church discipline, readings in the available literature, and formation of a biblical philosophy of ministry. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Pastoral Theology: Theological Foundations for Who a Pastor Is and What He Does – 2017
Akin, Daniel L. and R. Scott Pace
Broadman and Holman
ISBN: 9781433685781
The Preachers Portrait – 2017
Stott, John R. W.
Eerdmans
ISBN: 9780802875532
SCM 632
3 Credits
Foundations of Biblical Counseling
Establishes a theological and practical introduction to the ministry of biblical counseling. Presents a biblical Christ-centered foundation, including the doctrines of the sufficiency of Scripture and progressive sanctification. Provides a biblical methodology for addressing counseling related problems. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Next offered: May. 6, 2024 - Jun. 22, 2024
A Theology of Biblical Counseling: The Doctrinal Foundations of Counseling Ministry – 2016
Lambert, Heath
Zondervan
ISBN: 978-0-310-51816-7
Counseling: How to Counsel Biblically – 2005
MacArthur, John, and The Masters College Faculty
Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 978-1-4185-0005-4
The Dynamic Heart in Daily Life: Connecting Christ to Human Experience – 2016
Pierre, Jeremy
New Growth Press
ISBN: 978-1-942572-67-1
Bob Jones University Philosophy of Biblical Counseling – 2017
BJU
SCM 635
3 Credits
Advanced Counseling Issues
An advanced study in the current cultural, psychological, legal, and medical challenges confronted by biblical counselors with special emphasis upon how these challenges affect the counseling ministry of the local church to its people and before the local community. Three hours.
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Dates: Jan. 12 – Mar. 2, 2024
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Prerequisites: SCM 632. Corequisite: SCM 640.
Divine Intervention – 2011
Mark E. Shaw
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-885904-63-8
Trusting God – 2008
Jerry Bridges
NavPress
ISBN: 978-1600063053
When Homosexuality Hits Home – 2015
Joe Dallas
Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 978-0736962056
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Recovering Hope – 2013
Jeremy Lelek
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-59638-421-7
Cutting: A Healing Response – 2012
Jeremy Lelek
P & R Publishing
ISBN: 978-1596384200
Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse – 2003
Diane Mandt Langberg
Xulon Press
ISBN: 978-1591605195
Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention – 2009
Albert R. Roberts and Kenneth R. Yeager
Oxford Press
ISBN: 978-0195382907
Feelings and Faith: Cultivating Godly Emotions in the Christian Life – 2009
Brian S. Borgman
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1-4335-0363-4
Demons: A Biblically Based Perspective
Alex Konja
ISBN: 978-0872271432
The Truth about PTSD – 2017
Chad Robichaux and Jeremy Stainecker
ISBN: 9780986319303
SSE 200
3 Credits
Foundations of Economics
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. First semester and summer, three hours.
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The Economic Way of Thinking – 13th
Heyne, P., Boettke, P., & Prychitko, D.
Prentice Hall
ISBN: 978-0-13-299129-2
The Fatal Equilibrium
Marshal Jevons
SSP 207
3 Credits
National Government
American government, the organization and functioning of American political life on the national level. Second semester and summer, three hours.
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Politics in America, 2018 Elections and Update Edition – 11th
Dye, Thomas R. and Gaddie, Ronald Keith
ISBN: 978-0-13-520275-3
SSS 202
3 Credits
Introduction to Sociology
The principal concepts, methods and terminology of sociology. The relation of culture to group activities and an analysis of some of the major social institutions. Three hours.
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Essentials of Sociology – 2014
Basirico, et al.
BVT Publishers
STh 601
3 Credits
Systematic Theology
A study of the nature, necessity, methods and materials of theology; and the application of the principles of systematic theology to the scriptural revelation about God, man and sin. Students prepare a doctrinal statement for each major systematic heading. Three hours.
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Christian Theology – 3rd
Millard Erickson
Baker
ISBN: 978-0801036439
LOGOS Bronze or better
STh 750
3 Credits
New Testament Theology
Explores the New Testament's theological core, content, and leading motifs from a biblical theological perspective. Lectures include the nature of New Testament theology, the kingdom of God, and the new covenant. Projects are designed to familiarize the student with key tools of biblical theology. Three hours.
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The Progress of Doctrine in the New Testament: Updated Language & Study Edition by Layton Talbert – 2019 custom
T. D. Bernard, edited by Layton Talbert
New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
Alexander, Rosner, Carson, & Goldworthy, eds.
IVP, 2000
Th 100
3 Credits
Biblical Worldview
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. Three hours.
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Christian Worldview: A Student's Guide – 2013
Philip Graham Ryken
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1-4335-3540-6
Th 350
3 Credits
Bible Doctrines
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. Summer only, three hours.
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The Moody Handbook of Theology – 2008 or 2014
Paul Enns
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802411983
A Pictorial History of Our English Bible – 1982
David Beale
BJU Press
ISBN: 0890841497
Th 499
3 Credits
Worldview & Apologetics
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Prerequisites: Th 350, Ph 200.
The New Creationism: Building Scientific Theories on a Biblical Foundation – 2009
Paul Garner
Evangelical Press
Engaging Gods World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living – 2002
Cornelius Plantinga
Eerdmans
The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog – 6th (2020)
James Sire
InterVarsity Press
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