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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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Benchmark Series: Microsoft Excel 365 Levels 1 and 2
Rutkosky, Davidson, Roggenkamp, Rutkosky
Paradigm Education Solutions
ISBN: 978-1-7924-7312-8
BA 209
3 Credits
Adv Business Spreadsheet Analysis
Practical use of spreadsheets to analyze business problems critically and anticipate future business needs. Emphasizes the use of advanced formulas, visualization tools, spreadsheet automation, and sensitivity/scenario analysis to improve communication of historical results and forecasts of expected future outcomes. Utilizes a case-based approach from a variety of business disciplines. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Microsoft Excel 2019 Bible: The Comprehensive Tutorial Resource – 2019
Michael Alexander and Dick Kusleika
Wiley
ISBN: 978-1-119-51478-7
BA 215
3 Credits
Intro to Human Resources Mgmt
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Human Resources Management – 14th
Wayne Mondy and Joseph Martocchio
Pearson Education, Inc.
ISBN: 9780133972993
Subscription to Society of Human Resources Management
BA 301
3 Credits
Legal Envir & Ethics of Business
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Business Law Today, The Essentials: Text and Summarized Cases – 11th
Miller, Roger LeRoy
Cengage, 2017
ISBN: 9781305574793
Ed 201
3 Credits
Theories of Teaching & Learning
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. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Educational Psychology – 13th
Slavin, Robert .E.
Pearson
ISBN: 9780135752999
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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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 380
3 Credits
Instructional Methods & Strategies
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 Pre-K-12 classroom. Both semesters and summer, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Classroom instruction that works: Research-based strategies for increasing student achievement – 2001
Marzano, R. J., Pickering, D., & Pollock, J. E.
ASCD
ISBN: 978-1416613626
Subscription to GoReact
Subscription to Teaching Channel
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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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
En 202
3 Credits
British Literature to 1688
A historical and critical survey of British literature from Beowulf to 1688. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Prerequisites: En 103.
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Vol. 1) – 10th
Greenblatt, Stephen, ed.
Norton
ISBN: 978-0-393-60308-8
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Vol. 1A)
Greenblatt, Stephen, ed.
ISBN: 978-0-393-60302-6
The Norton Anthology of English Literature (Vol. 1B)
Greenblatt, Stephen, ed.
ISBN: 978-0-393-60303-3
ESS 630
3 Credits
Sport Marketing
Examines the marketing mix of place, product and price for sport organizations. Additional topics of study include branding, licensing, marketing strategy and public relations. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Sport Marketing – 4th
Mullin, Hardy, and Sutton
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 978145042498
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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Art for God's Sake
Ryken
ISBN: 978-1-59638-007-3
Art & the Bible
Schaeffer
ISBN: 978-0830834013
Fin 201
3 Credits
Corporate Finance
Principles and techniques of financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing and cost of capital. Summer only, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Prerequisites: Ac 103 or Ac 203 Prerequisite.
Foundations of Financial Management – 16th edition
Stanley B. Block, Geoffrey A. Hirt, Bartley R. Danielsen
McGraw-Hill
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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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America: A Narrative History (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 2) – 9th
George Brown Tindall, David E. Shi
W. W. Norton
ISBN: 978-0-393-91262-3
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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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Themes in Western Thought – 2013 (custom)
Horton, Ronald, ed.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 978-0-07-781903-3
PrS 301
3 Credits
Cultural Engagement
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. Second semester, three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Understanding Global Cultures – 6th
Martin J. Gannon
Sage Publications
ISBN: 978-1-4833-4007-4
PrS 305
3 Credits
Interpersonal Comm in Organizations
An overview of intrapersonal effectiveness, interpersonal effectiveness, understanding and working in teams, and leading individuals and groups. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Connect Access Card for Business and Professional Communication: Putting People First – (2020) 1st
Floyd, K. and Cardon, P. W.
McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9781260244960
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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Mastering the World of Psychology Access Card – 6th edition
Samuel E. Wood and Ellen Green Wood
Revel
ISBN: 9780134567341
SCM 633
3 Credits
Counseling Issues
Builds on the foundation of SCM 632. Focuses on the dynamics of the heart as it pertains to biblically counseling those struggling with common counseling issues including anger, anxiety, depression and guilt. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Prerequisites: SCM 632.
God Is More Than Enough – 2010
Jim Berg
JourneyForth
ISBN: 978-1606820575
Will Medicine Stop the Pain – 2006
Fitzpatrick, Elyse and Laura Hendrickso
Moody
ISBN: 978-080245802
Good Mood-Bad Mood: Help and Hope for Depression and Bipolar Disorder – 2013
Hodges, Charles, M.D
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978-193690850
Men Counseling Men: A Biblical Guide to the Major Issues Men Face – 2013
Street, John, ed
Harvest House
ISBN: 978-073694926
The Biblical Counseling Guide for Women – 2012
Street, John and Janie Street
Crossway
ISBN: 978-0736964517
Putting Your Past in Its Place – 2011
Viars, Steve
Harvest
ISBN: 978-0736927390
Blame it on the Brain? – 1998
Welch, Edward
P&R
ISBN: 0875526020
SCM 637
3 Credits
Marriage & Family Counseling
Methods of marriage and family counseling within the church setting. Premarital counseling. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Prerequisites: SCM 632.
Love that Lasts: When Marriage Meets Grace – 2006
Ricucci, Gary and Betsy
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1581347821
When Sinners Say, I Do – 2007
Harvey, Dave
Shepherd Press
ISBN: 978-0976758266
The Complete Husband – 2017
Priolo, Lou
P&R Publishing
ISBN: 978-1629951034
The Excellent Wife – 1999
Peace, Martha
Focus Publishing
ISBN: 978-1885904089
Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family – 2016
Paul Tripp
Crossway
ISBN: 978-1433551932
SHM 635
2 Credits
Principles/Methods of Teaching Bible
A study of principles and methods for teaching the Bible with an emphasis on understanding the core themes of biblical passages and articulating those themes in a semi-formal fashion that is appropriate for Sunday school classes, conferences, and special ministry events. Two hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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Creative Bible Teaching, rev. & exp. – 1998 or 2020
Richards, Lawrence O. and Gary J. Bredfeldt
Moody
ISBN: 978-0802416445
SNT 681
3 Credits
New Testament Introduction
The canon and text of the New Testament: composition, authorship, date and content of each book. The course gives special attention to the current Greek text controversy. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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An Introduction to the New Testament – 2nd
Carson, D. A. and Douglas J. Moo
Zondervan, 2005
ISBN: 978-0310238591
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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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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
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. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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 490
3 Credits
Themes in Theology & Apologetics
An overview of the story of Scripture, a survey of selected major doctrines and a primer in basic apologetics. Particular emphasis on understanding how to communicate the truth of the Bible to both believers and unbelievers. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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The Knowledge of the Holy
A. W. Tozer
ISBN: 978-1626309906
More Than a Carpenter – 2009
Josh McDowell
Tyndale Momentum
ISBN: 978-1414326276
A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics – 2006
James Sire
IVP
ISBN: 978-0830833825
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. Three hours.
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Dates: Jun. 30 – Aug. 16, 2025
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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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