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Mathematics, B.S. (MABS)
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First Semester - Fall 200816 hours
BIBL 1043   Biblical Foundations For Living (L)
An introductory course highlighting the relationship between Biblical teaching and contemporary Christian living. This initial experience in the integration of faith and learning focuses on principles of Biblical interpretation and application. Students learn how to interpret core Biblical passages so as to give guidance for some of the tough issues Christians face today. Class 3.
 
COSC 1303   Computer Science I
An introduction to the field of computer science. Problem solving strategies, basic data structures, and an introduction to algorithms in the context of a modern programming language, currently C++. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1.
 
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Expository writing and the use of the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise will be emphasized. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisites: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 0103 with a passing grade.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
LETU 1101   Cornerstones Of Life And Learning (L)
This course introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and prepares them for the pursuit of whole person education and lifelong learning. It helps students explore and learn how to fulfill God's unique design for their lives through a holistic approach that establishes four essential cornerstones of life and learning: personal, intellectual, spiritual, and community development. Class 1.
 
MATH 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      Fulfill English Proficiency Requirement
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English by passing either the English Proficiency Examination or ENGL 1001 English Review. Completion of this requirement by exam must take place before a student reaches senior status, otherwise ENGL 1001 must be taken every semester after reaching senior status until successfully completed.
 
Second Semester - Spring 200917 hours
COMM 1113   Introduction To Speech Communication
A study of basic oral communication principles, including verbal and nonverbal language, listening, group dynamics, and public speaking. Emphasis is upon application of these principles in the sending and receiving of different types of oral discourse. Class 3.
 
ENGL 1023   English Composition II
A study of argumentation/logic and writing for the professions with an emphasis on using the personal computer to plan, draft, and revise written projects. Each student is required to write a fully documented research paper and give oral presentations in class. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing. ). Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1013.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
HUMA 1153   Introduction To Fine Arts
A survey course giving exposure to various music and art forms through their historical developments in the western world. Musical forms from classical to modern are explored. Art forms such as architecture, sculpture, and painting are traced from the Greek-Roman period to the present. Class 3.
 
KINE 1512   Concepts Of Lifetime Fitness
General studies requirement under Kinesiology. The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthful living. Class 2.
 
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
Third Semester - Fall 200916 hours
BIBL 1033   Biblical Literature
This survey provides an overall perspective for understanding the Bible within its historical and cultural setting. The course will focus on the reading of significant portions of the Bible so that students may grasp the framework and themes of the Old and New Testaments as well as the relationship between the Testaments. Throughout the course students will also develop skills in interpreting and applying the Bible to contemporary situations. Class 3.
 
KINE     Physical Activities
Offerings include: aerobics, archery, action games, badminton, basketball, bowling, fitness, flag football, golf, racquetball, scuba diving, soccer, swimming, tennis, volleyball, weight training, etc. (Half of semester.) Class 1.
 
MATH 2023   Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
Basic study of human behavior. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201016 hours
ENGL     Literature Elective
Any ENGL 2000+ level courses <b><u>except</u></b>:
ENGL 2011 Applied Journalism
ENGL 2603 Creative Writing
ENGL 3213 Technical Writing
ENGL 3223 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ENGL 3403 Journalism-Publications
ENGL 3413 Visual Literacy
ENGL 3931 English Internship
ENGL 4023 Writing for Digital Media
ENGL 4913 Literary Criticism
ENGL 4923 History of the English Language
ENGL 4931 Digital Writing Practicum
Class 3.
 
MATH 2503   Logic, Sets and Proofs
This course is a study of mathematical logic, set theory, and methods of proof. It is a transition course for mathematics majors from problem solving of lower level courses to proving in upper level courses. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring)
 
PHIL 2013   Introduction To Philosophy
An introduction to the art of thinking with an analysis of philosophical principles and problems, a brief survey of the history of philosophy, and a review of the contributions of outstanding philosophers. Class 3. PHIL 2063 Ethics (Spring) may be substituted for PHIL 2013.
 
PHYS 2011   University Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2013   University Physics I
A calculus based study of the theory and application of mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics, waves and sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201016 hours
ENGL 3213   Technical Writing
A study of effective technical writing and document design for a variety of business and industrial applications, including instructions, online help, reports, proposals, and web sites. Includes instruction and practice in both print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on the latest publishing technologies. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)
 
MATH 3403   Statistics
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, and statistical tests. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MATH     So.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Sophomore through Senior (2000 through 4000) level Mathematics (MATH) course. The electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum. Class 3.
 
PHYS 2021   University Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
 
PHYS 2023   University Physics II
A calculus based study of the theory and application of mechanics, relativity, thermodynamics, waves and sound, electricity, magnetism, and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201115 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
MATH 3303   Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1603 or MATH 1903.
 
MATH 3703   Abstract Algebra
An introduction to algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2503. (Spring) MATH 4103 Real Analysis (Fall, Odd Years) may be substituted for MATH 3703.
 
POLS 2103   Federal, State, And Local Government
The structure and operation of American government on the national, state, and local levels stressing an understanding of legislative and administrative procedure. Special attention is given to Texas government policy and processes. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing. POLS 3203 Introduction to Political Science (Spring) may be substituted for POLS 2103.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201118 hours
MATH 4903   Senior Seminar
This capstone course provides a summary of the mathematics major leading to an investigation of the Christian view of mathematics. The student will write a research paper developing his/her own philosophy of mathematics. Class 3. Prerequisite: senior graduating within one semester. (Fall)
 
MATH     So.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Sophomore through Senior (2000 through 4000) level Mathematics (MATH) course. The electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum. Class 3.
 
MATH     So.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Sophomore through Senior (2000 through 4000) level Mathematics (MATH) course. The electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201215 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
MATH     So.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Sophomore through Senior (2000 through 4000) level Mathematics (MATH) course. The electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum. Class 3.
 
MATH     So.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Sophomore through Senior (2000 through 4000) level Mathematics (MATH) course. The electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 129
Notes: MATH Electives and Cognate Courses are to be chosen in consultation with the advisor to be appropriate for the chosen career path of the student. Cognate courses may include more MATH courses. Cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior level courses. MATH So.-Sr. Level Electives may include MATH 1803 Discrete Mathematics and must not include MATH 3503 Mathematical Concepts or MATH 3553 Math Practicum.