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Chemistry, B.S. Biological Concentration (CHBY)
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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.
 
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113.
 
CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
      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
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.
 
CHEM 1121   General Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1123. (Spring)
 
CHEM 1123   General Chemistry II
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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.
 
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)
 
Third Semester - Fall 200916 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIOL 1111   General Biology Laboratory I
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1113. (Fall)
 
BIOL 1113   General Biology I
Part one of a two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: biological chemistry, cell biology, energetics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology. See also BIOL 1123. Class 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1111. (Fall)
 
CHEM 2111   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2113. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2113. (Fall)
 
CHEM 2113   Organic Chemistry I
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2111. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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)
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201015 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIOL 1121   General Biology Laboratory II
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1123. (Spring)
 
BIOL 1123   General Biology II
part two of a two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: biological chemistry, cell biology, energetics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, botany, ecology, and human anatomy and physiology. See also BIOL 1113. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1113. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. (Spring)
 
CHEM 2121   Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2123. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2123. (Spring)
 
CHEM 2123   Organic Chemistry II
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2121. (Spring)
 
CHEM 3951   Introduction To Research
To expose students considering a career in scientific research to issues and realities of this professional arena. Topics include the scientific method, searching the literature, writing scientific proposals, the principle investigator, approaching analysis of data, presenting results, and the publication process. This course also prepares students for supervised undergraduate research. (Same as BIOL 3951 and PHYS 3951.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Spring)
 
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.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201018 hours
BIOL 3404   General Genetics
A study of heredity principles, including molecular aspects, basic Mendelian genetics, and population genetics. Genetic models from viruses to humans are used. The laboratory is a balance of experiments, learning molecular techniques as well as working out Mendelian principles. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113, BIOL 1123, and CHEM 1113. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 3014   Inorganic Chemistry
An intermediate level study of inorganic compounds. Topics include acid-base chemistry, a survey of main group elements, coordination compounds, symmetry, bonding theory, and organometallics. This course emphasizes the relationship of structure to thermodynamics and periodicity. The course will include some laboratory experiments. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 4111   Physical Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 4113. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121, MATH 2013, PHYS 2021, and PHYS 2023. Corequisite: CHEM 4113. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 4113   Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to equations of state, thermodynamics, equilibrium, solutions, kinetics, and atomic and molecular structure. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1123, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2023. Corequisite: CHEM 4111. (Fall, Even years)
 
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     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.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201117 hours
BEGR 3513   Biomaterials Engineering
Basic material properties of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. Application to medical science, including prosthetics, implants, and artificial organs. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1113, and PHYS 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring)
 
BIOL 3204   General Microbiology
A detailed study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of microorganisms. Topics will include a survey of all microorganisms and viral agents, in-depth functional aspects of prokaryotes, anti-microbial methods and strategies, host-parasite interactions, microbial diseases, and applied and environmental aspects. Laboratory work will include techniques for isolation and identification of major groups of microorganisms. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113, BIOL 1123, and CHEM 1113. (Spring, Odd years)
 
CHEM 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in chemistry under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis will be placed upon initiative and creativity with reports and oral presentations required twice a semester. Class 1. Lab 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201115 hours
CHEM 3112   Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Laboratory to be taken concurrently with CHEM 3122. Consists of analysis of samples by instrumental methods. Lab 6. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3122. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 3122   Chemical Analysis
Examines the physical and chemical principles behind the major types of chemical instrumentation. Special emphasis is given to those methods employed in CHEM 3112 laboratory. These include electro-analytical methods, combustion analysis, chromatography, polarography, and spectrophotometry. Class 2. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3112. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 4304   Biochemistry
A survey of the field of biochemistry including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, enzymes, nucleic acids and their roles in metabolism. The laboratory reinforces the lecture but focuses on techniques for isolating and manipulating biomolecules including enzyme kinetics. (Same as BIOL 4304.) Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1123 and CHEM 2123. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in chemistry under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis will be placed upon initiative and creativity with reports and oral presentations required twice a semester. Class 1. Lab 3.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
      Humanities Elective
Cross-Cultural (CCLT 3203 only); Fine Arts (HUMA); History (HIST); Literature (any ENGL 2000+ level course except ENGL 2011, 2603, 3213, 3223, 3403, 3413, 3931, 4023, 4913, 4923, 4931); Philosophy (PHIL); and Foreign Language (must have two semesters in one foreign language). Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201214 hours
BIOL 4404   Cell Biology
A detailed study of mainly eukaryotic cell structure and function. Topics include the biochemical basis of cell structure, gene structure and expression, cell membrane structure, and mechanisms of cell-to-cell signaling. The laboratory will cover aspects of histology, physiology, and molecular biology of eukaryotic cell systems. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113, BIOL 1123, and BIOL 4304. (Spring, Even years)
 
CHEM 4931   Chemistry Internship
Students will participate in a research experience that will enhance their classroom and laboratory instruction while functioning in a professional work environment under the supervision of a graduate-level chemist. Class 1. Prerequisites: CHEM 3951 and departmental approval. (On Demand) CHEM 4951 Undergraduate Research may be substituted for CHEM 4931.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Total Hours: 128