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First Semester - Fall 200616 hours
BIBL 1003   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. Minimum grade of 'B' required.
 
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 the definite integral. 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 200715 hours
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)
 
EDUC 2100   Practicum I
This course is designed to provide field experiences for a student enrolled in EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301. This practicum will enable the student to participate in an observational, interviewing and an assistant capacity in the assigned classroom setting(s) for 20 clock hours. The student will observe all aspects of teaching including lesson planning, classroom set-up, scheduling, meetings, and basic teaching procedures. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Corequisite: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301 (Spring)
 
EDUC 2301   Introduction To 8th - 12th Grade Teaching
Students are introduced to requirements for becoming a teacher in Texas, legal and ethical aspects of teaching, organization and structure of secondary schools, and methods of motivation and discipline in 8th-12th grade classroom. Students observe and participate in assigned schools. Class 1. (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. Minimum grade of 'B' required.
 
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and vectors. 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 200717 hours
BIBL 2003   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 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)
 
EDUC 3010   Practicum II
Students will observe, participate, and reflect on classroom experiences as a part of an educational experience that involves 20 hours of time beyond the course. As a part of the practicum, students will complete field experiences for a minimum of two hours a week for ten weeks in their certification area ECE-4, 4-8, 8-12, or all level Kinesiology. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 3343 (Fall)
 
EDUC 3343   Foundations of American Education and Culture
The study of the present educational system and its social impact and future implications in historical, philosophical, and sociological perspective. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3010
 
HIST 2113   American History to 1865
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
 
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 200816 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
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.
 
HIST 2123   American History from 1865
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
 
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.
 
PHYS 4414   Optics
An advanced course dealing with the structure, function, and design of modern optical instruments. Topics will include geometrical and physical optics, properties of lenses, physical principles underlying optical devices including lasers, interference, diffraction, polarization of light, and introductory quantum optics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2023 and MATH 2013. (Spring, Even years)
 
Second Summer 20084 hours
PHYS 2514   Astronomy
A study of astrophysical phenomena. The focus of this course will be on planetary and stellar systems, with an introduction to cosmology. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or higher. (Summer)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 200816 hours
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)
 
GEOL 1114   General Geology I
This course provides an introduction to geology including the study of rocks, minerals, and the basic processes that shape the surface features of the earth. Attention will also be given to natural resources including good ecological utilization of them. Class 3. Lab 3. (Fall, Even years)
 
INTC 3003   Applications Of Technology
Students apply technology to instruction and study software selection and evaluation. Course activities include word processing, databases, use of visual and computer graphics, distance learning methodologies, power point presentations, CD-ROM applications, and web page construction. 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.
 
PHYS 3314   Modern Physics
Introduction to relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic spectra, atomic structure, radioactivity, nuclear physics, and particle physics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2023 and MATH 2013. (Fall, Even years)
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 200917 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
EDUC 3320   Practicum III
Students will observe, participate in, and reflect on classroom experiences as a part of this educational practicum. As a part of the practicum, students will complete field experiences for a minimum of two hours a week for ten weeks in their certification area ECE-4, 4-8, 8-12, or all level Kinesiology. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 3323 (Spring)
 
EDUC 3323   Planning And Assessment
This course focuses on instructional design for the classroom. Students will explore all phases of instructional planning, including modifications for diverse populations and exceptional learners. It will give them practical experience in writing objectives, using various formats of lesson plans, planning units of instruction, and planning assessment. Other topics will include authentic assessment, TEKS integration, thematic design, and content across the curriculum. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3320 (Spring)
 
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.
 
GEOL 1124   General Geology II
Further development of the concepts in General Geology I with emphasis upon the history and the development of major geological features such as continents, ocean basins, and mountain ranges. The theory of plate tectonics is presented as a unifying concept and an explanation for many of these features. Geological phenomena, such as earthquakes and volcanic activity, are included with an extension to planetary science. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: GEOL 1114. (Spring, Odd 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.
 
PHYS 3941   Science Curriculum Research
An independent research course where the student designs a science unit for an upper-level elementary or secondary course focused in physics. The objective is to find and integrate print and electronic resources to present concepts and actively engage the learners with the concepts appropriate to their level. Class 1. Prerequisite: 8 hours of lab science. (On Demand)
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 200917 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)
 
EDUC 4301   Certification Preparation Seminar (8th-12th)
This course is designed to review the TExES competencies for the 8th-12th certification areas in one or more secondary content areas and professional development. Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.
 
EDUC 4330   Practicum IV
This course is designed to provide field experiences for a senior level student, enrolled as a preservice teacher during the semester prior to student teaching. The student will serve a minimum of five weeks in each student teaching placement classroom for a minimum of three hours per week to equal a total of thirty clock hours or more for this practicum experience. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 4333, EDUC 4223, or EDUC 4133 (Fall)
 
EDUC 4333   Instructional Methods For Grades 8-12
Students focus on learning theory, effective teaching practices, instructional strategies, and roles, including self-directed learning and collaboration, ways of encouraging independent thinkers and problem solvers, and selection and evaluations of textbooks and other instructional materials. Students will observe and participate in 8th - 12th grade classrooms in assigned schools. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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.
 
PSYC 2143   Human Growth And Development
A study of the social, cognitive, and emotional aspects of development from birth to death. Theory and recent research will be discussed. Class 3. (Fall)
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201012 hours
EDUC 4343   Classroom Management And Organization For The Secondary School (L)
Students focus on structuring and managing the high school learning environment, understanding how motivation affects group and individual behavior, developing a supportive and responsive classroom community, fostering supportive school-home relationships, applying reinforcement theory, maintaining a supportive environment, and providing feedback on student progress during instruction. This course is taken as part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring)
 
EDUC 4386   Student Teaching In The High School
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in grades 8-12. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 6 total hours needed.
 
READ 4313   Reading And Testing In The Content Areas
Students learn methods of helping learners to improve reading and study strategies in the content areas. Course topics include pre-reading strategies, vocabulary development, study skills, and reading and writing across the curriculum. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 130