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Computer Science, B.S. (CSBS)
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First Semester - Fall 201116 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. A first course in programming with an emphases on scientific and engineering applications. Class 2. Lab 1. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
ENGL 1013   English Composition I
A study of effective writing, reading, and speaking. Emphasis is on effective personal and expository writing. (This course must be completed before reaching Junior standing.) Class 3. Prerequisite: Qualification on ACT or SAT exam or completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of D..
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 201217 hours
COSC 2103   Computer Science II
A second semester study of computing principles. Abstract data types, object-oriented programming concepts, and introductory topics of graphical-user interfaces, unit testing, and file structures. Students hone their problem solving skills through a variety of programming assignments. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 1303 or consent of instructor. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
EETC 1021   DC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercise in the wiring of DC electrical circuits, instrumentation and meter reading, circuit analysis, and lab safety. Lab 2. Corequisite: EETC 1022. (Spring) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
EETC 1022   DC Electricity
Principles of electricity covering direct currents and voltages; electrical units, Ohm's Law, power law, Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and series, parallel, and series-parallel circuitry. Class 2. Corequisites: EETC 1021 and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303, or consent of instructor. (Spring) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
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: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
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 1803   Discrete Mathematics
Topics include set theory, relations, propositional logic and proofs, algebraic structure, graph theory, and Boolean algebra. Techniques of proof introduced include proof by specialization and division into cases, indirect proof, existence and uniqueness proofs, and induction. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or equivalent. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
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 201216 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.
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.
COSC 2203   Data Structures
A second-year course in data structures and algorithms. Topics include commonly used data structures, recursive algorithms, computational complexity, sorting and searching techniques, and an introduction to run-time storage management. Course assignments emphasize both program design and implementation. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 2103 and MATH 1803. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
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. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1023 (Fall, Even years)
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 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 1613 or MATH 2013.
Fourth Semester - Spring 201316 hours
COSC 3503   Operating Systems
An introduction to the principles and concepts of operating systems to include process management, memory management, and storage management. Emphasis is placed on learning the principles and then applying them in various systems programming exercises. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: COSC 2203 (Spring)
EETC 3213   Digital Electronics
Number systems; switching algebra and combinational logic design; logic gate circuits; latches, flip-flops, counters, registers, multiplexers, and memory devices; data coding and error detection; applications of digital circuits. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1021, EETC 1022, or AVTC 1401, AVTC 1403, and MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. (Spring)
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.
PHIL 2063   Ethics (L)
An overview of the basic philosophical alternatives in ethics and an examination of specific contemporary ethical issues from a Christian perspective. Class 3.
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 Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
Fifth Semester - Fall 201316 hours
COSC 3523   Analysis Of Algorithms
The analysis, design, and implementation of popular algorithms methods. Topics include specific algorithms for searching, sorting, set operations, and graph-related operations. Emphasis on empirical and theoretical measures of the space and time efficiency. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall)
COSC 3603   Networks And Data Communications
An introduction to the principles and concepts of network-based communication between software processes. This includes the organization of WANs and LANs, the function of gateways and routers, and the use of protocols at the application, transport and network layers. Emphasis is placed on the TCP/IP protocol suite. Exercises focus on studying network traffic and developing TCP- and UDP-based client/server programs. Class 3. Prerequisite or Corequisite: COSC 2203 (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.
MATH 4403   Numerical Analysis
A study of topics from methods of finding zeros of functions, approximation of functions by polynomials, finite differences, numerical integration, solutions of systems of linear equations, numerical solutions of differential equations, and round-off error analysis. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303 and either MATH 1613 or MATH 2013. (Fall)
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 oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
Sixth Semester - Spring 201415 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
COSC 3303   Computer Architecture
A study of design alternatives in computer architecture. Topics include machine organization, memory subsystem organization, interfacing concepts, issues that arise in managing communication with the processor, and alternative computer architectures. Assembly language is studied and used to implement a variety of small programs. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 2203 and either EEGR 3213 or EETC 3213. (Spring)
COSC 3403   Software Engineering I
The application of object-oriented analysis and design methods to develop commercial software. Emphasis is placed on software process maturity, software development life cycles, software documentation, and team projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring)
COSC 4153   Programming Languages
A survey of language classes, such as imperative, functional, logic, concurrent and object- oriented paradigms, as well as their run-time structures. The student will gain experience writing programs in a variety of languages and develop an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of each language. Includes historical precedents and current trends in design and philosophy of languages. Formal approaches to defining the syntax and semantics are used to describe the fundamental concepts underlying programming languages. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2103. (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.
Seventh Semester - Fall 201415 hours
BECN 2103   Macroeconomics
An introduction to the nature and theory of Economics and the theoretical tools of macroeconomics. The course includes the introduction of supply and demand, examination of national income accounting, the role of government to include fiscal and monetary policy, the American banking system, and international trade. Class 3. (Fall) BECN 2203 Microeconomics (Spring) may be substituted for BECN 2103.
COSC 4203   Database Management
A study of data modeling, relational databases, normalizing techniques, query languages, managerial aspects of database administration, and trends in database administration. Programming is done in a 4GL language. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall)
COSC 4303   Software Engineering II
Application of software project management, requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing to the development of large software systems. Emphasis is on software process improvement, requirements management, software testing techniques, quality assurance, configuration management, risk management and group projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 3403. (Fall)
COSC     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Computer Science (COSC) course. Class 3.
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
Eighth Semester - Spring 201515 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
COSC 4503   Program Translation
A study of language design and translation, including the various types of compilers, LL and LR parsing, support mechanisms for access and storage of translation data, scoping concerns, lifetime, visibility, and overloading mechanisms; all within the context of the program translation stages. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 3303 and COSC 3403. (Spring)
COSC 4603   Computer Theory
A study of the computational and linguistic theory on which the field of computer science is based. Topics include finite state automata, context-free grammars, push-down automata, Turing machines, undecidability, computability, and complexity theory. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 3523 and MATH 1803 or consent of instructor. (Spring)
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. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed POLS 2503 or POLS 2603. This course is recommended for teacher education majors. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing. POLS 3203 Introduction to Political Science (Spring) may be substituted for POLS 2103.
PSYC 2013   Introduction To Psychology
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Fundamental theories, problems, and procedures relating to human activity. Biological, social, and cultural factors in development. Topics include neuroscience, development, gender, sensation and perception, learning, memory, thinking, motivation and emotion, stress, personality, psychological disorders and therapy, and social psychology. Class 3.
Total Hours: 126