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First Semester - Fall 201115 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.
 
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 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)
 
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 1203   College Algebra With Applications
A study of linear and quadratic equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, and linear inequalities with emphasis on business applications. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1303, MATH 1603, or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 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 201217 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.
 
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. Corequisite: EDUC 2100 (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: Completion of ENGL 1004 with a grade of C or better or ENGL 1013..
 
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)
 
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.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201216 hours
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-6, 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 1113   Western Civilization To 1715 (L)
A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Fall)
 
PSYC 2143   Human Growth And Development
This course involves the study of biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of development from birth to death. Through the examination of various theories and research, this course will allow students to experience a greater understanding of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through the lifespan. Class 3. (Fall)
 
      Elementary Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 1113, HEBR 1113, KORE 1113, RUSS 1113, or SPAN 1113
Class 3. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Lab Science Elective
May be chosen from:
BIOL 1014 Life Science
PHYS 1014 Physical Science
PHYS 2514 Astronomy
CHEM 1113 CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I, Lab
CHEM 1123 CHEM 1121 General Chemistry II, Lab
PHYS 1113 PHYS 1111 General Physics I, Lab
PHYS 1123 PHYS 1121 General Physics II, Lab
PHYS 2013 PHYS 2011 University Physics I, Lab
PHYS 2023 PHYS 2021 University Physics II, Lab
GEOL 1114 General Geology I
GEOL 1124 General Geology II
Class 3. Lab 1.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201318 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.
 
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.
 
HIST 1123   Western Civilization From 1715 (L)
Covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Spring)
 
HIST 4503   Texas And The American West
A study of the history and legends of the West with a particular focus on Texas. The course covers such topics as the Hispanic influence on Texas and the West, the Native American experience, American expansion and the Texas Revolution, Texas as a republic and as a state, and the development of the cattle and mining frontiers. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring) Prerequisite Junior/Senior Standing - approval of the Chair of the Department of History & Political Science needed.
 
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.
 
      Elementary Foreign Language II
May be chosen from:
GREE 1123, HEBR 1123, KORE 2113, RUSS 1123, or SPAN 1123
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language I. 3 total hours needed.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201314 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
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)
 
HIST 2531   Social Studies Practicum
A survey of various methods of developing and teaching social studies courses. Emphasis is placed on student development and delivery of instruction in history, political science, and geography. Class 1. (On Demand)
 
HIST 3403   Colonial And Revolutionary America
A study of the cultural, economic, and political development of the British North American colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries, the movement of those colonies to independence, and the creation of an American republic. Special attention is given to the emergence of an American culture, British imperial policies, and the origins of the Revolution and the struggle to create a republican form of government. Odd years). Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 2113. (Fall)
 
HIST 3603   History Of The Modern Middle East
A survey of the history of the Middle East from the time of Mohammed to the present. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as Arab-Israeli relations will be emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Fall, Odd years)
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201416 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3. BIBL 4413 Physical Settings of the Bible is recommended.
 
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-6, 4-8, 8-12, or all level Kinesiology. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade. Corequisites: EDUC 3323
 
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
 
HIST 4313   Modern Global History
A survey of politics, cultures, and peoples of the modern world since 1914 with particular emphasis on the impact and contributions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the contemporary world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3. Junior/Senior Standing and approval of the Department Chair required.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201418 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.
 
GEOG 2013   World Regional Geography
An introduction to the field of geography. The course examines the physical and cultural geography of the world's regions with an emphasis on the five fundamental themes of geography. Class 3. (Fall)
 
HIST 4303   Europe, 1789-1914
An examination of the political, economic, and social changes that occurred in world history during the 19th century. Particular attention is given to the political and industrial revolutions of the North Atlantic world and the impact those revolutions had on Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 1123 or permission of Instructor. (Fall, Even years)
 
HIST 4603   American Foreign Policy (L)
An analysis of American diplomacy from 1776 to the present. The period since 1900 is emphasized. Particular focus is placed on the development of economic foreign policy and the decision-making process. The roles that the President, the State Department, and the American public play in the formulation of foreign policy are discussed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 2113 or HIST 2123 or permission of Instructor. (Fall, Odd 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.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 2113, RUSS 1124 or SPAN 2113
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language II. 3 total hours needed.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201514 hours
EDUC 4022   Legal Issues in Education
Provides teacher education majors with a current overview of legal and ethical issues in public and private schools. Topics may include: legal and ethical rights; responsibilities of teachers and students; legal cases that have impacted our educational system; terms and conditions of employment; religious freedoms; liability; student discipline; due process rights; gender issues; censorship. Class 2. Corequisite: EDUC 4186, EDUC 4286, or EDUC 4386 Students may substitute MEDU5023, Public School Law. The course description for MEDU 5023 is available in the GAPS catalog at http://adults.letu.edu/student-services.asp.
 
EDUC 4343   Classroom Management And Organization For The Middle & Secondary School (L)
Students focus on structuring and managing the 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. (Spring)
 
Total Hours: 128
Notes: A minor must be declared. Education may be declared as the minor field.