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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.
 
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.
 
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
BIBL     Old Testament Elective
Any Old Testament Bible course 3000 level and above. Class 3.
 
BIBL     New Testament Elective
Any New Testament Bible elective 3000 level are above. Class 3.
 
CCLT 1013   Contemporary World Missions
A survey of missionary endeavor in the contemporary world, the principles of missions, and the Biblical basis for missions. Included also are the relationships between the western missionary and non-missionary personnel and the national church. Class 3. (Fall)
 
CMIN 2103   Foundations for Christian Ministry
An exploration of the biblical, theological, historical, contextual, and experiential foundations for ministry in the world today. Consideration is given to various opportunities for ministry, as students work towards a personal philosophy of ministry. Class 3. (Fall)
 
CMIN 3303   Evangelism And Discipleship
The first half of the course addresses the development and principles of personal evangelism and the second half addresses the principles and methods of personal discipleship. Special attention is given to the studentís own spiritual growth and role as a spiritual leader. The course analyzes spiritual decision-making processes, the art of persuasive communication, and spiritual formation. Incorporates individual experiences in personal evangelism and small group discipleship. Attention is given to the call, spiritual disciplines, ministerial ethics, and the Christian lifestyle. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Spring, Even years)
 
CMIN 3403   Ministry of Teaching
A course that explores teaching and learning theories specifically for those working in Christian ministry. A biblical philosophy of Christian education will be explored, choosing and critiquing Christian education curriculum will be discussed, and an understanding of teaching methods and learning styles will be utilized in observation and practice of teaching in ministry settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CMIN 4006   Christian Ministry Internship
Conducted in cooperation with local churches, Christian organizations, missionaries, or chaplains to offer the student supervised field experience of at least 240 hours with a professional currently in full-time Christian ministry. Students will be expected to reflect upon their experience in a research project. Guided by the instructor, students will choose an experience that corresponds to their degree program and expected field of service. Class 6. Prerequisites: CMIN 2103, Junior Standing, and Permission of Instructor. (On Demand)
 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Electives
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
BIBL Elective (3 hours)
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
HIST 3003 History of the Church
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family
Class 3.
 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Electives
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
BIBL Elective (3 hours)
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
HIST 3003 History of the Church
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family
Class 3.
 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Electives
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
BIBL Elective (3 hours)
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
HIST 3003 History of the Church
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family
Class 3.
 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Electives
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
BIBL Elective (3 hours)
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
HIST 3003 History of the Church
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family
Class 3.
 
CMWA 2103   Worship Leadership
A study of common worship service components and their delivery, including the meaning and practice of a variety of Church rituals such as preaching, communion, baptism, parent/child dedications, funerals, weddings, and seasonal days. Consideration is given to broadening and deepening students' understanding of the relationship between overall worship service design and individual worship elements, providing a general view of the purpose of worship and the role of the worship leader. Class 3. Prerequisite: COMM 1113.
 
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 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..
 
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..
 
ENGL 2323   Survey Of British Literature I
A survey of English literature from the beginning through the neoclassical period. Special attention is given to the theory of literary interpretation. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)
 
ENGL 2333   Survey Of British Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 2323. A survey of English literature from the pre-romantic period to present. Special attention is given to study of specific genres. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)
 
HIST 3003   History Of The Church
A survey of church history from the time of Christ to the present. The New Testament church, medieval Christianity, the Reformation, and protestantism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries will be stressed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 1113 or HIST 1123 or permission of Instructor. (Spring, Even years)
 
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     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.
 
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     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3. College Algebra or higher.
 
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 3203   Christian Apologetics (L)
A course designed to study the factuality of biblical Christianity in relation to philosophy, science, and other religions. Attacks upon Christianity are defined and evaluated together with consideration of current debates on the strategy of defending the Christian religion. Attention is given to the place and value of Christian evidences. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033 and BIBL 1043.
 
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.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4000   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1.
 
THEO 4001   Seminar for Life and Ministry
A seminar course that meets three times a semester, consisting of all departmental faculty and majors. Issues related to spiritual formation for ministry and biblical hermeneutics will be discussed. A BIBL or CMIN major will take the course each semester and receive credit their final full semester before graduation. Evaluation for the course will be based on accumulative participation during a student's residency. Class 0,1. 1 total hours needed.
 
THEO 4103   Christian Doctrine I
A systematic study of the basic doctrines of Scripture, God, humanity, and sin. This course does not fulfill the Bible elective general education requirement. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033, BIBL 1043, one 3000 level Old Testament course, one 3000 level New Testament course, and permission of instructor. (Fall)
 
THEO 4113   Christian Doctrine II
A systematic study of the basic doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, and last things. This course does not fulfill the Bible elective general education requirement. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033, BIBL 1043, one 3000 level Old Testament course, one 3000 level New Testament course, BIBL 4103, and permission of instructor. (Spring)
 
      Elementary Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 1113, HEBR 1113, KORE 1113, RUSS 1113, or SPAN 1113
Class 3. Greek is recommended for pre seminary. 3 total hours needed.
 
      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. Greek is recommended for pre seminary. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 2113, RUSS 1124 or SPAN 2113
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language II. Greek is recommended for pre seminary. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language II
May be chosen from:
GREE 2123 or SPAN 2123
Class 3. Prerequisite: Intermediate Foreign Language I. Greek is recommended for pre seminary. 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.
 
      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.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3.
 
      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.
 
Total Hours: 124
Notes: A Christian service assignment is required, in consultation with the department. At least half of the total semesters as a Christian Ministry major at LeTourneau University must be spent in a Christian service assignment.

A minor in Biblical Studies is built into this degree plan. Christian Ministry electives may be chosen from:
1 of the following:
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry

and 3 of the following:
BIBL Elective (up to 3 hours)
CCLT Electives (up to 6 hours)
CMIN Electives (up to 9 hours)
CMWA Elective (up to 3 hours)
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership (Fall, Odd years)
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family (Spring, Even years)