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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     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113. (Fall)
 
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. (Fall)
 
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 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.
 
DSTC 1043   Descriptive Geometry
Principles and application of orthographic projection including space relation of points, lines, planes, intersection, and development, along with geometry problems. Class 3. (Spring)
 
DSTC 1203   Computer Aided Drafting And Design
An introduction to computerized drafting using microcomputers with two-dimensional and solid modeling CAD software to provide the student with a working knowledge of computer aided drafting. Class 3.
 
DSTC 1313   Technical Illustration
Theory and practice of the production of industrial drawings and the applications to rendering and shading techniques. Freehand sketching, instrument drawing, CAD, and modeling are emphasized in the preparation of pictorial drawings along with the use of airbrush and ink. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: DSTC 1413. (Fall)
 
DSTC 1413   Technical Design Elements I
Advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling procedures for electrical/electronic, welding, sheet metal, and mechanical elements. Emphasis is placed on a general knowledge of the functions of the elements in each area. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 or consent of instructor. (Fall)
 
DSTC 2613   Architectural Design Elements
Techniques and practices in drafting residential and industrial structures. Includes the use of CAD software in drawing a complete set of plans for a one-story home with details, specifications, and schedule. Also model building. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 and DSTC 1413, or consent of instructor. (Spring)
 
DSTC 2811   Engineering Design Technology I
Preliminary level design of a complete system with its integral parts including design support and development using analysis, modeling, and drawings. Students participate in the conceptual and preliminary design procedures by participating in a team project with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisite: DSTC 3433 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: DSTC 1413 (Fall)
 
DSTC 2821   Engineering Design Technology II
Advanced level design including support and development of illustrations, drawings, reports, and reviews. Continuation and completion of team projects initiated in DSTC 2811 with engineering and engineering technology students. Class 1. Prerequisites: DSTC 1313, DSTC 2811, and DSTC 3433, or consent of instructor. (Spring)
 
DSTC 3423   Technical Design Elements II
A survey course that covers structural, map, and plane surveying and pipe drafting. Emphasis is placed on gaining a general knowledge of the functions of each area using advanced drafting, CAD and solid modeling techniques. Class 2. Lab 4. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203 and DSTC 1413 or consent of instructor. (Spring)
 
DSTC 3433   Solids Modeling
A course in the use of three-dimensional software to produce drawings of solid objects. Class 3. Prerequisites: DSTC 1203. (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. Corequisite: EDUC 2100 (Spring)
 
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 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
 
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.
 
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 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)
 
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.
 
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)
 
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)
 
EETC 1041   AC Electricity Laboratory
Experimental practice exercises in the wiring and measurements of AC electrical circuits. Lab safety and report writing are emphasized. Lab 2. Prerequisite: EETC 1021 or AVTC 1401. Corequisites: EETC 1042 and ENGL 1013. (Fall)
 
EETC 1042   AC Electricity
Phasor algebra, AC series and parallel circuits, circuit resonance, power factor correction, AC voltage measurements, impedance, transformers, and filter networks. Class 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1022 or AVTC 1403, and MATH 1252. Corequisite: EETC 1041. (Fall)
 
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     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.
 
ENGR 1311   Manufacturing Processes Laboratory
Lab experience in basic manufacturing processes including materials separation and materials joining processes including mechanical and thermal processes. Safety issues and the use of precision measuring devices are stressed. Lab 3.
 
GETC 2313   Materials Technology
Atomic and microscale architecture of materials. Material properties, structures, and processing of metals and alloys, plastics, ceramics, and composites. Class 3. Prerequisite: PHYS 1113 or CHEM 1113. (Fall)
 
GETC 3323   Modern Manufacturing Methods
A survey of modern manufacturing equipment and processes used for converting raw materials to finished products, including recent developments, robotics, flexible production lines, just-in-time inventorying, CAM, and quality control techniques. Class 3. Prerequisite: GETC 2313 or ENGR 2313. (Spring)
 
GETC 4301   Seminar in Technology Education
This seminar will serve as a capstone class for teacher education majors. It will emphasize theories and practical application of teaching in a technology education classroom. Class 1. Prerequisite: Senior Level Teacher Education Major. (Fall)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3. History Electives must be either both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715, or both HIST 2113 American History to 1865 and HIST 2123 American History from 1865.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3. History Electives must be either both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715, or both HIST 2113 American History to 1865 and HIST 2123 American History from 1865.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
KINE 2901   Emergency Care And First Aid
This course will be a half-semester course which will emphasize basic first aid procedures and emergency care. Curriculum will include a general survey of first aid procedures and may include the opportunity for certification. This course does not satisfy the KINE Physical Activities elective requirement. Class 1.
 
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 1252   Trigonometry
A study of the trigonometric functions, identities, solving triangles, inverse trigonometric functions, and complex numbers. Class 2. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MATH 1303   Precalculus
A study of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational functions, systems of equations and inequalities, sequences, series, and analytic geometry, including a review of algebra. This course may not be taken by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MATH 1423   Elementary Statistics
An introductory treatment of research statistics. Included are frequency distribution, graphic representation, correlation, sampling theory, probability, and statistical hypotheses. Not applicable to graduation requirements in mathematics or engineering. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123 or equivalent.
 
MJET 2021   Materials Joining Fundamentals Laboratory
Laboratory experience in welding and materials joining, using low hydrogen and other shielded metal arc electrodes, gas tungsten arc welding, and plastics joining. Includes basic experimental methods and introduction to laboratory report writing. Lab 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 1311. Corequisite: MJET 2023 (Spring)
 
MJET 2023   Materials Joining Fundamentals
Fundamentals of materials joining theory, principles and application. Includes basics of interatomic and interfacial bonding, process characteristics and classification, arc physics and metal transfer, energy and power sources, heat flow, distortion and residual stress, joint design and weld symbols, inspection and quality, safety and health, economics and process selection. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGR 1311. Corequisite: MJET 2021. (Spring)
 
PHYS 1111   General Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1113. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1113. (Spring)
 
PHYS 1113   General Physics I
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisites: MATH 1252 and PHYS 1111. (Spring)
 
PHYS 1121   General Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 1123. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1111, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1123. (Fall)
 
PHYS 1123   General Physics II
Principles of mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, and light for technology or liberal arts students. Not applicable for degree requirements in engineering, mathematics, the B. S. in chemistry, or a minor in physics. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 1113, MATH 1252 and either MATH 1203 or MATH 1303. Corequisite: PHYS 1121. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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)
 
      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: 133