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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.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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)
 
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)
 
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 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 4153 Programming Languages may be substituted for COSC 4503 Program Translation.
 
COSC     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Computer Science (COSC) course. Class 3.
 
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 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)
 
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) Minimum grade of 'C' required. 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) Minimum grade of 'C' required. EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
 
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)
 
EETC 2313   Electronics I
Basic solid state study of discrete component devices and circuits such as power supplies and amplifiers using diodes and transistors including field-effect transistors. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 1041 and EETC 1042. (Spring)
 
EETC 2324   Electronics II
Solid state study primarily of integrated circuits such as operational amplifiers, active filters, and voltage regulators. Amplifier frequency response and some discrete components such as thyristors, unijunction transistors and optoelectronic devices will also be studied. Class 3. Lab 2. Prerequisites: EETC 2313 and MATH 1603. (Fall)
 
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) EEGR 2053 Electric Circuits I and EEGR 3213 Digital Electronics may be substituted for EETC 1021, EETC 1022, and EETC 3213.
 
EETC 4213   Introduction To Microcontrollers
Application of digital and logic concepts; the study of microcontroller function and use; assembly language programming. Class 2. Lab 2. Prerequisite: EETC 3213. (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.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. 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 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 1603   Technical Calculus I
An introduction to calculus including analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, applications of antiderivatives, and the definite integral. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent. (Fall)
 
MATH 1613   Technical Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1603 including applications of the definite integral, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, integration techniques, and improper integrals. Not applicable for degree requirements in mathematics or engineering. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 2013 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1603. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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)
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. 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: 126