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First Semester - Fall 201216 hours
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..
 
HCMG 3123   Health Care Delivery Systems (GAPS Online Course)
Examines the evolution and structure of integrated health care delivery systems from the perspectives of quality, access, and costs. Explores issues related to urban versus rural settings, managed care, reimbursement, regulatory requirements, and institutional accreditation.

This course is offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program.
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 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.
 
MGMT 2303   Principles Of Management
An introductory survey to the fundamental principles of management and the functions of planning, organizing, and controlling. The course provides the student with a basis for thinking about complex business operations as they relate to the management process. Class 3. MGMT 2303 Principles of Management or MGMT Elective
 
Second Semester - Spring 201317 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 2033   Programming for Information Systems
A second course in computer programming focusing on the use of object-oriented language features and commonly used data structures and algorithms. Topics include the appropriate choice of data structures, recursive algorithms, computational complexity, and search and sorting techniques. Course assignments emphasize program design using the problem domain of information systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 1303. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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..
 
HCMG 4323   Regulation and Accountability in Health Care
This course is intended to familiarize the student with state and federal health regulations and accountability factors. Current issues will be discussed and evaluated.

This course is offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program.
Class 3.
 
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.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201316 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.
 
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)
 
HCIT 4343   Health Informatics
Introduces the concepts and practices of health care informatics. Examines emerging informatics technologies and processes including consumer informatics, the internet, electronic medical records, and information exchange. Includes methods in which health care informatics could transform health care delivery and impact the marketplace, organizations and individuals.

This course is offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program.

 
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 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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201415 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.
 
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 3503 Operating Systems or COSC 3403 Web Development.
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
MATH 1503   Calculus With Business Applications
A study of differential calculus and its application to business. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed MATH 1603 or MATH 1903 with a grade of C or better. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1203. (Spring)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201416 hours
BUSI 3723   Financial Analysis for Managers (GAPS Online Course)
This class is designed to sharpen the student's skill in the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. The key financial statements are introduced, as well as important accounting conventions and relationships between various accounts. The focus is placed on the use of financial information to improve the effectiveness of managerial decision-making. Class 3.
 
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)
 
      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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 6 total hours needed.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201516 hours
COSC 3023   Information Systems
An overview of the five components of modern computerized information systems: hardware, software, procedures, people, and data. A study of existing systems and the strategic roles they play in business. An introduction to business data processing using modern applications and programming languages. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring, Odd years)
 
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)
 
      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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 6 total hours needed.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201515 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
COSC 4553   Information Security
Principles and concepts of information security to include cryptography, access control, protocols, secure software, and forensics. Emphasis is on learning the principles and then applying them in various programming or hands-on scenarios. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Spring, Even years)
 
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.
 
MGMT 4363   Project Management
This course presents principles and methods for planning and controlling projects, including project plan development, resource planning and scheduling, and project monitoring and control. The utilization of computerized project management software and related methods are included in this course. Class 3. (Spring)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201615 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
HCMG 4903   Integrating Faith and Work in Health Care
Guides the student in formulation of a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in health care, accountability, respect for human rights, and responsible lifestyle from a Biblical world view.

This course is offered through the Graduate and Professional Studies program.
Class 3. Prerequisite: All other major courses must be satisfactorily complete prior to enrollment..
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 9 total hours needed.
 
Total Hours: 126