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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 3103   Pentateuch
A study of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. These books are treated as a foundation for the total Biblical revelation. The content of each book is studied with emphasis on the covenants, the historical background and cultural setting, and the practical applications of the Scriptural message to modern times. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033 and BIBL 1043. (Fall)
 
BIBL 3503   The Life And Teachings Of Christ
An exegetical and topical study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as presented primarily in the synoptic Gospels of the New Testament. Consideration is given to the message of each Gospel within its socio-historical setting. Literary structure, hermeneutical considerations, and personal applications are included. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033 and BIBL 1043. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
CCLT 3203   Religions Of The World
A study of the doctrines and present practices of the major world religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Religious beliefs and practices of animism and tribal religions are also included. Class 3. (Spring)
 
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     Christian Ministry Elective
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 3303 Evangelism and Discipleship
CMIN 3403 The Ministry of Teaching
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family

 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Elective
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 3303 Evangelism and Discipleship
CMIN 3403 The Ministry of Teaching
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family

 
CMIN     Christian Ministry Elective
Christian Ministry Electives may be chosen from:
CMIN 3103 Principles of Youth Ministry
CMIN 3203 Understanding Youth
CMIN 3303 Evangelism and Discipleship
CMIN 3403 The Ministry of Teaching
CMIN 4103 Current Issues in Youth Ministry
CMIN 49x3 Special Topics
KINE 4003 Sports Ministry Leadership
PSYC 3203 Marriage and the Family

 
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     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 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.
 
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.
 
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 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 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 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)
 
THEO     Theology Elective
Any approved theology course.
 
THEO     Theology Elective
Any approved theology course. Any approved Theology course.
 
      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.
 
      Humanities Elective
Cross-Cultural (CCLT 3203 only); Fine Arts (HUMA); History (HIST); Literature (any ENGL 2000+ level course except 2011, 2603, 3213, 3223, 3403, 3413, 3931, 4023, 4913, 4923, 4931); Philosophy (PHIL); Theology (THEO) 3063, 3203; and Foreign Language (must have two semesters in one foreign language). Class 3.
 
      Social Science Elective
May be chosen from:
Cross-Cultural (CCLT excluding 1013 and 3203); Communications (COMM); Economics (BECN); History (HIST); Political Science (POLS); and Psychology (PSYC).
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.
 
      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.
 
      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 minor in Christian Ministries is built into this degree plan.

A "C" or higher is required on all departmental classes.CMIN 4006 and CCLT 4006 cannot be used to meet course requirements for the minor in Christian Ministry. Six hours of BIBL, CCLT, or CMWA Courses or KINE 4003 may be substituted for 6 of these 15 hours of CMIN electives