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English Language and Literature, B.A. (ENLL)
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First Semester - Fall 201316 hours
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.. Does not count toward 36 hours needed for English Language and Literature majors.
 
HIST 1113   Western Civilization To 1715 (L)
A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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.
 
      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.
 
      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.
 
Second Semester - Spring 201416 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.
 
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..
 
HIST 1123   Western Civilization From 1715 (L)
Covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Spring)
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
      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.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201418 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.
 
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 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)
 
HIST 2113   American History to 1865
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall)
 
MATH     Elective
A College Algebra level or above Mathematics (MATH) 3 credit hour course. Class 3.
 
      Elementary Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 1113, HEBR 1113, KORE 1113, RUSS 1113, or SPAN 1113
Class 3. 3 total hours needed.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201516 hours
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 2123   American History from 1865
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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.
 
      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. 3 total hours needed.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201515 hours
ENGL 3103   Survey Of American Literature I
A survey of the literature of America from the beginning to Whitman. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)
 
ENGL 4913   Literary Criticism
This course is designed to integrate the student's understanding of the theories of literary criticism with their practical applications both to critical interpretation and teaching literature. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Odd years)
 
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.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 2113, RUSS 1124 or SPAN 2113
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language II. 3 total hours needed.
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements. 3 total hours needed.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201615 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGL 3113   Survey Of American Literature II
A continuation of ENGL 3103. A survey of the literature of America from Whitman to present. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)
 
ENGL 3303   Shakespeare
A study of the sonnets and selected plays with emphasis on the major tragedies. Involvement through drama is emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language II
May be chosen from:
GREE 2123 or SPAN 2123
Class 3. Prerequisite: Intermediate Foreign Language I. 3 total hours needed.
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201615 hours
COMM 3403   Journalism-Publications
A basic overview of news gathering and writing for mass media; with emphasis on journalistic style and story structure, copy editing, graphic design and layout, and photo selection and editing. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Even years)
 
ENGL 3503   World Literature: Beginnings Through The Renaissance
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of early non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, and/or Africa. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall) Either ENGL3503 or ENGL 3553 is required of all English Language and Literature majors.
 
ENGL 3931   English Internship
This internship can be fulfilled by taking ENGL 2011 APPLIED JOURNALISM or by being involved in theater or other practical mentored learning experiences approved by the Department of Literature and Language Arts. Required of English majors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grade. Class 1. An internship in applied journalism or speech is required. This is done in conjunction with co-curricular activities such as student publications, theater, or special projects approved by the English department chair.
 
ENGL 4913   Literary Criticism
This course is designed to integrate the student's understanding of the theories of literary criticism with their practical applications both to critical interpretation and teaching literature. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall, Odd years)
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements. 3 total hours needed.
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements. 2 total hours needed.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201715 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
ENGL 3553   World Literature: The Enlightenment Through The Twentieth Century
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of later non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring) A Literature Elective may be substituted for ENGL 3553.
 
ENGL 49x3   Special Topics
A course to be utilized for seminars and special lectures in topics which are not offered on a regular basis. Topics have included: Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Milton, Romantic Literature, Short Story, Tolkien Seminar, Utopian Literature, Southern Women Writers, and Victorian Literature. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 3. Prerequisites: ENGL 1023 and Junior or Senior standing.
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
      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. A minor must be declared. The minor field (required) and general electives together must consist of at least 17 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
Total Hours: 126
Notes: This degree requires a minor.
An internship in applied English studies is required. The internship must be proposed to and approved by the Chair of the Department of Literature and Language Arts. The internship may consist of co-curricular activities such as student publications, theater, or other extracurricular mentored learning projects. Additional information is available from the Chair of the Department of Literature and Language Arts.