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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.
 
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.
 
CHEM 1121   General Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1123. (Spring)
 
CHEM 1123   General Chemistry II
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 1121. (Spring)
 
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.
 
EEGR 2051   Circuits and Measurements Lab
Introduction to instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and report writing. Use of test equipment for electrical and mechanical measurements. Lab 3. Corequisite: EEGR2053
 
EEGR 2053   Electric Circuits
Principles of linear networks covering the laws of circuit theory that apply to such networks, including elements of network topology, mesh currents and node voltages, network theorems, op-amps, energy and power, basic concepts of transient response of R-L and R-C networks to a unit pulse driving function, steady state sinusoidal voltage and current, including polyphase circuits, mutual coupling, and ideal transformers. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. Corequisites: EEGR 2051
 
EEGR 3213   Digital Electronics
Application of Boolean algebra to the design of logic circuits; Karnaugh maps; registers, counters, and data conversion; microlabs for combinational and sequential logic circuits are included. Class 3. Prerequisite: EEGR 2053.
 
EEGR 4513   Electromagnetic Fields And Waves
Vectors, static electric, and magnetic fields in dielectric and magnetic materials, principles leading to Maxwell's and Poisson's equations, and use of the wave equation. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 1303, EEGR 2053, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: MATH 2203 and PHYS 2023. (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 1903   Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with emphasis on concepts and principles. Topics studied include limits, derivatives, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 1252 and MATH 1303, or equivalent.
 
MATH 2013   Calculus II
A continuation of MATH 1903 including techniques and applications of integration, polar coordinates, and infinite series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903.
 
MATH 2023   Calculus III
A continuation of MATH 2013 including parametric equations, vectors, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MATH 2203   Differential Equations
Solutions, properties, and applications of ordinary differential equations, including the use of Laplace transforms and Fourier series. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
 
MATH 3303   Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues, and geometric applications. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1613 or MATH 2013.
 
MEGR 2013   Statics
Fundamental concepts of mechanics, equilibrium of force systems, structural applications, cables, friction, and virtual work. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MEGR 2023   Dynamics
Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies. Principles of impulse and momentum, and work and energy. Class 3. Prerequisite: MEGR 2013. Corequisite: MATH 2023.
 
MEGR 3513   Fluid Mechanics
Fluid statics and dynamics, flow of an ideal fluid, boundary layer, flow of real fluids through pipes and ducts, flow around immersed bodies, and analysis and design of hydraulic systems. Class 3. Prerequisites: COSC 1303, MATH 2023, and MEGR 2023.. (Fall)
 
MEGR 3713   Thermodynamics
Properties of pure substances, heat and work, first and second laws of thermodynamics, entropy, ideal gases, gas-vapor mixtures, and availability. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1113, COSC 1303, and MEGR 2013. May be replaced with CHEM 4113 Physical chemistry 1.
 
MEGR 4723   Heat Transfer
Principles of conduction, convection, and radiation heat transfer, transient heat flow, condensation and boiling, and heat exchangers. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2203 and MEGR 3513. Corequisite: MEGR 3713. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2011   University Physics I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2013. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2013. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2013   University Physics I
A calculus based study of the theory and application of Newton's laws of motion, gravity, work, energy, momentum, and angular momentum. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2011. (Spring)
 
PHYS 2021   University Physics II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with PHYS 2023. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2023. (Fall)
 
PHYS 2023   University Physics II
A calculus based study of the theory and application of oscillations, waves, sound, electricity, magnetism, Maxwell's equation of electromagnetism and light. Class 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2013 and MATH 1903. Corequisite: PHYS 2021. (Fall)
 
PHYS 3214   Relativity and Quantum Theory
A study of special relativity, the dual nature of particles and waves, principles of quantum mechanics, including bound states and free particles, quantum tunneling, and a quantitative investigation of the Hydrogen atom. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2023 and MATH 2013. (Spring, Odd years)
 
PHYS 3323   Atoms, Nuclei, and Particles
A continuation of nonclassical physics including the study of spin and multi-electron atoms, the statistics of Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein systems, with applications in molecules, solids, nuclei, and elementary particles and their relevance to the early universe. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2023 and PHYS 3214. (Fall, Odd years)
 
PHYS 3951   Introduction To Research
To expose students considering a career in scientific research to issues and realities of this professional arena. Topics include the scientific method, searching the literature, writing scientific proposals, the principle investigator, approaching analysis of data, presenting results, and the publication process. This course also prepares students for supervised undergraduate research. (Same as BIOL 3951 and CHEM 3951.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Spring)
 
PHYS 4113   Advanced Mechanics
A mathematically rigorous treatment of classical mechanics including in depth treatments of Newton's laws, oscillations and gravity, motion in non-inertial reference frames, rotations of rigid bodies, coupled oscillations, and an introduction to Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2023 and PHYS 2023. (Fall, Even years)
 
PHYS 4253   Advanced Quantum Mechanics
A mathematically rigorous treatment of quantum mechanics applied to translational, vibrational, and rotational energies of molecular systems. Topics include the variation method, perturbation theory, as well as ab-initio and semi-empirical treatments of polyatomic molecules. (Same as CHEM 4253.) Class 3. Prerequisites: Either CHEM 4123 or PHYS 3214, and MATH 2023. (Fall, Odd years)
 
PHYS 4414   Optics
A mathematically rigorous treatment of electromagnetic theory, leading to wave solutions of the Maxwell equations; the propagation, reflection and refraction of light; geometrical optics including mirrors, lenses, and optical instruments; physical optics including polarization, interference, and diffraction of light; and an introduction to Fourier optics. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: PHYS 2023 and MATH 2013. (Spring, Even years)
 
PHYS 4811   Senior Science and Christian Faith Seminar
Graduating seniors majoring in the natural sciences will explore various topics in natural science and Christian faith through readings and discussion. Topics will include origins of the cosmos, life, and humanity, as well as questions of ethics and stewardship. (Same as BIOL 4811 and CHEM 4811.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (Spring)
 
PHYS 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in physics under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis will be placed upon initiative and creativity with reports and oral presentations required twice a semester. Class 1. Lab 3.
 
PHYS 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in physics under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis will be placed upon initiative and creativity with reports and oral presentations required twice a semester. Class 1. Lab 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. 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
Notes: The Science or Engineering Elective is any 3000 or 4000 level course in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering for which the prerequisites have been met.