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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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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)
 
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 3213   Technical Writing
A study of effective technical writing and document design for a variety of business and industrial applications, including instructions, online help, reports, proposals, and web sites. Includes instruction and practice in both print and electronic formats, with particular emphasis on the latest publishing technologies. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ENGL 1023 (Fall, 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.
 
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 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.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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 2503   Logic, Sets and Proofs
This course is a study of mathematical logic, set theory, and methods of proof. It is a transition course for mathematics majors from problem solving of lower level courses to proving in upper level courses. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 2013. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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.
 
MATH 3404   Statistics and Quality Control
A study of elementary concepts and techniques of statistics and application of statistics to industrial processes including representations of data, statistical measures, fundamentals of probability, distribution laws, statistical tests, chart analysis, construction and analysis of control charts, statistical aspects of tolerances, analysis of variance, factorial designs, and response surface methods. Class 4. Prerequisite: MATH 2013.
 
MATH 3453   Statistical Methods
A continuation of MATH 3403 Statistics. Topics covered are linear, multiple, and nonlinear regression; one-factor experiments, fixed and random models, two-factor experiments, three-factor experiments, factorial experiments, fractional factorial experiments, and Taguchi techniques. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 3403. (On Demand)
 
MATH 3603   Mathematical Modeling
This course includes techniques of problem solving and mathematical models presented by examples and case studies of applications of mathematics in industrial and business settings. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 3303. (On Demand)
 
MATH 3703   Abstract Algebra
An introduction to algebraic structures including groups, rings, and fields. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2503 and MATH 3303. (Spring)
 
MATH 4103   Real Analysis
A more rigorous study of topics beyond the intermediate level from the calculus including the real number system, point sets, functions, sequences, limits, continuity and uniform continuity, differentiation, indeterminate forms, and the Riemann integral. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2503. (Fall, Odd years)
 
MATH 4203   Probability Theory
This is a rigorous study of probability theory. Topics include: random variables, expectation, independence, laws of large numbers, weak convergence, central limit theorems; the concepts of conditional probability and conditional expectation; and basic properties of certain classes of random processes such as martingales and random walks. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 3404. (On Demand)
 
MATH 4233   Stochastic Processes
This course focuses on the qualitative and quantitative behavior of stochastic models. Topics include: Markov chains, Markov processes in discrete and continuous time, diffusion processes, Brownian motion and transformations of Brownian motion, stochastic differential equations. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH2203 and MATH3404. (On Demand)
 
MATH 4253   Operations Research
This course is an introduction to modeling and mathematical optimization techniques. Topics may include linear programming, network flows, discrete optimization, constrained and unconstrained nonlinear programming, and queuing theory. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 2023 and MATH 3303. (On Demand)
 
MATH 4513   Quality Assurance and Experimental Design
The application of statistics to industrial processes including: chart analyses, construction and analysis of control charts, statistical aspects of tolerances, one, two and three factor analysis of variance, factorial designs, fractional factorial designs, and response surface methods. Class 3. Prerequisites: MATH 3404 with a minimum grade of B.. (On Demand)
 
MATH 4903   Senior Seminar
This capstone course provides a summary of the mathematics major leading to an investigation of the Christian view of mathematics. The student will write a research paper developing his/her own philosophy of mathematics. Class 3. Prerequisite: senior graduating within one semester. (Fall)
 
PHIL 2063   Comparative Ethics (L)
An introductory philosophical study of ethics from a variety of worldviews. Students will be guided through philosophical analysis of the principles of ethics—such as nature of moral law, virtue, and freedom—and encouraged to critically reflect upon these the various philosophical formulations. Class 3.
 
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)
 
      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.
 
      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: 127