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First Semester - Fall 201216 hours
ACCT 2103   Principles of Financial Accounting
An introduction to the accounting process, with emphasis on identifying, recording, classifying, and interpreting transactions and other events relating to proprietorships and partnerships. 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. 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..
 
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.
 
      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 201317 hours
ACCT 2113   Principles of Managerial Accounting
A continuation of ACCT 2103, examining accounting procedures for corporations, financial statement analysis, and managerial uses of accounting data. Class 3. Prerequisite: ACCT 2103.
 
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 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. 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..
 
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
BUSI 3103   Business Law
A study of the principles of business law covering the fields of contracts, agencies, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, partnerships, and corporations. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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 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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. 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)
 
ECON 2203   Microeconomics
A study of microeconomics beginning with demand and supply theory and continuing with examination of the costs of production, price and output determination under pure competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition (the study of price-taking and price-searching firm). Class 3. (Spring)
 
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)
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201416 hours
ACCT 3503   Advanced Managerial Accounting
An in-depth study of the role that accounting data plays in the decision making processes of managers of both for-profit and nonprofit entities. Class 3. Prerequisite: ACCT 2113. (Spring, Odd years)
 
COSC 3453   Web Development
An introduction to programming Internet applications. This course is a study of contemporary web-based technologies and development techniques, including scripting languages and server-side databases as well as development support systems. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 2203. (Fall, Odd years)
 
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)
 
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.
 
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)
 
FINC 3113   Financial Management
A study of financial strategy in the processes of obtaining and managing funds of the corporation. Included are cash flow and working capital management, capital financing models, dividend and stock policy, and the examination of expansions and mergers. Class 3. Prerequisite: ACCT 2103.
 
      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.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201515 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
COSC 4303   Software Engineering II
Application of software project management, requirements analysis, design, implementation, and testing to the development of large software systems. Emphasis is on software process improvement, requirements management, software testing techniques, quality assurance, configuration management, risk management and group projects. Class 3. Prerequisite: COSC 3403. (Fall)
 
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 4303   Production Operations Management
The integration of the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling with the processes of resource conversion into goods and services and the modeling techniques necessary to accomplish this conversion. Topics included are forecasting, planning, inventory control, and quality control. Class 3. Prerequisite: MGMT 2303. (Fall)
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. 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.
 
MGMT 4803   Strategic Management
The functional integration of all business disciplines in formulating, implementing, and evaluating business strategies. Case analyses and game simulations supplement lectures and discussions. Class 3. Prerequisites: Senior standing, ACCT 2113, MGMT 2303, and FINC 3113. (Spring)
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
      Cognate Course
A cognate course is any course for which the student has met the prerequisites and is approved by the advisor. The cognate courses must include at least 12 hours of junior or senior (3000 or 4000) level courses. Class 3.
 
Total Hours: 126