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First Semester - Fall 201216 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 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..
 
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.
 
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.
 
      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 201316 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..
 
MATH 3503   Mathematical Concepts
Mathematical concepts such as probability, statistics, geometric constructions, measurement, ratio and proportion, pre-algebra, and basic tests and measurements concepts including interpretation of data. Use of manipulatives in learning mathematical concepts. Only applicable to graduation requirements of elementary education students. Class 3. Prerequisite: Math 1123 or equivalent. (Spring)
 
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. Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      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. Recommended courses are BIOL 1014, Life Science, and PHYS 1014, Physical Science.
 
Third Semester - Fall 201316 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
CMIN 3203   Understanding Youth
A study of the development, needs, concerns, and culture of normal and troubled adolescents with application to the process of pastoral ministry. Cultural systems, self-destructive behavior, violence, and sexuality are explored. Emphasis is given to thinking biblically and theologically about challenges facing youth. Class 3. (Spring, Odd years)
 
PSYC 2033   Professions in Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the psychology major and career opportunities in psychology, counseling, and the helping professions. Students are provided with opportunities to develop career planning and decision-making skills that will help them achieve success as a psychology major and in a psychology career. Students will pursue experience in a psychological setting under the supervision of a psychologist or social worker. The student will learn by observing and writing about their experiences. Assessment of personal goals, values, interests, and abilities is emphasized. Class 3. (Fall)
 
PSYC 2143   Human Growth And Development
This course involves the study of biopsychosocial and spiritual aspects of development from birth to death. Through the examination of various theories and research, this course will allow students to experience a greater understanding of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development through the lifespan. Class 3. (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. Recommended courses are BIOL 1014, Life Science, and PHYS 1014, Physical Science.
 
Fourth Semester - Spring 201415 hours
CMIN 3103   Principles of Youth Ministry
This course provides an overview of effective youth ministry principles by understanding the history of youth ministry, by reflecting on theological assumptions of ministry to youth, by establishing a philosophical basis for programming, and by examining pragmatic issues involved in planning, executing, and evaluating youth ministry. Class 3. Prerequisite: BIBL 1033. (Spring, Even years)
 
EDUC 3353   Development and Learning of the Young Child
Students explore the theoretical perspectives, development, and enhancement of cognitive, social, and emotional abilities in young children as it relates to classroom learning. Special emphasis will be placed on developmentally appropriate practices as it relates to the early years. Class 3. (Spring)
 
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.
 
PSYC 3203   Marriage And The Family (L)
A study of family relationships from courtship to death. Patterns of husband-wife, parent-child, and parent-youth relationships in contemporary society. A Christian view of the institution of marriage and family is given in order to provide a better understanding of how Biblical principles can be applied to practical family problems in a changing world. Class 3. (Spring, Even years)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Fifth Semester - Fall 201416 hours
EDUC 4143   Language Development Of The Young Child
Students study the development, assessment and enhancement of oral and written language. Emphasis is placed on emerging literacy from birth to five years old. Students observe and participate in early childhood language development activities in assigned schools. Class 3. (Fall)
 
HIST     History Elective
Any History (HIST) course. Class 3.
 
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.
 
KINE 2502   Movement And Games For Children
Theoretical and practical application of motor development concepts, games, and activities for grades K-8. Topics include games, rhythms, fundamental movements, and sport activities. Emphasis is placed on developing cooperation and applying behavioral rules and consequences. Involves off-campus participation. Class 2. (Fall)
 
PSYC 4103   Educational Psychology
The systematic study of the nature of child development and diversity, learning and motivation, and classroom strategies. The student will also learn how educational psychology applies its research findings to the identification and development of effective instructional practices. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 2143 or consent of instructor. (Fall, Even years)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Sixth Semester - Spring 201515 hours
CCLT     Elective
Any Cross-Cultural (CCLT) course not already required in the curriculum. Class 3.
 
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 3002   Children's Health And Physical Development
A conceptual basis and application of health education framework in schools is presented. Practical applications of comprehensive school health curriculum within a classroom environment for grades K-8 are emphasized. Class 2. (Spring)
 
PSYC 4313   Theories and Techniques of Child Counseling
This course overviews many of the ways that children can be helped to make changes and to become healthier. Techniques for young children such as play therapy and behavior modification and techniques for pre-teens and adolescents such as psychodrama and reality therapy will be covered. An emphasis will be placed on how to incorporate Christian principles into the process of helping children. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013, PSYC 2143, and EDUC 3143. (Spring, Odd years)
 
Seventh Semester - Fall 201515 hours
EDUC 3143   Creative Expression for the Young Child
This course provides hands-on experiences in selecting, preparing, and presenting discovery learning activities. Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning activities and create manipulatives for EC-6 art, literature, music, movement, dramatic play, science, and mathematics lessons. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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.
 
PSYC 4603   Statistics and Research Methods I
An examination of statistics and research methods used in psychology. In statistics, students will study using descriptive statistics to describe samples and means and will study describing relationships using correlations. In research methods, students will study the scientific method, creating hypotheses, reliability and validity, the ethics of research, and controlling participant variables.Students will learn how to write APA style reports and how to use SPSS for statistical analysis. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3.
 
Eighth Semester - Spring 201618 hours
BIBL     Jr.-Sr. Level Elective
Any Junior or Senior (3000 or 4000) level Bible (BIBL) course. Class 3.
 
KINE 2913   Human Nutrition
An introduction to human nutrition and diet. Topics covered include diet planning; anatomy and physiology of digestion and absorption; weight control; specific utilization of carbohydrates, protein, and fats; vitamin and mineral supplements; and life stages nutrition. The course will focus on how the human body utilizes nutrient inputs from food and water for fitness and health. Class 3. Prerequisite: 3 hours of natural science. (Summer and Distance Learning) KINE 2913, Human Nutrition, is offered Summer Distance Learning only.
 
PSYC 4703   Statistics and Research Methods II
An examination of statistics and research methods used in psychology. In statistics, students will study inferential statistics with such topics as probability, z-scores, t-tests, analysis of variance, and chi-square and other nonparametric procedures. In research methods, students will study the conceptual application of appropriate statistics and research design, questionnaire construction, field experiments, quasi-experiments, and descriptive designs. Students will learn how to write APA style reports and how to use SPSS for statistical analysis. Students will be expected to design and conduct an original research project. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC2013 and PSYC4603. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PSYC 4933   Practicum (L)
This course provides the opportunity for students considering careers in psychology to gain firsthand experience in the climate and work conditions of occupations within the subfields of psychology. Work expectations may differ from setting to setting. Students will keep a journal of site activities and will maintain close contact with site supervisors. A practicum manual detailing all course requirements and including all necessary forms will be made available to students upon registration. This course may be taken more than once with the permission of the Psychology Department. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 3003 or consent of instructor.
 
      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.
 
Total Hours: 127