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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)
 
CHEM 2111   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2113. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2113. (Fall)
 
CHEM 2113   Organic Chemistry I
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2111. (Fall)
 
CHEM 2121   Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2123. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2123. (Spring)
 
CHEM 2123   Organic Chemistry II
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2121. (Spring)
 
CHEM 3014   Inorganic Chemistry
An intermediate level study of inorganic compounds. Topics include acid-base chemistry, a survey of main group elements, coordination compounds, symmetry, bonding theory, and organometallics. This course emphasizes the relationship of structure to thermodynamics and periodicity. The course will include some laboratory experiments. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 3111   Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Laboratory to be taken concurrently with CHEM 3113. Consists of analysis of samples by instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3113. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 3113   Chemical Analysis
Examines the physical and chemical principles behind the major types of chemical instrumentation. Special emphasis is given to those methods employed in CHEM 3111 laboratory. These include electro-analytical methods, combustion analysis, chromatography, polarography, and spectrophotometry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3111. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 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 PHYS 3951.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Spring)
 
CHEM 4111   Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 4113. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121, MATH 2013, PHYS 2021, and PHYS 2023. Corequisite: CHEM 4113. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 4113   Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to equations of state, thermodynamics, equilibrium, solutions, kinetics, and atomic and molecular structure. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1123, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2023. (Fall, Even years)
 
CHEM 4123   Physical Chemistry II
Introductory quantum and statistical mechanics, spin, atomic and molecular spectra, nuclear magnetic resonance, and Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. For math, science, and engineering majors. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 4113, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2023. (Spring, Odd years)
 
CHEM 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 PHYS 4253.) Class 3. Prerequisites: Either CHEM 4123 or PHYS 3214, and MATH 2023. (Fall, Odd years)
 
CHEM 4263   Computational Chemistry
A survey of computational methods used in molecular quantum mechanics and dynamics. Particular emphasis is given to molecular modeling and the use of ab-initio and semi-empirical methods to understand and make predictions about physical properties of molecules. Laboratory work utilizes computers in learning the computational methods. Class 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123. (Spring, Even years)
 
CHEM 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)
 
CHEM 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in chemistry 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.
 
CHEM 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in chemistry 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 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)
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. 4 total hours needed.
 
      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. 4 total hours needed.
 
      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