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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.
 
CCLT 2103   Cross-cultural Communication
A study of human communication across cultures. The role of economic, political, technological, social, and religious values in the communication process will be studied. Principles of verbal and non-verbal intercultural communication will be discussed. Class 3. (Spring, Odd years)
 
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..
 
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.
 
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 1113   Western Civilization To 1715 (L)
A general survey that emphasizes the technological, intellectual, and religious impact of western culture, especially as it influenced developments of the recent past. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Fall)
 
HIST 1123   Western Civilization From 1715 (L)
Covers world events and significant movements from 1715 to the present. Particular attention is given to the progress of civilization and the development of society in modern history. Class 3. Corequisite: ENGL 1013. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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 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.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
PSYC 2163   Personality Theory (L)
A study of the major psychological theories of personality development and change. Classic questions about human nature will be discussed. Among the major approaches to personality theory that will be covered are Psychoanalytic, Neopsychoanalytic, Life-Span, Trait, Humanistic, Cognitive, Behavioral, Social-Learning, and modern advances in personality theory. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Spring)
 
PSYC 3003   Theories And Techniques Of Counseling
This course provides an introduction to the key theoretical concepts and therapeutic techniques of the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy. The practical applications and empirical support of each counseling approach are discussed. Areas of convergence and divergence of each counseling approach are evaluated within a broader Christian framework. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Fall)
 
PSYC 3303   History And Systems Of Psychology
Survey of the history of psychology from the early philosophers and physiologists to the present. Various schools of psychology including voluntarism, structuralism, functionalism, behaviorism, Gestalt psychology, psychoanalysis, and contemporary developments in psychology will be covered. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 2163.. (Fall)
 
PSYC 3403   Learning And Cognition
A study of traditional and current approaches to learning and memory in humans and animals. Behavioral, social-learning, and cognitive approaches to learning will be specifically addressed. Discussion will include the development of cognitive skills such as conceptual behavior, problem solving, remembering and forgetting, language, and the biology of cognition. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Spring, Odd years)
 
PSYC 4113   Social Psychology
A study of how people think about, influence, and relate to one another. Topics include the accuracy of our impressions, attitudes, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, altruism, and conflict and peacemaking. Class 3. Prerequisite: PSYC 2013. (Fall, Even years)
 
PSYC 4303   Abnormal Psychology/ PSYC 5043 Psychopathology
This class is a study of various psychological disorders, their origins and available treatments. The course will utilize an integrative approach to consider biological, social, psychological, and spiritual of psychopathology. In addition to discussion of disorders, students will consider implications of diagnosing, will identify myths surrounding mental illness, and will be able to identify accurately incorrect information in media regarding specific disorders.
This course is a dual-listed course for optional graduate credit. Students with at least junior level status who are interested in pursuing graduate level coursework will have the option of completing these courses as undergraduate students with graduate level credit. Students should consult with faculty advisors to ensure accurate enrollment status.
Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 3003.. (Spring, Odd years)
 
PSYC 4503   Physiological Psychology
The study of the physiological and developmental mechanisms of behavior and experience. Topics discussed will include nerve cells and impulses, synapses, the anatomy of the nervous system, development of the brain, the sensory systems, movement, waking and sleeping, internal regulation, reproductive behaviors, emotional behaviors, the biology of learning and memory, cognitive functions, and psychological disorders. Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 4303.. (Fall, Odd years)
 
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. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and Junior or Senior status.. (Fall) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
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: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 4603.. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PSYC 4713   Senior Seminar
This seminar provides an exploration of contemporary approaches to the integration of psychology and the Christian faith. Students are required to discuss primary and secondary resources in psychology and theology, evaluate and integrate the major theoretical perspectives in psychology within a broader Christian worldview, and articulate their own understanding of faith integration. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status or consent of the program director.. (Spring) Minimum grade of 'C' required.
 
PSYC 4803   Tests and Measurements/ PSYC 5133 Psychological Testing and Assessment
A study of the principles of psychological testing, including both the theoretical and practical foundations underlying the construction, implementation, and interpretation of various psychological instruments. Achievement, intelligence, personality, and career instruments will be examined.
This course is a dual-listed course for optional graduate credit. Students with at least junior level status who are interested in pursuing graduate level coursework will have the option of completing these courses as undergraduate students with graduate level credit. Students should consult with faculty advisors to ensure accurate enrollment status.
Class 3. Prerequisites: PSYC 2013 and PSYC 4603. (Spring, Odd years)
 
      Elementary Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 1113, HEBR 1113, KORE 1113, RUSS 1113, or SPAN 1113
Class 3. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Elementary Foreign Language II
May be chosen from:
GREE 1123, HEBR 1123, KORE 2113, RUSS 1123, or SPAN 1123
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language I. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language I
May be chosen from:
GREE 2113, RUSS 1124 or SPAN 2113
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Foreign Language II. 3 total hours needed.
 
      Intermediate Foreign Language II
May be chosen from:
GREE 2123 or SPAN 2123
Class 3. Prerequisite: Intermediate Foreign Language I. 3 total hours needed.
 
      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.
 
      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.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3. A minor must be declared. The minor field and general electives together must consist of at least 12 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3. A minor must be declared. The minor field and general electives together must consist of at least 12 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3. A minor must be declared. The minor field and general electives together must consist of at least 12 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
      Minor or General Elective
The minor field and general electives together must consist of the minimum number of hours of courses not used to meet any of the other stated requirements for the major. For each major, the minimum is:
Biblical Studies, B.A. - 12
Business Administration, B.A. - 12
Christian Ministry, B.A., Cross-Cultural Concentration - 6
Christian Ministry, B.A., Youth Ministry Concentration - 6
Digital Writing, B.A. - 17
English Language and Literature, B.A. - 17
History-Political Science, B.A. - 21
Psychology, B.A. - 12
Class 3. A minor must be declared. The minor field and general electives together must consist of at least 12 hours of courses not used to meet any of the other above requirements.
 
Total Hours: 126