Life Sciences, B.S. (LSE4)
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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.
| BIOL 1111 General Biology Laboratory I |
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1113. (Fall)
| BIOL 1113 General Biology I |
Part one of a two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: biological chemistry, cell biology, energetics, Mendelian and molecular genetics, and ecology. See also BIOL 1123. Class 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1111. (Fall)
| BIOL 1121 General Biology Laboratory II |
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with BIOL 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: BIOL 1123. (Spring)
| BIOL 1123 General Biology II |
Part two of a two semester introductory survey course designed to expose the student to fundamental concepts and principles drawn from the major areas of the biological sciences. The topics covered include: microbiology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology, botany, and human anatomy and physiology. See also BIOL 1113. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1111 and BIOL 1113. Corequisite: BIOL 1121. (Spring)
| BIOL 2014 Human Anatomy And Physiology I |
The structure and function of the human body. A study of structure and integrated functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. Systems studies include: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous. Laboratory work will include the use of charts and models, microscopic studies, small animal dissections, and physiological experiments. These courses do not meet the requirements for Biology majors. This course may count toward a Biology minor if a grade of B or higher is earned. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1014 or CHEM 1113. (Fall)
| BIOL 2024 Human Anatomy And Physiology II |
The structure and function of the human body. A study of structure and integrated functions at the cellular, tissue, organ, and system levels of organization. Systems studied include: endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, digestive, respiratory, urinary, and reproductive. Laboratory work will include the use of charts and models, microscopic studies, small animal dissections, and physiological experiments. These courses do not meet the requirements for Biology majors. This course may count toward a Biology minor if a grade of B or higher is earned. See also BIOL 2014. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 2014. (Spring)
| BIOL 3204 General Microbiology |
A detailed study of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of microorganisms. Topics will include a survey of all microorganisms and viral agents, in-depth functional aspects of prokaryotes, anti-microbial methods and strategies, host-parasite interactions, microbial diseases, and applied and environmental aspects. Laboratory work will include techniques for isolation and identification of major groups of microorganisms. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113, BIOL 1123, and CHEM 1113. (Spring, Odd years)
| BIOL 3404 General Genetics |
A study of heredity principles, including molecular, Mendelian and population genetics. Genetic models from viruses to humans are used. The laboratory is a balance of experiments, learning molecular techniques as well as experimental work with Mendelian principles. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113, BIOL 1123, and CHEM 1113. (Fall, Even years)
| BIOL 3504 Principles Of Ecology And Field Biology |
An introduction to ecological principles for all organisms in the environment, including a survey of the diversity of ecosystems. Topics will include study of energy flow, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem development, populations, communities, and biomes. The laboratories will expose the student to factors that define ecosystems, methods of quantifying abiotic and biotic characteristics of ecosystems, and computer based models of ecological systems. Field trips to survey different ecosystems in the East Texas region will provide hands-on experiences. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1113 and BIOL 1123. (Fall, Odd years)
| BIOL 3614 Integrated Comparative and Human Anatomy and Physiology I |
Solutions to physiological challenges provided by human organ systems will be compared to those of other vertebrates. This will include the physiology, gross anatomy and histology of each organ system covered. This semester will cover energetics and biomechanics, the digestive, skin, musculoskeletal systems and development. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1111, BIOL 1113, BIOL 1121, BIOL 1123, CHEM 1111, and CHEM 1113. (Fall, Even years)
| BIOL 3941 Science Curriculum Research |
An independent research course where the student designs a science unit for an upper-level elementary or secondary course focused in earth or life science. The objective is to find and integrate print and electronic resources to present concepts and actively engage the learners with the concepts appropriate to their level. Class 1. Prerequisite: 8 hours of lab science. (On Demand)
| 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.
| 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.
| EDUC 2001 Field Experience I |
Students will complete a minimum of 15 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours will be assigned during and outside of the regularly scheduled class lecture times. Corequisite: EDUC 2101, EDUC 2201, or EDUC 2301. (Spring)
| EDUC 2301 Introduction to American Education for 8-12 Teaching |
This course is designed to serve as an introduction to the organization and structure of the elementary, middle, and high school experience, with a focus on American high schools. Emphasis will be given to teaching as a profession, expectations for new teachers, and potential job options in education. Students will also examine the requirements for becoming a certified teacher in Texas. A 10-hour field experience is required as part of the requirements for this course. Class 1. Corequisite: EDUC 2001 (Spring)
| EDUC 3301 Field Experience II |
Students will complete a minimum of 20 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Field experience hours will be assigned outside of regular lecture schedule. Assignments in this course focus on the historical, philosophical, sociological, and contemporary issues. Corequisites: EDUC 3343. (Fall)
| EDUC 3323 Planning And Assessment |
The emphasis of the course is lesson planning, curriculum organization, and assessment that is appropriate for today’s diverse school classroom. The course provides practical experience in writing behavioral objectives, using various formats of lesson plans, planning units of instruction, and planning assessment. The goal is to help pre-service teachers use assessment to drive instruction. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3401.
| EDUC 3343 Foundations of American Education and Culture |
Students have opportunities to develop an understanding of the historical, philosophical and sociological foundations of U.S. public and private education, and their influences on current issues and the future of education. Upon completion, students should be able to contribute an informed voice in the democratic process affecting the quality of education and the teaching profession. A significant aim of this survey course is to help students develop an understanding of the vital relationships teachers have between school and society. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 3301
| EDUC 3401 Field Experience III |
Students will complete a minimum of 20 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools, professional meetings, and service activities. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Field experience hours will be assigned outside of regular lecture schedule. Assignments in this course will focus on analyzing effective classrooms, implementing Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), creating Lesson plans, evaluating lesson designs, and critiquing various assessment practices. Corequisites: EDUC 3323.
| EDUC 4001 Philosophy of Christian School Education |
| EDUC 4301 Certification Preparation Seminar (8th-12th) |
This course is designed to review the TExES competencies for the 8th-12th certification areas in one or more secondary content areas and professional development. Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Grade. Class 1.
| EDUC 4323 Ethical and Legal Topics in Education |
Provides teacher education majors with a current overview of legal and ethical issues in public and private schools. Topics may include: legal and ethical rights; responsibilities of teachers and students; legal cases that have impacted our educational system; terms and conditions of employment; religious freedoms; liability; student discipline; due process rights; gender issues; censorship. Class 3. Corequisite: EDUC 4186, EDUC 4286, or EDUC 4386 Students may substitute MEDU5163 Public School Law. The course description for MEDU 5163 is available in the GAPS catalog at http://adults.letu.edu/student-services.asp.
| EDUC 4333 Secondary Instructional Methods |
Students will focus on effective lesson planning, engaging instructional strategies, and the use of technology as part of the instructional process. Emphasis is given to self-directed learning and collaboration, methods for encouraging independent critical thinkers and problem solvers as well as selection and evaluation of textbooks and other instructional materials. Students prepare and teach a variety of lessons in the university classroom and their corequisite field experience IV placement in public and/or private schools. Class 3. Corequisite: EDCU 4401. (Fall)
| EDUC 4343 Classroom Management And Organization For The Middle & Secondary School (L) |
Students focus on structuring and managing the learning environment, understanding how motivation affects group and individual behavior, developing a supportive and responsive classroom community, fostering supportive school-home relationships, applying reinforcement theory, maintaining a supportive environment, and providing feedback on student progress during instruction. This course is taken as part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring)
| EDUC 4386 Student Teaching In The High School |
Students apply principles of planning, instruction, evaluation, management, and discipline; selecting appropriate teaching and learning strategies; developing a variety of appropriate lesson plans and assessments; demonstrating effective teaching practices with diverse populations; using effective discipline management techniques; managing students and classrooms; promoting personal professional growth; and working cooperatively with other professionals in grades 8-12. A total of 6 credit hours is required. A weekly afternoon seminar is required. Student teaching 12 weeks. Class 3,6. 6 total hours needed.
| EDUC 4401 Field Experience IV |
Students will complete a minimum of 30 field experience clock-hours in public/private schools. Field experience hours require student-provided transportation to local schools for observation and participation. Assignments in this course focus on researching and implementing effective models of instruction. In addition to lesson planning, modeling of instructional strategies and observation, students familiarize themselves with their mentor teacher/s’ routines and procedures for preparation of their student teaching experience. A university supervisor will observe a minimum of one lesson taught by the student in the assigned field experience classroom. Corequisite: EDUC 4333 or READ 4103. (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 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 2113 American History to 1865 |
A general survey of the establishment and growth of the American nation from the colonial period to the end of the Civil War. Covers the social, political, economic, and cultural life of the new nation, giving particular stress to the reasons behind the near dissolution of the Union. Class 3. (Fall) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
| HIST 2123 American History from 1865 |
A continuation of the survey of American life beginning with the reconstruction period and extending to the present. Political, economic, diplomatic, and military history are covered along with the contributions of minority groups. Class 3. (Spring) Both HIST 1113 Western Civilization to 1715 and HIST 1123 Western Civilization from 1715 may be substituted for both HIST 2113 and HIST 2123.
| 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.
| INTC 3002 Applications Of Technology |
A course designed to aid prospective teachers in becoming better acquainted with the broad range and interrelated uses of instructional media materials and techniques. Emphasis is on the practical problem of choosing, using, and inventing instructional materials. Proficiency in equipment operation is required. Class 2.
| 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.
| 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 4303 Physiology Of Exercise |
The effects of physical exercise upon the circulatory, respiratory, muscular, skeletal, digestive, and nervous systems. Also explores the relationship of such factors as age, gender, diet, and environment to physical performance. Lab TBA. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 2014 and BIOL 2024. (Fall, Even years)
| 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.
| 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.
| 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)
| 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 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. PSYC2013, Introduction to Psychology, may be substituted for PSYC2143.
| READ 4313 Reading And Study Skills In The Content Areas |
Students learn methods of helping learners to improve reading and study strategies in the content areas. Course topics include pre-reading strategies, vocabulary development, study skills, and reading and writing across the curriculum. This course is taken as a part of the student teaching block. Class 3. (Spring) Students may substitute MEDU 5373 Effective Methods Language Arts & Social Studies.
| 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: 128
|Notes: Required: Minimum of 24 hours Biology credit (12 hours upper level courses required. BIOL3614/BIOL3714 may be substituted for BIOL2014/2024 respectively and if students choose to substitute one course, both courses must be substituted.|