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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 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 2204   Microbiology for Health Sciences
An overview of the morphology, physiology, and taxonomy of representative groups of pathogenic and non-pathogenic organisms. Emphasis is placed on applications to humans and techniques used in growing pure cultures of microorganisms on selected media. A brief preview on public health issues is also presented. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL2014, BIOL2024 and CHEM1014, or Chem1113, Chem 1111.. (Fall)
 
CHEM 1014   Chemistry for Health Sciences
An introduction to topics in general chemistry. organic chemistry, and biochemistry, especially of interest to health science majors. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. (Spring)
 
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.
 
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)
 
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)
 
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 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)
 
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.
 
NURS 3205   Concepts of Professional Nursing
Theories and concepts related to nursing as a discipline are presented. Emphasis is on the four main concepts of person, environment, health, and nursing. Course assignments facilitate development of critical thinking skills, written communication skills, self-awareness, and the professional values that are fundamental qualities needed in nursing.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3303   Pathophysiology of Acute Care
This course focuses on the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of selected human diseases across the life span.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 3. Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology I & II; Chemistry and Microbiology; College of Nursing advisor approval.. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3307   Pharmacological Basis for Nursing
Pharmacotherapuetic aspects of nursing care are introduced and supported by evidence-based findings to improve patient care. Emphasis is on principles of safe administration of medications and patient education for major drug classifications. The impact of technology, economic, and regulatory forces as well as collaboration with the health team are discussed. Ethical/legal and cultural considerations are explored across the life span.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3310   Health Assessment
Concepts related to health assessment of patients are presented. Emphasis is on development of nursing skills to perform a holistic health assessment of the patient across the life span, including a health history and comprehensive physical examination. Levels of physical, cognitive and social functioning are analyzed and interpreted. Students practice health assessment skills in laboratory and selected settings.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 3. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3333   Nursing Research
This course introduces evidence-based practice as it relates to science of nursing. Findings of selected research studies are appraised and presented. Ethical considerations and methods of protection of human subjects are integrated throughout the course.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 3. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3513   Psychiatric Mental Health
This course utilizes theories and concepts related to human behavior and alterations in human behavior. Using a holistic nursing approach, emphasis is on communication skills, self-awareness, and therapeutic use of self in selected settings.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 5. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3603   Nursing Competencies
This course introduces nursing process, basic nursing skills supported by evidence-based standards, nursing principles and technology to provide safe care for adults. Students demonstrate assessment skills, fundamental therapeutic nursing interventions, and nursing procedures in the laboratory and selected settings.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 6. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS 3611   Medical Surgical Nursing I
This medical/surgical course introduces holistic nursing care of adults experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected structured settings.

This course is offered at University of Texas at Tyler and is transferred to LETU for credit.
Class 6. UT-Tyler course transferred back to LETU.
 
NURS     8th Semester Nursing Courses at UT-Tyler
Required for the BSN from UT-Tyler only; must be completed at UT-Tyler to graduate with the BSN degree from UT-Tyler. Refer to UT-Tyler catalog for course specifics/requirements.
 
NURS     9th Semester Nursing Courses at UT-Tyler
Required for the BSN from UT-Tyler only; must be completed at UT-Tyler to graduate with the BSN degree from UT-Tyler. Refer to UT-Tyler catalog for course specifics/requirements.
 
POLS 2503   US Government
The constitution and structure of the United States government will be emphasized. In addition, forces that impact the federal government's operation will also be evaluated including the role of the media, the economy, and its global relations. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed POLS 2103. Class 3. Prerequisite: Sophomore or higher standing.. (Spring)
 
POLS 2603   Texas Government
The operation of state and local government bodies will be discussed in the context of a national federal system. The emphasis will be on the state of Texas and how its constitution and laws impact state and local governing bodies and the daily life of its citizens. This course may not be taken for credit by anyone who has passed POLS 2103. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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.
 
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.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals. 3 total hours needed.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals. 3 total hours needed.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals.
 
      General Elective
Any course that is not used to meet any of the major degree requirements. Class 3. General Electives must be chosen in consultation with the advisor and support degree major/career goals. 2 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. 0 total hours needed.
 
Total Hours: 154