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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 4413   Physical Settings Of The Bible
A travel abroad study tour to a country relevant for biblical study. Sites relevant to biblical events, biblical backgrounds, and early church history will be explored. Archaeological, historical, literary, and biblical materials are correlated with sites and features in each country and region visited. Class 3. Prerequisites: BIBL 1033 and BIBL 1043. (On Demand) BIBL 4413 Physical Settings of the Bible is recommended but not required.
 
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)
 
CCLT 3203   Religions Of The World
A study of the doctrines and present practices of the major world religions, such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism. Religious beliefs and practices of animism and tribal religions are also included. Class 3. (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 3503   World Literature: Beginnings Through The Renaissance
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of early non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, and/or Africa. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Fall)
 
ENGL 3553   World Literature: The Enlightenment Through The Twentieth Century
A course designed to encourage in-depth reading and analysis of selected, representative works of later non-British/American literatures, including those of Europe, Asia, Africa, and/or Latin America. A review of critical theory. Reading, projects, and reports are required. Class 3. Prerequisite: ENGL 1023. (Spring)
 
GEOG 2013   World Regional Geography
An introduction to the field of geography. The course examines the physical and cultural geography of the world's regions with an emphasis on the five fundamental themes of geography. Class 3. (Fall)
 
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)
 
HIST 3103   Twentieth Century Russia
Russia from the last of the Romanovs to the present. Stress will be placed on Russian culture and religious development under communism. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring, Odd years)
 
HIST 3603   History Of The Modern Middle East
A survey of the history of the Middle East from the time of Mohammed to the present. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as Arab-Israeli relations will be emphasized. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Fall, Odd years)
 
HIST 4313   Modern Global History
A survey of politics, cultures, and peoples of the modern world since 1914 with particular emphasis on the impact and contributions of Asia, Africa, and Latin America to the contemporary world. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
 
HIST 4603   American Foreign Policy (L)
An analysis of American diplomacy from 1776 to the present. The period since 1900 is emphasized. Particular focus is placed on the development of economic foreign policy and the decision-making process. The roles that the President, the State Department, and the American public play in the formulation of foreign policy are discussed. Class 3. Prerequisite: HIST 2113 or HIST 2123 or permission of Instructor. (Fall, Odd years)
 
INTL 2103   Introduction to International Relations
The theories of international relations and the methods of diplomacy will be analyzed in the context of a global society. How international crises may be resolved or decreased in intensity will also be studied by examining such topics as the causes of war and the role of non-state factors such as nationalism and terrorism. Class 3. (Spring)
 
INTL 3113   International Politics
The foreign policies of the major powers will be studied as well as the internal factors which motivate nation-state goals. The impact and role of lesser powers as well as international organizations on global politics will also be examined. Class 3. (Spring)
 
INTL 3443   Comparative Politics
A study of how different government systems work. Both the government systems of major powers as well as those governments in lesser developed countries will be evaluated and compared. In evaluating governments in lesser-developed countries the role and impact of the government on economic and social development will be emphasized. Class 3. (Fall, Odd years)
 
INTL 4993   Special Topics
This course will be used for graduating seniors to research a problem and prepare a policy memorandum and project analysis regarding an issue or problem related to international relations or development. Class 1-3. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.. (On Demand, Odd years) 3 total hours needed.
 
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.
 
POLS 3203   Introduction To Political Science
A survey of the nature and function of political parties and governments, a study of comparative politics such as democracy and communism, and an analysis of the role of the individual citizen in politics. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. (Spring)
 
SPAN 1113   Elementary Spanish I
A basic beginning semester course for students with no previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on speaking, writing, reading, and listening, as the basis for the development of all three Communication Modes (Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational). Hispanic cultures will be introduced through a variety of texts, including readings, music, art, and film.

Note: Conducted in Spanish. Open to students who have not previously studied Spanish or who have scored below 296 on the LeTourneau Spanish Placement test. Students who have studied Spanish for two years or more in secondary school must take the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test for appropriate placement.
Class 3. (Fall)
 
SPAN 1123   Elementary Spanish II
For students with the equivalent of one semester of previous study of Spanish. Emphasis on strengthening studentsí interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills in both oral and written Spanish. Hispanic cultures are presented through a variety of authentic texts, including short pieces of literature, essays, and newspaper articles. Music, art, and film are also included. After Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1113) and II (SPAN 1123), students should be able to engage
in everyday conversations with native speakers, and read straightforward texts, both fiction
and nonfiction, with relative ease.

Note: Conducted in Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish for two years or more in secondary school must take the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test for appropriate placement.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1113) or equivalent, or a score between 296 - 355 on the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test.. (Spring)
 
SPAN 2123   Intermediate Spanish II
For students with the equivalent of three semester of previous study of Spanish. A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I, aimed to reinforce the practice of oral and written communication in Spanish through topics in contemporary cultural materials from Spain and Latin America. Students will focus on improving proficiency, refining pronunciation and acquiring vocabulary. Along with in-class discussions, course work involves grammar review and practice in writing.

Note: Conducted in Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish for two years or more in secondary school must take the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test for appropriate placement.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1123) or equivalent, or a score greater than 440 on the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test.. (Spring)
 
SPAN 2123   Intermediate Spanish II
For students with the equivalent of three semester of previous study of Spanish. A continuation of Intermediate Spanish I, aimed to reinforce the practice of oral and written communication in Spanish through topics in contemporary cultural materials from Spain and Latin America. Students will focus on improving proficiency, refining pronunciation and acquiring vocabulary. Along with in-class discussions, course work involves grammar review and practice in writing.

Note: Conducted in Spanish. Students who have studied Spanish for two years or more in secondary school must take the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test for appropriate placement.
Class 3. Prerequisite: Elementary Spanish II (SPAN 1123) or equivalent, or a score greater than 440 on the LeTourneau Spanish Placement Test.. (Spring)
 
      Off-Campus Semester
This is created for the International Studies off campus 7th semester. Class 3. 16 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
ENVT1114
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
ENVT1114
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. 12 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 needed.
 
Total Hours: 124