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LeTourneau University    
 
    
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Official University Catalog

General Education and LETU Theology and Vocation Core Requirements


 

General Education Student Learning Outcomes

The Mission of General Education at LeTourneau University is to provide a course of study that requires our graduates to…

  • Master competencies required to function as professionals and citizens;
  • Acquire the skills and dispositions, which allow the individual to function with a high level of ingenuity;

Students who complete the general education program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use mathematical concepts and formulas in real world situations
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of their historical, political, and/or social contexts leading to a more informed civic engagement
  • Formulate and test hypotheses
  • Apply basic scientific knowledge to their lives
  • Function with a high level of ingenuity

General Education Requirements

Minimum general education requirements for undergraduate programs
  A.S.
 
B.A. B.S. Bachelor
(Not B.A. or B.S.)
LETU 1101 - Cornerstones
(Waived for students transferring 15 or more hours from another accredited residential program.)
1 1 1  
ENGL 1013 - English Composition I 3 3 3 3
ENGL 1023 - English Composition II 3 3 3 3
Foreign Language
- 4 semesters with a minimum of 12 credit hours (1 language for 12 credit hours; or 2 languages for 6 credit hours each)

NOTE: Students in Teacher Education are required only 9 credit hours of Foreign Language.
 
12
 
 
Civic Engagement Elective
3
6
6
9
Ingenuity Elective
3 9 3 6
COMM 113 - Intro to Speech Communication 3 3 3 3
Mathematics
- Must be at the College Algebra level or above

NOTE: Students in Aviation and Aeronautical Science may only be required to earn 5 hours of Mathematics dependent upon program.
3 3 3 3
Science Elective 3 4 8 3
         
Total hours of general education requirements 22 44 30 31
Minimum hours required for the degree 63 120 120 120
Minimum hours required in a major field   24 30 36
Minimum hours required in a minor field   18    

Note: These are the minimum requirements for the Associate of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Bachelor of Science, and nontraditional Bachelor’s programs. Majors may require more than the specified minimum in any area; see the specific course requirements listed for each major.

Courses Allowed as Electives

Civic Engagement Electives: Any HIST, INTL, POLS, ECON, or CRIJ 2313 Criminal Law; CRIJ 3213 Justice and Human Rights; CRIJ 3263 Constitutional Criminal Procedure; CRIJ 4233 International Human Trafficking; CRIJ 4263 International Criminal Law

Ingenuity  Electives: Cross-Cultural (CCLT 3203 only); Fine Arts (HUMA); History (HIST); Literature (All ENGL 2000-level or above courses except ENGL 2011, ENGL 2603, ENGL 3213, ENGL 3223, ENGL 3403, ENGL 3413, ENGL 3923, ENGL 4023, and ENGL 4931); Philosophy (PHIL); Music (MUSC); and Foreign Language (must have two semesters in one foreign language).

LETU Theology and Vocation Core

In alignment with the goals of LeTourneau University, the LETU Theology and Vocation Core creates a distinctive experience in which students learn to “integrate Christian faith and work: understanding their vocation within the triune God’s grand story of redemption revealed in Scripture.”

Outcomes
FTIC and transfers who have not completed the Texas General Education Core*
Transfers who have completed the Texas General Education Core*
Students will develop critical skills and tools necessary to interpret Christian Scripture as they explain the redemptive work of the triune God as witnessed in the unified narrative of Christian Scripture.
BIBL 1033
BIBL 1033
Students will produce a constructive analysis of vocation, articulating their place within the triune God’s grand story of redemption.
THEO 1043
THEO 1043
 
Bachelor’s programs will choose one of the two options below. 
 
Students will apply foundational skills in arriving at an advanced understanding of the integration of faith and vocation.
Biblical Engagement Elective – 3 credit hours
 
AND
 
Biblical/Theological Engagement Elective – 3 credit hours
Biblical/Theological Engagement Elective –  3 credit hours
 
AND
 
Discipline-Specific Integration course - 3 credit hours  (SEE
DEGREE PLAN)
Biblical/Theological Engagement Elective –  3 credit hours 
 
OR
 
Discipline-Specific Integration course - 3 credit hours (SEE
DEGREE PLAN)
Total Hours Required to Complete LETU Theology and Vocation Core
12
12
9

*Or its equivalent, as determined by the Office of the Registrar for coursework completed prior to enrollment at LETU.

Biblical Engagement Electives: Any BIBL course numbered 2000-level or above.

Theological Engagement Electives: 2000-level or above BIBL; CCLT 3103 Cultural Anthropology; CCLT 3203 Religions of the World; CCLT 4103 Biblical & Strategic Paradigms for Mission; CMIN 3303 Evangelism & Discipleship; CMIN 3403 Ministry of Teaching; CMWA 4103 Worship Arts as Spiritual Formation; THEO 3003 History of the Church; THEO 3063 Christian Ethics; THEO 3203 Christian Apologetics; THEO 4103 Christian Doctrine 1; THEO 49X3 Special Topics classes that engage Theology and specific disciplines.