2019-2020 Official University Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2020  
2019-2020 Official University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Guild



 

Mission Statement:

 

The Liberal Arts Guild at LeTourneau University seeks to create a community of Christian men and women dedicated to building and renewing cultures that glorify God and seek to reconcile the world to Him, guided by a rigorous, sequential, and well-crafted curriculum.

 

Program Objectives:
 

  • Challenge students to take every thought captive to Christ by giving them the foundations they need to read scripture and understand culture on a whole new level.
  • Promote integrated humanities courses that create an immersive and life-forming experience for students through story, image, and sound.
  • Foster an appreciation of learning and culture as valuable in themselves while also preparing students for the workplace.
  • Expose students to other cultures and orient them with respect to their own.
  • Encourage a craftsmanship mentality among students in all of their endeavors that enables them to build a culture of life wherever they find themselves.
  • Create a vibrant community formed by these experiences and values.

 

Explanation of the Curriculum:
 

The Liberal Arts Scholars Program builds upon, structures, and expands existing General Education requirements for the Guild’s student cohorts by creating special courses that fulfill these requirements using a special methodology. The first two years are the most intense and are organized around two broad themes: World Cultures (A-years) and American Culture (B-years). The cornerstone of these themed years are the integrated history and literature courses that are designed to work together synchronically. These courses emphasize the reading of primary source texts and purposefully reflect upon issues of technology and society. Students must enroll in the history and literature classes simultaneously.
 


Full Liberal Arts Scholar Curriculum (Aligned with Existing Gen. Ed. Requirements)

 

Foundations of the Craft (15 hours)
Gen Ed Humanities Guild Requirements Hours
ENGL 1013* ENGL 1113: Close Reading in a Digital Age  3
ENGL 1023 ENGL 1123: Rhetoric and the Craft of Research  3
Oral Comm COMM 1213: Speech, Debate, and the Art of Conversation  3
  PHIL 2113: Logic* or PHIL 2013: Introduction to Philosophy  3
  PHIL/POLS 3313: Political Philosophy and Civil Discourse  3
 The Integrated Culture Experience (24 hours)
 (All courses below require concurrent enrollment because they are carefully coordinated.  Courses emphasize reading and discussion of primary texts.  They also feature a Fine Arts component.)
  The Ancient and
Medieval Experience
The Modern
World Experience
The Early
American Experience
The Modern
American Experience
Civic Engagement HIST  2233:
Ancient and Medieval History
HIST 2243:
Origins of the Modern World
HIST 2133:
Early American History
HIST 2143: 
Modern American History
Ingenuity ENGL 2233:
Great Literature: Ancient and Medieval
ENGL 2243:
Great Literature: Renaissance and Modern
ENGL 2133:
Early American Literature
ENGL 2143:
American Literature after the Civil War
Additional Gen Ed
  BA (20 hours) BS (12 hours)
LETU 1101 LETU 1101 LETU 1101
Science Elective Science Elective - 4 hours Science Elective - 8 hours
Mathematics Mathematics - 3 hours Mathematics - 8 hours
Foreign
Language
Foreign Language - 12 hours  
Total Hours 59 hours 51 hours

*May be transferred.  Permits dual credit student enrollment. 

 

Certificate in the Liberal Arts (Selective Participation in the Program)

 

Foundations of the Craft (12 hours)
Gen Ed Humanities Guild Requirements Hours
ENGL 1013* ENGL 1113: Close Reading in a Digital Age  3 
ENGL 1023 ENGL 1123: Rhetoric and the Craft of Research  3
Oral Comm COMM 1213: Speech, Debate, and the Art of Conversation  3
Ingenuity PHIL 2113: Logic* or PHIL 2013: Introduction to Philosophy  or PHIL/POLS 3313: Political Philosophy and Civil Discourse  3
The Integrated Culture Experience (Choose 1 - 6 hours)
(All courses below require concurrent enrollment because they are carefully coordinated.  Courses emphasize reading and discussion of primary texts.  They also feature a Fine Arts component.)
  The Ancient and Medieval Experience The Modern
World Experience
The Early American Experience The Modern American Experience
Civic Engagement HIST 2233:
Ancient and Medieval History
HIST 2243:
Origins of the Modern World
HIST 2133:
Early American History
HIST 2143: 
Modern American History
Ingenuity ENGL 2233:
Great Literature: Ancient and Medieval
ENGL 2243:
Great Literature: Renaissance and
Modern
ENGL 2133:
Early American Literature
ENGL 2143:
American Literature after the Civil War
Additional Gen Ed
  BA (26 hours) BS (15 hours)
LETU 1101 LETU 1101 LETU 1101
Science Elective Science Elective - 4 hours Science Elective - 8 hours
Mathematics Mathematics - 3 hours Mathematics - 3 hours
Foreign Language Foreign Language - 12 hours  
Civic Engagement Civic Engagement - 3 hours Civic Engagement - 3 hours
Ingenuity Ingenuity - 3 hours  
Total hours 44 hours 33 hours


  Liberal Arts Minor