Gateway Program - Sophomores and Juniors

High School Students (sophomores and seniors)

Are you ready to do more than think about college? You've come to the right place.
Lamar University is excited to offer core classes completely online starting summer 2018.

If you choose Lamar University upon high school graduation you can earn your money back in scholarships.

This program is offered to qualified students who wish to attend college while still in high school.
The credit they earned can be applied to degree programs at LU or transferred to other colleges and universities in accordance with their transfer policies.

Choose from these core classes:

American Literature

Course Description:
Six-to-ten major works of American literature, including both the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or ENGL 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Art Appreciation

Course Description:
An introductory course emphasizing the understanding and appreciation of visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture). Open to all students. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Anatomy and Physiology I

Course Description:
Structure and function of cells, tissues, and muscle, skeletal and nervous systems. Prerequisite: Passing scores on all sections of TASP test or be TASP exempt. May not be used as a Biology major course. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

British Literature

Course Description:
The study of six-to-ten major works of British literature dating from its Anglo-Saxon origins to the present. Prerequisites: ENGL-1301 and either ENGL-1302 or 1374; or 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

British Lit Before 1800

Course Description:
The development of British literature from its Anglo-Saxon origins through the Enlightenment. Study of major works representative of various epochs and genres. Study of history of the language. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and either ENGL 1302 or 1374; or 1360 and 1361 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Business and Professional Speech

Course Description:
Application of the fundamentals of speech production to the needs of the professional person. For non-communication majors only.

Calculus & Analytical Geom I

Course Description:
Functions, limits, derivatives of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, curve sketching, related rates, maximum and minimum problems, definite and indefinite integrals with applications. Prerequisites: MRS 800 or C or better in MATH 2312 or its equivalent Prepares for: MATH 2305, 2414, 3328 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

College Algebra (Non-Calculus)

Course Description:
Study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. Prerequisites: 350 Math TSI or TSI Exempt/Complete Prepares for: MATH 1316, 1342, 1350, 3312 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Note: This course DOES NOT prepare students to advance to the calculus sequence.

Composition I

Course Description:
Basic forms of expository writing. Frequent themes. Collateral reading in articles and essays of a factual and informative type. This course is prerequisite to ENGL 1302 and 1374. (NOTE: ENGL 1301 and one other course from ENGL 1302 or 1374 will satisfy the general degree requirement in composition. A student may receive credit for only one such course in a semester.) Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

General Chemistry

Course Description:
Algebra-based review of chemical laws and theory for science, engineering and preprofessional majors. Prerequisites: (high school chemistry or CHEM 1375 with a C or better) and (a Mathematics Readiness Score >=700 or MATH 1314 or higher with a C or better)

General Psychology

Course Description:
An introductory survey of the major areas of psychology such as learning, personality, social, testing, developmental and physiological. Emphasis is on psychology as the scientific study of behavior and includes both human and animal behavior. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Geology I: Physical Geology

Course Description:
Earth materials, structures, tectonics, land forms, mineral resources and processes that formed them. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Geology II: Historical Geology

Course Description:
History of the development of our planet and its inhabitants. Prerequisite: GEOL 1403 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introductory Environmental & Physical Geology

Course Description:
This course is an introduction to the relationship between human activities, geologic resources and processes and environmental quality. Topics include the relationship between human populations and geologic hazards, as well as how human activities may increase the chances of geologic hazards occurring. Emphasis will be from the geologic perspective, but will include all basic sciences. Field trips are an integral part of this course.

Introduction to American Government I

Course Description:
The national and Texas constitutions; federalism; political socialization and participation; public opinion and interest groups; parties, voting and elections. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduction to American Government II

Course Description:
The legislative, executive and judicial branches and the bureaucracy; policy formulation and implementation including civil rights and civil liberties, domestic and foreign policies. Prerequisite: POLS 2301 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduction to Library Research 

Course Description:
Acquaints students with the process of acquiring, evaluating, and assimilating information from available resources. Focuses on information literacy skills and the understanding that those skills are a tool for life long learning. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduction to Sociology

Course Description:
An overview of major subjects in sociology, including sociological perspective, culture, social interaction, social stratification, gender, race and ethnicity, social groups, organizations, family, religion, population, urbanization and social changes.

Introduction to Statistical Methods

Course Description:
Statistical concepts and techniques used in behavioral science research. Topics include graphs, measure of position, central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, probability, tests of significance and basic non-parametric techniques.

Music Appreciation

Course Description:
Survey of music for non-music students. Covers the major style periods from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on the development of basic listening skills and critical thinking. Requires attendance at instructor-specified recitals or concerts. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Precalculus I 

Course Description:
In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations. Prerequisites: 350 Math TSI or TSI Exempt/Complete Prepares for: MATH 1316, 1325, 1342, 1350, 2312, 2376, 3312, 3313 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Principles and Policies

Course Description:
Comprehensive introduction to economic principles and problems for non-business students. Resource utilization; price determination; distribution of income; fiscal and monetary problems; economic growth. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Principles of Economics I Macro

Course Description:
Emphasizes monetary theory; national income analysis; fluctuation and growth; public finance; international trade; and current economic problems. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Public Speaking I

Course Description:
Principles and practice of public speaking. Majors should complete this course during their freshman year. Satisfies the Communication core curriculum requirement and transfers as TCCN SPCH 1315. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer


Course Description:
Non-calculus based introduction to statistics, statistical measures of data, statistical description of data, elementary probability, random variables, binomial and normal distributions, estimation, testing hypotheses. Prerequisites: 350 Math TSI or TSI Exempt/Complete Prepares for: MATH 3370 Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Texas History

Course Description:
Texas history from the beginning to the present time. Offered: Fall, Spring

U S History I 1763-1877

Course Description:
United States history from the revolutionary period through reconstruction. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

U S History II Since 1877

Course Description:
United States history from the post-reconstruction period to the present. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

For More Information:
Lara Jagneaux
(409) 880-7425

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Lara Jagneaux
Program Coordinator
409-880-7425 p.
409-880-7164 f.

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