# TexPREP - Lubbock Courses

All components include: library usage, projects, leadership training, and development of good study habits with spoken and
written communication being stressed. There is an emphasis on problem solving -- the key to mathematics, science, and engineering --
throughout the program. Additionally, participants hear invited speakers discuss current and future professional opportunities and
explain their research.

## Courses for ...

## PREP I

**Mathematical Logic**: An introduction to mathematical thinking, logic, elementary set theory, counting,
truth tables, and number theory
**Research and Study Projects**: Supervised construction of projects for Science and Engineering
**Problem Solving (Science)**: An overview of science and science education (including an introduction to
physics and chemistry) and assignment of individual and team projects, such as airplane and mousetrap car construction
**Engineering Foundations**: An introduction to engineering and engineering education, (including the philosophy of
engineering and development of basic engineering principles) and assignment of engineering team projects such as egg drops, bridge design, catapults,
and edible cars
**College and Career Seminar**: An introduction to leadership training including cooperation and group work, personal work
habits, and productive work skills

## PREP II

**Algebraic Structures (Abstract Algebra)**: Discussion of the basic concepts of abstract algebra
**Research and Study (Computers)**: Advanced programming concepts
**Astronomy**: Introduction to astronomy
**Engineering Physics**: Introduction to engineering physics
**Problem Solving (Algebra)**: Discussion of the basic concepts of algebra, with emphasis on linear algebra

## PREP III

**Probability and Statistics**: Basic probability and statistics, and other applications of math in the real world
**Problem Solving (Pre-Calculus)**: Instruction in trigonometry and analytic geometry
**Research and Study (Computer Science)**: Problem solving, and an introduction to Maple
**College and Career Seminar (Robotics)**: Building and creating robots for competition
**STEM Technical Writing**: Instruction in writing reports, resumes, and so forth on STEM topics

## PREP IV

**Computer Science**: History of computers, their constuction, troubleshooting, and job opportunities in the field
**Systems and Ecology**: Study of ecological systems and environmental issues, especially those relevant to West Texas
**Problem Solving (Calculus)**: Elementary topics of calculus, such as the tangent line, differential and integral calculus, and
curve sketching
**College and Career Seminar**: Preparation for college
**Earth Science**: Introduction to Earth Science and planetary astronomy