2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated July 17, 2019)

New or revised courses
Deleted courses
Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements
Policy changes
Miscellaneous information

New or Revised Courses

ACCT 231 - Corporate Financial Reporting  
ACCT 332 - Intermediate Financial Reporting I  
ACCT 333 - Intermediate Financial Reporting II  
AFCA 285 - Black Writers and the Allure of Paris  
BUS 160 - Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business  
BUS 346 - Foundations of Business Law: Accounting Focus  - revised course
BUS 348 - Foundations in Business Law  
BUS 371 - Creative Strategic Planning  - may be taken twice for degree credit
BUS 376 - Design Thinking   - revised (3 credits)
BUS 397 - Entrepreneurship Minor Capstone  
BUS 453 - Business Internship  - approved for summer
CLAS 111 - Roman History  
CLAS 433 - Archaeological Fieldwork in Italy  
CBSC 421 - Directed Individual Research  
CBSC 422 - Directed Individual Research 
CSCI 319 - Video Game Design   
DCI 100 - Introduction to Critical Data Science  
DCI 201 - Digital Collections and Exhibits  
DCI 202 - Introduction to Data Science  
ECON 202 - Statistics for Economics  
ECON 423 - Directed Individual Research  
ECON 440 - Honors Thesis Workshop  
ECON 491 - Honors Thesis  
ECON 492 - Honors Thesis  
ECON 494 - Honors Thesis  
ENGL 238 - The Music, Folklore, and Literature of Ireland  
FILM 238 - Documentary Filmmaking  
FYE 100 - General Success: Living and Learning at W&L  
HIST 111 - Roman History  
HIST 286 - History of Kyrgyzstan from the Silk Road to the Present: Crossroads of Empire, Culture, and Religion 
INTR 238 - The Irish World in Music. Literature. and History   
JOUR 330 - Communication Theory and Research Methods  
LJS 101 - Introduction to Law, Justice, and Society  
LJS 232 - Civil Rights and the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division  
LJS 395 - Law, Justice, and Society Research Capstone  
LEGL courses changed to LJS
MATH 100 - The Art of Mathematical Thinking: An Introduction to the Beauty and Power of Mathematical Ideas  
MATH 118 - Introduction to Statistics  - from FDR SC to FM
MATH 201 - Bridges to Advanced Mathematics  
MATH 222 - Linear Algebra  - revised course description, FDR-SC
MATH 343 - Geometry  
MATH 391 - Topics in Analysis  
MATH 392 - Topics in Abstract Algebra  
MATH 393 - Topics in Geometry and Topology  
MESA 250 - Writing Mt. Lebanon: History, Language, and Politics  
MUS 141 - Applied Music: First Year   - added MUS 141A: Applied Composition
MUS 238 - The Music, Folklore, and Literature of Ireland  
MUS 241 - Applied Music: Second Year  - added MUS 241A: Applied Composition
MUS 315 - Arranging and Orchestration  
MUS 341 - Applied Music: Third Year  - added MUS 341A: Applied Composition
MUS 441 - Applied Music: Fourth Year  - added MUS 441A: Applied Composition
POV 253 - Narrating Our Stories: Culture, Society, and Identity  
SOAN 220 - A World of Data: Baseball and Statistics  
SOAN 225 - Peoples of Central Europe Through Literature and Film   - to 4 credits
SOAN 253 - Narrating Our Stories: Culture, Society, and Identity  
SPAN 291 - Poetry Workshop  
THTR 286 - Shakespeare in Performance: Supervised Study in Great Britain  

New Global Learning (GL) designations:

BUS 390: Supervised Study Abroad: Social Innovation in Scandinavia (Spring 2020 topic only)
HIST 286: History of Kyrgyzstan from the Silk Road to the Present: Crossroads of Empire, Culture, and Religion
MESA 250: Writing Mt. Lebanon: History, Language, and Politics
POL 247: Latin American Politics
ROML 297: Spring Term Abroad in Romance Languages
SPAN 213: Seville and the Foundations of Spanish Civilization

New Experiential Learning (EXP) designations:

AFCA 285: Black Writers and the Allure of Paris, Spring 2020
ARTH 356: Science in Art: Technical Examination of 17th-Century Dutch Paintings, Sp '18
ARTS 223: Paris: History, Image, Myth, Part II , Spr '18
BUS 199: Real Estate Society, Fall 2019
BUS 390: Supervised Study Abroad: Social Innovation in Scandinavia (Spring 2020 topic only)
BUS 391: Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum - Spring 2017
BUS 403-03 Directed Individual Study: Developing a Web-Based Team Assessment Application (Winter 2019 topic only)
CBSC 421: Directed Individual Research
CBSC 422: Directed Individual Research
CHEM 421: Directed Individual Research - Fall '16
CHEM 422: Directed Individual Research - Fall '16
ECON 235: The Economics of Social Issues - Winter 2019
ECON/EDUC 239: Exploring Childhood in Denmark, Sp '18
ECON 246: Caste at the Intersection of Economy, Religion, and Law - Spring '17
ECON 295B: The Economics of Poverty and Food Insecurity (Winter 2019 only)
ENGN 378: Capstone Design - Fall 2017
EDUC 201: Practicum: Foundation of Education, Fall '16
EDUC 210: Fieldwork in Education, Fall '16
EDUC 303: Practicum: The Exceptional Learner, Fall '16
EDUC 306: Practicum: Teaching Elementary Reading, Win '17
EDUC 331: Practicum: Elementary and General Music Methods, Fall '17
EDUC 341: Practicum: Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies Methods, Win '17
EDUC 344: Practicum: Elementary Math and Science Methods, Fall '16
EDUC 354: Practicum: Secondary Content Area Reading and Writing, Fall '16
EDUC 357: Practicum: Methods for Middle and Secondary Education, Fall '16
EDUC 366: Practicum: Methods for World Language, Fall '16
ENGL 207: Eco-Writing - Sp '17
ENGL 387: Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Spring 2017
ENGL 453: Internship in Literary Editing with Shenandoah, Fall '16
ENV 111: Environmental Service Learning, Fall '16
ENV 397: Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies, Win '17
GERM 332: Performing German, Win '17
GERM 392: Layered Berlin: German Culture and the Social Market Economy, Spr '17
GERM 453: Internship Abroad, Fall '16
HIST/THTR 227: Discover Scotland: History and Culture through Theater - Sp '18
HIST 286: History of Kyrgyzstan from the Silk Road to the Present: Crossroads of Empire, Culture, and Religion
INTR 453: International Internship, Fall '16
JAPN 100: Supervised Study Abroad: Beginning Japanese, Spring 2018
JAPN 115: Supervised Study Abroad: First-Year Japanese, Spring 2018
JAPN 265: Supervised Study Abroad: Second-Year Japanese, Spring 2018
JAPN 365: Supervised Study Abroad: Third-Year Japanese, Spring 2018
JOUR 162: Broadcast-Announcing Practicum, Fall '16
JOUR 220: Social Media: Principles and Practice, Fall '16
JOUR 266: Cross-Cultural Documentary Filmmaking, Spr '17
JOUR 273: Principles of Public Relations, Fall '16
JOUR 295A-01: Topic: Studio Production (Fall 2019 topic only)
JOUR 377: Media Management & Entrepreneurship, Spr '17
JOUR 451: News Internship, Fall '16
JOUR 452: News Internship, Fall '16
JOUR 453: News Internship, Fall '16
JOUR 461: Communications Internship, Fall '16
JOUR 462: Communications Internship, Fall '16
JOUR 463: Communications Internship, Fall '16
LIT 223: Seminar in Japanese Literature in Translation: Food and Tea in Japan (this topic only, beginning Fall, 2016)
MESA 250: Writing Mt. Lebanon: History, Language, and Politics, Spring 2020
MS 10N: 100-level Army ROTC, Fall 2016
MS 20N: 200-level Army ROTC, Fall 2016
MUS 108: Supervised Piano Accompanying, Fall '16
MUS 109M: Men's Glee Club, Fall '16
MUS 109W: Cantatrici, Fall '16
MUS 110: University Singers, Fall '16
MUS 111: Opera Workshop, Fall '16
MUS 112: Chamber Ensembles, Fall '16
MUS 113: University Wind Ensemble, Fall '16
MUS 114: University Orchestra, Fall '16
MUS 115: University Jazz Ensemble, Fall '16
MUS 141: Applied Music: First Year, Fall '16
MUS 241: Applied Music: Second Year, Fall '16
MUS 341: Applied Music: Third Year, Fall '16
MUS 441: Applied Music: Fourth Year, Fall '16
NEUR 422: Directed Individual Research, Fall '16
NEUR 423: Directed Individual Research, Fall '16
PSYC 353: Advanced Methods in Systems Neuroscience Research, Win '17
PSYC 354: Advanced Methods in Attention Research, Win '17
PSYC 359: Advanced Methods in Cognition and Emotion Research, Fall '16
PSYC 362: Advanced Methods in Developmental Psychology Research, Win '17
POL 466: Washington Term Program, Spr '17
POV 102: Field Work in Poverty Studies, Fall 2016
REL 246: Caste at the Intersection of Economy, Religion, and Law, Spr '17
REL 387: Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland, Spring 2017
ROML 297: Spring Term Abroad in Romance Languages: Walking the Portuguese Caminho de Santiago (Spring 2020 topic only)
SOAN 210: Field Methods in Archaeology, Spr '17
SOAN/POV 253: Narrating Our Stories: Culture, Society & Identity
SOAN 276: Art & Science of Survey Research, Win '17
SPAN 204: Conversational Skills (Fall 2018 only)
SPAN 291: Poetry Workshop
SPAN 295: Special Topics in Conversation: Advanced Spanish Conversational Skills (Winter 2020 only)
THTR 286: Shakespeare in Performance: Supervised Study in Great Britain

  • Approved adding the credits awarded for participation in the Virginia Program at Oxford as meeting the Experiential Learning requirement retroactive to Fall 2016. The committee agreed that students would receive 3 credits toward the Experiential Learning requirements. After approval by the faculty, the respective VPO students will be made aware that retroactive EXP credit has been awarded.

New Perspectives (PERS) designations:

SOAN/POV 253: Narrating Our Stories: Culture, Society & Identity
WGSS 120: Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Spring Term Credits (3 or 4) and Offerings:


 

Deleted Courses 

ACCT-329: WRIT & RESEARCH FOR ACCTNTS II: 1
ACCT-406: DIRECTED INDIVIDUAL STUDY (6)
ARTH-308: SEMINAR: ART OF THE 1960s (3)
ARTH-376: VISUAL CULTURE HISP 1500-1700 (3)
ARTH-390: SEMINAR IN EAST ASIAN ART (3)
ARTS-328: PRINTMAKING IV (3)
BIOL-104: BIOLOGICAL ILLUSTRATION (4)
BIOL-140: NATURAL HIST OF ROCKBRIDGE CO. (4)
BIOL-165: HUMAN BIOLOGY & NUTRITION (4)
BIOL-216: TROPICAL ECOLOGY (4)
BIOL-231: FIELD ENTOMOLOGY (4)
BIOL-235: PLANT DIVERSITY (4)
BIOL-246: BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (3)
BIOL-260S: HUMAN SYSTM PHYSIOL:ST ANDREWS (6)
BIOL-270S: COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY:ST ANDREWS (6)
BIOL-274: STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY (4)
BIOL-285: INTRO TO SYSTEMS BIOLOGY (4)
BIOL-320: MODERN GENETIC ANALYSIS (3)
BIOL-321: ADVANCED GENETICS LABORATORY (4)
BIOL-323: RESEARCH QUESTIONS IN GENOMES (4)
BUS-105: LIFE FINANCE (4)
CBSC/PSYC 120: Statistics and Research Design I
CHEM-165: DYNAM SYS MODEL&GLOBAL CLIMATE (4)
CHEM-175: DEV OUTREACH ACTIVITY- SCHOOLS (4)
CHEM-241S: Organic Chemistry I ast St. Andrews (4)
DCI 121 - renumbered to DCI 202: Introduction to Data Science
ECON-136: CASTE AT THE INTERSECTION (4)
ECON-224: AMERICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY (3)
ECON-275: COMPARATIVE LABOR MARKETS (3)
ENGL 205: Poetic Forms
ENGL 255: Superheroes
ENGL 352: Modern Irish Literature
ENGL 358: Gender and Sexuality before 1900
ENGL 388: Exploring the West of Ireland
ENV-212: LAND USE & AQ ECOSY-CHESAPEAKE (4)
ENV 395: Special Topics in Environmental Ethics
GERM-264: LAYERED BERLIN (4)
JOUR-212: JOURNALIST IN FICTION & FILM (4)
JOUR-218: ONLINE SPEECH (4)
JOUR 231: Communication Theory
JOUR-242: MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL (3)
JOUR 332: Research Methods in Mass Communication
JOUR-353: OPINION WRITING (3)
LIT-235: TRAGEDIES EAST & WEST (4)
MATH 312: Real Analysis II
MATH 322: Abstract Algebra
MATH 341: Geometric Topology
MATH 342: Modern Geometry
MUS 361: Advanced Composition I
MUS 362: Advanced Composition II
MUS-452: INTERNSHIP (2)
MUS-453: INTERNSHIP (3)
PHIL-215: PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY (3)
PHIL-381: MERLEAU-PONTY'S PHENOMENOLOGY (3)
POL-251: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS (3)
FREN-212: SUPERVISED STUDY ABROAD (4)
SPAN-210: THE ROAD TO SANTIAGO (4)
SPAN-270: CONTEMP LATIN AMERICAN PRESS (4)
SPAN-324: ROMANTICISM & THE GEN OF 1898 (3)
SPAN-326: MODERN SPANISH PROSE FICTION (3)
SPAN-328: CONTEMPORARY SPANISH POETRY (3)
SPAN-343: SPAN-AMER COLONIAL LITERATURE (3)
SPAN-345: SPAN-AMER MODERNIST POETRY (3)
SPAN-348: SPANISH-AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS (3)
SPAN-350: THE CUBAN STORY (3)
SPAN-390: TOPIC LATIN AMER CULTURE & LIT (4)

 

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements 

Accounting (2019-2020 catalog)

A major in accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 45 credits, as follows:

1. ACCT 100 or both ACCT 201 and 202
2. take one sequence: ACCT 231, 332, and 333 or ACCT 320 and 321
3. BUS 211, 221; ECON 100; INTR 201, 202
4. One course chosen from DCI 202; ECON 202; INTR 202
5. BUS 346 or 348
6. BUS 217 or 345 (INTR 345)
7. BUS 398 or 399
8. Nine credits from among ACCT 310, 311, 328, 330, 358, 359, 360
9. At least three additional credits chosen from courses numbered ACCT 256 through ACCT 373 or one of the following: BUS 302, 312, 315, 317, 321, 325, 350, 353, 355, 356, 357, 358, 359

Africana Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following revision to the minor
2. Africa-focused course: One course chosen from among HIST 276, 277, 378; POL 215, 249; and, when appropriate, AFCA 295; ECON 288, 295, 395; FREN 280; HIST 180, 269, 279; POL 288
3. African Diaspora-focused course: One course chosen from among AFCA 285; ENGL 366; HIST 236, 259, 260; MUS 221; POL 250; 360; SOAN 228; and, when appropriate, AFCA 295; ENGL 394; FREN 344; HIST 180, 269; THTR 290"
4. Three additional courses from categories 2 and 3 above and the following courses:... LJS 395; ... and, when appropriate, ECON 280; ENGL 293; FREN 397; LIT 295; POL 295

Biology (2019-2020 catalog)

revised the majors and minor below:

major in biology leading to a BS degree
"2. BIOL 185, BIOL 187, CSCI.102, or CSCI 121"
"5. Ecology and Evoltuion: One course from BIOl 210, 216, ...245* or 245S, 247S, ENV 212..."

major in biology leading to a BA degree
"2. Quantitative Biology: Choose two courses from: BIOL 187, BIOL 201; CSCI 102, 121; ..."
"4. Ecology and Evolution: One course from BIOL 210, 216*, ... 245* or 245S, 247S, 270S*..."

minor in animal biology
"2. Zoology: BIOL 240, 244S, 245S, or 247S"

minor in ecology
"3.Ecology: BIOL 217, 245 or 245S"

minor in quantitative biology
"3. Computer science: BIOL 185, BIOL 187, CSCI.102, or CSCI 121"

Business Administration (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes to the major in business administration:
"...requires at least 43 credits total, including at least 24 credits in business administration and 19 credits not in business administration, as follows:

  1. ACCT 100 or both ACCT 201 and 202
  2. ECON 100 or both ECON 101 and 102
  3. BUS 211, 217, 221; INTR 201, 202

  4. BUS 345, 346, or 348
  6. One course from each International Business and Information Systems. The 18 credits required in 4 and 5 above must include at least one course from each of the following areas: ...
b. Information Systems: ACCT 310; BUS 306, 310, 311, 312, 315, 317, 321, 322, 325
  7. Non-Business Administration electives: nine credits chosen from the following: ... ENV 250, 295, 281, 395, 397..."

Chinese (2019-2020 catalog)
Approved a new minor in Chinese.
A minor in Chinese requires completion of at least seven courses beyond CHIN 111. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures which focus on the same language. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor. Chinese minors are encouraged, though not required, to
study abroad (for Spring Term or longer) in a reputable language-based Chinese program. Students must complete CHIN 111 or equivalent prior to declaring the minor.

       1. Language requirement: CHIN 112, 261, 262, or equivalent
       2. At least two 300-level Chinese-language courses chosen from CHIN 301, 302, 311, 312
       3. At least one course on Chinese literature chosen from LIT 218 or 220
       4. Additional course(s) chosen from CHIN 311, 312; EALL 215; LIT 218, 220; or one course only chosen from CHIN   113, 263, and 363

Cognitive and Behavior Science major - from Psychology (2019-2020 catalog)

revised the majors as follows:

major in cognitive and behavioral science psychology leading to a BA degree
"A major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 40 credits as follows:...
2. Methods and Applications: CBSC 120, 210, 250, 299..."
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, ..."

major in cognitive and behavioral science psychology leading to a BS degree
"A major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of 50 credits in cognitive and behavioral science and cognate fields, as follows:...
2. Methods and Applications: CBSC 120, 210, 250, 299...
4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257...
6. At least 13 additional credits chosen from ...the following CBSC courses: CBSC ..., 256, 257, and 259. "

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
5. Unearthing, Conserving, and Curating: ... ARTH 243, 274, 276, 288, 346, 356...'

Digital Culture and Information (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revising the minor in digital culture and information:
"2. At least six credits chosen from ARTH 383, DCI 110, 121, 175, 190, 201, 202,..."
3. At least three credits chosen from ... SOAN 220, 265, 266; and, when approved in advance, DCI-designated courses."

Economics (2019-2020 catalog)
Approved revising the major in economics, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog.
A major in economics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 42 credits as follows:
"1. ECON 100 or both ECON 101 and 102, 202, 203, 210, 211; INTR 201, 202
2. One economics course numbered at or above 330 from 330 to 399
3. One additional economics course numbered above 300 from 300 to 399, or 493..."

Students pursuing Honors in Economics should take ECON 399 speak with the department head about the required coursework.

Education (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
4. Context: At least one course chosen from among the following:...EDUC 230; HIST 258, 260..."

Education Policy (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the minor:
"5. Educational Context: One additional course chosen from the following: ... EDUC 230..."

Entrepreneurship (2019-2020 catalog)
approved adding a minor in entrepreneurship as follows:
A minor in entrepreneurship requires completion of 18 credits. With the exception of students majoring in accounting or business administration, students with any other major may also complete this minor. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

  1. Required courses: BUS 160, 397
  2. Entrepreneurship Electives: Two courses chosen from the following: BUS 375, 381, 383, 390, 392
  3. Business Electives: Two courses chosen from the following: BUS 211, 217, 221, 310, 317, 321, 325, 345, 346, 349, 365, 370, 371, and, when appropriate to entrepreneurship with advance approval, BUS 301, 303, 304, 453

Students in the minor are strongly encouraged to participate in Venture Club, Student Pitch Competition, and Entrepreneurship Internship Program or to attend two or more Entrepreneurship Summits.

Environmental Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

approved revising the major:

 major in environmental studies
      "...leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 41 credits, which must include at least three credits at the 300-level or above in addition to the capstone course. Students also undertake an experiential-learning activity. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

1.   Required courses: ENV 110, 111, 201, 202, 203; INTR 201
2.   Statistics: either BIOL 201 or INTR 202
3.   Advanced Quantitative Skills: One course chosen from the following list. This course may also be used when included in an elective track below. BIOL 282, 322, 325; ECON 203; GEOL 260
4.   Electives: Complete one elective track below or design one with prior approval from the Environmental Studies core faculty. No more than three courses completed in any elective track may be used to satisfy requirements in another major. Student-designed elective tracks must be proposed and approved before the end of the student's junior (third) year.
5.   Capstone: either ENV 397 or 493
6.   Experience: A relevant internship, study abroad, research project, or other experiential learning activity approved in advance by the head of the major.

Elective Tracks:

Conservation Biology (5 courses, at least 16 credits)

      a.   Advanced ecology foundations: one course chosen from BIOL 217, 245, 332
      b.   Advanced social science foundations: one course chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259; POL 233
      c.   Three additional courses chosen from BIOL 217, 241, 242, 243, 245, 322, 325, 330, 332; ENV 250; and when appropriate and approved in advance, BIOL 195, 398; ENV 295, 395

Climate Change (6 courses, at least 18 credits)
      a.   Required: GEOL 141
      b.   Science: three courses chosen from the following, including one laboratory course (indicated by *): BIOL 325*, 330*; GEOL 150, 155, 205, 260*
      c.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ACCT 303; BUS 355; ECON 255, 259, 356; PHIL 150, POL 105, 233

Environmental Economics (7 courses, at least 21 credits)
      a.   Required: ECON 100, 203, 255
      b.   Ethics: one course chosen from BUS 335; ENV 395, 365 (PHIL 365); PHIL 150
      c.   Three additional courses chosen from BIOL 325; ECON 257, 259, 280, 286 (SOAN 286), 302, 356; and when appropriate and approved in advance, ECON 295, 395

Environmental Humanities (5 courses, at least 15 credits)
      a.   Philosophy / Ethics: either ENV 395, 365 (PHIL 365) or PHIL 150
      b.   Religion / Sociology & Anthropology: one course chosen from REL 207, 224 (SOAN 224), 285 (SOAN 285)
      c.   Literature and Arts: one course chosen from ARTS 233, 234, or ENGL 207, or when appropriate and approved in advance, ENGL 293, 393, 394
      d.   Two additional courses chosen from ECON 286 (SOAN 286); ENV 250; HIST 288

Water Resources (5 courses, at least 17 credits)
      a.   Human Dimensions: two courses chosen from ECON 255, 257, 259, 286 (SOAN 286); ENV 250; PHIL 150; POL 233; SOAN 285, and when appropriate and approved in advance, ENV 395, 365 (PHIL 365);
      b.   Science: three courses chosen from the following, including two laboratory courses (indicated by *): BIOL 217*; GEOL 141, 150, 155, 231*, 240*, 247*, 260* (with water-resources course project), 311*, and when appropriate and approved in advance, BIOL 195; ECON 288, 395; ENV 295; GEOL 105, 373

Student-Designed Elective Track
      Students majoring in environmental studies may propose a self-designed series of "elective" courses that focuses on a particular theme relevant to their individual educational objectives. Students should consult with faculty members in Environmental Studies when developing this proposal and present it to the head of the Environmental Studies Program, along with the major declaration form no later than February 1 of the junior year (though we recommend that students submit proposals in their sophomore year). One of the core or affiliate faculty members in Environmental Studies must be willing to serve as the student's adviser in the major and provide a letter of support for the proposal. Proposals must be approved by the Environmental Studies faculty before the end of the junior year.

Environmental Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revising the minor:
minor in environmental studies
"...requires completion of the following 24 or 25 credits. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine credits that are not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in environmental studies.

1.   Required courses: ENV 110, 201, 202, 203, 397
2.   Social Sciences: one course chosen from ACCT 303; ECON 255, 257, 259; ENV 295; POL 233
3.   Natural Sciences: complete on of the following:
      a) one course chosen from BIOL 217, 245, 322, 330, 332; GEOL 231, 240, 311;
      b) students who have previously completed BIOL 111/113, GEOL 100, or GEOL 101 may choose one course from BIOL 398; ENV 250; or GEOL 141, 150.
4.   Humanities: one course chosen from ARTS 233, 234; BUS 335; ENGL 207; ENV 395; PHIL 150, 282; REL 207, 224, 285; SOAN 224, 285, 286 (ECON 286).

Additional topic-based courses will be allowed by substitution only when approved in advance, and will be announced when offered.

Film and Visual Culture (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following change in the minor in film and visual culture:
"c. Production Courses: ...FILM 238, 255; ..."

French (2019-2020 catalog)

A major in French leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires demonstrated proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and completion of at least 30 31 credits distributed as follows:

approved revisions to the major:
"... 5. Completion of the French Assessment Exam (FAE), a four-skills assessment, in winter term of senior year"

Revisions to a minor in French:
"... e. Completion of the French Assessment Exam (FAE), a four-skills assessment, in winter term of senior year"

History (2019-2020 catalog)

revise the major:
"2...a. Depth: At least 15 of these 24 credits will be in one of the following three areas of emphasis, including three credits from one of the 300-level seminar

  • American history, including REL 271 (HIST 271),and, with the department head's approval, Latin American history."

Japanese (2019-2020 catalog)
approved a minor in Japanese

A minor in Japanese requires completion of at least seven courses beyond JAPN 111. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures which focus on the same language. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor. Japanese minors are encouraged, though not required, to study abroad (for Spring Term or longer) in a reputable language-based Japanese program. Students must complete JAPN 111 or equivalent prior to declaring the minor.

     1. Language requirement: JAPN 261 and 262, or equivalent
     2. At least two 300- level Japanese-language courses chosen from JAPN 301, 302, 311, 312
     3. At least one course on Japanese literature chosen from LIT 221, 223, 225
     4. Additional course(s) chosen from EALL 175; JAPN 311, 312; LIT 221, 223, 225; or one course only chosen from JAPN 115, 265, and 365

Journalism and Mass Communication (2019-2020 catalog)
revise the major in journalism:

"Diversity of Experience: Take one course chosen from the following: ECON 231, 232, 233; ENGL 262, 359, 361, 366; HIST 253, 260, 268; JOUR 266, 268; PHIL 235, 238, 242, 243, 244, 254; POL 250, 255, 292; POV 101; SOAN 228, 268, 280, or when appropriate, PSYC 296; students may also petition the department head for approval of another course that meets this requirement"

revise the major in strategic communication:
"1. Courses required for the major: INTR 201, 202; JOUR 101, 190, 201, 227, 231, 273, 301, 330, 345 ...
2. Statistics: Either DCI 202 or SOAN 218;
3. "Diversity of Experience: Take one course chosen from the following: ECON 231, 232, 233; ENGL 262, 359, 361, 366; HIST 253, 260, 268; JOUR 266, 268; PHIL 235, 238, 242, 243, 244, 254; POL 250, 255, 292; POV 101; SOAN 228, 268, 280, or when appropriate, PSYC 296; students may also petition the department head for approval of another course that meets this requirement"
6. One course chosen from: JOUR 325, 332; BUS 370, 371"

revise the minor in mass communication:
"3. Media Theory/History: One course chosen from JOUR 221, 231, 296, 318, 319, 325, 330, 332, 338"

Law, Justice, and Society (LJS) (2019-2020 catalog)
 - changed from Legal Studies (LEGL)

Approved adding a minor in law, justice, and society, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog.

A minor in Law, Justice, and Society requires completion of at least 21 credits from seven 3- or 4-credit courses, as
follows. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must use at least nine (9) credits not also
used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor.

1. Introduction: LJS 101
2. Distribution: Take at least 15 credits from five courses, with at least one from each of the school lists below. No more than one 100-level course may be taken from these lists and at least one course must be at the 300-level. No single course may fulfill more than one of these requirements.

a. College:
ARTH 246
BIOL 150 (CHEM 150), 160 (CHEM 160)
CLAS 241
ENV 202
JOUR 280, 301, 303, 344, 399 (LAW 242)
LJS 220, 230 (POL 230), 231, 232, 295, 345
PHIL 242 (WGSS 242), 245 (POV 245), 247 (POV 247), 252, 254 (WGGS 254), 346, 348
POV 280 (LAW 392)
REL 220 (LAW 220), 222 (LAW 355), 246 (ECON 246), 335 (LAW 315), 381 (LAW 323)
SOAN 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 253 (POV 253), 268 (POL 268)
and when appropriate and approved in advance:
JOUR 295
MRST 110
PHIL 395
POV 295, 296

b. Williams School:
ACCT 256, 304, 358, 359
BUS 135, 346, 348, 349
ECON 246 (REL 246), 281
LJS 232
POL 230 (LJS 230), 233, 236, 245 (SOAN 245), 246 (SOAN 246), 268 (SOAN 268), 342, 380, 385, 466
and when appropriate and approved in advance:
POL 295

c. Law School:
JOUR 399 (LAW 242); POV 280 (LAW 392); REL 220 (LAW 220), REL 222 (LAW 355), REL 335 (LAW 315), REL 381 (LAW 323); and when appropriate and approved in advance, LJS 295.
Law courses available for the LJS 295 option are LAW 105, 175, 203, 209, 221, 222, 228, 237, 252, 255, 261, 263, 265, 266, 269, 271, 284, 285, 293, 304, 306, 307, 316, 320, 331, 340, 383, 391, 393, 416

3. Capstone: After completion of all other requirements for the minor, take one of the following: LJS 395.

Legal Studies (LEGL) (2019-2020 catalog)
- changed to Law, Justice, and Society (LJS)

Middle East and South Asia Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

approved the following changes Middle East and South Asia Studies without Language minor:
"2. Distribution...
b. Other Humanities (no more than two of which can be ARAB or SKT): ARAB 111, 112, 161, 162, 210, 211, 212, 395; HIST 170, 171, 172, 280; MESA 250; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 108, 120, 130, 131, 132, 172, 216, 226, 231, 250, 283, 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; SKT 101, 102, 201, 202, 301; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289; REL 195, 260 (on a MESA-related topic)..."

approved the following changes Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language emphasis minor:
 b.    Other Humanities: HIST 170, 171, 172, 280; MESA 250; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 108, 120, 131, 132, 172, 216, 226, 231, 250, 260 (on a MESA-related topic), 271, 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289; REL 195, 260 (on a MESA-related topic)

Mathematics (2019-2020 catalog)

A major in mathematics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of at least 33 credits as follows:

  1. MATH 201, 221, 222, 311, 312, 321, 322, 343
  2. One course chosen from MATH 391, 392, and 393
  3. One course selected from BIOL 274, 282; CHEM 260, 261; CSCI 211, 313; ECON 302, 320; ENGN 203; GEOL 250; MATH 270, 310, 332, 333, 353; PHYS 112
  4. Nine additional credits selected from mathematics courses numbered above 300.

Additional courses required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101 and 102, or their
equivalents: furthermore, the course selected to fulfill requirement 2 above may have prerequisites.

A major in mathematics leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of at least 51 credits as
follows:

  1. MATH 201, 221, 222, 311, 312, 321, 322, 343;
  2. One course chosen from MATH 391, 392, and 393
  3. PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114
  4. CSCI 111 or 121
  5. 12 additional credits selected from mathematics courses numbered above 300
  6. Six additional credits selected from courses in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics (numbered 200 and above) and physics, except courses excluded from degree programs in those subjects.

Additional courses required as prerequisites for completion of the above include MATH 101 and 102, or their
equivalents.

A minor in mathematics requires completion of 21 credits. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in mathematics. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

  1. MATH 102, 201, 221, 222
  2. Two courses chosen from the following: MATH 311, 321, 343, 391, 392, and 393
  3. One additional course at the 300 level in mathematics

Middle East and South Asia Studies with Language Emphasis minor (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes:
  b.    Other Humanities: HIST 172, 280; REL 101, 102, 105, 106, 131, 132, 216, 231, 250, 260 (on a MESA-related topic), 284, 333, 335, 350, 381; or, when appropriate, HIST 195, 289; REL 195, 260 (on a MESA-related topic)
  c.    Social Sciences: ECON 246, POL 384, REL 220, 222, 246; or, when appropriate, ECON 276, 295, 395; POL 274, 396

Music (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes to the music major leading to the BA degree:
A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 42 credits as follows:
"1, MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 201, 202, 261, 262, 325, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)..."
2.Completion of one of the following sequences:

a.History: three courses chosen from MUS 220, 221, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 296
b.Theory-Composition: MUS 361, 362, and 423
b.Performance or Composition: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 220, 221, 231, 232, 238 (ENGL 238), 295, 296, 325, 326, 327, 361, 362, and 423
c.General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, and 315. and 325. 326, 327, 361, and 362.

3.At least four credits of applied study in a primary applied performance area (in addition to any applied piano courses that may be required in order to complete the piano proficiency requirement)

revise the major in music leading to a BS degree:
A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 56 credits as follows:
"1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 195, 201, 202, 261, 262, 315, 325,..."

Neuroscience (2019-20 catalog)

Approved revising the major in neuroscience, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog, including the addition of a required portfolio.

"A major in neuroscience leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of at least 50 credits in
science and mathematics, including 47 or more credits from the following: I have highlighted the three additional
courses.

1. Core (5 courses): BIOL 111/113, BIOL 211, 211S, or 220; CHEM 110; NEUR 120, 121; and PSYC 111
2. Quantitative Methods (3 courses):
a. Computational: One course chosen from BIOL 185, 187, 282; CSCI 102, 121
b. Statistics and Research Design: CBSC/PSYC 120; and either BIOL 201 or PSYC 250
3. Specialization: Completion of at least five additional courses selected from the following and chosen from at least
two disciplines
a. BIOL 211 (or 211 S), 220, 243, 250, 255, 275, 280, 282, 283, 360, 362, 365, 397
b. CBSC/PSYC 216, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259
c. CSCI 102, 121
d. ENGN 267 (BIOL 267)
e. NEUR395
4. Capstone: Six credits chosen from the following:
a. At least three credits chosen from NEUR 423, 442, 493, PSYC 353, 354, 355, 359
b. No more than three credits chosen from NEUR 401, 403, 422, 453
5. Submission of the Neuroscience e-portfolio"

Politics (2019-2020 catalog)

approved the following revisions to the Politics major:
"A major in politics leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 36 credits as follows:
1. POL 100, 105, 111; INTR 201, INTR 202..."
3.b. American Goverment: completion of four courses from LJS 101, 230, 232; POL 203...
3.d. Political Philosophy: completion of four courses chosen from LJS 101; POL 265, 266, 267, 271, 281 ..."

Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

revisions for the minor:
"3. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following: ... POV 102, 197 (no more than one credit), 241, 243 (PHIL 243), 245 (PHIL 245), 253 (SOAN 253)..."

Psychology - to Cognitive and Behavior Science major (2019-2020 catalog)

See Cognitive and Behavioral Science changes above

Public Accounting (2019-2020 catalog)

- Dropped the public accounting major from the university's offerings, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog. The last students who will be admitted to the major are those scheduled to receive their degree in May 2020.

Romance Languages major, with French emphasis (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revision to the major:
"...6. Completion of the French Assessment Exam (FAE), a four-skills assessment, in winter term of senior year"

Romance Languages major, with Spanish emphasis (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revisions to the major:
3...c. One course in language chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 323, 333, 340, 341, 342, 344, 347, 354, 393, 397, and 398
3...c. One course in Linguistics chosen from SPAN 209, 308, 309, 380, and, when appropriate (linguistic-themed), 392"
...5. Completion of the Spanish Assessment Exam (SAE), a four-skills assessment, in winter term of senior year"

Russian Area Studies (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revision to the major
5. ... HIST 220, 221, 222, 228, 280, 286...
6. 12 credits chosen from the following Russian area studies courses not used to satisfy any requirements above: ...
HIST 220, 221, 222, 228, 286, 322, ..."

Sociology and Anthropology (2019-2020 catalog)
approved the following changes to the major in sociology and anthropology:
Anthropology electives: SOAN 181, 186,... 253 (POV 253),..."

Sociology electives: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 208, 212, 218, 219, 220, ..."

Spanish (2019-2020 catalog)
approved revisions to the major:
"A major in Spanish leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires demonstrated proficiency in listening, speaking,
reading, and writing, and completion of at least 30 credits distributed as follows:..."
3...c. One course in Linguistics chosen from SPAN 209, 308, 309, 380, and, when
3.c. One additional course in literature chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 323, 333, 340, 341, 342, 344, 346, 347, 354, 393, 397, and 398
3...c. One course in Linguistics chosen from SPAN 209, 308, 309, 380, and, when appropriate (linguistic-themed), 392

...4. Completion of Spanish Assessment Exam (SAE), a four-skills assessment, in winter term of senior year"

 

Studio Art (2019-2020 catalog)
Approved revising the major and minor in studio art, as follows, effective with the 2019-2020 catalog.
"A major in studio art leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 36 credits, as follows:

  1. ARTS 111, 309
  2. Three introductory-level courses chosen from the following: ARTS 120, 217, 227, 231
  3. Four additional courses in studio art (ARTS)
  4. One course in art history, chosen from the following: ARTH 102, 243, 261, 263, 266, 267, 273, 274, 275, 276, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 378
  5. One additional course in art history (ARTH)
  6. ARTS 473 or 493

A minor in studio art requires completion of seven three- or four-credit courses totaling at least 21 credits. A student may not complete both a major and a minor in studio art. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor.

  1. Two introductory-level courses chosen from the following: ARTS 111, 120, 217, 227, 231
  2. Four additional courses in studio art (ARTS)
  3. One course in art history, chosen from the following: ARTH 102, 243, 261, 263, 266, 267, 273, 274, 275, 276, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 378

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2019-2020 catalog)

Approved revising the minor in women's, gender, and sexuality studies as follows:

  1. Introduction: WGSS 120, preferably completed by the end of the sophomore year
  2. Distribution:

b. Humanities and other disciplines: ...ARTH 365; CLAS 210; ENGL 254, 261, 312, 313, 316, 320, 359; HIST 206, 211, 219, 228, 257, 258, 285, 378, 379... , and when appropriate, REL 195..."

Policy Changes

 

Experiential Credit (March 11, 2019)
Approved revising the Experiential Learning requirement as recommended (unanimously) by the International Education Committee, effective immediately and retroactive to Winter 2017, as follows.

"Students must present at least four credits of experiential work taken at W&L toward degree requirements, or complete a minimum of 12 credits in an approved study abroad program and earn a Satisfactory grade in the associated assessment course overseen by the Center for International Education."

Also, approved the following revision to the fourth student learning outcome for Experiential Learning to include more examples, as recommended by the International Education Committee. (May 20, 2019)

"build cultural competence, perspectives, and understanding through international immersion beyond the classroom, such as homestays, internships, academic site visits, field work, community engagement, or service learning"

Degree/Major/Minor Declaration (May 6, 2019)
Approved updated language to the degree/major/minor declaration policy for to 2019-2020 catalog:

"Students are responsible for their declared program(s) of study and must officially add or remove declarations, as appropriate.

Students must finish each declared degree, major, and minor in order to be cleared for graduation.

Changes to a student's declaration of degree, major(s), and minor(s) must be made prior to Washington Break of the senior year (the end of the sixth week of winter term). Changes beyond this time require permission of the
Faculty Executive Committee, which incurs a $100 late fee and may also require a diploma-replacement charge. No petition is necessary if a student fails a major or minor requirement in their senior year that prevents them from completing that declaration. In this circumstance, the University Registrar's office will officially notify the senior that the declaration is being dropped with no petition and no fee. For December graduates, the deadline is the end of the sixth week of fall term.

Petitions for changes of degree, major(s), or minor(s) will not be considered after the degree is conferred."

World Languages (May 6, 2019)
Approved endorsing the following proposal from Associate Professor Janet Ikeda, Head of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and Visiting Professor of Romance Languages Dick Kuettner, Director of the Global Discovery Laboratory, as a result of their Teacher-Scholar Development Cohorts Grant.

"Since the fall of 2018, this cohort has met with the explicit goal of providing a discussion forum for faculty in departments that are traditionally referred to as 'foreign language' departments. These departments include Classics, German and Arabic, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Romance Languages, and Russian. Tim Lubin in Religion is included in the cohort, as he teaches Sanskrit, which offers courses that fulfill the FDR FL (Foundation Language) requirement. The goal of the cohort is to bring an intense focus to the learning and teaching of what should be more appropriately called in the 21st century 'world languages.'

Department Heads of the five major language departments, along with Tim Lubin, request that the phrase 'foreign language(s)' be replaced by the phrase 'world language(s)' in all university publications and webpages. In addition, we ask that the FLTAs, or Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, be called WLTAs. We have discussed the WLTA designation with Hunter Swanson in International Education and he sees no problem with this change: The one exception would be when W&L occasionally has a Fulbright TA, who is designated by Fulbright as a 'Foreign Language' TA.

We no longer live in a world that is 'foreign,' but should be thought of in terms of its global nature, which encompasses a world in which we all live. The university mission statement emphasizes this in the second sentence, 'Graduates will be prepared for life-long learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others, and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.'

Please note that it is not within the scope of this proposal to change the word 'foreign' when it is used preceding other phrases such as 'foreign policy'' or 'foreign student'."

Bachelor of Science Language (May 6, 2019)

Old Bachelor of Science language
"The degree of Bachelor of Science is conferred upon those students who have completed a course of study with emphasis (at least 50 credits total) in the fields of the natural sciences, mathematics, and computer science, and who have fulfilled the above requirements of the faculty. The degree is designed for those who are attracted by scientific
work, whether or not their plans involve its direct application, and for those who intend to pursue graduate study in certain scientific fields. Students must fulfill the 50-credit requirement even when the major specifically lists fewer credits. Students should seek advice from a member of the appropriate departments in planning their schedules."

New Bachelor of Science language
"The candidate for the degree of Bachelor of Science must, before graduation, complete the requirements of the faculty, as listed above under The Baccalaureate Degree."

Community-Based Learning (CBL) designation (May 20, 2019)

Approved creating a Community-Based Learning (CBL) course designation, beginning in Winter 2020, for those courses approved by the director of the CBL program as meeting the following learning objectives:

In community-based learning courses, students will do all of the following:

  • analyze the mission, structure, and work of community partners in addressing the public good, and
  • collaborate effectively and respectfully with community-based learning partners, faculty, students, and/or other stakeholders to meet community-defined aspirations and interests, and
  • integrate classroom learning experiences with community learning experiences.

ln each community-based learning course, students will do one of the following:

  • articulate how community-based learning contributes to the evolution of their personal, professional, academic, and/or civic identities, or
  • Identify and critically examine perspectives and experiences different from their own in order to understand the interrelationships between and among multiple perspectives (e.g., race, gender, socioeconomic status, disciplinary background) as well as the role of the university in the community.

Miscellaneous Information

Department of Psychology changed to Department of Cognitive and Behavioral Science (CBSC). Students will have the choice to have their major named either psychology (by declaring under the 2018-19 catalog for all requirements) but with no cross over for other requirements. Course titles will not change but will be prefaced with the new subject code (CBSC beginning with Fall 2019. Degree-audit logic will allow any combination of PSYC and CBSC course to meet the requirements for the respective major.

Renamed Teacher Education as Education Studies (EDST), though the courses will continue to be listed as Education (EDUC).