2012-2013 University Catalog 
    
    Jul 20, 2019  
2012-2013 University Catalog archived

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated February 27, 2014)

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

New or Revised Courses 

ACCT 328 - Writing and Research for Accountants I  

ACCT 356 - Taxation of Business Entities and Special Topics in Taxation  

ACCT 357 - Tax Research  

ACCT 370 - Casino Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Analysis 
ARTH 141 - Buddhist Art of South & Central Asia 
ARTH 170 - Arts of Meso- and South America 
ARTH 244 - 20th-Century Arts of Asia  

ARTH 276 - Chicano Art and Muralism: From the Street to the (Staniar) Gallery  

ARTH 363 - Surrealism 
 

ARTH 342 - Love, Loyalty, and Lordship: Court Art of India, 1500s to1800s 
ACCT 328 - Writing and Research for Accountants I  

BIOL 150 - Genetic Engineering and Society 
BIOL 160 - CSI: W&L 
BIOL 282 - Dynamics of Biological Systems 
BIOL 283 - Pregnancy: A KISS in Time? 
BIOL 385 - Molecular Mechanics of Life 
BUS 195 - Selected Topics in Business Administration 
BUS 198 - Entrepreneurship Field Consulting Experience  

BUS 245 - iStartup 
BUS 247 - Ramen, Red Bull, and (Free) Radicals: Technology Startup Cultures and Caricatures 
CHEM 110 - General Chemistry  

CHEM 110 - General Chemistry  

CHEM 160 - CSI: W&L 
CHEM 261 - Physical Chemistry: Quantum & Computational Chemistry  

CLAS 226 - The Trojan War  

EALL 180 - FS: Multiple Perspective of Japan: Literature, Film, Culture and Language 
EALL 399 - Capstone Project 
EDUC 375 - Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music Methods for Woodwinds and Brass  

EDUC 376 - Practicum in Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music Methods for Woodwinds and Brass 
EDUC 377 - Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music Methods for Strings and Percussion  
EDUC 378 - Practicum in Elementary and Secondary Instrumental Music Methods for Strings and Percussion.  

ENGL 203 - Topics in Creative Writing: Fiction  

ENV 396 - Pre-Capstone Research Seminar 
FREN 285 - Spring Term Topics in French Civilization  

GEOL 198 - Selected Topics  

HIST 284 - Visions of Japan's Empire in East Asia: 19th-Century Origins through World War II INTR 200 - Research Preparation in the Biosciences 
INTR 210 - Preparaton for Spring Term Abroad in Paris  

JOUR 152 - Photojournalism  

MATH 363 - Combinatorics  

MATH 363 - Combinatorics 
MUS 325 - Choral Conducting and Methods I 
MUS 326 - Choral Conducting and Methods II 
PHIL 239 - Postmodernism: Power, Difference, and Disruption 
PE 182 - Kayaking 
PE 183 - Fly Fishing 
PE 184 - Rock Climbing 
PE 185 - Scuba  

PSYC 256 - Neuropharmacology  
PSYC 451 - Internship 
REL 275 - God and the Holocaust  
SPAN 290 - Topics in Latin American Culture and Literature  - not HL
SPAN 390 - Topics in Latin American Culture and Literature  
  

for the 2013-14 catalog
CHEM 243 - Spectroscopic Methods (2)

Deleted Courses 

from the 2012-13 catalog
ACCT 325: International Accounting I (3)
ACCT 345: International Accounting III (3)
ART 103: Survey of Non-Western Art (3)
BIOL 200: Research Preparation in the Biosciences (4) - new number INTR 200
CHEM 111: General Chemistry (4)
CHEM 112: Aqueous Inorganic Quantitative Chemistry (4)
CHEM 296: Hazardous Materials (1)
CHEM 433: Tutorial (3)
CHEM 436: Tutorial (6)
CHEM 439: Tutorial (9)
CSCI 196: Topics: Computer Science for Non-Majors (3)
CSCI 199: Topics: Computer Science for Non-Majors (3)
ENGL 342: Modern Epic (3)
GERM 325: Highlights of German Civilization (3)
HIST 109: History of Ancient Egypt (3)
HIST 110: History of Ancient Greece (3)
HIST 111: Seminar: History of Ancient Rome (3)
HIST 200: Seminar: The Sea Peoples and the Collapse of the Bronze Age (3)
HIST 271: Climate and Society (3)
HIST 280: Japan to 1800: From Shamans to Samurai
HIST 283: China's Imperial Shadow: Prehistoric Origins to 1600
HIST 296: History of Washington and Lee (3)
HIST/CLAS 300: Seminar in Ancient History (3)
HIST 336: Seminar: Environmental History of Latin America (3)
HIST 381: Seminar: Japan in World War II
INTR 220: Great Cases and Controversies in American Law (3)
INTR 345: Business Ethics (3) - retain BUS 345
MATH 218: Applications of Statistics (3)
PE 125: Fitness Fundamentals (0)
PE 167: Snow Skiing/Snowboarding (0)
PE 168: Ice Skating (0)
PE 170: Horsemanship (0)
POL 274: Terrorism (3)
POL 275: Totalitarianism (3)
POL 377: Seminar on International Security (3)
PSYC 258: Neural Mechanisms of Sensory and Motor Functions (3)
PSYC 352: Directed Research in Sensation Measurement and Perception (3)
PSYC 361: Directed Research in Socioemotional Development (3)
REL 110: Intro to American Religion (3)
REL 271: Judaism: Sages and Mystics (3)
SPAN 346: Spanish_American Essay (3)
THTR 240: Community Performance (3)

from the 2013-14 catalog
EALL 473: Senior Thesis (3)

from the 2014-15 catalog
CHEM 260: Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems (4)
CHEM 267: Physical Chemical Measurements (1)

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements 

Accounting (for 2012-2013 catalog)
A major in accounting and business administration leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce requires 50 credits, as follows:
1. ACCT 201, 202, 320, 321; BUS 211, 221, 346; ECON 101,102; INTR 201, 202
2. BUS 217 or 345 (INTR 345)
3. BUS 398 or 399
4. Nine credits from among ACCT 310, 311, 330, 340, 355, 360
5. Three credits from among any of the courses in (4) not used for the nine credit hours as well as ACCT 297, 328, 329, 356.
An agreement with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia allows accounting majors an expedited application process for the Master of Science in Accounting. Please see the department head for more information.

A major in public accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce requires 56 credits (with 144 credits total being required to graduate) as follows:
1. ACCT 201, 202, 310, 320, 321, 330, 355, 360; BUS 211, 221, 346; ECON 101, 102, INTR 201, 202
2. BUS 217 or 345 (INTR 345)
3. BUS 398 or 399
4. Six credits chosen from among ACCT 297, 311 , 328, 329, 340, 345, 356, 403, 453, and 493 (3-3)
The major in public accounting is appropriate for students who are interested in sitting for the CPA examination, for which nearly all states require at least a bachelor's degree and 150 credits of college-level work. Students interested in taking the examination and working for a public accounting firm after graduation are strongly urged to consult the department head as early as possible in their college careers to discuss the curricular options.
An agreement with the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia allows accounting majors an expedited application process for the Master of Science in Accounting. Please see the department head for more information.

Accounting (for 2013-2014 catalog)
A major in accounting and business administration leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce requires 50 credits, as follows:
4. Nine credits from among ACCT 310, 311, 328, 330, 340, 355, 356, 357, 360
5. Three additional credits chosen from courses numbered ACCT 297 through ACCT 370

 

Agreements with several schools allow accounting majors an expedited application process for the Master of Science in Accounting. Please see the department head for more information.

A major in public accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce requires:
4. Six credits chosen from among ACCT 297, 311, 328, 329, 340, 356, 357, 370, 403, 453, and 493 (3-3)

...Agreements with several schools allow accounting majors an expedited application process for the Master of Science in Accounting. Please see the department head for more information.

Art History (for 2012-13 catalog)
revise the Art History major:
"2. ARTH 140, 141, or 170"

Biochemistry leading B.S. degree (2012-13 catalog)
revise the requirements for the major as follows:
The major in biochemistry leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of 55 credits as follows:

1. BlOL 111 and 113; CHEM 110,211,241 or 2415,242, 243, 250, 261, 262, 341, 342, 343, 344; MATH 101 and 102; PHYS 111, 113
2. Two additional courses totaling at least five credits chosen from the following. Only one 400-level course may count toward the major.
BlOL 211, 211S, 220, 225, 274, 301, 310, 320, 350, and when the topic is appropriate and approved by the chemistry department head, BIOL 295, 296, 395, 396, 422 or 423
CHEM 345, and when the topic is appropriate and approved by the chemistry department head, CHEM 295, 297,298, 401, 402,403,421,422,423,473,or493
NEUR 395, 422 or 423, when the topic is appropriate and approved by the chemistry department head
3. Completion of the Major Field Test in Chemistry

Biology (2012-13 catalog)
revise the requirements for the majors as follows:
 
biology leading to B.A. degree
"1. BlOL 111 and 113, 340 or 340S*; CHEM 110..."
2a. Molecules and Cells: add BIOL 385*
2d. Structure and Function: add BIOL 282

biology leading to B.S. degree
"Additional courses required as prerequisites for completion of the above include CHEM 110 and 241 or 241S..."
3a. Molecules and Cells: add BIOL 385*

Biology (2013-14 catalog)
revise the requirements for the majors as follows:

biology leading to B.A. degree
2d. Structure and Function: add BIOL 282, 283

biology leading to B.S. degree
2d. Structure and Function: add BIOL 283

Chemistry (2012-13 catalog)
revise the requirements for the majors as follows:

chemistry leading to B.A. degree
The major in chemistry leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 48 credits as follows :

1. CHEM 110, 211, 241 or 241S, 242, 243, 250, 261, 341; MATH 101, 102; PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114
2. Six additional credits chosen from biology, chemistry (numbered 200 or above), geology or physics (numbered 200 or above)
3. Completion of the Major Field Test in Chemistry .

chemistry leading to B.S. degree
"The major in chemistry leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 55 credits in the
sciences and mathematics including the following :

1. CHEM 110,211,241 or 2415, 242, 243, 250, 261, 262, 266, 341; MATH 101, 102, 221; PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114
2. Three courses chosen from CHEM 311, 345, 347, 350, 365,403,473,493; only one 400-level course may count towards the major.
3. Completion of the Major Field Test in Chemistry

Students planning for graduate work in chemistry should consult a chemistry faculty member by the end of the first year regarding suggested additional math and chemistry courses. Students may earn the American Chemical Society certified degree by completing more laboratory work. Consult the department head for details."

chemistry-engineering leading to B.S. degree
"1. PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114; CHEM 110, 211, 241 or 241S..."

BS with special attainments in chemistry - discontinued degree/major

Chemistry (2013-2014 catalog)
Changes to the requirements of the biochemistry major:
"...2. BIOL 211, 211S, 220, 225, 250, 301, 310, 320, 350..."

Classics (2012-2013 catalog)
Approved revising the distribution of credits in the minor in classics, as follows, effective with the 2012-13 catalog.

"1. Three credits in Greek or Latin numbered 300 or higher
2. At least nine additional credits (three courses) designated as CLAS, GR, or LATN
3. Nine additional credits chosen from the following:..."
 

Creative Writing (2012-13 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in creative writing as follows:
"1. Creative writing workshops: three courses chosedn from ENGL 202 (or THTR 220), 203, 204, 205, 307, 308, and 309, with at least one at the 300 level."

Economics (2012-13 catalog)
-revise the requirements for the major as follows:

economics
"...2. ECON 398.
3. Five additional courses in economics numbered above 211. (Note: A maximum of nine credits from supervised study abroad and/or special topics courses may apply toward major requirements.)"

East Asian languages and literatures (2012-13 catalog)
-revise the requirements for the major as follows:

A major in East Asian Languages and Literatures leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 33 credits, including an emphasis in either Chinese or Japanese as follows.

1. Language core: At least 4 courses (12-14 credits), including CHIN 302 or JAPN 302, chosen from the following:
CHIN 261, 262, 301, 302, 311, 312
JAPN 261, 262, 301, 302, 311, 312

2. Literature and Culture Core: Two courses chosen from
EALL 200, 215
LIT 218, 220, 221, 223, 225, 235, or 295 (when appropriate)

3. At least 6 additional credits chosen from the following:
CHIN 311, 312, 401, 402, 403
JAPN 311, 312, 401, 402, 403
LIT 395 (when appropriate)

4. General courses: At least 6 additional credits taken from the following or from additional courses approved in advance by the department head.
ARTH 140, 240, 241
CHIN 100, 113, 115, 263, 265, 363, 365 (4 credits total from this group)
ECON 272, 274
HIST 103, 104
JAPN 100, 115, 265, 365 (4 credits total from this group)
PHIL 168
POL 227
REL 103, 131

5. Capstone Experience: EALL 399 (1) and, optionally, EALL 493-493 (6)

East Asian Studies
revised the minor to remove the following deleted courses:
HIST 280, HIST 283, 381

East Asian Studies (2013-14 catalog)
revised the East Asian studies minor to include LIT 220: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation in category 2 fo the China emphasis and category 3 of the Japan emphasis.

Education
Students at Washington and Lee can earn a Virginia state license in elementary, middle or secondary education. Washington and Lee, through the TEAC-accredited Rockbridge Teacher Education Consortium (RTEC) with Virginia Military Institute and Southern Virginia University, offers the coursework that is required for licensure. The Teacher Education website, teachereducation.wlu.edu,  provides detailed information on each area of certification.

Education Policy (effective 2012-2013 catalog)
Approved adding a minor in education policy with the following requirements, effective with 2012-13 catalog.

A minor in education policy requires completion of at least 18 credits, distributed as follows. 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.

1. Required: EDUC 200, POL 232

2. Quantitative Literacy: One course chosen from INTR 202, MATH 118, PSYC 120

3. Policy and Analysis: One course chosen from ECON 234, ECON 236

4. Context: One course chosen from the following:

ANTH 288
BIOL 165
DANC 235
ECON 231, 232, 235, 237, 238, 250
ENGL 234
HIST 260, 268
INTR 220
PHIL 254
POL 203
POV 101, 103, 295
PSYC 113, 230, 235
REL/SOC 200
SOC/REL 200, 202, 251, 281

5. Fieldwork: At least three courses chosen from the following:

CHEM 175
ECON 234 (if not used in category 3 above)
EDUC 201, 210, 303, 306, 341, 344, 354, 357, 366, 369
PE 301

English (2012-2013 catalog)
Approved revising the English major as follows:
"1. One or two English courses numbered bwtween 202 and 295...

Students may petition the chair to include one cognate course at any level in the English major; this elective credit cannot count in a distribution area. If a student has not taken ENGL 202, THTR 220 may be used as a cognate course. Courses that may be appropriate for such credit, such as some literature courses in languages other than English, must focus on reading literature closely and recognizing subtle and complex differences in language use; and require at least 15 formal graded pages of writing about literature or a substantial portfolio of creative writing."

English (2013-2014 catalog)
revise the English major, as follows:

b. Later British Literature and World Literature in English: ENGL 334, 335, 341, 342, 345, 348, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 370, 384, 386, 387, 388, and when the content is appropriate, 365, 380 and 403
c. American Literature: ENGL 354, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, and when the content is appropriate, 365, 380 and 403"

Geology (2012-13 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the majors as follows:

 

geology leading to B.A. degree
"3. Additional courses chosen from Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; BIOL 105 or higher; CHEM 110; CHEM 165 or higher; CSCI 111 or higher; INTR 202; PHYS 111 or higher" 

geology leading to B.S. degree
"2. CHEM 110 and one course from CHEM 165, CHEM 211 or higher; PHYS 111, 112, 113, 114; MATH 101...
6. Additional credits chosen from Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; BIOL 111 or higher; CHEM 165 or higher;..." 

Journalism and Mass Communications (2012-13 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the major as follows: 

"A major in journalism and mass communications leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 46 credits, including at least 31 credits in journalism and mass communications and at least 80 credits outside the department... 

1. Journalism...
b. JOUR 253 or 263
c. One course chosen from ACCT 201, CSCI 102, CSCI 111, ECON 101, INTR 202, and PSYC 120 (corrected 7/30/12)
d. One course chosen from JOUR 280... 

3. Mass Communications...
b. One course chosen from POL 100, 105, 203
c. One course chosen from ACCT 201, CSCI 102, CSCI 111, ECON 101, INTR 202, and PSYC 120 (corrected 7/30/12)
d. One course chosen from JOUR 202..."

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2012-13 catalog)
 - revise the requirements for the minor as follows: 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies
1. Introduction: LACS 101
2. Distribution: 9 credits selected from the following, with at least one course from two of the three areas. Additional courses may be used when the topic is relevant and the program head approves in advance.
a. Literature: LACS 256 (LIT 256), LIT 259; SPAN 240, 398 and all SPAN numbered between 340 and 359; and, when appropriate, ENGL 262, 350, 351; FREN 344; LIT 180, 295; PORT 403
b. Art and Humanities: ARTH 271, 273, 274, 276, 375, 376; HIST 130, 131, 233, 336, 337, 366; SPAN 212; and, when appropriate, FREN 280; HIST 269, 395
c. Social Sciences: POL 247; SOC 234; and, when appropriate, ANTH 224, 290; ECON 255, 280, 356; POL 215, 381; SOC 272, 290
3. Related: 6 credits from the following or from any course not used above in 2. Distribution: BIOL 216; ECON 259; LACS 195, 257, 421, 422, 423; POL 279; SPAN 192, 201, 270, 290, 292, 295, 392; and, when appropriate, BUS 305, 335, 390; DANC 215; ECON 288; INTR 296
4. Capstone experience (typically after completion of other program courses): LACS 396 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (for 2012-2013 catalog)
Approved revising the major in Medieval and Renaissance studies as follows.
"3. a. History and History of Science: CLAS 224; HIST 100, 170, ...
c. History of Ideas: ARTH 385; HIST 306, ..." 

Neuroscience (2012-13 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the major as follows:

neuroscience leading to a B.S. degree
"1. Core: BIOL 111/113, 220; CHEM 110; NEUR 120, 395
 2. Quantitative Methods: CSCI 102 or 121...
 3. Specialization: Completion of at least four of the following courses chosen from at least two disciplines
  a. BIOL 211 (or 211S), 215 (or 215S), 243, 250, 255, 280, 301, 365, 397..."
  b. PHYS 251 (ENGN 251); ENGN 267 (BIOL 267)
 
c. PSYC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256 

Neuroscience (2013-14 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the major as follows: 

neuroscience leading to B.S.
Category 3 - Specialization: Completion of at least four of the following courses chosen from at least two disciplines
a. BIOL 211 (or 211S), 215 (or 215S), 243, 250, 255, 280, 301, 365, 397
b. PHYS 251 (ENGN 251); ENGN 267 (BIOL 267)
c. PSYC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256 

Philosophy (2012-13 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the major as follows: 

philosophy
"1. Ten courses in philosophy (not including Senior Capstone courses). These 10 courses must include at least 7 courses numbered 200 or above, one course in continental philosophy, and including the following:

 a. PHIL 170
b. Two courses from each of the following three groups:
History of philosophy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130, 135, 212 (REL 212), 215, 221 (CLAS 221), 222, 230, 232, 238, 239, 310, 315, 320, 322, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, and 403
Ethics and value theory: PHIL 100, 140, 145, 150, 240, 242, 244, 246, 248, 250, 252, 254, 256, 262, 264, 266, 335 (BUS 335) 340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 354, 357, 360, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, and 403
Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 270, 274, 277, 278, 280, 282, 285, 372, 375, 378, 380, 382, 385, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195, 295, 296, 395, and 403
c. Three additional courses in philosophy
d. Continental philosophy: One of the following, which may also satisfy b. or c. above: PHIL 215, 230, 232, 238, 239, 277, 285, 315, 322, 357, and, when the topics are appropriate, 180, 195 , 212, 295, 296, 395, 399, and 403

 2. Senior capstone: ..."

 Philosophy (2013-14 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the major as follows:
moving PHIL 212 (REL 212): Philosophy and Religion (3) in category 1b. from History of philosphy or major figures to Metaphysics and epistemology.

 Physics and Engineering (2012-13 catalog)
- revise the requirements for the minor as follows:

 physics leading to a B.S. degree
"4. Six additional credits chosen from courses numbered 200 or above in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, or physics, or from BIOL 111, 113; CHEM 110; CSCI 111, 112; GEOL 100, 101; Mathematics numbered 300 or above."

 physics-engineering leading to B.S. degree
"4. Six additional credits from courses numbered 200 or above in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, or physics; from Mathematics 300 or above; or from CHEM 110; CSCI 121."

 Russian Languages and Literatures (for 2012-2013 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in Russian Language and Literature as follows:
"A minor in Russian language and culture requires at least eight courses. A student may not complete both a major in Russian area studies and a minor in Russian language and culture. 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.
1. Language: RUSS 111, 112, 261, 262, 301, 302
2. Literature: Either RUSS 315 or 316
3. Culture Component: Two courses chosen from the following..." 

Psychology (2013-14 catalog)

revise psychology major leading to B.A.
Category 4 - Two courses selected from: PSYC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 259, 261, 262, 265, 269

revise psychology major leading to B.S.
Category 3 - Two courses selected from: PSYC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 259, 261, 262, 265, 269

Studio Art (2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 catalogs)
Approved correcting an April 2, 2011, action revising the studio art major as follows, revising the 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14 catalogs. (October 24, 2013)
"4. Nine additional credits, from one of the following five areas. A cross-media emphasis may be taken with permission of the studio art faculty. ...
c. Photography: ARTS 120, 220, 221, 223, ..."

 

Policy Changes

Sophomores Declaring Initial Major (for 2012-13 catalog)
Revised the policy governing sophomores' declaration of an initial major as follows:
"During the Winter term, sophomores must declare an initial major, according to the schedule distributed by the University Registrar's Office, by filing a "Change of Curriculum" form. Failure to comply with the schedule results in a late fee of $100." 

Certificate of International Immersion (for 2012-13 catalog)

Students who show significant commitment to and understanding of global interaction may apply to have their experiences recognized with a Certificate of International Immersion, noted on the transcript and in the listing of honors at Commencement. The certificate is awarded by the faculty's International Education Committee which considers a student's overall academic record (minimum 3.000 cumulative grade-point average) and a senior portfolio which includes significant evidence of the following:

• student development in self-understanding, maturity, tolerance of ambiguity, and appreciation of cultural differences
• cumulative time (preferably one academic year) studying abroad for more than a single 12-week term, which may include time spent in substantive independent research, internship, or other non-course activities
• integration of study abroad in the degree plan, including both preparatory and follow-up W&L coursework and co-curricular activities
• sustained engagement with people in the host country, through living situation (home stay), internship, or other means of regular contact
• coursework taken in the language of the host country (not the student's native language), where appropriate
• at least 12 credits of coursework transferred to W&L
• presentation, exhibit, or other public "capstone" activity upon return to campus

Academic Probation (for 2012-13 catalog)

The Committee on the Automatic Rule and Reinstatement places students on academic probation for the following term for failing to meet one or both of the following standards:

1. the term grade-point average for any term falls below 2.000
2. the cumulative grade-point average falls below 2.000

Students placed on academic probation are warned of their precarious position and advised to limit their participation in extracurricular activities during the period of their probation. Students who do not resolve their probationary status within the timeframes described below receive academic suspension under the Automatic Rule. Term specific information follows.

A.At the end of the fall term, a student is put on probation if:

1. the fall-term grade-point average is below 2.000 and/or
2. the cumulative grade-point average is below 2.000.

These students will be on probation during the following winter term, at the end of which they must have a term and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000 to avoid academic suspension under the Automatic Rule.

B.At the end of the winter term, a student is put on probation if:

1. the winter-term grade-point average is below 2.000 and/or
2. the cumulative grade-point average is below 2.000.

These students will be on probation during the following spring and fall terms. A spring-term grade-point average at or above 2.000 will not remove the student from academic probation, even if the cumulative grade-point average is over 2.000 at the end of the spring term. Rather, probation extends into the following 12-week fall term when the probation is either removed (via cumulative and term grade-point averages at or above 2.000) or converted to academic suspension.

C.At the end of the spring term, a student is put on probation if:

1. the spring-term grade-point average is below 2.000 and/or
2. the cumulative grade-point average is below 2.000.

These students will be on probation during the following fall term, at the end of which they must have a term and cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.000 to avoid academic suspension under the Automatic Rule

Repeating a Course:
 Correction : A student may re-enroll in a course at Washington and Lee for which a grade has already been received. However, if the student remains enrolled in the course beyond the end of the second (not third) week of the term, the former grade and degree credit (if any) is forfeited, and the former credit is removed from the category of "work calculated." The grade received on repetition becomes the grade of record (i.e., used in the calculation of all cumulative grade-point averages), although the original grade remains on the student's transcript prefixed by R (e.g., "RD-") and in calculation of the term grade-point average. If the student drops the course before its completion, the grade of record will be F and will be treated as any other grade received in that term. Withdrawal from the University while repeating a course reinstates the original grade and credit, if any. Degree credit is awarded only once for any course.

Miscellaneous Information

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