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Washington and Lee University    
 
    
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
2013-2014 University Catalog archived

Changes Approved since January, 2013 - Official Notification


(last updated November 12, 2015)

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

New or Revised Courses 

ACCT 280 - History Through Accounting  

ACCT 453 - Internship  

AFCA 130 - Introduction to Africana Studies  

AFCA 403 - Directed Individual Study  

ANTH 243 - Imaging Tibet  - new cross-listing with ARTH 243

ANTH 277 - Seminar in Medical Anthropology  

ARTH 125 - The Business of Contemporary Art  

ARTH 243 - Imaging Tibet   - new cross-listing with ANTH 243

ARTH 245 - Ancient Cultures, New Markets: Modern & Contemporary Asian Art  

ARTH 257 - Dutch Arts, Patrons, and Markets  

BIOL 397 - Neuroendocrinology   - from 4 to 3 credits

BUS 125 - The Business of Contemporary Art  

BUS 302 - Seminar in Finance  - to 3 credits in fall, winter; 4 credits in spring

BUS 311 - Healthcare Information Systems: Technologies and New Ventures  

BUS 312 - Computer Forensics  - from 4 to 3 credits

BUS 391 - Corporate Social Responsibility Practicum  

CHEM 154 - Introduction to the Science of Cooking, with Laboratory  

CHEM 155 - Science of Cooking  

CHIN 105 - Supervised Study Abroad: Beginning Chinese  

CHIN 305 - Introduction to Business and Legal Chinese  

CLAS 241 - Law, Litigation & Justice in the Ancient World  

EDUC 215 - Earth Science and Chemistry for K-6 Elementary Education   

EDUC 345 - Elementary and Secondary Vocal Music Methods  

EDUC 346 - Practicum: Elementary and Secondary Vocal Music Methods  

ENGL 207 - Eco-Writing  

ENGL 312 - Gender, Love, and Marriage in the Middle Ages  

ENGL 316 - The Tudors  

ENGL 360 - Cowboys and Indians  

ENGL 382 - Hotel Orient  

ENGL 386 - Supervised Study in Great Britain  

ENGN 160 - CADD: Computer-Aided Drafting & Design  

ENGN 255 - Numerical Methods for Engineering and Physics  

ENGN 473 - Senior Thesis  

FILM 196 - Topics in Film and Literature  

FILM 233 - Global Cinema  

FILM 236 - Science Fiction & Fantasy: From Page to Screen and Beyond  

FILM 255 - Seven-Minute Shakespeare  

FILM 413 - Research and Writing  

FREN 332 - Etudes de genre  

FREN 344 - La Francophonie  

HIST 200 - Dante: Renaissance and Redemption  

HIST 222 - Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union and Resurgence of Russia  

HIST 234 - Nations and Nationalism  

HIST 287 - Supervised Study Abroad: Athens  

HIST 322 - Seminar in Russian History   - expanded to 3 credits in fall, winter; 4 credits in spring

INTR 203 - You Say You Want a Revolution: An Introduction to Digital Humanities  

JOUR 215 - The Magazine: Past, Present, FutureJOUR 215 - The Magazine: Past, Present, Future  

JOUR 253 - Beat Reporting for Print and Online Media  

JOUR 263 - Beat Reporting for Broadcast and Online Media  

JOUR 273 - Principles of Public Relations  

JOUR 303 - Covering Great Trials in History: The Impact of the Press and Public on Justice  

MATH 102 - Calculus II   - changed FDR designation to FM

PHIL 214 - Religion and Existentialism  

PHIL 235 - Beauvoir and The Second Sex  

PHIL 288 - American Pragmatism  

PHIL 327 - Perception and Human Experience: Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology   

PHYS 255 - Numerical Methods for Engineering and Physics  

PHYS 473 - Senior Thesis  

POL 249 - African Politics  

REL 195 - Special Topics in Religion  

REL 201 - The Sacred in Music: The Liberal Arts as Portal to the Sacred    

REL 214 - Religion and Existentialism  

RUSS 395 - Topics in Russian Literature  

SOC 118 - Basic Statistics in the Social Sciences  

SOC 205 - Power and Status: An Introduction to Social Influence  

SOC 234 - Nations and Nationalism  

SOC 270 - Deviance  - meets FDR SS4

SPAN 290 - Topics in Latin American Culture and Literature  - not HL

SPAN 323 - Golden Age Spanish Women Writers  

THTR 225 - Educational Theater:Creative Strategies for Using Theater in the Pre-Kindergarten-to-High-School Classroom  

THTR 226 - Practicum in Theater Methods  

THTR 236 - Special Effects of Theater  

 

Deleted Courses 

from the 2013-14 catalog
AFAM 130: Introduction to African-American Studies (3)
AFAM 295: Topics in African-American Studies (3)
AFAM 403: Directed Individual Study (3)
ARTH 287: Supervised Study Abroad: Athens (3)
BUS 110: Leadership Themes in Classic Films (3)
BUS 241: Wicked Problems (4)
BUS 247: Ramen, Red Bull, and (Free) Radicals: Technology Startup Cultures and Caricatures (4)
CHIN 100: Supervised Study Abroad: Beginning Chinese (6) - changed to CHIN 105 (2)
EALL 473: Senior Thesis (3)
ENGN 101: How it Works, How It's Made (3)
HIST 114: Seminar: The World of Dante (3)
HIST 150: Seminar in American History (3)
LIT 395: Literature in Translation Seminar (3)
MATH 195: Special Topics in Contemporary Mathematics (3)
MATH 233: Natural Resource and Electric Grid Modeling (3)
PSYC 240: Adult Development and Aging (3)
RUSS 100: Intro to Russian Language (1)

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 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.

Accounting (2014-2015 catalog)
revised the major in accounting and business administration leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce
"5. At least three additional credits chosen from courses numbered ACCT 280 through ACCT 370"

revised the major in public accounting leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce
"4. At least six credits chosen from among ACCT 280, 297, 311, 328, 329, 340, 356, 357, 370, 403, 453, and 493 (3-3)"

African-American Studies (for 2013-14 catalog)
Deleted the minor in African-American Studies

 Africana Studies (for 2013-14 catalog)
Approved a new minor in Africana Studies.

A minor in Africana studies requires completion of 21 credits. 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. AFCA 130: Introduction to Africana Studies

2. Africa-focused course. One course chosen from among HIST 273, 376, 377; POL 215; and, when appropriate, ECON 288, 295; FREN 280; HIST 269; POL 288

3. African Diaspora-focused course. One course chosen from among ECON 232; ENGL 366; HIST 259, 260; MUS 221; POL 250; 350, 360; SOC 228; and, when appropriate, FREN 344

4. Three additional courses from categories 2 and 3 above and the following courses: ECON 233; ENGL 350; HIST 131, 366; LACS 257; LIT 259; PHIL 242; PSYC 269; and, when appropriate, ECON 280; FREN 397; LIT 295

5. Capstone Experience: AFCA 403 or a relevant individual project, senior thesis, or honors thesis approved in advance by the Africana Studies program committee

Africana Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
minor in Africana studies
"2. Africa-focused course. One course chosen from among HIST 273, 376, 377; POL 215, 249 ..."

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

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, 360*

biology leading to B.S. degree
Approved the following revision of the biology major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, effective with the 2013-14 catalog.


A major in biology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree consists of 50 credits in science and mathematics, with at least 33 credits in biology. The major must include the following:

  1. BIOL 111 and 113, 220; CHEM 110, 241 or 241S; MATH 101, 102; PHYS 111, 112, 113, and 114
  2. CSCI 102 or 121
  3. One course from BIOL 215 or 215S or CHEM 242. (BIOL 215 or 215S may not be used to fulfill both this requirement and intermediate-level courses in 4. below)

    Intermediate-level courses expand and focus students' understanding of particular topics. Students must take three different courses from 4, 5, and 6.
     
  4. Molecules and Cells: One additional course from BIOL 211 or 211S, 215 or 215S, 223, 280, 285, 297 (if topic is relevant), CHEM 341/343.
  5. Ecology and Evolution: One course from BIOL 210, 216, 217, 230, 231, 235, 240 or 240S, 241, 242, 243, 245, 246, 297 (if topic is relevant), ENV 212
  6. Structure and Function: One course from BIOL 225, 250, 255, 260 or 260S, 265, 267 (ENGN 267), 280, 282, 283, 297 (if topic is relevant)
  7. Advanced-level courses provide students with a greater depth of biological thought. Students must take at least three of the following, at least one of which must be a laboratory course (indicated by *):
    BIOL 301, 310*, 320*, 321*, 322, 323*, 325*, 330*, 332*, 340 or 340S, 350, 355*, 362*, 365*, 385*, 395, 396, 397, 398
  8. Quantitative Biology: One course from BIOL 282, 267, 285, 301, 325, 385 (may also be used as intermediate and advanced-level courses in 4-7 above)
  9. Additional credits in biology to total 33, including a maximum of 6 credits at the 400 level
  10. Completion of the Major Field Test (MFT) in biology.

Research in Biology is recommended for all students preparing for graduate school. BIOL 401-403 and 421-424 may be used towards the total credits required in biology. No more than six credit hours of work at the 400 level may apply toward the major.
 

biology leading to B.S. degree (for 2013-2014 catalog)
2d. Structure and Function: add BIOL 283
"...7. Advanced-level courses ... BIOL 360*...
 

Business Administration (2013-2014 catalog)
Approved deleting BUS 110: Leadership Themes in Classic Films (3), BUS 241: Wicked Problems (4), and BUS 247: Ramen, Red Bull, and (Free) Radicals: Technology Startup Cultures and Caricatures (4), and revising the major requirements in business administration as follows, effective with the 2013-14 catalog. (July 13, 2013)

"...5. Non-Business Administration electives: nine credits chosen from the following:
ACCT: all courses numbered above 202;
ANTH 354
ARTS 217, 218, 220, 224, 226, 227, 228, 231, 232
CSCI 209, 211, 251
DANC 220
ECON: all courses numbered 200 and above
ENGN 250
ENGL 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 307, 308, 309
ENV 250, 295, 381, 395, 397...

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:

a. International Business: BUS 305, 330, 333, 335, 337, 357, 372, 390; ECON 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 280, 317, 356, 382
b. Information Systems: ACCT 310; BUS 306, 310, 312, 315, 317, 321, 325"

Business Administration (2014-2015 catalog)
The major requirements will be revised to read as follows:
"6...a. International Business: BUS 305, 330, 333, 335, 337, 357, 372, 390, 391..."

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

Approved changing the name of the Department of Chemistry to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (CHEB) beginning with the 2013-14 academic year. The subject abbreviation for courses will continue to be CHEM.

Chemistry-Engineering major (2013-2014 catalog)
Revision of Chemistry-Engineering major leading to a BS degree.
"2. Eight additional credits chosen from courses numbered 200 or above in biology, chemistry, engineering, and physics, or ENGN 160. No more than three of these credits may be numbered 400 or above."

 Dance
Approved revising the minor in dance as follows:
"3. One course... THTR 290, 336, 338, 453."

 East Asian languages and literatures (2013-14 catalog)
-revise the requirements for the minor as follows:
"include LIT 220: Modern Chinese Literature in Translation in category 2 of the China emphasis and category 3 of the Japan emphasis"

"...4. General courses: At least six additional credits taken from the following, or from additional courses approved in advance by the department head.

ARTH 140, 240, 241
CHIN 113, 263, 305, 363, (maximum of 4 credits from this group)..."

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

China emphasis
2. CHIN 101, 105, 111
Japan emphasis
3. CHIN 101, 105, 111

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.

East Asian Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in East Asian studies as follows, effective with the 2014-15 catalog.
 
"China emphasis...
3. Three additional credits on General Asia or Japan, chosen from among the following:
ARTH 140, 241, 242, 390 (on a Japan-related topic)
ECON 272
ENGL 382...
 
Japan emphasis...
3. Three additional credits on General Asia or China, chosen from among the following:
ARTH 140, 240, 242, 390 (on a China-related topic)
CHIN 101, 105, 111
ECON 274
ENGL 382..."

Education (2013-2014 catalog)
A minor in education 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. Students may not complete both this minor and the minor in education policy.

1. Required: EDUC 200, 201, 302

2. Electives: Two courses totaling at least six credits chosen from among the following: EDUC 305, 340, 343, 345, 353, 356, 365, 369 (unless ECON 234 has been taken), 375, 377; THTR 225; and, when appropriate, EDUC 403

3. Fieldwork: At least two credits chosen from the following: EDUC 210, 303, 306, 341, 344, 346, 354, 357, 366, 376, 378; THTR 226; and, when appropriate, EDUC 401 or POV 102

4. Context: At least one course chosen from among the following: ECON 234 (unless EDUC 369 has been taken), 235, 236, 238; HIST 258, 260; PHIL 242; POL 250; POV 101, 103; PSYC 112, 113, 114, 230, 235, 269; SOAN 202, 228

Certain First-Year Seminars or special-topics courses, when appropriate, may be approved by the Director of Teacher Education, in advance, as cognates for the context requirement.

Education Policy (2013-2014 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
2. Quantitative Literacy: One course chosen from INTR 202, MATH 118, PSYC 120
3. Policy and Analysis: One course chosen from ECON 234 and 236
4. Political Context: One course chosen from the POL 203 and 232
5. Educational Context: One additional 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 (if not used in category 4 above)
POV 101, 103, 295
PSYC 113, 230, 235
REL/SOC 200
SOC/REL 200, 202, 251, 281
6. Fieldwork: At least two courses comprising at least three credits chosen from the following:
CHEM 175
ECON 234 (if not used in category 3 above)
EDUC 201, 210, 303, 306, 341, 344, 346, 354, 357, 366, 369
PE 301
3. Approved revising the current Spring Option policy concerning
 

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

a. Early British Literature: ENGL 311, 312, 313, 318, 319, 320, 326, 330, 333, 334, 335, 358, 370, 386, and when the topic is appropriate, 380 and 403
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"

English (2014-2015 catalog)
English major leading to a BA degree
"...5. At least two courses must be chosen from each of the following areas. ENGL 370 can be used in any area.
1. Early British Literature: ENGL 311, 312, 313, 316, ...
2. Later British Literature and World Literature in English: ENGL 334, 335, 341, 342, 345, 348, 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 358, 370, 373, ...
3. American Literature: ENGL 354, 359, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 373, 382, ..."

Film and Visual Culture (2013-2014 catalog)
Approved adding a minor in Film and Visual Culture (FILM), in the Department of Theater and Dance, effective with the 2013-14 catalog.

A minor in film and visual culture requires completion of 18 credits from six courses. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary major, a student must use at least nine (9) credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major(s) or minor.

1. Introductory course: ENGL 233 or FILM 233
2. Capstone course: FILM 413 or other departmental directed study (e.g., 403) approved in advance
3. Four additional courses from the following, with at least one in each of the three categories.

a. Film Courses: BUS 110; EALL 215; ECON 208; FILM 285; FREN 274; JOUR 212; POL 282; SOC 225 and, when appropriate, ARTH 295; ENGL 295, 413; FILM 195, 196; ROML 296; SPAN 290, 295

b. Visual Culture and Analysis Courses: ARTH 200, 244, 255, 258, 261, 262, 263, 266, 267, 273, 274, 356, 363, 364; ARTS 223; CHEM 156; FREN 331; HIST 105; JOUR 319, 241, 270; PHIL 262, 264; POL 275, 290; REL 153

c. Production Courses: ARTS 111, 112, 131, 160, 161, 217, 218, 219, 221, 223, 265; ENGL 243; THTR 121, 141, 220, 235, 241, 242, 251, 253, 336, 337, 338, 361; and, when appropriate, FILM 195

Film and Visual Culture (2014-2015 catalog)
approved changes to the minor in film and visual culture
"...3...a. Film Courses: BUS 110; EALL 215; FILM 236, 285; ...
      c. Production Courses: ARTS 111, 112, 120, 131, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224; ENGL 243; FILM 355; ..."

 French (2013-2014 catalog)
Approved revising the major requirement for the French major leading to a BA degree:
"2. One course in civilization: FREN 280, 281, 282, 283 or 285."

Geology (2013- 2014 catalog)
Approved inserting the following text in the 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16 catalogs:
"Beginning with the Class of 2016, the major requires no thesis (except for students seeking honors) and only 53 credits."

Approved revising the geology major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, as follows, effective with the 2013-14 catalog. (May 7, 2013)
A major in geology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students pursuing graduate school or employment in geology and consists of at least 57 credits as follows:
1. One course chosen from GEOL 100, 101, or 105
2. CHEM 110, MATH 101, PHYS 111/113
3. At least 8 additional credits chosen from BIOL 111/113; BIOL 210 or higher; CHEM 165; CHEM 211 or higher; PHYS 112/114, PHYS 202 or higher
4. One course chosen from CSCI 121, GEOL 260, INTR 202, or MATH 102 or higher
5. At least 24 credits in geology at the 200 or 300 level and at least 7 credits at the 300 level, distributed as follows. (Courses may be used to meet more than one requirement in this category.)
a. Field skills: one course chosen from GEOL 230, 231, 275
b. Solid earth: one course chosen from GEOL 211, 250, 275, 360
c. Hydrosphere/biosphere/atmosphere: one course chosen from GEOL 141, 205, 311
d. Surface processes: one course chosen from GEOL 240, 247, 330
e. Two lab courses chosen from GEOL 211, 240, 247, 250
f. One lab course chosen from GEOL 311, 330
6. Thesis: at least four credits from either GEOL 472(2-2) or GEOL 493(3-3)
7. Additional credits chosen from Engineering; Geology; Mathematics; BIOL 111/113; BIOL 140; BIOL 210 or higher; CHEM 106; CHEM 156; CHEM 165 or higher; CSCI 112 or higher; PHYS 133; PHYS 150 or higher
8. A comprehensive examination in geology.

 Journalism and Mass Communications (2013-2014 catalog)
Approved the following proposals from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, effective with the 2013-14 catalog:
- consistent with actions by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), reduce the requirement for credits taken in non-journalism disciplines from 80 to 72
1. Journalism...
e. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four three - or four-credit courses at the 200 level or above in another discipline.
2. Business Journalism...
d. Either JOUR 351 or 362
e. Four three- or four-credit courses at the 200 level or above in accounting, business administration, or economics ...
3. Mass Communications...
e. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four three - or four-credit courses at the 200 level or above in another discipline.

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2013-14 catalog)
Approved revising the major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies leading to a BA degree:
"3. 27 credits chosen from courses in the following four areas...
  Literature ... SPAN 210, 211, 220, 312, 320, 322, 323, 324,..."
 

 Museum Studies minor (2013-14 catalog)
Approved revising the requirements for a minor in museum studies, effective with the 2013-14 catalog:
"1. One course chosen from ARTH 101, 102, 140, 141."

 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 (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.

  major in philosophy
"1. b. Two courses from each of the following three groups...
History of philosohy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130, 135, 212 (REL 212), 214 (REL 214)... 
Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 270, 274, 278, 280, 282, 285, 288..."

  minor in philosophy
"2. Five courses chosen from at least two of the following three groups
History of philosophy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130 135, 212 (REL 212), 214 (REL 214)...
Metaphysics and epsitemology: PHIL 100, 270, 274, 278, 280, 282, 285, 288..."

Philosophy (2014-2015 catalog)
philosophy major leading to a BA degree
"1...b...Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 212 (REL 212), 270. 274, 277. 278, 280, 282, 285, 288, 327..."
"...b. Two courses from each of the following three groups:
History of philosophy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130, 135, 214(REL 214), 215, 221(CLAS 221), 222, 230, 232, 235..."

philosophy minor
"...2. Five courses chosen from at least two of the following three groups:
History of philosophy or major figures: PHIL 100, 110, 120, 130, 135, 214(REL 214), 215, 221(CLAS 221), 222, 230, 232, 235, 238..."
"2...Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 270, 274, 278, 280, 282. 285, 288, 327..."

Physics-Engineering (change to 2013-2014 catalog)
Revision of Physics-Engineering major leading to a BS degree.
"4. Six additional credits chosen 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; ENGN 160."

Politics (2014-2015 catalog)
politics major leading to a BA degree
"2...c. International Global Politics: completion of four courses chosen from POL 214, 215, 221, 227, 240, 245 (SOC 245), 246 (SOC 246), 247, 249 ..."

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

Spanish (2013-14 catalog)
Approved revising the major requirement for the Spanish major leading to a BA degree:

"3. Five Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, as follows...
b. One course on literature of Spain chosen from SPaN 312, 320, 322, 323, 324,...
c. Once additional course in literature chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 323, 324,..."

Religion (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the major
"2...b. Christianity: REL 102, 151, 152, 201, 250

Romance Languages (2013-2014 catalog)
Approved revising the major requirement for the Romance Languages major, with a Spanish emphasis leading to a BA degree:
"3. Five Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, as follows...
    b. One course on literature of Spain chosen from SPaN 312, 320, 322, 323, 324,...
    c. Once additional course in literature chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 323, 324,..."
"4. Completion of the intermediate level or its equivalent in French (FREN 162 or 172), FREN 261, and one course chosen from FREN 273, 281, 282, 283 and 285."

Approved revising the major requirement for the Romance Languages major, with a French emphasis leading to a BA degree:
"2. One course in civilization: FREN 280, 281, 282, 283 or 285."

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, ..."

Theater
approved revising the theater major as follows:
"2. At least 12 credits...  THTR 100, 202 ... DANC 120, 215, 220, 225, 230, 235, 240, 292, 330, 340, 390."

Approved the renaming the Department of Theater and Dance as Department of Theater, Dance and Film Studies, effective with the 2014-2015 catalog.

 Women's and Gender Studies (for 2013-14 catalog)
approved revising the women's and gender studies minor requirement to include SPaN 3223 as follows, effective with the 2013-14 catalog:

"b. Humanities and other disciplines: ARTH 367; ... SPAN 323: ..."

Women's and Gender Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in women's and gender studies as follows, effective with the 2014-15 catalog. The courses can be coded as appropriate to the minor at their next offering.
      "2. Distribution: 15 credits selected from the following, with at least one course from each of the two areas. ...
      Social and Natural Sciences: ...SOC 251 (POL 251), 264, 280; SPAN 323; WGS 296; and, when appropriate, ANTH 290
      Humanities and other disciplines: ARTH 367; DANC 240; ENGL 261, 312, 313, 320, 358, 359; HIST 257, 258, 385; LIT 220; PHIL 215, 216, 219, 235, 259; REL 132, 215; THTR 250; and, when appropriate, ENGL 250, 380; FREN 331, 397; LATN 326; SPAN 397, 398; WGS 295"
 

Policy Changes

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades

Approved allowing courses in disciplines other than teacher education to be offered on only a Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory basis. The revised catalog language follows. (August 8, 2013)

Grades
S (Satisfactory) is assigned in courses which are offered on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. S (Satisfactory) indicates completion of the work of the course equivalent to a grade of C or higher with all course requirements met. Not used in computing grade-point averages.
U (Unsatisfactory) is assigned in courses which are offered on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis; U (Unsatisfactory) indicates completion of the work of the course equivalent to a grade of C-minus or lower or a failure to meet all course requirements. Not used in computing grade-point averages.

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grade
Students taking certain courses will receive a grade of either Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U). No other letter grades are assigned in these particular courses. A grade of Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory can only be earned in specific courses designated in advance by the Committee on Courses and Degrees. A student receiving a U will receive no credit toward the degree. A course for which the grade of S has been received may not be repeated, except as already approved for additional credit. No more than 18 credits of Satisfactory-graded courses may be used toward degree requirements.

Grade changes (for 2014-2015 catalog)

Approved revising the policy on changing grades, as follows, effective with the 2014-15 catalog.

"Grades may be changed after the end of a term at the written request of an instructor only if the instructor discovers an error in the original assignment, but in no case may a grade be changed after the end of the 15th class day (three weeks) into the next term or after graduation without the approval of the Faculty through the Committee on Courses and Degrees."

Spring Option
Approved revising the current Spring Option policy concerning Work-In-Progress (WIP) grades as follows:
"Any student with a grade of Incomplete must register for a regular Spring course or withdraw from the University. In order to take Spring Option, seniors must complete all courses and all graduation requirements by the end of Winter term--with the exception of a WIP in a thesis, honors thesis or senior capstone--and must return for Commencement."

Valedictorian:
Affirmed current practice and approved adding the following policy to the "Honors Work" section of the 2013-14 catalog.

"Valedictorian. The valedictorian of a class shall be the candidate(s) for a degree conferred in either May or, if graduating earlier than the majority of the class, the previous December, with the highest cumulative grade-point average at the time final grades are due for graduating seniors, calculated to four decimal places and including the work of the final term prior to graduation."

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