2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2014-2015 University Catalog archived

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(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 327 - Contemporary Cases in Financial Accounting  - 4 credit (spring)

ACCT 328 - Contemporary Cases in Financial Accounting  - 3 credit

  

ACCT 360 - Auditing   - revising credit from 4 to 3

ACCT 371 - Tax Service Learning in South Africa  

  

ARTH 200 - Greek Art & Archaeology  (CLAS 200) - revision

ARTS 222 - Paris, Photography, and Documenting Place  

BIOL 107 - Games Nature Plays  

BIOL 195 - Topics in Biology  

BIOL 275 - Food for Thought  

BUS 343 - Markets and Morals  

BUS 360 - Framing Snoopy: Communicating a Franchise  

BUS 365 - Modern Professional Presentations: Design and Delivery  

BUS 381 - Social Entrepreneurship  

BUS 385 - iStartup  - renumbered from BUS 245

CHEM 345 - Advanced Biochemistry  - changed from 4 credits to 3 credits

CHIN 315 - Introduction to Classical Chinese  

CLAS 200 - Greek Art & Archaeology  (ARTH 200) - revision

CLAS 326 - The Trojan War   (previously CLAS 226)

CLAS 338 - Pompeii  (previously CLAS 228)

CLAS 343 - Classics in a Digital Age  

DANC 233 - Movement for Actors  

DH 101 - You Say You Want a Revolution: An Introduction to Digital Humanities  (previously INTR 203)

DH 190 - Digital Humanities Studio  

  

ENGL 202 - Topics in Creative Writing: Playwriting  - changed from 3 credits to 4 credits

ENGL 311 - History of the English Language  - changed from 3 credits to 4 credits

FILM 109 - Film Performance Laboratory  

FREN 295 - Atelier avancé de langue, littérature et culture  - changed from 3 credits to 4 credits

GERM 264 GERM 264 - Layered Berlin  

GERM 304 GERM 304 - Layered Berlin  

GERM 451 - Internship Abroad  

GERM 453 - Internship Abroad  

GERM 456 - Internship Abroad  

HIST 206 - Women and Gender in Modern Europe  

HIST 207 - France: A Contested Nation  

HIST 210 - Paris: A Contested City  

HIST 228 - Women in Russian History  

HIST 246 - American Experience with Guerrilla Warfare and Insurgency  

HIST 361 - The History of Violence in America  (SOAN 361)

HIST 367 - Seminar in American Social History  (SOAN 367)

HIST 378 - African Feminisms  

INTR 280 - Cross-Cultural Theatrical Experiences  

ITAL 295 - Topics in Italian Culture  

JOUR 162 - Broadcast-Announcing Practicum  

JOUR 258 - Beat Reporting  

JOUR 318 - The Literature of Journalism   - added FDR HL

LATN 328 - Roman Elegy  

LEGL 220 - The Legal Profession  

MATH 345 - Calculus on Manifolds  

MUS 121 - Worlds of Music  

MUS 205 - Introduction to the Music Industry  

PE 170 - Horsemanship  

PE 306 - Sports Psychology  

PHIL 241 - Poverty, Ethics, and Religion   (POV 241)

PHIL 272 - Philosophy and Science Fiction  

POL 276 - Intelligence in Practice  

POL 292 - Topics in Politics and Film  - previously POL 282

POL 384 - Seminar on Middle Eastern Politics  

PORT 295 - Topics in Brazilian Culture  

   (PHIL 241) - previous POV 214

POV 296 - Special Topics in Poverty Studies  

REL 108 - The Qur’an  - previously REL 282

  

REL 284 - Gender, Sexuality, and Islam  

  

SOAN 266 - Neighborhoods, Culture, and Poverty  

SOAN 276 - Art & Science of Survey Research  

SOAN 360 - Theorizing Social Life  

SOAN 361 - The History of Violence in America   (HIST 361)

SOAN 367 - Seminar in American Social History   (HIST 357)

SOAN 377 - Field Methods in Archaeology  -SS4 beginning Spring 2014 (not retroactive to previous years)

 - all courses will now be designated as SOAN rather than ANTH or SOC, as follows:
SOAN 101: Introduction to Anthropology
SOAN 102: General Sociology
SOAN 118: Basic Statistics in the Social Sciences
SOAN 180: FS: First-Year Seminar in Sociology
SOAN 190: Bibliographical Resources
SOAN 202: Contemporary Social Problems
SOAN 205: Archaeology
SOAN 205: Power and Status: An Introduction to Social Influence
SOAN 207: Biological Anthropology
SOAN 212: Theories of Social Psychology
SOAN 221: Sociology of Religion
SOAN 223: Social Sciences and Religion
SOAN 224: American Indian Religions, Landscapes, and Identities
SOAN 225: Peoples of Central Europe Through Literature and Film
SOAN 228: Race and Ethnic Relations
SOAN 234: Nations and Nationalism
SOAN 238: Anthropology of American History
SOAN 243: Imaging Tibet
SOAN 245: European Politics and Society
SOAN 246: Post-Communism and New Democracies
SOAN 251: Social Movements
SOAN 252: Language, Culture, and Communication
SOAN 255: Terror and Violence in Anthropological Perspective
SOAN 260: Conflicts in Eurasia: Globalization, New States, and Soviet Legacies
SOAN 262: The Sociology of Culture
SOAN 270: Deviance
SOAN 272: Social Revolutions
SOAN 275: Feminist Anthropology
SOAN 277: Seminar in Medical Anthropology
SOAN 280: Gender and Sexuality
SOAN 281: Adolescence Under the Microscope
SOAN 285: Introduction to American Indian Religions
SOAN 286: Land in American Indian Culture, Religion, and History
SOAN 288: Childhood
SOAN 289: Sociology of the Self, Self-Help, and the Pursuit of Happiness
SOAN 290: Special Topics in Sociology
SOAN 361: The History of Violence in America
SOAN 367: Seminar in American Social History
SOAN 375: Methods of Social Inquiry
SOAN 377: Field Methods in Archaeology
SOAN 378: Archaeological Field Survey Techniques
SOAN 390: Special Topics in Sociology
SOAN 395: Senior Seminar in Social Analysis
SOAN 401: Directed Individual Study
SOAN 402: Directed Individual Study
SOAN 403: Directed Individual Study
SOAN 453: Internship
SOAN 493: Honors Thesis

  

THTR 236 THTR 236 - Special Effects for Theater  

THTR 238 - 3D Printing & Desktop Manufacturing for the Theater  

Deleted Courses 


from the 2014-15 catalog
ACCT 355: Taxation Accounting I
ANTH 180: FS:First-Year Seminar in Anthropology - changed to SOAN 181
ANTH 290: Special Topics in Anthropology - changed to SOAN 291
ANTH 332: Historical Archaeology - changed to SOAN 232
ANTH 354: Cultural Theory - changed to SOAN 360
ANTH 390: Special Topics in Anthropology - changed to SOAN 391
ANTH 395: Sr Sem in Anthropological Analysis (3)
ANTH 404, 405, 406: Directed Individual Study
ANTH 456, 459: Internship
BUS 245: iSTARTUP renumbered to BUS 385
CHEM 133: Describing Nature (3)
CHEM 195: The Nuclear Age (3)
CHEM 196: Nuclear Power: Energy and the Environment (3)
CHEM 260: Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems (4)
CHEM 267: Physical Chemical Measurements (1)
CHEM 311: Advanced Analytical Chemistry (4)
CLAS 226: Trojan War (3) - changed to CLAS 326
CLAS 238: Pompeii (3) - changed to CLAS 338
ENGL 314: From Manuscript to Print: The History of the Book in Europe (3)
ENGL 317: Fantasies of Untamed Nature (3)
ENGN 361: Polymer Science and Engineering (4)
INTR 203: You Say You Want a Revolution: An Introduction to Digital Humanities - changed to DH 101
JOUR 253: Beat Reporting for Print and Online Media (4)
JOUR 263: Beat Reporting for Broadcast and Online Media (4)
LIT 201: Classical Mythology (3) - CLAS 201 remains active
PE 112: Aquathon (0)
PE 172: Softball/Ultimate Frisbee (0)
PHYS 133: Introduction to Radio Astronomy (4)
PHYS 361: Polymer Science and Engineering (4)
POL 210: Autobiography
POL 282: Politics and Film - changed to POL 292: Topics in Politics and Film
POV 214: Poverty, Ethics, and Religion - changed to POV/PHIL 241
REL 282: The Qur’an (3) - changed to REL 108 to reflect a change in level
SOC 200 (REL 200): Religion and American Social Institutions (3)
SOC 222: Secularization and Modern Society (3)
SOC 264: Work, Family, and Community (3)
SOC 266: Cities and Regions (3)
SOC 274: Sociology of Literature (3)
SOC 305: Power and Society (3)
SOC 351: Sociological Theory - changed to SOAN 360
SOC 374: Art & Science of Survey Research (3) - changed to SOC 276
SOC 404, 405, 406: Directed Individual Study
SOC 456, 459: Internship

 

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements 

 

Accounting (2014-2015 catalog)
revised the major in accounting and business administration leading to a Bachelor of Science with Special Attainments in Commerce
“4. Nine credits from among ACCT 310, 311, 328, 330, 340, 356, 357, 358, 360”
“5. At least three additional credits chosen from courses numbered ACCT 280 through ACCT 372

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, 358, 370, 371, 372, 403, 453, and 493 (3-3)”

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 …”

Biology (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the biology major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree, as follows, effective with the 2014-15 catalog:

A major in biology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of 37 credits in science and mathematics, with at least 27 credits in biology. The major must include the following:

  1. BIOL 111 and 113, 340 or 340S; CHEM 110
  2. Quantitative Biology: Choose two courses from: BIOL 301; CSCI 102, 121; INTR 202; MATH 101, 102; PSYC 250   

    Intermediate-level
    courses expand and focus students’ understanding of particular topics: Students must take one course from each of categories 3, 4 and 5, and must have two laboratory courses (indicated by *) chosen from course meeting categories 3, 4, 5 or 6.
     
  3. Molecules and Cells: One course from BIOL 211* or 211S*, 215* or 215S*, 220, 223, 280*, 285* and, when appropriate, BIOL 297
  4. Ecology and Evolution: One course from BIOL 210, 216*, 217*, 231*, 240* or 240S*, 241*, 242*, 243*, 245*, 270S*, ENV 212 and, when appropriate, BIOL 297
  5. Structure and Function: One course from BIOL 225*, 250, 255, 260* or 260S*, 265*, 267 (ENGN 267), 282, 283 and, when appropriate, BIOL 297
  6. Advanced-level courses provide the student with a greater depth of biological thought. Students must take at least two of the following:
    BIOL 301, 310*, 321*, 322, 323*, 325*, 330*, 332*, 350, 355*, 360*, 362*, 365*, 385*, 395, 396, 397, 398
  7. Completion of the Major Field Test (MFT) in biology

Research in Biology: BIOL 401-403 and 421-424 may be used towards the total credits required in biology. No more than four credit hours of work at the 400 level may apply toward the major. (BIOL 464 may not be used).

Biology (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved the following minors in biology, effective with the 2014-15 catalog.
A minor in biology requires completion of at least six courses that focus on a particular sub-discipline of the biological sciences. A student may not complete a minor in biology with either a major in biology or a major in neuroscience. 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. Sample 200- and 300-level graded work must be collected into a portfolio for assessment upon completion of the course requirements before a minor will be approved by the department.

Minor in Animal Biology
1. Required courses: BIOL 111, 113
2. Zoology: BIOL 240 or 240S
3. Animal behavior: BIOL 243
4. Field biology: one course chosen from BIOL 231, 241, 242, and, when appropriate, 297
5. Evolution: BIOL 340 or 340S
6. Structure related to function: BIOL 355 or 362

Minor in Ecology
1. Required courses: BIOL 111, 113
2. Cell Biology or evolution: one course chosen from BIOL 220, 340, 340S
3. Ecology: BIOL 217 or 245
4. Field biology: one course chosen from BIOL 241, 242, and, when appropriate, 297
5. Plant Physiology or Animal Behavior: BIOL 225 or 243
6. Advanced level: one course chosen from BIOL 322, 325, 330, 332

Minor in Physiology
1. Required courses: BIOL 111, 113
2. Genetics: BIOL 220
3. Cell Biology: BIOL 211 or 211S
4. Plant Physiology or Physiological Modeling: BIOL 225 or 283
5. Intermediate level: one course chosen from BIOL 250, 255, and, when appropriate, 297
6. Advanced level: one course chosen from BIOL 355, 360, 362 and 397

Minor in Molecular Cell Biology
1. Required courses: BIOL 111, 113
2. Genetics: BIOL 220
3. Cell Biology: BIOL 211 or 2115
4. Intermediate level: Choose two courses from BIOL 223, 280, 285 and, when appropriate, 297
5. Advanced level: Choose one course from BIOL 323, 340, 365, 385

Minor in Quantitative Biology
1. Required courses: BIOL 111, 113
2. Genetics or Cell Biology: BIOL 220 or 210
3. Computer science: CSCI 102 or 121
4. Intermediate level: two courses chosen from BIOL 267, 282,283, 285 and, when appropriate, 297
5. Advanced level: one course chosen from BIOL 301, 325, 385

Biochemistry (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the major in biochemistry as follows, effective with the 2014-15 catalog.
“2. Two additional courses totaling at least five credits chosen from the following. Only one 400-level course may
count toward the major.
BIOL 211, 211S, 220, 225, 250, 285, 301, 310, 320, 350, 385, …”

Biology (2015-2016 catalog)

revised the biology major leading to BS degree:
      “6. Structure and Function: One course from BIOL 225, 250, … 275, 280, 282 …”
      biology major leading to BA degree:
      “5. Structure and Function: One course from BIOL 225*, 250, … 275, 282, 283 …”

      minor in physiology:
      “5. Intermediate level: one course chosen from BIOL 250, 255, 275, and, when appropriate 297”

Business Administration (2014-2015 catalog)
The major requirements will be revised to read as follows:
“5. Non-Business Administration electives: nine credits chosen from the following:

ARTH 453

JOUR 225, 231, 242, 270, 371, 377

THTR 220, 235, 238, 239, 251, 253, 361”
6…a. International Business: BUS 305, 330, 333, 335, 337, 357, 372, 390, 391…”
b. Information Systems: ACCT 310: BUS 306, 310, 311, 312, 315, 317, 321, 325


Chemistry (2014-2015 catalog)
approved revising the Chemistry major leading to a BS degree:
“…2. Three courses chosen from CHEM 311, 342, 345, 347, 350, 365, 403, 473, 493; only one 400-level course may count toward the major…”

Classics (2015-2016 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in classics as follows, effective with the 2015-16 catalog.
“A minor in classics requires 21 credits from at least seven courses. In meeting the requirements of this minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. Student contemplating the minor should consult with a member of the Classics Department. The courses must include:
1. either 12 credits (four courses) in Latin and/or Greek courses, or proficiency equivalent to LATN 202 or GR 202
2. at least 3 credits (one course) at the 300 level in Classics, Greek, or Latin
3. additional credits to reach the minimum 21 credits chosen from courses in Classics, Greek, Latin, PHIL 110, PHIL 222, and REL 102. Additional courses dealing with the ancient world and offered in departments other than Classics may be approved on an individual basis by the Classics Department Head.”

Dance (2014-2015 catalog)
The minor requirements will be revised to read as follows:
1.   DANC 111, 220, 240
2.   One course chosen from THTR 253, 336, 338
3.   Two credits from DANC 110
4.   One course chosen from DANC 330, 340, 390, 403; THTR 253, 290, 336, 338, 453
5.   At least six credits chosen from among the following: DANC 120, 215, 225, 230, 233, 235, 292

East Asian Languages and Literatures (2014-2015 catalog)
The major is revised as follows:
“… 3. At least 6 additional credits chosen from the following:
CHIN 311, 312, 315, …
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 103, 113, 263, 305, 315, 363 (maximum of 4 credits from this group)…

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…”

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 (2014-2015 catalog)
approved changes to the minor in film and visual culture
“…3…a. Film Courses: BUS 110; EALL 215; FILM 236, 285; FREN 274; JOUR 212: POL 282, 292
      c. Production Courses: ARTS 111, 112, 120, 131, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224; ENGL 243; FILM 255; …”

Geology (2014-2015 catalog)
revised the major in geology leading to a BS degree, inserting the following text:
“Beginning with the Class of 2016, the major requires no thesis (exept for students seeking honors) and only 53 credits.”

German (2015-16 catalog)
Approved eliminating the majors in German language and German literature, combining them into one major in German, as follows, effective with the 2015-16 catalog.

A major in German leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 34 credits as follows:
1. GERM 262 (or equivalent)
2. GERM 311, 312
3. GERM 347 or 349
4. One course each from three of the following four areas (9 credits total):
    a. Medieval: GERM 318
    b. 19th century: GERM 313, 315
    c. 20th and 21st centuries: GERM 314, 316
    d. Performing German: GERM 332
5. At least three credits from GERM 303, 304, or a substitute approved by the department head
6. The remaining credits must be taken from a list of approved courses, available from the department, with no more than six credits in any one discipline. These courses may be taken in English or German and in departmental literature and culture offerings.
7. Students must pass an oral and written proficiency examination conducted by the department before or during their last long term prior to graduation. An optional one-credit course, GERM 401, Composition Practice, is offered each winter term to help students prepare for the written examination.

Approved revising the minor in German, effective with the 2015-16 catalog.
“A minor in German requires at least seven courses beyond GERM 261, as follows. A student may not complete both a minor in German and a major in German. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine (9) credits used to meet the requirements of another major or minor. German minors are encouraged, though not required, to have a term of study in a German-speaking country.
1. GERM 262 (or equivalent), 311, and 312
2. Four additional German-language or German-related courses including:
    a. at least two 300- or 400-level courses taught in German
    b. The remaining two courses can be in German, OR one may be a German literature in translation course (LIT 295) and one may be a German-related course taken from the approved cognate list.”

Geology (2014-15 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.”

Journalism and Mass Communications (2014-2015 catalog)
- revise the following major, primarily by removing the sequence in mass communications.
A major in journalism leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 47 credits, including at least 32 credits in journalism and mass communications and at least 72 credits outside the department.

Courses required for the major: JOUR 101, 190, 201, 202, 258, 301, 344, 356; POL 203, and at least two credits of internship (JOUR 451-452); and completion of one of the following sequences:

1. Journalism
a.  One course chosen from JOUR 280, 297, 320, 371, 372
b.  Either JOUR 351 or 362
c.  Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.

2. Business Journalism
a.  Additional required courses: ECON 101, 102 (by the end of the sophomore year); ACCT 201; JOUR 371, 372, and at least two credits of internship (JOUR 451-452)
b.  Either JOUR 351 or 362
c.  Four courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in accounting, business administration, or economics, including one course from each of the following areas:
   Area I, Applied Microeconomics: ECON 230, 243, 250, 255
   Area II, International: ACCT 396; BUS 305, 357, 364, 390; ECON 270, 271, 272, 274, 280, 288, 356

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
A minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies is revised as follows:
2… a. Literature: LACS 256 (LIT 256), LIT 259; SPAN 240, 341, 398 …”
2… c. Social Sciences: … and, when appropriate, ECON 255, 280, 356; POL 215, 381; SOAN 224, 272, 277, 285, 290, 291

3.Related: 6 credits from the following or from any course not used above in 2. Distribution: … and  when appropriate, … INTR 296; SOAN 286, SPAN 295

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
A major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is revised as follows:
3….b.Literature: ENGL 240, 242, 243, 250, 311, 312, 313, 314, 316, 318, …

Medieval and Renaissance Studies (2015-2016 catalog)
A major in Medieval and Renaissance Studies is revised as follows:
3…c. History of Ideas:  …, and, when appropriate, … REL 180, 260, 295, 350, 403; and ROML 295; SPAN 210

Museum Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
A minor in museum studies is revised as follows:
4. Two courses chosen from among the following: ARTH 288, 356, 453, and CHEM 156

Music (2014-2015 catalog)
A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 39 credits as follows:
    MUS 120, 121, 161,

Approved revising the limit of credits in ensemble allowable toward degree requirements from 8 to 10, beginning with students enrolled in such courses in the Fall 2014 term. The policy language listed in the Music Department section of the catalog is also revised, effective with 2014-15, as follows.
” Note: Limits of ten credits in ensemble courses (MUS 108-116)…”

Neuroscience (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the requirements for a major in neuroscience, effective with the 2014-15 catalog, as follows:
“3. Specialization: Completion of at least four of the following courses chosen from at least two disciplines
a. BIOL …280, 282, 283, 301, 360, …
b. PSYC 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 259

Philosophy (2014-2015 catalog)
philosophy major leading to a BA degree
“1…b…Metaphysics and epistemology: PHIL 100, 212 (REL 212), 270. 272, 274, 277. 278, 280, 282, 285, 288, 327…”
  1.b. Ethics and value theory: PHIL 100, 140, 145, 150, 240, 241, 242, …
“…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, 272, 274, 278, 280, 282. 285, 288, 327…”
      Ethics and value theory: PHIL 100, 140, 145, 150, 240, 241, 242, …

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, 249 255, 272 (SOAN 272), 279, 281, 282, 288, 292,…”

Politics (2015-2016 catalog)
politics major leading to a BA degree
“2…c. International/Global Politics: completion of four courses chosen from POL 214, 272 (SOAN 272), 276, 279 …381, 384, 385,…”

Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
3. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following:
 … POV 102, 214, …

Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2015-2016 catalog)
3. At least 10 credits (9 credits for those completing POV 103) chosen from among the following:
 … POV 102, 214, 295 (LAW 221), 241 (PHIL 241), 296; PSYC 235; SOAN 202, 228, 266, 290…’

Psychology (2015-2106 catalog)
approved revising the psychology major leading to a BA degree:
3. At least one additional course selected from PSYC 150, 202, 210, 213, 214, 215, 230, 235, and 300; PE 306

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

Religion (2015-2016 catalog)
Approved revising the major
“2…. Islam: REL 105, 281, 283, 284

Romance Languages majors (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved adding the following language to the appropriate sections of the majors in French, Romance languages (both emphases), and Spanish. The approved substitution may allow 100-level courses to meet the 200-level requirement.
“The department head may approve any one Romance Language literatuer, film, or culture course taught in English by Romance Languages faculty toward this requirement.”

Romance Languagues major (emphasis in Spanish):
“3.  Five Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, as follows.
a.   One course on literature of Spanish America chosen from SPAN 340, 341, 342, …
c.   One additional course in literature chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 333, 340, 341, 342, …”

Approved revising the Romance languages major, as follows, effective with the 2015-16 catalog.
Romance languages major, emphasis in French (2015-16 catalog):
“4. Completion of one the following sequences:
    a. the intermediate level or its equivalent in Spanish (SPAN 162, 164, 172) and one of the following  three pairings:
                      SPAN 220 and 240
                      SPAN 211 and 240
                      SPAN 212 and 220
b. PORT 163 and two 200-level Portuguese courses
c. ITAL 163 and two 200-level Italian courses”

Romance languages major, emphasis in Spanish (2015-16 catalog):
“4. Completion of one the following sequences:
a. the intermediate level or its equivalent in French (FREN 162, 164, 172), FREN 261, and one course chosen from FREN 273, 280, 281, 282, 283 or 285
b. PORT 163 and two 200-level Portuguese courses
c. ITAL 163 and two 200-level Italian courses”

Russian Area Studies (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the major
5.One of the following courses not used to satisfy the requirements above:
 ANTH 260
 HIST 220, 221, 222, 228

6.12 credits chosen from the following Russian area studies courses not used to satisfy any requirements above:
 ANTH 260
 ARTH 394, when the topic is appropriate
 HIST 220, 221, 222, 228, 322, and when appropriate 401, 402, 403
 

Russian Language and Culture (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the minor:
3.Culture Component: Two courses chosen from the following:
 ANTH 260
 ARTH 380, when the topic is appropriate
 HIST 220, 221, 222, 228, 322

Sociology and Anthropology (2014-2015 catalog)
- revise the major to the following:
A major in sociology and anthropology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree consists of at least 36 credits as follows:

1. SOAN 101, 102, 360, 375, 395
2. One course chosen from the following: INTR 202, MATH 118, PSYC 250, SOAN 118
3. Completion of one of the two following areas of emphasis:

Sociology (at least 9 credits)
a. Two additional courses in sociology chosen from the following: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 212, 221(REL 221), 225, 228, 232, 234 (HIST 234), 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 251 (POL 251), 262, 270, 272 (POL 272), 276, 280, 281, 289, 290, 361 (HIST 361), 367 (HIST 367),390
b. One additional course in anthropology chosen from the following: SOAN 181, 205, 207, 223, 224 (REL 224), 232, 238 (HIST 238), 243 (ARTH 243), 252, 255, 260, 275, 277, 285 (REL 285), 286, 288, 291, 377, 378, 391

Anthropology (at least 9 credits)
a. Two additional courses in anthropology chosen from the following: SOAN 181, 205, 207, 223, 224 (REL 224), 232, 238 (HIST 238), 243 (ARTH 243), 252, 255, 260, 275, 277, 285 (REL 285), 286, 288, 291, 377, 378, 391
b. One additional course in sociology chosen from the following: SOAN 180, 202, 205, 212, 221(REL 221), 225, 228, 232, 234 (HIST 234), 245 (POL 245), 246 (POL 246), 251 (POL 251), 262, 270, 272 (POL 272), 276, 280, 281, 289, 290, 361 (HIST 361), 367 (HIST 367), 390

4. Three additional courses chosen from those numbered 200 and above in sociology and anthropology, or, when approved by the department head, economics, history, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion, or other disciplines

Spanish major (2014-2015 catalog)
“3.  Five Spanish courses numbered 300 or above, as follows.
a.   One course on literature of Spanish America chosen from SPAN 340, 341, 342, …
c.   One additional course in literature chosen from SPAN 312, 320, 322, 324, 326, 328, 333, 340, 341, 342, …”

Strategic Communication (2014-2015 catalog)
A major in strategic communication leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 49 credits, including at least 24 credits in journalism and mass communications and at least 72 credits outside the department.
1. INTR 201, 202 (by the end of the sophomore year); JOUR 101, 190, 201, 231, 273, 301, 345
2. Either JOUR 202 or BUS 321
3. One course chosen from JOUR 351, 362, 371, 372, 365
4. One course chosen from JOUR 225, 232; BUS 370, 371
5. One course chosen from PSYC 111, 112, 114
6. two credits of internship from JOUR 451, 452, 461, 462
7. Completion of a minor other than mass communications or of four additional courses of at least three credits at the 200 level or above in another discipline.

Theater (2014-2015 catalog)
Approved revising the major:
“…2. At least 12 credits chosen from among the following including at least six credits chosen from theater courses:
THTR 100, 202, 203, 204, 215, 216, 220, 225, 226, 235, 236, 238, …
DANC 120, 215, 220, 225, 230, 233, …”

 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, SOAN 291
      Humanities and other disciplines: ARTH 367; DANC 240; ENGL 261, 312, 313, 320, 358, 359; HIST 206, 228, 257, 258, 385; PHIL 215, 216, 219, 235, 259; REL 132, 215; THTR 250; and, when appropriate, ENGL 250, 293, 380; FREN 331, 397; LATN 326; LIT 220, 295; SPAN 397, 398; WGS 295”

Women’s and Gender Studies (2015-2016 catalog)
Approved revising the minor in women’s and gender studies as follows, effective with the 2015-16 catalog.
“2…b. Humanities and other disciplines: … REL 132, 215, 284, … and, when appropriate, ENGL 250, 293, 380; FREN 331, 397; LATN 326; LIT 220, 295; REL 295, SPAN 397 and 398, and WGS 295

Policy Changes

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.”

Adjustments to sophomore declaration deadline
Major Adviser
“When students declare a major (no later than the end of the winter term of sophomore year)  (in the sophomore year, no later than the day of initial sophomore Spring-term registration ), they also select an adviser in the major. The role of the major adviser is to help students develop a plan for the timely completion of major requirements, along with any course work remaining for completion of Foundation and Distribution Requirements (FDR).”

Declaration and Change of Major and Minor “During the Winter term, sophomores must declare an initial major  no later than the day of initial sophomore Spring-term registration , according to the schedule distributed by the University Registrar’s Office, by filing a “Declaration of Major/Minor/Adviser” form with the University Registrar. …”

 WIP grade definition
“WIP (Work-in-Progress) indicates that the work of this course is ongoing  as part of 400-level work or a capstone course . When the work of the thesis is completed, the grade then attained is substituted for all related WIPs in the permanent record.”

Work-in-Progress Grade
“To receive credit for a course in which a WIP has been received, a student must complete the work of the thesis during the next two terms. Additional time may be granted by the instructor on written request of the student. If a WIP grade is not so removed, the grade automatically becomes an F. Students may not graduate with a WIP grade remaining on their record, unless there are extraordinary circumstances satisfactory to the Committee on Courses and Degrees.”

Repeating a summer school course
Repeating a Course
“Repetition of courses taken at Washington and Lee in order to change the grade received is governed by the following rules:

E. If a student repeats a course in summer school, the previous grade will remain in the student’s grade-point average.  Students may receive degree credit only once. 

Internships
“Credits may be awarded to students for internships as follows: up to nine credits for winter or fall term; up to six  four  credits for spring term (with the exception of POL 466: Washington Term); and up to three credits for summer/fall combined experiences. A maximum of nine credits of internship may be used to meet degree requirements.”

Summer work cognate clarification
“B. A maximum of four courses, not to exceed 14 credits, of summer school work may be offered toward all degree requirements. This total of four courses may be comprised of any combination of the following:

1. Free electives, up to four courses (14 credits).
2. Two courses to satisfy Foundation and Distribution Requirements (general education) or to be used as cognates ( elective courses meeting major requirements but outside the major subject ) may be taken for the first time. No course may be taken for the first time in the major subject or, in the Williams School, the major group…”

Intercollegiate Athletics
Approved revising the faculty’s policy on Intercollegiate Athletics as follows, to reflect the 2013 action regarding the NCAA sanctioned exception for seniors who have completed degree requirements and seek to declare Spring Option while participating in a spring sport. (May 29, 2014)

      “It is the faculty’s policy that all degree-seeking students must normally carry a full-time load. No student shall represent this University in any branch of intercollegiate athletics who is not regularly matriculated, taking a minimum of 12 credits of class work during the fall and winter terms or four credits during the spring term in The College or the Williams School, or taking a minimum of 12 semester hours of class work in the School of Law. In the spring term, undergraduates must be enrolled in a four-credit course to be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Senior spring-sport student-athletes may declare Spring Option and continue to participate provided they have fulfilled all graduation requirements. Note that students who carry a WIP or Incomplete are not deemed to have fulfilled all graduation requirements.”

      The following sentence, regarding a credit-load policy that has become obsolete due to alterations in the NCAA exceptions granted in the past to Washington and Lee, is deleted.

      “In addition to these term requirements, students must attempt at least 24 credits during the academic year to be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics.”

Spring term Course Loads and Registration Changes

Approved revising the following sections of the catalog regarding spring term course loads and registration changes. (July 25, 2014)

Course Load, Spring Term:

“…Students may also exercise the Spring Option. During the spring term, students dropping their four-credit course after the initial drop/add period must also request a Leave of Absence or withdraw from the University. Spring Option may not be declared at that point.”

Registration Changes, Overload and Medical Reductions:
“C.  The course load for spring term may not exceed five credits nor fall below four credits and no overloads or underloads are permitted. Students dropping their four-credit course after the initial drop/add period must also request a Leave of Absence or withdraw from the University. Spring Option may not be declared at that point.”

Miscellaneous Information