2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
    Jul 29, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog archived

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated March 11, 2021)

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

New or Revised Courses

ACCT 297 - Topics in Accounting   - revised from 4 credits to 3 or 4 credits
BUS 314 - Introduction to Data Science for Business  
BUS 332 - Cross-Cultural Leadership  
BUS 333 - Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Future of Work  
BUS 421, 422, 423 - Directed Research in Business Administration
CBL 100 - Introduction to CBL: Unheard Voices of Black Lexington and Rockbridge County  
CBL 200 - Peer Mentor Training for Community-Based Learning  
CBSC 357 - Advanced Methods in Human Psychophysiology  
CHEM 151 - The Chemistry of Cooking 
CLAS 190 - Medical Greek and Latin   
CSCI 252 - Neuromorphic Computing   - revised title and description
CSCI 339 - Human-Computer Interaction  
ECON 344 - Advanced U.S. Economic History  
EDUC 235 - Educating for Global Citizenship: Policy and Practices in the US and Italy   
ENGL 270 - Individual Novel   
ENGL 296 - Topics in Law and Literature  
ENGL 321 - Celluloid Shakespeare  
ENV 295 - Special Topics in Environmental Studies  
FILM 321 - Celluloid Shakespeare  
GEOL 102 - Sustainable Earth: Introductory Environmental Geology  
HIST 201 - Violence in Pre-Modern Europe  
HIST 254 - History of the U.S. Welfare State   - renumbered from HIST 354
HIST 261 - Women and Slavery in the Black Atlantic  
HIST 275 - African Women in Comparative Perspective  
HIST 282 - Picturing Muhammad? Perceptions of the Prophet from the Hijra to Hip-Hop  
HIST 304 - Seminar on Medieval Heresy and Inquisition  
HIST 307 - Seminar in Politics and History: The Machiavellian Moment   - revised from 4 credits to 3 credits
HIST 377 - Terrorism in Contemporary Africa  
INTR 451 - SSA Experiential Learning Practicum  
JOUR 230 - Data-Driven Storytelling  
JOUR 258 - Beat Reporting   - revised from 4 credits to 6 credits
JOUR 362 - Producing for Broadcast and Online Media   - revised from 3 credits to 4 credits
LIT 264 - Russian Short Fiction  
LJS 296 - Topics in Law and Literature  
MATH 175 - Art + Math   
PE 125 - Health & Fitness Fundamentals  
REL 205 - Self-Help, Happiness, and a Good Life   - revised from 4 credits to 3 credits
REL 282 - Picturing Muhammad? Perceptions of the Prophet from the Hijra to Hip-Hop  
SOAN 260 - Cults  
SOAN 291 - Special Topics in Anthropology   - FDR-SS4 for Fall 2020 only.

New Global Learning (GL) designations:

HIST 261 - Women and Slavery in the Black Atlantic
SPAN 201 - Supervised Study Abroad: Costa Rica

New Experiential Learning (EXP) designations:

BIOL 464: Richmond Term Program - retroactive to Spring 2017
BUS 421, 422, 423: Directed Research in Business Administration
CBL 100: Introduction to Community-Based Learning: Unheard Voices of Black Lexington
CBL 200: Peer Mentor Training for Community-Based Learning
CBSC 357: Advanced Methods in Human Psychophysiology
CSCI 403: Directed Individual Study - Fall 2019 only
ECON 203: Econometrics
ENGL 293: Topics in American Literature: Environmental Literature in the Anthropocene - Winter 2021 only (section G)
HIST 493: Honors Thesis - retroactive to Fall 2020
INTR 451: SSA Experiential Learning Practicum
PHYS 399: Capstone
PHYS 473: Senior Thesis
PHYS 493: Honors Thesis
SOAN 280: Gender and Sexuality
SPAN 201: Supervised Study Abroad: Costa Rica
SPAN 401: Directed Individual Study
THTR 239: Total Theater - retroactive to Spring 2017
THTR 245: Talk to Us

 

New Perspectives (PERS) designations:

ARTH 274: Art and Revolution: Mexican Muralism
ARTH 276: Chicana/o Art and Muralism: From the Street to the (Staniar) Gallery
ARTH 378: Border Art: Contemporary Chicanx and U.S. Latinx Art
HIST 261 - Women and Slavery in the Black Atlantic

Community-Based Learning:

CBL 100: Introduction to Community-Based Learning: Unheard Voices of Black Lexington
CBL 200: Peer Mentor Training for Community-Based Learning
SOAN 280: Gender and Sexuality

 

Deleted Courses 

ARTH 141 - Buddhist Art of South and Central Asia
ARTH 273 - Arts of Modern Latin America
ARTH 357 - Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileschi
ARTH 384 - Renaissance Art in Venice
ARTS 235 - Art: Site and Situation
BIOL 107 - Games Nature Plays
BIOL 296  - Topics in Integrative Science
BIOL 301 - Statistics for Biology and Medicine
BIOL 396 - Selected Topics in Cellular and Molecular Biology
BUS 322 - Data Science for Business
BUS 330 - Global Human Resource Management
BUS 343 - Markets and Morals
CSCI 102 - Introduction to Computational Modeling
CSCI 253 - Genetic Programming
CSCI 341 - Digital Image Processing
ECON 238 - Poverty and Inequality in the United States
ECON 243 - Economics of Business Strategy
ECON 244 - The Auto Industry: Economics, Society, Culture
ECON 398 - Topical Research Seminar in Economics
ECON 399 - Advanced Research Seminar in Economics
EDUC 345 - Elementary and Secondary Vocal Music Methods
EDUC 346 - Practicum: Elementary and Secondary Vocal Music Methods
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 235 - Fantasy
ENGL 305 - Writing Outside the Lines
ENGL 311 - History of the English Language
ENGL 334 - The Age of Unreason: Studies in 18th-Century Literature
ENGL 336 - Ghost in the Machine
ENGL 341 - The Romantic Imagination
ENGL 348 - Victorian Poetry: Victorian Pairs
ENGL 350 - Postcolonial Literature
ENGL 351 - World Fiction in English
ENGL 355 - Studies in British Fiction Since 1900
ENGL 360 - Cowboys and Indians
ENGL 362 - American Romanticism
ENGL 368 - The Modern American Novel
ENGL 384 - Ireland in Literature, History, and Film
ENGL 385 - Preparatory Reading for Study Abroad
GEOL 144 - History of Geology
HIST 202 - Europe in the Late Middle Ages, 1198-1500
JOUR 195 - Intercultural Communication: South Africa
JOUR 318 - The Literature of Journalism
MATH 122 - Discrete Mathematics II
MATH 171 - Mathematics of Cryptography
MATH 353 - Numerical Analysis
MATH 421 - Directed Individual Research
MATH 422 - Directed Individual Research
MATH 423 - Directed Individual Research
MATH 426 - Directed Individual Research
MUS 220 - Music in the United States, 1607-1970
MUS 231 - Classical Music
MUS 451 - Internship
PE 120 - Self-Defense
PE 169 - Aerobics
PE 312 - Lifeguard Training
REL 209 - Travel, Mythic and Modern
REL 221 - Sociology of Religion
REL 224 - American Indian Religions, Landscapes, and Identities
REL 296 - Seminar in Religion, Ethics, and Law
SOAN 221 - Sociology of Religion
SOAN 224 - American Indian Religions, Landscapes, and Identities

 

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements 

Accounting

Approved renaming the Department of Accounting to the Department of Accounting and Finance (ACFI) and adding Finance (FIN) as a subject matter for separate course listings under the department's part the catalog and registration materials and the conversion of courses with the following catalog numbers from BUS to FIN, effective with the 2020-2021 catalog.

221: Managerial Finance
302: Seminar in Finance
350: Building Financial Models
353: Real Estate Development
355: Cases in Corporate Finance
356: Financial Risk Management
357: Business Finance
358: Corporate Mergers, Leveraged Buyouts, and Divestitures
359: Investments

Africana Studies 
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"...2. Africa-focused course. One course chosen from...and, when appropriate, ...ECON 288, 295, 395; ENGL 296 (LJS 296); ...
...4. Three additional courses from categories 2 and 3 above and the following courses: CBSC/PSYC 269; ENGL 350; FILM 237S, 252S; HIST 131, 366; LACS 257; LIT 259; LJS 395; PHIL 242, 243 (POV 243); and, when appropriate, ECON 280; ENGL 293; FREN 397; LIT 295; POL 295"

Africana Studies 
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"2. Africa-focused course: One course chosen from among HIST 275, 276, 277, 377; ..."
"3. African Diaspora-focused course. One course chosen from among ...HIST 236, 259, 260; 261; ..."

Archaeology minor 
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"a. Natural and Physical Sciences: BIOL 101, 105, 140, 160, 185; CHEM 100, 156, 160; ENGN 178, 260; ENV 250; GEOL 100, 101, 102, 105, ..."
"...c. Humanities: ARTH 146, 170, 200, 245..."

Art History 
approved the following revisions to the major:

"A major in art history leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 36 credits, as follows:

  1. Introduction: At least nine credits in ARTH chosen from 101, 102, 140, or 170
  2. Studio art: A 3- or 4- credit course in ARTS
  3. At least 18 credits in ARTH to include:

    a. at least 12 credits chosen from ARTH 125, 141, 146, 195, ARTH courses at the 200 level, and, when appropriate and approved in advance, MRST 110
    b. at least six credits from 300-level courses and, when appropriate and approved in advance, LACS 396

4. One additional course chosen from ARTH courses at the 300 level or ARTH 473 or 493
5. Capstone: ARTH 395"

Business Administration 
approved the following changes to the major:

Approved deleting INTR 201: Information Technology Literacy (1), effective with Winter 2020, replacing it with a series of Microsoft Office Suite credentialing exams offered on campus, and revising the major in business administration, as follows, pending clarification from Financial Aid that the fees for testing would be covered as with other associated course fees, and effective with the 2020-2021 catalog. (The Financial Aid Office subsequently confirmed that the standard aid package includes allowances for this type of fee.)
"3. INTR 201 or Information Technology Literacy Proficiency (see information below)
4. BUS 211, 217, 221; INTR 201, 202
5. ...
Information Technology Literacy Proficiency: Each Business Administration major must demonstrate proficiency in four distinct Microsoft Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Proficiency is demonstrated by passing a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification exam in each of the following: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. In addition, each major must pass a Microsoft Office Expert Certification exam in Word and one in Excel. These certifications are prerequisites for certain BUS 200- and 300- level courses, so students should begin the certification process by the beginning of sophomore year. If your course expenses exceed the standard financial-aid allowance for books/supplies/fees, check with Financial Aid about other options."

"7. Business Administration electives: at least nine additional credits, chosen from Business Administration courses numbered 300 or above, but excluding BUS 401, 402, 421, and 422."

"8. a. International Business: BUS 305, 330, 333, 335, 337, 357, 372, 390, 391, 392 (GERM 392); ECON 270, 271, 272, 274, 275, 280, 317, 356, 382"

Business Administration 
approved the following changes to the major:

"9. One course each from International Business and Information Systems...
      a. International Business: BUS 305, 332, 333, 335...
      b. Information Systems: ACCT 310; BUS 306, 310, 311, 312, 314, 315, 317, 321, 325"

Business Administration 
approved the following changes to the major:

"8. Non-Business Administration electives: nine credits chosen from the following: ...GEOL 335..."

Classics 
revised the major and minor:

major in Classics leading to a BA degree
"2. 15 additional credits chosen from the Greek, Latin, or Classics courses or the following: PHIL 110, 222 or REL 102, and, when appropriate, ENGL 296 (LJS 296)."

minor in Classics
"3. additional credits to reach the minimum 21 credits chosen from courses in Classics, Greek, Latin, PHIL 110, PHIL 222, or REL 102, and, when appropriate, ENGL 296 (LJS 296)..."

Cognitive and Behavioral Science 
revised the majors:

major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a BA degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC/PSYC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, ..."
"5. One advanced methods course selected from CBSC/PSYC 353, 354, 355, 357, ..."

major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a BS degree
"4. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC/PSYC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, ...
5. Two advanced methods courses selected from CBSC/PSYC 353, 354, 355, 357, ..."
6. At least 13 additional credits chosen from among the following: courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, MATH, NEUR, PHYS and the following CBSC/PSYC courses: CBSC/PSYC 118, 150, 216, 240, 252, 253, 254, ..."

Computer Science 
revised both majors:

"A major in computer science leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 35 credits, including the following:
...3. MATH 121 or 201 or 301"

"A major in computer science leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires completion of at least 50 credits, including the following:
...2. MATH 121 or 201 or 301"

Creative Writing 
revised the minor:
"2. Literature: two literature courses in English, including one chosen from courses numbered between 222 and 295 296..."

Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies 
revised the minor:

  1. Take ARTH 146
  2. Take one course chosen from ARTH 101, 102, 140, 141, 170 and, when appropriate, ARTH 195
  3. Take one course chosen from HIST 230 or 200-level ARTH courses
  4. Take ARTH 398 or 453
  5. Take three additional courses: ARTH 125, 243, 245, 257, 274, 276, 288, 347, 356, 383, 398, 453; CHEM 156; CLAS 200, 338; SOAN 186, 210, 211, 224, 232, 286, 378, and when appropriate SOAN 291"

Data Science
approved the following revision to the minor:

"A minor in data science requires completion of at least 19 credits, as follows. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must complete at least nine credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor."

"1. Data Science Foundations: At least three credits chosen from among the following: BIOL 185, 187; BUS 310, 314, CBSC 240"

Data Science - Business Analytics
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"A minor in data science-business analytics requires completion of 22 credits, as follows. In meeting the requirements of this interdisciplinary minor, a student must complete at least nine credits not also used to meet the requirements of any other major or minor. Business Administration majors may not minor in Data Science - Business Analytics but may minor in Data Science."

"2. Data Science Foundations: At least three credits chosen from among the following courses: BUS 310, 314...
5. Electives: At least six additional credits chosen from among the following: BUS 306, 314, 315, 359; ..."

Education
revised the minor:

"4. Context: At least one course chosen from among the following: ...EDUC 230, 235;..."

Education Policy
revised the minor: 

"4. Context: At least one course chosen from among the following: ...EDUC 230, 235;..."

English 
revised the major:
"4. Literatures from 1700-1900: at least one course chosen from ENGL 334, 335, 336, 341, 345, 348, 349, 356, ...
6. Counter traditions: at least one course chosen from ENGL 350, 351, 356, ..."

revised the major:
"3. Literatures before 1700: at least two courses chosen from ENGL 311, 312, 313, 316, 319, 320, 321 (FILM 321)..."

Environmental Studies
approved the following revision to the minor

"3. Natural and Physical Sciences: complete one of the following: ...
            b: students who have previously completed BIOL 111/113, GEOL 100, GEOL 102, or GEOL 101 may choose..."
 

Film and Visual Culture
revised the minor:
"c. Production Courses: ...FILM 237S, 238, 252S, 255; ..."

revised the minor:
"3a. EALL 215, FILM 236, 285, 321 (ENGL 321)..."

Geology
approved the following revision to both majors

"1. One course chosen from GEOL 100, 101, or 102"
 

Integrated Engineering
approved the following revision to the major

 "4. Four courses in a single science subject in one of the following tracks: ...
                GEOL 100, 101, 102, and three GEOL courses 200 level or above"

Journalism 
revised the major:
"3(a)(ii). Take one course chosen from JOUR 220, 230, 341..."


Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
revised the minor: 
"2.b. Art and Humanities: ...and, if appropriate and approved in advance, FREN 280, HIST 269, 395; SPAN 296
c. Social Sciences: ... and, if appropriate and approved in advance, ECON 255, 280, 295, 356; POL 215, 380, 381; ..."
 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
revised the minor: 
"3. Related: 6 credits from the following or from any course not used above in 2...SPAN 201, 216, 270, 290, 308..."

Law, Justice, and Society
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"2.a. College: ...CLAS 241, ENGL 296 (LJS 296), ENV 202, ..."
delete BIOL/CHEM 150: Genetic Engineering and Society from the requirements

Law, Justice, and Society
approved the following revisions to the minor:

"2. Distribution ...
a. College: LJS 230 (POL 230), 231, 232, 296 (ENGL 296), 345...... and when appropriate and approved in advance by C&D: ENV 295, LJS 295..."
c. Law School: Law courses available for the LJS 295 option are LAW 201, 203, 212, 221, 222, 228, 237, 252, 256, ... 331, 340, ..."


Mass Communications 
approved the following revision to the major:
"4. Media Practice. Take one course chosen from JOUR 201, 220, 227, 230, ..."


Mathematics
approved the following revision to the major in Mathematics leading to a BS degree:

"3. PHYS 111 and 112 113, and 114"


Medieval and Renaissance studies
approved the following revisions to both major and minor:
"2. ...History and History of Science: CLAS 224; HIST 100, 101, 170, 201, 202, 203, 204, 212, 217, 219, 305, 306,
307, 310;..."


Middle East and South Asia Studies
revised both minors:
"1. Gateway course: One course ..., chosen from among the following: ...MESA 195, 255; REL 130, 235, 283,...
2. b. Other Humanities: ... FILM 237S, 252S...HIST 226...MESA 252...
3. Language:
a. Arabic: successful completion of ARAB 211, 220, or 225, or an equivalent..."

Middle East and South Asia Studies
revised both minors:
"2b. Other Humanities: ...HIST 170, 171, 172, 226, 280, 282 (REL 282)...REL 101...271, 282 (HIST 282)..."


Music 
Approved deleting from the major in music leading to BA degree the option for an emphasis in music history, effective with the 2020-2021 catalog.
"A major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 42 credits as follows:
1. MUS 121, 161, 162, 163, 164, 201, 202, 261, 262, 325, 365, 473 or 493 (thesis)
2. Completion of one of the following two sequences:
a. History: three courses chosen from MUS 220, 221, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295 and 296
a. Performance or Composition: three credits chosen from applied music courses at the 300-level or above; and six credits chosen from MUS 210, 220, 221, 231, 232, 295, 296, 326, 327, and 423
b. General: three courses chosen from MUS 205, 210, 221, 222, 231, 232, 285 (FILM 285), 295, 326, 327 and 423..."

Neuroscience 
approved the following revisions to the major:

"...2. Quantitative Methods (3 courses):

    Computational: One course chosen from BIOL 185, 187, 282; CSCI 102, 121
    Statistics and Research Design: CBSC/PSYC 120; and either BIOL 201 or CBSC/PSYC 250

3. Specialization: Completion of at least five additional courses selected from the following and chosen from at least two disciplines

    BIOL 211 (or 211S), 220, 243, 250, 255, 275, 280, 282, 283, 360, 362, 365, 397
    CBSC/PSYC 216, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259
    CSCI 102, 121
    ENGN 267 (BIOL 267)
    NEUR 395..."

"4. (a) At least three credits chosen from CBSC/PSYC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359; ..."


Poverty and Human Capability Studies 
approved the following revision to the minor:

"3. At least 10 credits chosen from among the following: CBSC/PSYC 235; ECON 229, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238, 251, 280, 286 (SOAN 286); EDUC 369; ENGL 260; FILM 237S, 251, 252S;..."

approved the following revision to the minor:

"3. At least 10 credits chosen from among the following: ...HIST 254; ..."


Russian Area Studies
approved the folllowing revisions to the major:

      "3. One of the following two groups:
      a. HIST 220 and either LIT 215 or LIT 264
      b. HIST 221 and either LIT 263 or LIT 264

      5.   One of the following courses not used to satisfy the requirements above:...
LIT 215, 263, 264..."

6.   12 credits chosen from the following Russian area studies courses not used to satisfy any requirements above:...
LIT 215, 263, 264..."


Russian Language and Culture
approved the following revision to the minor:

"...Culture Component: Two courses chosen from the following: ...
      LIT 215, 263, 264"


Sociology and Anthropology
approved the following revision to the major:

"4...Anthropology electives: SOAN 181,186, 206, 207, 208, 210, 211, 215,...252, 253 (POV 253), 260, 261"

approved the following revision to the major:

"3. Methods. Two courses chosen from the following: SOAN 208, 210, 211, 218, 219, 238 (HIST 238), 261, 265, 269, 276."


Strategic Communication 
approved the following revision to the major:

"5. One course chosen from JOUR 220, 230, 341,..."


Studio Art 
approved the following revisions to the major and minor:

"A major in studio art leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 36 credits, as follows:

...4. One course in art history, chosen from the following: ARTH 102, 243, 245, 261, 263, 266, 267, 273, 274, 275, 276, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 378"

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

...3. One course in art history, chosen from the following: ARTH 102, 243, 245, 261, 263, 266, 267, 273, 274, 275, 276, 363, 364, 365, 366, 367, 378"


Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 
approved the following revision to the minor:

"2...b. Humanities and other disciplines: ARTH 365; CLAS 210; DANC 240; ENGL 254, 261, 312, 313, 316, 320, 356, 359;... and when appropriate, ENGL 250, 293, 295, 299..."

approved the following revision to the minor:

"Distribution:...
b. Humanities and other disciplines: ... HIST 206, 211, 219, 228, 257, 258, 261, 275, 285..." 

 

 

Policy Changes

 

 

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