2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Feb 23, 2024  
2022-2023 University Catalog archived

Official Notification of Approved Catalog Changes


(last updated February 10, 2023)

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

New or Revised Courses:

ACCT 370 - Casino Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Analysis  - 4 credits to 3 credits
AFCA 240 - Ebony and Ivory: Spirituals and The Sacred Harp  (MUS 240)
ARTH 211 - Islamic Art and Architecture 
ARTH 212 - Islamic Art and Architecture: The First 400 Years 
ARTH 311 - Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Neocolonialism and the Study of Art in the Middle East    
ARTH 360 - History and Theory of Photography 
ARTH 453 - Internship in Arts Management  - revised to be repeatable for credit
ARTS 214 - Drawing from the Environment  
ARTS 225 - The Cyanotype Process 
BIOL 421 - Directed Individual Research  - revised to be repeatable for credit with same research topic
BIOL 422 - Directed Individual Research  - revised to be repeatable for credit with same research topic
BIOL 423 - Directed Individual Research  - revised to be repeatable for credit with same research topic
BIOL 424 - Directed Individual Research  - revised to be repeatable for credit with same research topic 
BUS 202 - Fundamentals of Business Analytics 
BUS 361 - Foundations of Business Communications  
BUS 383 - The Business of Tech  - revised title and description 
BUS 393 - Doing Business in India 
CBL 211 - Community-Based Learning Teaching Assistant Seminar  - effective with the 2023-24 catalog 
CPD 461 - Career and Professional Development Internship  
CSCI 230 - Introduction to Machine Learning and Big Data 
DANC 190 - Special Topics in Dance   
DS 100 - Introduction to Data Science 
EDUC 211 - Burish Service Leadership Internship  
EDUC 390 - Education Studies Capstone  
ENGL 202 - Creative Writing: Playwriting  - revised title
ENGL 203 - Creative Writing: Fiction  - revised title
ENGL 204 - Creative Writing: Poetry  - revised title
ENGL 206 - Creative Writing: Nonfiction  - revised title
ENGL 207 - Eco-Writing  - 4 credits to 3 credits
ENGL 239 - Magical Education  
ENGL 257 - Business in American Literature and Film   
ENGL 258 - Literature and Film of the American West 
ENGL 264 - The Body Electric: Queer Theory, Film, and Text  (WGSS 264) - effective with the 2023-24 catalog 
ENGL 289 - Literary Book Publishing  - renumbered from ENGL 304
ENGL 290 - Having it All: Life, Literature and Career  - revised title, description, and change from 1 credit to 3 credits
ENGL 304 - Literary Book Publishing   - change in designation: from FDR-HA to FDR-HL
FILM 252 - Preparation for Field Documentary on Human Rights in Ghana 
FILM 253 - Field Documentary on Human Rights in Ghana 
FIN 199 - Real Estate Society  - renumbered from BUS 199
HIST 235 - Historical Memory in Latin America 
HIST 249 - The Scientist as National Hero  
HIST 251 - Science and the Supernatural 
HIST 252 - Animal Behavior and Human Morality in Historical Perspective   
HIST 388 - The Devil in The Western World 
JOUR 236 - Breaking News Reporting  
LJS 295 - Topics in Law  - revised title
LJS 297 - Topics in Law, Justice, and Society 
MESA 260 - From Travelogues to Blogs: American Depictions of the Middle East  
MUS 240 - Ebony and Ivory: Spirituals and The Sacred Harp  (AFCA 240)
NEUR 395 - Special Topics in Neuroscience  - revised title and description
NEUR 421 - Directed Independent Research 
NEUR 396 - Special Topics in Computational Neuroscience  
NEUR 397 - Special Topics in Systems Neuroscience  
NEUR 398 - Special Topics in Cognitive/Behavioral Neuroscience   
PHIL 262 - Poverty, Equity and Empathy  (POV 262)
PHYS 451 - Summer Research Internship  
PHYS 452 - Summer Research Internship 
PHYS 453 - Summer Research Internship 
POV 192 - Blue Ridge Mile Training 
POV 193 - Blue Ridge Mile Clinic 
POV 262 - Poverty, Equity and Empathy  (PHIL 262)
REL 211 - Religion and Violence 
ROML 401 - Directed Individual Study  
ROML 402 - Directed Individual Study  
ROML 403 - Directed Individual Study 
SOAN 216 - Belonging in College   
SOAN 266 - Neighborhoods and Inequality  - revised title and description
THTR 125 - Speak/Persuade/Influence  - effective with the 2023-24 catalog      
THTR 241 - One-Act Performance 
WGSS 264 - The Body Electric: Queer Theory, Film, and Text  (ENGL 264) - effective with the 2023-24 catalog    

New Community Based Learning (CBL) designations:
ACCT 452 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance  
BUS 197 - Washington and Lee Student Consulting 
EDUC 366 - Practicum: Methods for World Language  
ENGN 207 - Electrical Circuits    
FILM 238 - Documentary Filmmaking 
PHYS 207 - Electrical Circuits 
POV 193 - Blue Ridge Mile Clinic 
POV 296 - Special Topics in Poverty Studies   
SOAN 276 - Art & Science of Survey Research 
POV 453 - Shepherd Summer Internship 
WRIT 100 - Writing Seminar for First-Years  - Food for Thought topic only; winter 2023 
 

New Global Learning (GL) designations:
MESA 260 - From Travelogues to Blogs: American Depictions of the Middle East  
SOAN 241 - Food, Culture, and Society in Ireland  

New Experiential Learning (EXP) designations:
BUS 388 - Building a Business from Scratch 
CLAS 287 - Supervised Study Abroad: Athens 
DCI 270 - 21st-Century Show and Tell: Multimedia Design for Instruction  - spring 2021 only
ECON 288 - Supervised Study Abroad 
EDUC 366 - Practicum: Methods for World Language     
FILM 238 - Documentary Filmmaking 
HIST 473 - Senior Thesis 
JOUR 258 - Beat Reporting 
NEUR 453 - Neuroscience Internship   
RAS 473 - Senior Thesis  
SOAN 241 - Food, Culture, and Society in Ireland 
SOAN 493 - Honors Thesis  - effective beginning winter 2023    

New Perspectives (PERS) designations:
SOAN 216 - Belonging in College  

Writing Intensive (WI):
AFCA 266 - Introduction to African American Literature  (ENGL 266)
AFCA 346 - Early African American Print Culture  (ENGL 346)
ENGL 239 - Magical Education 
ENGL 259 - Enslavement and Abolition in British Literature 1688-1831 
ENGL 264 - The Body Electric: Queer Theory, Film, and Text  (WGSS 264)
ENGL 266 - Introduction to African American Literature  (AFCA 266)
ENGL 290 - Having it All: Life, Literature and Career  
ENGL 346 - Early African American Print Culture  (AFCA 346)
WGSS 264 - The Body Electric: Queer Theory, Film, and Text  (ENGL 264)   
 

Deleted Courses

BUS 310 - Management Information Systems
BUS 337 - Economic Globalization and Multinational Corporations
BUS 346 - Foundations of Business Law
BUS 360 - Framing a Franchise: The Business of Entertainment
DCI 101 - Introduction to Data Science
ENGL 261 - Reading Gender
ENGL 307 - Fresh/Local/Wild: The Poetry of Food
ENGL 321 - Celluloid Shakespeare
ENGL 365 - Studies in Contemporary Poetry
ENGL 373 - Hitchcock
ENGL 387 - Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland
ENV 111 - Evironmental Service Learning
FILM 220 - Screenwriting
FILM 285 - Music in the Films of Stanley Kubrick
JOUR 190 - Information Sources in the Digital Age
PHYS 399 - Physics Capstone
THTR 210 - Ancient and Global Theater
THTR 211 - Western Theater History
THTR 215 - Modern Drama
THTR 216 - Contemporary Drama - effective with the 2023-24 catalog 
THTR 220 - Playwriting
THTR 245 - Talk to Us: HOw to Win Friends and Influence People - effective with the 2023-24 catalog 
THTR 250 - Women in Contemporary Theatre - effective with the 2023-24 catalog 
THTR 309 - University Theater 3
THTR 341 - Acting Styles - effective with the 2023-24 catalog
THTR 397 - Seminar in Theatre Topics - effective with the 2023-24 catalog  

Revisions to degree, major, and minor requirements

Accounting (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“3. BUS 211; FIN 221; ECON 100 and FIN 221
4. One course chosen from DCI 202; ECON 202; INTR 202  Three credits from BIOL 201, BUS 202, CBSC 250, ECON 202, INTR 202, MATH 118, SOAN 218
5. BUS 346 or 348  Six credits from ACCT 310, 311, 330, 358, 360
6. BUS 217 or 345  Nine credits from BUS 200- or 300-level courses, excluding BUS 202
7. BUS 398 or 399  Nine credits from the following: ACCT 200- or 300-level course not previously counted for credit; FIN 300-level course; ECON 215, 271

Africana Studies (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“4. Three additional courses from categories 2 and 3 above and the following courses: CBSC 269; ENGL 350…PHIL 242, 243 (POV 243), 253…”

Business Administration (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“3. BUS 211, 217, 221 (FIN 221); INTR 202BUS 202 (or one of the following: (CBSC 250, ECON 202, MATH 118; see note below)…”
8. Non-Business Administration electives: nine credits chosen from the following: AFCA 286, ARTH 204, 209, 223, 245, 263, 267, 275, 276, 288, 378, 398…ARTS 204, 215, 217…236, 237, 275, 320, BIOL 267, 275, 357 (CSCI 257) CBSC 214, 215, 223, 240, 252, 254, 259, 262, 269 CSCI 209, 211, 230, 257 (BIOL 357), 315, 317, 318, 319, 326, 335, DANC 220, 233, DCI 201, 271, EALL 215, ECON: all courses numbered 200 and above ENGL 201, 202, 203, 206, 215, 233, 234, 254, 257, 261, 262, 286 (AFCA 286), 304, 349, 354, 366, 370, 382, 391, 431, 453, ENGN 250, ENV 230, FILM 220, 233, 236, 237S, 238, GERM 302, 392 (BUS 392), HIST 206, 233, 258, 260, 266, 268, JOUR 220, 221, 227, 230, 266, 273, 301, 325, 338, 341, 345, 371, 372, 377, LIT 222, MATH 309, 310, 332, 333, MUS 205, PHIL 234, 240, 242, 247, 346, 348, 354, POL 215, 227, 229, 232, 233, 245, 246, 247, 250, 255, 381 POV 423 SOAN 205, 208, 212, 220, 222, 225, 228, 240, 245, 246, 252, 263, 265, 267, 269, 276, 280, SPAN 211, 212, 214, THTR 209, 220…”
9.a. International Business: ARTH 223, 245, 275 288, 378, BUS 305, 332, 390, 391, 392 (GERM 392), 393; EALL 215; ECON 246, 270, 271, 274, 276, 280, 282S, 356, 380; ENGL 382; FIN 357; GERM 302, 392; HIST 206, 233; JOUR 221, 266; LIT 222, POL 215, 227, 245, 246, 247, 381; SOAN 225, 245, 246, 252, 269; SPAN 211, 214.
b. Information Systems: ACCT 310; BUS 306, 314, 315, 316, 317, 321, 333
c. Normative Considerations: ACCT 303, 304
; BUS 345, 348, 381; CBSC 269; ECON 231, 235; JOUR 301, 345; PHIL 242, 354; POL 233
Notes on BUS 202
• Students considering the Business Administration major are encouraged to enroll in INTR 202 BUS 202. Students considering the Economics major are encouraged to enroll in ECON 202.
• For students majoring in both business administration and cognitive and behavioral sciences, CBSC 250 may be substituted for INTR 202 BUS 202.
• Due to content overlap, students may take only one of the following courses for degree credit: BUS202, ECON 202, INTR 202, MATH 118. Students who have already taken CBSC 250 should not take any of these other three courses.


Note on non-business electives: Some non-business classes taken towards the business major may only be available to students who have met the requirements of other majors.”

Cognitive and Behavioral Science (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the BS major
“5. Two One advanced methods course selected from CBSC 353, 354, 355… 6. At least 13 16 additional credits chosen from among the following: courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, and the following CBSC courses: CBSC 118, 150, 216, 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, and 259. No more than 6 credits to be taken in CBSC.”

Approved removal of the Major Field Test in Psychology as a graduation requirement for Cognitive and Behavioral Science majors, effective with the 2022-23 catalog.

Cognitive and Behavioral Science (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the BA major
A major in cognitive and behavioral science leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of 40 34 credits in cognitive and behavioral science as follows:
1. Foundations:
    a. CBSC 110 or 111
    b. CBSC 112, 113, and 114
    c. CBSC 250
2. Methods and Applications: CBSC 210, 250, 299
3. Capstone: CBSC 413

2. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, 262, 265, 269,
and 298
3. One advanced methods course selected from CBSC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359, 362, 365, 369 and 398
4. At least six nine additional credits chosen from CBSC course numbered below 400

approved changes to the BS major
1. Foundations:
    a. CBSC 110 or 111
    b. CBSC 112, 113, and 114
    c. CBSC 250
2. Methods and Applications: CBSC 210, 250, 299
3. Capstone: CBSC 413

2. Two topical seminars selected from CBSC 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, 261, 262, 265, 269, and 298
3. One advanced methods course selected from CBSC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359, 362, 365, 369 and 398
4. Three additional credits chosen from CBSC course numbered below 400
5. At least 22 additional credits chosen from among the following: courses in BIOL, CHEM, CSCI, MATH, NEUR, PHYS and the following CBSC courses: CBSC 118, 150, 216, 240, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, and 259. No more than 6 credits to be taken in CBSC.

Creative Writing (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“1. Creative writing workshops: three courses chosen from ENGL 201, 202 or THTR 220, 203, 204, 206, 207, 210, 214 (ENV 214), 215, 304, 306, 307, 308, 309, and 391, with at least one at the 300-level.”
“3. One additional course chosen from the above or from ENGL 403 or 453, or MRST 286….”
One course may, with English Department approval in advance, come from a department or program other than English. It may substitute for a requirement in any category above, as long as reading and writing requirements are commensurate with English Department standards for a course of that type.”

Dance (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“5. Once course chosen from DANC 190, 220, 240, 330, 340, 390, 403; THTR 131, 209, 251, 253, 336, 338.”

Data Science (2022-23 catalog)
approved change to the minor
“2. Statistics: At least three credits chosen from among the following: BIOL 201; BUS 202; CBSC 250…”

Data Science - Business Analytics (2022-23 catalog)
approved change to the minor
3. Statistics: At least three credits chosen from among the following: BIOL 201; BUS 202; CBSC 250…”

Digital Culture and Information (2022-23 catalog)
approved change to the minor
“3. At least six credits chosen from BUS 321, 306, 310…GERM 347, 349; MESA 260; SOAN 220…”

Earth and Environmenatal Geoscience - from Geology
revised the major as follows:

“A major in Earth and Environmental Geoscience Geology leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree is recommended for students interested in careers outside of science, including business, law, or policy, and requires 36 credits as follows…”

“A major in Earth and Environmental Geoscience Geology leading to a Bachelor of Science degree is recommended for students pursuing graduate school or employment in geology and consists of at least 53 credits as follows…”

East European and Russian Studies major - from Russian Area Studies (2022-23 catalog)
revised the major as follows:

“A major in East European and Russian Studies Russian Area Studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires the completion of at least 33 credits as follows…
4. One of the following courses: POL 245, 246; SOAN 225, 245, 246 5. One of the following courses not used to satisfy the requirements above: HIST 220, 221…SOAN 225, 245, 246 6. 12 credits chosen from the following Russian area studies courses not used to satisfy any requirements above: ARTH 394…SOAN 225, 245, 246”

Education (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“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: Three courses totaling at least nine credits chosen from among the following: EDUC 230, 235, 239 (ECON 239), 302, 305, 330, 335, 336, 340, 343, 353, 356, 365, 369 (unless ECON 234 has been taken), 375, 377; and, when appropriate, EDUC 403
3.   Fieldwork: At least two credits chosen from the following: EDUC 201, 210, 303, 306, 331, 337, 341, 344, 354, 357, 366; and, when appropriate, EDUC 401 or POV 102
4.   Context: At least one course chosen from among the following: CBSC 112, 113, 114, 235, 269; ECON 234 (unless EDUC 369 has been taken), 235, 236; EDUC 230, 235; HIST 258, 260; PHIL 242; POL 250; POV 101, 103, 232; SOAN 228
Capstone Experience: EDUC 390 or 464”

Education Policy (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
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. Students may not complete both this minor and the minor in education.
1.   Required: EDUC 200
2.   Quantitative Literacy: One course chosen from BIOL 201, CBSC 250, DCI 202, ECON 202, INTR 202, MATH 118, SOAN 218, SOAN 222
3.   Education Policy Analysis: One course chosen from ECON 234, ECON 236, ECON 239 (EDUC 239); POV 232           
Policy Analysis & Formation: Two courses chosen from: CBSC 235; ECON 222, 235, 236, 239 (EDUC 239), 250; EDUC 235, 403; POL 203, 232; POV 232
4.   Additional Policy Analysis and Formation: One course chosen from POL 203, 232; ECON 222, 250
Fieldwork: three credits chosen from the following: EDUC 201, 210, 235, 239
5.   Educational Context: One additional course chosen from the following: BIOL 165; CBSC 113, 235; DANC 235; ECON 235, 237, 238, 239 (EDUC 239), 250; EDUC 230, 235; ENGL 234; HIST 260, 268; INTR 220; PHIL 254; POL 203 (if not used in category 4 above); POV 101, 103, 295; SOAN 251, 281, 288
Required Capstone: EDUC 390
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, 331, 337, 341, 344, 354, 357, 366, 369; PE 301


Environmental Studies (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“1. Required courses: ENV 110, ENV 111, 201, 202, 203
Environmental Humanities (5 courses, at least 15 credits)
d. Two additional courses chosen from ARTS 233, 234, 236; ECON 286 (SOAN 286); ENGL 207, 214 (ENV 214), ENGL 263 (ENV263); ENV 230, 250, 330…
3. Advanced Quantitative Skills: one course chosen from…BIOL 282, 322, 325; ECON 203; GEOL 260; SOAN 222

approved changes to the minor
“3. Natural and Physical Sciences:
b. students who have previously completed BIOL 111/113, GEOL 100, 101, 102 or 105 may choose one course from BIOL 398; ENV 250; or GEOL 141, 150, 155.
4. Humanities: one course chosen from ARTS 233, 234, 236; BUS 345…ENV 230, 330; HIST 288 (ENV 288); PHIL 150, 282…”

Film and Visual Culture (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“3.c. Production Courses: ARTS 111, 112…FILM 222 (THTR 222), 237S, 238, 252/253…THTR 121, 141, 220, 222 (FILM 222)

Journalism (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“A major in journalism leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 53 credits, including at least 35 34 credits in journalism and mass communications, and at least 72 credits outside the department.

1. 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) …”
3. a. ii. One course chosen from JOUR 208, 220, 230, or 341”

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“2. b. Distribution: Arts and Humanities: ARTH 170, 271…HIST 130, 131, 233, 235, 236…and if appropriate and approved in advance, FREN 280; HIST 269, 395; PHIL 253; and SPAN 296.”

Law, Justice, and Society (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“2. Distribution, a. College: ARTH 146, BIOL 160 (CHEM 160)…LJS 230 (POL 230), 232, 296 (ENGL 296), 297, 345”
 

Middle East and South Asia Studies (both tracks) (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minors
“2. a. Distribution: Art History and Literature: ARTH 140, 141, 146…LIT 273; MESA 260; REL 273…”

Mass Communications (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“4. Media Practice: One course chosen from JOUR 201, 208, 220, 227…”

Music (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“2.b. General: three courses chosen from MUS 210, 221, 222, 239, 285 (FILM 285), 295, 315, 326, 327, and 423.”

Neuroscience (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“A major in neuroscience leading to a Bachelor of Science degree requires the completion of at least 50 credits in science and mathematics, including 47 42 or more credits from the following:
1. Basic Science Core (5 4 courses): BIOL 111/113, BIOL 220 or BIOL 230 (or BIOL 211S); CBSC 111; BIOL 201 or CBSC 250; and CHEM 110; and NEUR 120, 121
2. Quantitative Methods Neuroscience Core (2 courses): CBSC 111; NEUR 120/121
a. Computational: One course chosen from BIOL 185, 187, 282; CSCI 121; and, when appropriate BIOL 297
b. Statistics and Research Design: BIOL 201 or CBSC 250

3. Specialization Electives (5 courses): Completion of at least five additional courses selected from the following categories. and chosen from at least two disciplines Students must take a minimum of one course from each sub-discipline.
a. Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: BIOL 220, BIOL 230 (or BIOL 211S), 243, 250, 255, 275, 280, 282, 283, 360, 362, 365, 397; CBSC 256; CHEM 341; NEUR 395
b. Computational Neuroscience: CBSC 216, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 259, BIOL 185, 187, 282; CBSC 240; CSCI 257 (or BIOL 357), 230, 252, 256, 315; NEUR 396
c. Systems Neuroscience: CSCI 121, BIOL 255, 275, 283, 360, 362, 397; CBSC 253, 257; ENGN 267 (BIOL 267); NEUR 397
d. Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience: ENGN 267 (BIOL 267), BIOL 243; CBSC 252, 254, 255, 259; PHIL 282, 375; NEUR 398
e. NEUR 395
4. Capstone: Research Practicum: Six Four credits chosen from the following: CBSC 353, 354, 355, 359; NEUR 401, 403, 421, 422, 423, 442, 453, 493
a. At least three credits chosen from CBSC 353, 354, 355, 357, 359; NEUR 423, 442, 493
b. No more than three credits chosen from NEUR 401, 403, 422, 453

5. Capstone: Submission of the Neuroscience e-portfolio.

*Note: If BIOL 220, 230, or 211S is taken to complete the group 1 basic science core requirement, it cannot also be counted in a group 3 elective category (no “double-dipping”).​”

Physics (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the BS major
“3. One course chosen from PHYS 399, 473, 493 or three credits of research from PHYS 421, PHYS 422 or PHYS 423 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation or from PHYS 451, PHYS 452 or PHYS 453 followed by a 15-page research paper to be completed before graduation.”**

**The 15-page research paper requirement associated with PHYS 42x and 45x courses will be programmed as a non-course requirement referred to as the “Physics Research Paper”.


Poverty and Human Capability Studies (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
3. At least 10 credits chosen from among the following…CBL 100, CBSC 235…PHIL 214, 241…249, 253...POV 102, 191, 192, 193…”

Russian Language and Culture (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the minor
“3. Culture Component: Two courses chosen from among the following: ARTH 380…SOAN 225, 245, 246, 260”

Strategic Communication (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“A major in strategic communication leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of at least 51 50 credits, including at least 27 26 credits in journalism and mass communications and at least 72 credits outside the department.
1. Courses required for the major: JOUR 101, 190, 201, 227, 273, 301, 330, 345…
5. One course chosen from JOUR 208, 220, 230…”

Studio Art (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
2. Three introductory-level courses chosen from the following: ARTS 120, 131, 217, 227, 231”

approved changes to the minor
1. Two introductory-level courses chosen from the following: ARTS 111, 131, 120, 217, 227, 231”

Theater (2022-23 catalog)
approved changes to the major
“3. Literature: Two courses chosen from THTR 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 297; DANC 240…
5. Synthesis: Once course chosen from THTR 209, 220, 222 (FILM 222)
6. At least 12 additional credits chosen from…
DANC 120, 190, 202, 215, 220…
FILM 109, 195, 196, 222 (THTR 222), 233…
THTR 100…209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 220, 221 (FILM 221), 222 (FILM 222) …290, 297…”

approved changes to the minor
“2. One course chosen from THTR 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 297…
4. Electives: Two additional courses chosen from the following…
THTR 100, 131…209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 215, 220, 221 (FILM 221), 222 (FILM 222) …290, 297
FILM 195, 196, 222 (THTR 222), 233, 236, 255”

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
approved changes to the minor
“2. Intermediate theory course: either WGSS 210 (LIT 210), 220, 244 (PHIL 244), preferably completed after WGSS 120; and LACS 256 when appropriate….(2022-23 catalog)
3. a. Distribution: Social and Natural Sciences: BIOL 255; CBSC 213, 215, 262, 269…” (2023-24 catalog)

Policy Changes

Swim Test Requirement (February 6, 2023)

Approved a proposal to end the swim test as a degree requirement with the class of 2026. New students entering in fall 2023 and after will not be required to complete the swim test.

Summer Study Abroad (Fevruary 6, 2023)
Approved a revision to the catalog policy on Summer Study Abroad as follows:

Academic Opportunities - W&L Study Abroad Policies:

Current language:

“9. Special Rules for Summer Off-Campus Study: Please refer to Summer Transfer Credit. To receive credit for summer study abroad, a student must participate in a course of study of at least four weeks.”

New language:

“9. Special Rules for Summer Study Abroad: Summer study abroad programs must be approved in advance. To receive credit for a summer study abroad course, the course must have contact hours consistent with W&L’s credit definition policy. Please refer to Summer Transfer Credit and Credit Definitions.”
 

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