Caution: The course offerings and requirements of Washington and Lee University are under continual examination and revision. This catalogue is not a contract; it merely presents the offerings and requirements in effect at the time of publication and in no way guarantees that the offerings and requirements will not change. The University specifically reserves the right to change requirements for any major during any particular year.
Whenever changes in course offerings or requirements occur, students will be notified by a posting outside the Office of the University Registrar. The individual student assumes full responsibility for compliance with all academic requirements. Current course offerings may be obtained from the appropriate department. Current major and degree requirements may be obtained from the University Registrar, the Dean of the College, the Dean of the Ernest Williams II School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, or from the head of the appropriate department.
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100-199—Introductory courses or course sequences
ordinarily taken by freshmen or sophomores.
200-299—Intermediate courses or course sequences with or without prerequisites ordinarily taken by sophomores or juniors.
300-399—Advanced courses or course sequences, with specified prerequisites (courses, class standing, or special permission) ordinarily taken by juniors or seniors. Students may be admitted to advanced courses (1) if they have met the prerequisite, or (2) in exceptional cases, with the approval of the department and the appropriate dean.
400-499—Independent work (directed studies, directed projects, tutorials, internships, seniors theses, and honors theses). Permission to substitute courses in major requirements may be granted in exceptional circumstances by the department or program committee through its head.
Note: Courses with a
meet a General Education requirement. To determine which General
Education requirement a course satisfies, see listing on pages 82-84.
|Cognitive Science||Journalism & Mass Commun.||Religion|
|Computer Science||Latin||Romance Languages|
|East Asian Studies||Literature in Translation||Russian|
|Economics||Management||Sociology & Anthropology|
|English||Medieval & Renaissance Studies||Theatre|
|Environmental Studies||Music||University Scholars|