At W&L, the year is divided into two 12-week terms in the fall and winter followed by a four-week Spring Term. Imagine exploring a topic in-depth with one of the world's leading experts and working intensely alongside your fellow students and your professor; that's the essence of Spring Term.
Spring Term courses are examples of creative and expansive teaching: studying painting in Italy - the Freedom Rides throughout the Civil Rights South - the Physics of Music - code-breaking in mathematics and history - the politics of Barack Obama - the stem cell controversy - and many, many more.
These courses are designed to be transformative learning experiences. Our goal is for students to exclaim after taking a spring term course, "this course changed my life."