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Mason Core Approved Course Listing

Updated: October 28, 2014

Written Communication (WC)»

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Literature (LIT)»

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Western Civilization/World History (WSC)»

Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS)»

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Department Course Number Course Title
ENGH ENGH 100 Composition For Non-native Speakers of English
ENGH ENGH 101 Composition
ENGH ENGH 302 Advanced Composition

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Department Course Number Course Title
COMM COMM 100 Public Speaking
COMM COMM 101 Interpersonal and Group Interaction

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Department Course Number Course Title
SOAN ANTH 395 Work, Technology, and Society: An IT Perspective
SPACS CDS 130 Computing for Scientists
CHEM CHEM 350 Computer Techniques for Chemistry
CS CS 100 Principles of Computing
SPGIA GOVT 300 Research Methods and Analysis
HIST HIST 390 The Digital Past
AIT IT 103 Introduction to Computing
SMUS MUSI 259 Music in Computer Technology

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Department Course Number Course Title
SART AVT 180 New Media in the Creative Arts
CS CS 112 Introduction to Computer Programming
SPACS PHYS 251 Introduction to Computer Techniques in Physics
PSYC PSYC 300 PSYC 300 Statistics in Psychology
PSYC PSYC 301 PSYC 301 Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC PSYC 372 PSYC 372 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 300, 301, and 372 must be taken in sequence
SOAN SOCI 410 Social Survey and Attitude and Opinion Measurement

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Department Course Number Course Title
SPACS CDS 151 Data Ethics in an Information Society (1 credit)
CEIE CEIE 409 Professional Practice and Management in Engineering (1 credit)
CS CS 105 Computer Ethics and Society (1 credit)
ECE ENGR 107 Introduction to Engineering (2 credits)
AIT IT 304 IT and the Global Economy
PHIL PHIL 112 Ethics and the Cybersociety (1 credit)

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Department Course Number Course Title
MATH MATH 106 Quantitative Reasoning
MATH MATH 108 Introductory Calculus with Business Applications
MATH MATH 110 Introductory Probability
MATH MATH 111 Linear Mathematical Modeling
MATH MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH MATH 115 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Honors)
MATH MATH 125 Discrete Mathematics I
STAT STAT 250 Introductory Statistics I

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Department Course Number Course Title
MCL ARAB 325 Major Arab Writers/Stories
MCL CHIN 310 Survey of Chinese Literature
MCL CHIN 311 Modern Chinese Literature in Translation
MCL CHIN 325 Major Chinese Writers
MCL CHIN 328 Asian American Women Writers
MCL CLAS 250 Classical Mythology
MCL CLAS 260 The Legacy of Greece and Rome
MCL CLAS 340 Greek and Roman Epic
MCL CLAS 350 Greek and Roman Tragedy
MCL CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Comedy
MCL CLAS 380 Greek and Roman Novels
ENGH ENGH 201 Reading and Writing About Texts
ENGH ENGH 202 Texts and Contexts
ENGH ENGH 203 Western Literary Tradition
ENGH ENGH 204 Western Literary Traditions
MCL FREN 325 Major French Writers
MCL FREN 329 Problems of Western Civilization in French Literature
MCL FRLN 330 Topics in World Literature
MCL GERM 325 Major Writers
MCL ITAL 320 Topics in Italian Film and Literature
MCL ITAL 325 Major Italian Writers
MCL JAPA 340 Topics in Japanese Literature
PHIL PHIL 253 Philosophy and Literature
RELI RELI 235 Religion and Literature
MCL RUSS 325 Major Russian Writers
MCL RUSS 326 A Survey of Russian Literature
MCL RUSS 327 A Survey of Russian Literature
MCL SPAN 325 Major Hispanic Writers

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Department Course Number Course Title
HIST ARTH 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts
HIST ARTH 102 Symbols and Stories in Art
HIST ARTH 103 Introduction to Architecture
HIST ARTH 200 Survey of Western Art
HIST ARTH 201 Survey of Western Art
HIST ARTH 203 Survey of Asian Art
HIST ARTH 204 Survey of Latin American Art
HIST ARTH 321 Greek Art and Archaeology
HIST ARTH 322 Roman Art and Archaeology
HIST ARTH 324 From Alexander the Great to Cleopatra: The Hellenistic World
HIST ARTH 333 Early Christian and Byzantine Art
HIST ARTH 334 Western Medieval Art
HIST ARTH 335 Arts of Medieval England
HIST ARTH 340 Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500
HIST ARTH 341 Northern Renaissance Art
HIST ARTH 342 High Renaissance Art in Italy, 1480-1570
HIST ARTH 344 Baroque Art in Italy, France, and Spain 1600-1750
MCL ARTH 345 Northern Baroque Art, 1600 – 1750
HIST ARTH 360 Nineteen-Century European Art
HIST ARTH 362 Twentieth-Century European Art
HIST ARTH 370 Arts of the United States
HIST ARTH 372 Studies in 18th- and 19th- Century Art of the United States
HIST ARTH 373 Studies in 20th- Century Art of the United States
HIST ARTH 376 Twentieth-Century Latin American Art
SART AVT 103 Introduction To The Artist’s Studio
SART AVT 104 Studio Fundamentals I
SART AVT 215 Typography
SART AVT 222 Drawing I
SART AVT 232 Painting I
SART AVT 243 Printmaking I
SART AVT 252 Fundamentals of Photography
SART AVT 253 Introduction to Digital Photography
SART AVT 262 Sculpture I
SART AVT 272 Interdisciplinary Arts
SDNC DANC 101 Dance Appreciation
SDNC DANC 119 Dance in Popular Culture: Afro-Latino Dance
SDNC DANC 125 Modern/Contemporary Dance I
SDNC DANC 131 Beginning Jazz Technique
SDNC DANC 145 Ballet I
SDNC DANC 161 Beginning Tap Dance
SDNC DANC 225 Modern/Contemporary Dance II
SDNC DANC 231 Intermediate Jazz Technique
SDNC DANC 245 Ballet II
SDNC DANC 301 What is Dance?
SDNC DANC 390 Dance History I
SDNC DANC 391 Dance History II
ENGH ENGH 370 Introduction to Documentary
ENGH ENGH 372 Introduction to Film
ENGH ENGH 396 Introduction to Creative Writing
FAVS FAVS 225 The History of World Cinema
GAME GAME 101 Introduction to Game Design
SMUS MUSI 100 Fundamentals of Music
SMUS MUSI 101 Introduction to Classical Music
SMUS MUSI 102 Popular Music in America
SMUS MUSI 107 Jazz and Blues in America
SMUS MUSI 280 Athletic and Ceremonial Ensembles(1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 301 Music in Motion Pictures
SMUS MUSI 302 American Musical Theater
SMUS MUSI 380 Wind Symphony (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 381 University Chorale (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 382 Piano Ensemble (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 383 Symphonic Band (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 384 Symphonic Chorus (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 385 Chamber Singers (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 387 Symphony Orchestra (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 389 Jazz Ensemble (1 credit)
SMUS MUSI 485 Chamber Ensemble (1 credit)
PHIL PHIL 156 What Is Art?
STHR THR 101 Theatrical Medium
STHR THR 150 Greeks to Restoration
STHR THR 151 Romanticism to Present
STHR THR 210 Acting I
STHR THR 230 Fundamentals of Production
STHR THR 395 Theater as the Life of the Mind
STHR THR 411 Great Film Directors
STHR THR 412 Great Film Performances

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Department Course Number Course Title
HIST HIST 100 History of Western Civilization
HIST HIST 125 Introduction to World History

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Department Course Number Course Title
LA AFAM 200 Introduction to African American Studies
SOAN ANTH 114 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
SOAN ANTH 120 Unearthing the Past: Prehistory, Culture and Evolution
SOAN ANTH 135 Becoming Human: Evolution, Cognition, and Culture
SOAN ANTH 396 Issues in Anthropology: Social Sciences
SCAR CONF 101 Conflict and Our World
MCCS CONS 410 Human Dimensions in Conservation
CLS CRIM 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON ECON 100 Economics for the Citizen
ECON ECON 103 Contemporary Microeconomic Principles
ECON ECON 104 Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles
ECON ECON 105 Environmental Economics for the Citizen
ECON ECON 110 Introduction to Economic Science
ECON ECON 111 Laboratory Methods in Economics
ECON 110 AND ECON 111 MUST BE TAKEN IN SEQUENCE
GSE EDUC 372 Human Development, Learning, and Teaching
GGS GGS 103 Human Geography
SPGIA GOVT 101 Democratic Theory and Practice
SPGIA GOVT 103 Introduction to American Government
SPGIA GOVT 367 Money, Markets and Economic Policy
RHT HEAL 230 Introduction to Health Behavior
HIST HIST 121 Formation of the American Republic
HIST HIST 122 Development of Modern America
ENGL LING 306 General Linguistics
PSYC PSYC 100 Basic Concepts in Psychology
PSYC PSYC 211 Developmental Psychology
PSYC PSYC 231 Social Psychology
SOAN SOCI 101 Introductory Sociology
SOAN SOCI 352 Social Problems
SOAN SOCI 355 Social Inequality
SOM SOM 100 Business in American Society
RHT TOUR 311 Women and Tourism
WMST WMST 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies

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Department Course Number Course Title
SOAN ANTH 302 Peoples and Cultures Of Latin America
SOAN ANTH 304 Peoples and Cultures of the Pacific
SOAN ANTH 306 Peoples and Cultures of Island Asia
SOAN ANTH 307 Ancient Mesoamerica
SOAN ANTH 308 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East
SOAN ANTH 309 Peoples and Cultures of India
SOAN ANTH 311 Peoples and Cultures of Mainland Southeast Asia
SOAN ANTH 312 Political Anthropology
SOAN ANTH 313 Myth, Magic and Mind
SOAN ANTH 316 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
SOAN ANTH 331 Refugees
SOAN ANTH 332 Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Globalization
SOAN ANTH 385 Gender, Class, and Ethnicity in Latin America
HIST ARTH 319 Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
HIST ARTH 320 Art of the Islamic World
HIST ARTH 380 African Art
HIST ARTH 382 Arts of India
HIST ARTH 383 Arts of Southeast Asia
HIST ARTH 384 Arts of China
HIST ARTH 385 Arts of Japan
HIST ARTH 386 The Silk Road
CEIE CEIE 100 Environmental Engineering Around the World
COMM COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication
COMM COMM 456 Comparative Mass Media
CLS CRIM 405 Law and Justice Around the World
SDNC DANC 118 World Dance
SDNC DANC 318 Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms
SDNC DANC 418 Global Dance Intensive: Study Abroad to Cuba
ECON ECON 360 Economics of Developing Areas
ECON ECON 361 Economic Development of Latin America
ECON ECON 362 African Economic Development
ECON ECON 380 Economies in Transition
ECON ECON 390 International Economics
ENGH ENGH 362 Global Voices
ENGH ENGH 366 The Idea of a World Literature
FAVS FAVS 300 Global Horror Film
MCL FRLN 331 World Cinema in Translation
GCH GCH 205 Global Health
GGS GGS 101 Major World Regions
LA GLOA 101 Introduction to Global Affairs
SPGIA GOVT 132 Introduction to International Politics
SPGIA GOVT 133 Introduction to Comparative Politics
HIST HIST 130 History of the Modern Global Systems
HIST HIST 251 Survey of East Asian History
HIST HIST 252 Survey of East Asian History
HIST HIST 261 Survey of African History
HIST HIST 262 Survey of African History
HIST HIST 271 Survey of Latin American History
HIST HIST 272 Survey of Latin American History
HIST HIST 281 Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization
HIST HIST 282 Survey of Middle Eastern Civilization
HIST HIST 328 Rise of Russia
HIST HIST 329 Modern Russia and the Soviet Union
HIST HIST 356 Modern Japan
HIST HIST 357 Postwar Japan
HIST HIST 358 Post-1949 China
HIST HIST 360 History of South Africa
HIST HIST 364 Revolution and Radical Politics in Latin America
HIST HIST 365 Conquest and Colonization in Latin America
HIST HIST 387 Topics in Global History
HIST HIST 460 Modern Iran
HIST HIST 462 Women in Islamic Society
MCL JAPA 310 Japanese Culture in a Global World
BU MSOM 305 Managing in Global Economy
SMUS MUSI 103 Musics of the World
SMUS MUSI 431 Music History in Society III
PHIL PHIL 243 Global Environmental Ethics
PSYC PSYC 379 Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology
RELI RELI 100 Human Religious Experience
RELI RELI 211 Religions of the West
RELI RELI 212 Religions of Asia
RELI RELI 313 Hinduism
RELI RELI 315 Buddhism
RELI RELI 341 Global Perspectives on Spirituality and Healing
RELI RELI 374 Islamic Thought
MCL RUSS 354 Contemporary Post-Soviet Life
SOAN SOCI 120 Globalization and Society
SOAN SOCI 320 Social Structure and Globalization
SOAN SOCI 332 The Urban World
MCL SPAN 322 Introduction to Latin American Culture
MCL SPAN 466 Latin American Culture and Civilization
SEOR SYST 202 Engineering Systems in a Complex World
STHR THR 359 World Stages
HRT TOUR 210 Global Understanding Through Travel and Tourism
WMST WMST 100 Representations of Women

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Department Course Number Course Title
SPACS ASTR 103 Astronomy
SPACS ASTR 302 Foundations of Cosmological Thought
CHEM CHEM 101 Introduction to Modern Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 102 Introduction to Organic, Biological, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 201 Introductory Chemistry I
CHEM CHEM 202 Introductory Chemistry II
AOES CLIM 101 Global Warming: Weather, Climate and Society
ESP EVPP 201 Environment and You: Issues in the 21st Century
GEOL GEOL 134 Evolution and Extinction
GGS GGS 102 Physical Geography
NUTR NUTR 295 Introduction to Nutrition
SPACS PHYS 106 The Quantum World: A Continuous Revolution in What We Know and How We Live
UN UNIV 301 Great Ideas in Science

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Department Course Number Course Title
SPACS ASTR 111 Introductory Astronomy: The Solar System
SPACS ASTR 112 Introductory Astronomy Lab: The Solar System
SPACS ASTR 113 Introductory Astronomy: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
SPACS ASTR 114 Introductory Astronomy Lab: Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
SPACS ASTR 115 Finding New Worlds
BIOL BIOL 103 Introductory Biology I
BIOL BIOL 104 Introductory Biology II
BIOL BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function
SPACS CDS 101 Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences
SPACS CDS 102 Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences Lab
CHEM CHEM 103 Chemical Science in a Modern Society
CHEM CHEM 104 Introduction to Organic, Biochemical, Pharmacological, and Fuel Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 155 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry I
CHEM CHEM 156 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry II
CHEM CHEM 211 General Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 212 General Chemistry
CHEM CHEM 251 General Chemistry for Engineers
AOES CLIM 102 Global Climate Change: Modeling and Predicting an Uncertain Future
AOES CLIM 111 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
AOES CLIM 112 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science Lab
ESP EVPP 110 The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science I
ESP EVPP 111 The Ecosphere: An Introduction to Environmental Science II
AOES GEOL 101 Introductory Geology I
AOES GEOL 102 Introductory Geology II
GGS GGS 121 Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere
SPACS PHYS 103 Physics and Everyday Phenomena I
SPACS PHYS 104 Physics and Everyday Phenomena II
SPACS PHYS 111 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science
SPACS PHYS 112 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science Lab
SPACS PHYS 160 University Physics I
SPACS PHYS 161 University Physics I Laboratory
SPACS PHYS 243 College Physics (1)
SPACS PHYS 244 College Physics Lab
SPACS PHYS 245 College Physics (2)
SPACS PHYS 246 College Physics Lab
SPACS PHYS 260 University Physics II
SPACS PHYS 261 University Physics II Laboratory
SPACS PHYS 262 University Physics III
SPACS PHYS 263 University Physics III Laboratory

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Department Course Number Course Title
SOAN ANTH 400 Engaging the World: Anthropological Perspectives
HIST ARTH 394 The Museum
SART AVT 385 EcoArt
SART AVT 497 Senior Project
SART AVT 498 Senior Design Project
SART BENG 492 Senior Advanced Design Project I
SART BENG 493 Senior Advanced Design Project II
BCB BINF 354 Foundations of Mathematical Biology
BIOL BIOL 301 Biology and Society – 4 topics approved:Infectious Diseases and Society; HIV/AIDS; Biodefense Science and Policy; and Ethical and Political Dilemmas in Science
BIS BIS 490 Senior Project
CEIE CEIE 490 Senior Design Project
COMM COMM 326 Rhetoric of Social Movements and Political Controversy
COMM COMM 362 Argument and Public Policy
COMM COMM 454 Free Speech and Ethics
SCAR CONF 490 Integration
MCCS CONS 490 Integrated Conservation Strategies
CLS CRIM 495 Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society
CS CS 306 Synthesis of Ethics and Law for the Computing Professional
SDNC DANC 490 Senior Dance Seminar
ECE ECE 447 Single Chip Microcomputers
ECE ECE 492 Senior Advanced Design Project I
ECE ECE 493 Senior Advanced Design Project II
ECON ECON 309 Economic Problems and Public Policies
GSE EDCI 490 Student Teaching in Education
ENGH ENGH 305 Dimensions of Writing and Literature
ESP EVPP 335 People, Plants and Culture
ESP EVPP 480 Sustainability in Action
AR FAVS 352 Ethics of Film and Video
MCL FRLN 385 Multilingualism, Identity and Power
GAME GAME 490 Senior Project
GCH GCH 465 Community Health Capstone
AOES GEOL 420 Earth Science and Policy
GGS GGS 303 Conservation of Resources and Environment
GGS GGS 304 Population Dimension of Global Change
SPGIA GOVT 490 Synthesis Seminar
SPGIA GOVT 491 Honors Seminar
HHS HAP 465 Integration of Professional Skills and Issues
HIST HIST 300 Introduction to the Historical Method
HIST HIST 499 Senior Seminar in History
AIT IT 492 Senior Design Project I
LA LAS 499 Research Seminar in Latin American Studies
MATH MATH 400 History of Math
SMUS MUSI 490 Musical Communication in Context
NCC NCLC 308 American Landscapes in Fiction, Film and History
NURS NURS 465 Examination of Integration of Professional and Health Care Issues
PHIL PHIL 309 Bioethics
PHIL PHIL 343 Issues in Environmental Philosophy
PHIL PHIL 377 Darwin: Biology and Beyond
PHIL PHIL 378 Reason, Science and Faith in the Modern Age
PHIL PHIL 379 Perspectives on Times
SPACS PHYS 346 Quarks to Strings
UN PROV 342 The George Mason Debates in Current Affairs
PSYC PSYC 405 Mystery, Madness and Murder
PSYC PSYC 406 Psychology of Communication
PSYC PSYC 427 Community Engagement for Social Change
RELI RELI 490 Comparative Study of Religions
MCL RUSS 353 Russian Civilization
SOAN SOCI 377 Arts and Society
SOAN SOCI 483 The Sociology of Higher Education
SOCW SOCW 323 Human Behavior in the Social Environment
SOM SOM 498 Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models
MCL SPAN 388 Introduction to Latina/o Studies
SYST SYST 495 Senior Design Project II
THR THR 440 Advanced Studies in Directing & Dramaturgy
THR THR 496 Text in Production
UNIV UNIV 442 Krasnow Seminar in Cognitive Science

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