College Code: UN

BA in Applied Science (BAS)

300 Level Courses

BAS 300: Building Professional Competencies. 3 credits.
This course serves as an orientation to the BAS degree program. Current strengths are assessed and future planning is highlighted. Core competency areas related to personal effectiveness and academic/workplace success are stressed. Introduction to the university online learning system and other available resources useful for degree completion are also emphasized. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

Schedule Type: Seminar

400 Level Courses

BAS 490: Introduction to Research Methods. 3 credits.
This course introduces students to fundamental research methods and processes. Students will explore their research interests and identify one topic as well as learn to set up research questions, review literature, and define appropriate methods for data collection. This course intends to prepare students for their practicum study in BAS 491. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Student must have completed 85 credits prior to taking this course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Applied Science.

Enrollment limited to students in the BAS Applied Science program.

Schedule Type: Lecture
BAS 491: Applied Sciences Capstone. 3 credits.
Students participate in an approved fieldwork study program and complete a research project as identified in BAS 490 Introduction to Research Methods. The Capstone project involves choosing and researching a workplace problem; designing, implementing and evaluating a specific plan of action; and formally presenting the project once completed. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: BAS 490C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Applied Science.

Schedule Type: Internship

Conservation Studies (CONS)

100 Level Courses

CONS 100: Introduction to Field Conservation Ecology. 2 credits.
In this immersive I-week experience, students will acquire firsthand exposure to fieldwork in conservation and how conservation professionals contribute to survival of species in natural habitats. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, fieldwork and outdoor adventure students will be introduced to major concepts of ecology (including diversity, succession, species interactions, communities, populations and ecosystems) in the context of species and habitat conservation. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Participation in the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 110: Special Topics in Conservation. 1-3 credits.
Students acquire first-hand exposure to a specific topic in conservation and how conservation professionals contribute to the long-term survival of species. Through a combination of lectures, discussions, and field/lab work, students explore current questions, methods and applications related to a particular topic in conservation. Course Format: Sections of this Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation course will be taught as an intensive, mixed-format (lectures, lab exercises, field exercises) offerings, in residential, full-day, 1-3-week sessions held at the 3,200 acre Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. Students may also be required to complete pre-course reading assignments, and carry out and submit final projects during (or within six weeks after) the onsite session. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

CONS 320: Conservation in Practice. 3 credits.
Work with a conservation mentor in a practicum experience. Create a portfolio documenting professional development. Notes: Must be taken concurrently with CONS 401, CONS 402, CONS 410, and CONS 490 or CONS 403, CONS 404, CONS 411, and CONS 491. Only offered through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing and a college level biological or
Recommended Corequisite: environmental science course. CONS 401, CONS 402, CONS 410, and CONS 490.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

CONS 400: Conservation Seminar. 2 credits.
Examines key conservation issues, based on readings and discussions from the primary literature. Teaches professional development skills for scientists in conservation including fundraising, poster presentations, and interpretation of findings for diverse audiences. Develops skills for obtaining internships, jobs, or graduate positions. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or equivalent course or INTS 401, and EVPP 301 and 302 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
CONS 401: Conservation Theory. 3 credits.
Introduces the field of conservation biology and science-based management of threatened wildlife, habitats, and human landscapes. Provides theoretical background for understanding the importance of biodiversity conservation and sustainability. Notes: Must be taken concurrently with CONS 320, CONS 402, CONS 410, and CONS 490. Only offered through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester. Students cannot get credit for this course and Biology 318 or NCLC 401. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing and a college level biological or
Recommended Corequisite: environmental science course. CONS 320, CONS 402, CONS 410, and CONS 490.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 402: Applied Conservation. 4 credits.
A practical scientific approach to the nature of biodiversity and species loss. Students participate in field conservation exercises in a variety of settings, as well as endocrine and reproductive technology labs. Students apply field and laboratory experiences to understanding science's connection to management decision-making for conservation. Notes: Must be taken concurrently with CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 410, and CONS 490. Only offered through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing and a college level biological or
Recommended Corequisite: environmental science course. CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 410, and CONS 490.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
CONS 403: Ecology and Conservation Theory. 3 credits.
Students learn ecological theories that underlie successful conservation practice. Content includes an in-depth examination of factors that influence the distribution and abundance of organisms within landscapes across temporal and spatial scales. In individual and group activities, students review conservation case studies, interpret scientific data, and apply their analysis to conservation scenarios at many scales. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into the Smithsonian-Mason Monitoring Semester.
Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment in the Smithsonian-Mason Monitoring Semester.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
CONS 404: Biodiversity Monitoring. 4 credits.
Covers the assessment, monitoring and conservation of species and habitats as well as the tools for sampling species and habitats and the evaluation of those tools' effectiveness. Students use this practical, hands-on knowledge to prepare a series of reports and recommendations for future work. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or equivalent course or INTS 401 and EVPP 301 and 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
CONS 405: Landscape and Macrosystems Ecology. 4 credits.
Identify and characterize patterns in landscapes, investigate how they form and change over time, and consider anthropogenic influences. Model populations and communities across landscapes, and consider ways of managing them to achieve goals in managing species and ecosystem processes at local, regional, and continental scales. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: (EVPP 301 and EVPP 302) or INTS 401 or BIOL 308 or equivalent course.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
CONS 406: Small Population Management. 4 credits.
Investigates species vulnerability to extinction and the methodologies of preserving genetic diversity in small populations, both in the wild and in captivity. Teaches modeling and laboratory techniques that promote successful captive breeding, such as hormone analysis and assisted reproductive techniques. Examines captive species in the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute to learn husbandry practices and skills from keepers and biologists. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or equivalent course or INTS 401, and EVPP 301 and 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 410: Human Dimensions in Conservation. 3 credits.
Provides sociological, local and global perspectives on conservation issues including adaptive management, conflict resolution, environmental economics, sustainability, public policy, environmental values and public opinion, and conservation ethics. Notes: Must be taken concurrently with CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 402, and CONS 490. Only offered through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing and a college level biological or
Recommended Corequisite: environmental science course. CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 402, and CONS 490.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 411: Science Communication for Conservation. 3 credits.
Addresses the need for clear, direct and proactive communication of scientific processes. Students design communication strategies for diverse audiences and learn skills to engage stakeholders in dialogue related to specific conservation issues. Through individual and group activities that emphasize written, visual and oral communications techniques, students learn how the messages can affect people. Designated a Green Leaf Course. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission into the Smithsonian-Mason Monitoring Semester.
Recommended Corequisite: Enrollment in the Smithsonian-Mason Monitoring Semester
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 420: Human-Wildlife Conflict. 3 credits.
Covers the impact of human-wildlife conflict on conservation efforts and human health and well-being. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 490: RS: Integrated Conservation Strategies. 3 credits.
Integrates the course work of the Smithsonian-Mason Semester through study of current conservation issues. Students incorporate interdisciplinary aspects of conservation into a summative group case study on a chosen conservation issue and present formally before a faculty panel. Notes: Must be taken concurrently with CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 402, and CONS 410. Only offered through the Smithsonian-Mason Semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing and a college level biological or
Recommended Corequisite: environmental science course. CONS 320, CONS 401, CONS 402, and CONS 410.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 491: RS: Conservation Management Planning. 4 credits.
Explores strategies and decisions that help secure the long-term survival of threatened species and habitats. Focuses on the planning tools necessary to define and set conservation goals and quantitatively assess species and areas of conservation value and prioritization. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 or equivalent or INTS 401 and EVPP 301 and 302 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 496: Research in Conservation. 5 credits.
One-on-one research experience with a conservation practitioner over 5 weeks (about 36 hours per week) on a conservation research project associated with that practitioner's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 308 (or equivalent course) or INTS 401, and EVPP301 and 302 (or equivalent) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
CONS 497: Special Topics in Conservation. 1-3 credits.
Topics of current relevance to the field of conservation. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 498: Internship. 1-3 credits.
Directed readings and final reflective paper or project in conjunction with an internship subject to instructor approval. Permission to enroll must be obtained from the Mason Center for Conservation Studies at least two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Internship
CONS 499: Independent Study/Research. 1-3 credits.
An independent project or directed exploration into an area of conservation not covered by other courses. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

CONS 620: Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis & Remote Sensing for Conservation. 3 credits.
Teaches students to use spatial ecology, geospatial analysis, and remote sensing tools to assess and model species distribution and habitat use in dynamic landscapes. Includes computer and field labs with examples using data from Smithsonian research. Notes: Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 625: Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of experimental design and analysis techniques used in cutting-edge ecological research and conservation. Focuses on increasing knowledge of statistical tests, interpretation of results, and ability to disseminate and clearly explain these results. Students gain an overview of applied monitoring and analysis techniques such as distance sampling, genetic analysis, niche and species distribution modeling, and spatial analysis. Notes: Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic statistics course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 630: Species Monitoring & Conservation. 3 credits.
Explores monitoring and conservation research methods and approaches for specific taxa through lectures, case studies, lab exercises, and field work. Focuses on conservation science and conservation outreach techniques. Notes: May be repeated for credit with approval of the Mason Center for Conservation Studies. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the Applied Conservation Science Certificate. Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: A general biology (or relevant species-related) course and a statistics course, or permission of instructor. Prior coursework in environmental science, zoology and ecology recommended.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 635: Non-Invasive Genetic Techniques in Wildlife Conservation. 2 credits.
Introduces the benefits, drawbacks and applications of non-invasive genetic techniques to wildlife conservation; focuses on answering questions in animal behavior, population biology, and population management, particularly for vertebrate populations; provides hands-on experience relating to all stages of a research project utilizing modern noninvasive methods from sample collection to data analysis and interpretation. Notes: This course is taught as an intensive, mixed-format (lectures, discussions, lab and computer exercises) offering, in a residential, full-day, 1-week session held at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal , VA. Students also complete pre-course reading assignments, and prepare and submit final projects after the intensive onsite session has concluded. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: College-level Genetics Course AND College-level Ecology/Evolution Course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
CONS 640: Adaptive Management for Conservation Success. 3 credits.
Sound training in adaptive management is essential for conservationists dealing with the challenges of a changing planet. In groups, students develop a management plan for a real-world conservation project using the adaptive management framework of the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation. Students can extend the techniques to their own work after the course. Notes: This Smithsonian-Mason Conservation Studies Program course is an intensive 2-week fulltime residential session, incorporating lectures, discussions, and student exercises on group projects. This course will be held at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's 3,200 acre facility in Front Royal, VA, USA. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 645: Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy. 3 credits.
Provides a strong theoretical and analytical background to the current and accepted methods of estimating population parameters including abundance, survival, and population change. The course teaches study design, implementation and analysis of data from distance sampling, mark-recapture, and occupancy modeling techniques, with a strong focus on the practical use of field data in the programs DISTANCE MARK and PRESENCE. Notes: Course Format: This course is taught as an intensive, mixed format (lectures and computer work) offering, in a residential full-day (8:30am-6pm), 2-week session held at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. Students complete pre-course reading assignments, and are graded in participation, computer exercises and a final exam. Some night sessions occur throughout the two weeks as well. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: College-level introductory statistics course.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 660: Effective Conservation Leadership. 3 credits.
Teaches effective leadership and management through individual assignments and group exercises. Explores international environmental and conservation case studies, offers hands-on experience to help students develop their own leadership styles. Notes: Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Students should have a basic background in conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, or similar field.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 665: Conservation Conflict Resolution. 3 credits.
Focuses on approaches to cultivating sustainable conservation solutions, including determining root causes of complex conflict dynamics, designing decision-making processes to address conflict, and building mutual respect and trust among stakeholders. Employing principles and strategies developed by the Human-Wildlife Conflict Collaboration (HWCC), students learn how to resolve current conservation conflicts, anticipate arising ones, and reconcile old conflicts that impede new progress. Notes: Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
CONS 697: Special Topics in Conservation. 1-3 credits.
Topics of current relevance to the field of conservation. Notes: May be repeated for credit with approval of the Mason Center for Conservation Studies. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the Applied Conservation Science Certificate. Offered through the Mason Center for Conservation Studies in cooperation with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute on site in Front Royal, VA. This course is not available to students pursuing a degree at George Mason without prior written approval of the graduate director of the student's program. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Military Science (MLSC)

100 Level Courses

MLSC 100: Introduction to Army/ROTC. 1 credit.
Introduces leadership values and ethics; responsibilities of officership; the organization, customs, and traditions of the U.S. Army; time management; and physical well-being. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
MLSC 102: Leadership Skills II. 1 credit.
Introduces leadership principles, dimensions, styles, and assessment, among other varied topics. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to MLSC 101.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

200 Level Courses

MLSC 200: Self/Team Development. 1 credit.
Covers leadership skills, such as values and ethics. Also teaches how to influence, how to communicate, how and when to make decisions, how to engage in creative problem solving, and how to plan and organize. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
MLSC 202: Leadership Skills IV. 1 credit.
Builds on the leadership skills developed in Leadership Skills III with additional emphasis on communication, team building, and team leadership. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to MLSC 201.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: MLSC 100 level completion/dual enrollment.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

300 Level Courses

MLSC 300: Applied Leadership I. 1 credit.
Applied leadership with an introduction to the principles of physical fitness and healthy lifestyle; counseling as means of subordinate development; problem solving; operational analysis, development, and execution; and methods for preparing and presenting instruction. Students are given an introduction to the Leader Development Program that is used to evaluate their leadership performance and provide students with developmental feedback. Some weekend training required. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: MLSC 100, 101, 200, or veterans status, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
MLSC 302: Applied Leadership II. 1 credit.
Applied leadership covering the models of communications (verbal and nonverbal), technology to communicate, how to prepare and conduct formal briefings, an introduction to the Army branches, diversity and equal opportunity training, ethical decision making, & group cohesion and dysfunction. Some weekend training required. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Notes: Enrollment in MLSC 300 level course is restricted to students who are contracted or are pre-approved by department/Army ROTC as pending contracting. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to MLSC 301.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: MLSC 100 & 200 level completion or military credit exemption.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

400 Level Courses

MLSC 400: Leadership and Management. 3 credits.
Considered the "transition to lieutenant" phase in which managerial theories are applied to personnel, training, and logistics management situations. Students have command and staff responsibilities for the Mason cadet corps and receive hands-on experience operating as a management team. There are several briefing and writing requirements as well. Includes a laboratory in applied science, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MLSC 300 and 301 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
MLSC 402: Leadership and Ethics. 3 credits.
Continuing the "transition to lieutenant" phase of ROTC, examines ethics of military environment to include customs, ethical codes & decision making, constraints, and appeals to moral principles. American judicial system is also examined, with emphasis on the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Command and staff responsibilities are assigned to students for hands-on experience operating as a management team for Mason cadet corps. Includes a laboratory in applied leadership, common military tasks, and physical fitness. Offered by Military Science. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to MLSC 401.
Recommended Prerequisite: MLSC 300 & 302.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
MLSC 499: Senior Advanced Military Studies. 0 credits.
Offered by Military Science. May be repeated within the degree.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

Provost (PROV)

000 Level Courses

PROV 044: Business Math Preparation. 2 credits.
Notes: The successful completion of this course will serve as a prerequisite for MATH 108 in lieu of the Math Placement Test. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits. Equivalent to MATH 008.
Recommended Prerequisite: AE Level 3 Core AE Level 3 OCS or admission to an INTO Mason Pathway program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 045: STEM Mathematics Preparation. 2 credits.
Notes: The successful completion of this course will either: a) Serve as a prerequisite for Math 105 Pre-Calculus in lieu of the Math Placement Test or b)Prepare the student to achieve the necessary score on the Math Placement Test for entry into MATH 113. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits. Equivalent to MATH 008.
Recommended Prerequisite: AE Level 3 Core AE Level 3 OCS or admission to an INTO Mason Pathway program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 095: Quantitative Preparation for the Graduate Record Examination. 0 credits.
Prepares students in the International Graduate Pathways requiring the general Graduate Record Examination test (GRE) for progression to take the computer adaptive version of the exam with primary emphasis on the quantitative section. This course emphasizes test language and the quantitative portion of the exam along with testing strategies; identifying common test-taking errors; and managing test anxiety. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum credits. Equivalent to EAP 097, PROV 096, PROV 097.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 096: Verbal and Quantitative Preparation for the Graduate Record Examination. 0 credits.
Prepares students in International Graduate Pathways requiring the general Graduate Record Examination test for progression to take the exam for students whose pathways require a primary focus on verbal and quantitative sections. This course emphasizes test language and vocabulary, in addition to: testing strategies; practicing logical, rhetorical, and mathematical problem-solving; identifying common test-taking errors; and managing test anxiety. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum credits. Equivalent to EAP 097, PROV 095, PROV 097.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 097: Verbal, Quantitative, and Academic Writing Preparation for the Graduate Record Examination. 0 credits.
Prepares students in International Graduate Pathways requiring the general Graduate Record Examination test (GRE) for progression to take the exam for students whose pathways equal emphasis on all three areas of the exam. This course emphasizes test language and vocabulary, in addition to: testing strategies; academic writing preparation; practicing mathematical problem-solving; identifying common test-taking errors; and managing test anxiety. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 0 credits. Equivalent to EAP 097, PROV 095, PROV 096.
Schedule Type: Lecture

100 Level Courses

PROV 105: American Cultures. 3 credits.
This course provides an introduction to US cultures with a focus on diversity within American society. The course uses the concept of culture as a basis for discussing differences in Americans' experience of family life, work, education, the arts, national and ethnic identities, gender, religion and more. Through ethnographic readings, literature, film and field projects, students develop a better understanding of similarities and differences across the American experience. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway program.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
PROV 106: Introduction to Research Methods for International Students. 3 credits.
Academic research is the fundamental element of university-level education. Despite the variations in research disciplines. they all share basic concepts of academic inquiry. This course is designed to teach the methods. norms and procedures of undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences. It should equip international students with the essential skills needed to successfully produce a quality academic paper. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway program.
Registration Restrictions: undefined
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
PROV 110: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Exploration of leadership in a specific career field(s); changing nature of that industry; understanding of organizational structures in the field(s); and introduction to career and internship opportunities for students who aspire to a career in that field. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PROV 206: International Peer Learning Partnership. 1 credit.
This course is an experiential credit course for undergrad students partnering with Undergraduate International Pathway Program students to develop academic skills. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of at least 15 credits at Mason with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and a program participation offer from INTO Mason.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
PROV 207: International Peer Educational Leadership. 3 credits.
This course is an experiential leadership course for students partnering with Undergraduate International Pathway Program students as peer educational mentors. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher.
Schedule Type: Internship
PROV 210: Comprehensive Topics in Leadership. 1-3 credits.
Comprehensive exploration of leadership in a specific career field(s); changing nature of that industry; understanding of organizational structures in the field(s); and introduction to career and internship opportunities for students who aspire to a career in that field. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

PROV 301: Great Ideas in Science. 3 credits.
Nontechnical introduction to ideas that have shaped the growth of science, from the building of Stonehenge to modern theories of the Big Bang. The idea behind each major advance is treated in its historical context, with special attention to its importance in mankind's understanding of the nature of the universe. Intended for nonscience majors; uses little mathematics. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 301.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PROV 342: The George Mason Debates in Current Affairs. 3 credits.
In-depth investigation of one or more contemporary public policy issues. Examines the selected topics as discussed by scholars, public interest groups and think tanks, government officials, and the news media. Texts and guest lecturers presenting a wide range of perspectives are an important feature. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in all other required general education courses.
Schedule Type: Lecture

500 Level Courses

PROV 501: Introduction to Graduate Study for International Students I. 2-3 credits.
Designed particularly the Graduate International Pathways program, this course is the first of a two-part transitional course series designed for international students who are studying abroad, emphasizing development, readiness, and success for Graduate/Professional school enrollment. This first course covers western educational systems, university policies and procedures, writing skills and research resources, and graduate school study skills and methods. Notes: This course is for graduate degree seeking students whose highest degree is from a non-US institution.This course may not count towards academic degree requirements at the graduate level. Enrolled students are required to take PROV 502 the following consecutive semester. Department approval required. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to English Language, Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

undefined
Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 502: Introduction to Graduate Study for International Students II. 2-3 credits.
Designed particularly for the Graduate International Pathways program, this second of a two-part transitional course series is designed for international students who are studying abroad, emphasizing development, readiness, and success for Graduate school enrollment. This course covers cultural adjustment to life and education in the U.S., program development, university resources, career planning as well as professional and personal presentation. Notes: This course is for graduate degree seeking students whose highest degree is from a non-US institution. This course may not count towards academic degree requirements at the graduate level, depending on the pathway program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of PROV 501 with a grade of B or better, in the immediate past semester.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

undefined
Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 504: Accelerated Introduction to Graduate Study for International Students. 3 credits.
This class is specifically designed for students in the Graduate International Pathways program at INTO Mason. It emphasizes enculturation to Western academic norms, preparation for graduate study in the United States and especially George Mason University, along with skills necessary to complete graduate study successfully. Many of these expectations are not made explicit in academic culture, and the course focuses on making the policies, procedures, research skills, and systems clearer. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to English Language, Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
PROV 508: Special Topics Content Support in the Disciplines. 6 credits.
This Special Topics Content Support in the Disciplines course is tailored to international students enrolled in the INTO Mason Graduate Pathways Program. The courses will be designed to support INTO Mason graduate students in their major courses, providing individualized feedback and foundational information for those courses. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

PROV 601: Thriving in Your Graduate Program. 1 credit.
Gaining greater insight into student learning theories, the nature of research and scholarship, higher education trends, and the various career paths available to individuals with graduate degrees is important for students in the early stages of their academic programs. This seminar is designed for early career MFA and doctoral students to facilitate their success as graduate students at Mason. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

700 Level Courses

PROV 701: Preparing for Academic Careers. 1 credit.
This seminar will be devoted to helping doctoral students explore and prepare for future academic careers and to strengthening their instructional effectiveness. The seminar will provide a clearer understanding of the roles and responsibilities of being a faculty member. Participants will learn how to construct a meaningful statement of teaching philosophy and plan for a course through syllabus design. Notes: This course does not apply to required credits for doctoral degrees. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

University Studies (UNIV)

100 Level Courses

UNIV 100: Introduction to Mason. 1 credit.
This course assists first-year students with their transition from high school to college life at Mason. It helps students to be successful through academic skill-building, educational planning, and career preparation. It provides information regarding campus resources and ways to engage in the Mason community. Although all sections have a core curriculum, certain sections also focus on a particular theme, student population, or course of study. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 108, UNIV 140, UNIV 150, UNIV 160.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman.

Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 101: Extended Transition. 1 credit.
This course serves as a continuation of University 100 into the second freshman semester. It extends the transition support of international students, and other students in special sections of University 100. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 141, UNIV 151.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 108: Mason Transition. 1 credit.
Specialized transition to Mason courses with identified student populations. Notes: Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 2 credits. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 140, UNIV 150, UNIV 160.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 110: Academic Success. 1 credit.
Focuses on academic transition and planning issues for students in their first or second year. Emphasis ls placed on resources and techniques to assist students with improving their academic performance. Students work closely with the instructor to track their academic progress over the course of the semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 140: INTO Mason Pathway Transition. 1 credit.
Assists first-year international and multilingual standard and accelerated pathway students with their transition from high school to college life. It helps prepare students for successful progression to their chosen degree plan the promoting acculturation to academic norms and expectations at Mason, the development of self-efficacy, and engagement with the Mason community. It encourages to seek out and take full advantage of a wide range of campus resources. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 108, UNIV 150, UNIV 160.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 141: INTO Mason Pathway Extended Transition. 1 credit.
Serves as a continuation of UNIV 140. It provides extended first-year transition support for standard pathway students in the second semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 101, UNIV 151.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 150: First Year Living Learning Communities. 1 credit.
This course is available for students who are members of a first year LLC. It is the learning component of the program for students who live together on a residence hall floor. The course follows the core University 100 curriculum, but is tailored to the particular theme or academic discipline of the LLC. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 108, UNIV 140, UNIV 160.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Freshman.

Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 151: First Year Living Learning Communities Extended Transition. 1 credit.
This course serves as a continuation of University 150 into the second freshman semester. It extends the transition support of students in the First Learning Communities Program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 101, UNIV 141.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 160: University Scholars Transition Seminar. 1 credit.
A first year transition seminar for students in the University Scholars Program. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 108, UNIV 140, UNIV 150.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admittance to the University Scholars Program.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 170: Special Topics. 1 credit.
Varied UNIV course topics are offered to first and second year undergraduate students. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 190: Introduction to Research Opportunities. 1 credit.
Provides an opportunity to learn more about participating in research and creative projects at Mason and acquire skills needed to be successful in research. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar

200 Level Courses

UNIV 220: Decide and Confirm Majors. 1 credit.
This course focuses on helping students clarify or choose a major or career. Students explore and assess their interests, values and skills, as well as research various majors, careers, and the world of work as information for the decision-making process. Notes: Only one of UNIV 220, UNIV 320, UNIV 420, UNIV 421, or UNIV 422 may be taken per semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Second-semester freshman standing.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 250: Second Year Living Learning Communities. 1 credit.
Students in a Second Year Living Learning Community live together on a residence hall floor and attend this course together to fulfill the learning component of the LLC program. Notes: For students who are members of a Second Year Living Learning Community. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar

300 Level Courses

UNIV 300: Transfer Transition. 1 credit.
This course assists new transfer students with a successful transition to Mason. This course addresses academic success, time management, and course schedule planning, as well as graduate school/career readiness, degree requirements, and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community. Notes: Only transfer students in their first or second semester at Mason are eligible to take this course. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 302, UNIV 303, UNIV 305, UNIV 308.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 302: College of Science Transfer Transition. 1 credit.
This course is intended for new transfer students in the College of Science to assist them with a successful transition to Mason. This course addresses academic success, time management, and course schedule planning, as well as graduate school/career readiness, degree requirements, and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community. Notes: Only transfer students in their first or second semester at Mason are eligible to take this course. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 300, UNIV 303, UNIV 305, UNIV 308.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 303: Veteran Transition. 1 credit.
This course is for students with veteran status. Based on theory and research specific to the needs of veterans, this course builds a foundation for success in college and beyond, including career planning, translating military experience on a resume, practical interviewing techniques, and networking and engaging with other veterans in a military-friendly environment. Notes: Only transfer students in their first or second semester at Mason are eligible to take this course. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 300, UNIV 302, UNIV 305, UNIV 308.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 304: Bachelor Individualized Studies Transfer Transition. 1 credit.
This course serves new transfer students in the Bachelors of Individualized Studies (BIS) program, and assists them with a successful transition to Mason. Students develop relationships with peers, staff, and faculty. They are introduced to campus resources, with special emphasis on research and writing resources and tools, and work closely with BIS academic advisors and faculty. Notes: Only transfer students in their first or second semester at Mason are eligible to take this course. Only repeatable with department approval. Only one of UNIV 300, UNIV 302, UNIV 303, UNIV 304, UNIV 305, or UNIV 308 may be taken for credit. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 305: College of Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer Transition. 1 credit.
Assists new transfer students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a successful transition to Mason. Addresses academic success, educational planning, and career preparation, in addition to degree requirements and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community. Notes: Only transfer students in their first or second semester at Mason are eligible to take this course. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 300, UNIV 302, UNIV 303, UNIV 308.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in the Humanities Social Sciences college.

Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 308: Mason Transition. 1 credit.
Specialized transition to Mason courses with identified student populations. Notes: Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 2 credits. Equivalent to UNIV 300, UNIV 302, UNIV 303, UNIV 304, UNIV 305.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 310: Academic Success. 1 credit.
Focuses on academic strengthening and planning issues for students in their third year or later. Emphasis is placed on resources and techniques to assist students with improving their academic performance. Students work closely with the instructor to track their academic progress over the course of the semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Junior, Senior Plus or Senior.

Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 320: Internship and Career Readiness. 1 credit.
This course helps students confirm major/career choices and actively pursue internships, research assistantships, and other career-related experiences. With a focus on career readiness, students prepare a resume and cover letter, practice interviewing techniques, and conduct career research. Notes: Only one of UNIV 220, UNIV 320, UNIV 420, UNIV 421, or UNIV 422 may be taken per semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 330: Peer Leadership: Peer Advisors. 1 credit.
This course prepares upperclass students to serve as University 100 Peer Advisors, a role that helps first-year students transition successfully from high school to college. This course provides Peer Advisors with the necessary information, tools, and resources to co-teach University 100 effectively. Notes: For students who have been selected as a Peer Advisor by the University Transitions Program. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 331: Peer Leadership: Patriot Leaders. 1 credit.
This course introduces students who will serve as Patriot Leaders to the principles of effective leadership. Students will apply knowledge gained through the course directly to their roles and responsibilities as Patriot Leaders through readings and discussions, experiential activities, and class assignments. Notes: For students who have been selected as a Patriot Leader by the Office of Orientation and Family Programs and Services. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 332: Peer Leadership: Resident Advisors. 1 credit.
For students who have been selected for Resident Advisor education by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Notes: For students who have been selected as a Resident Advisor by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Enrollment is contingent upon approval by Student Academic Affairs - Advising, Retention, and Transitions - in consultation with the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 2 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 333: Peer Leadership: Peer Mentors. 1 credit.
Prepares students to serve as Peer Mentors in a variety of Mason departments and programs. Students learn and put into practice leadership approaches and strategies. They become familiar with communication tools and campus resources that will enable them to mentor fellow students successfully. Notes: For students who have been selected as a Peer Mentor in a Mason department or program. Only repeatable with department approval. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 350: Third Year Living Learning Communities. 1 credit.
Students in a Third Year Living Learning Community live together on a residence hall floor and attend this course together to fulfill the learning component of the LLC program. Notes: For students who are a member of a Third Year Living Learning Community. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 370: Special Topics. 1 credit.
Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 371: Dimensions of Well-Being. 1 credit.
Introduces students to the terminology and basic science of well-being. Students will learn about evidence-based practices to cultivate resilience, optimism, mindfulness, and happiness. Practical application assignments will give students a chance to experiment with building a lifestyle to promote greater well-being. The course also addresses community and national well-being and the shared responsibilities of enhancing well-being in our society. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 391: Students as Scholars Scholarly Inquiry. 9 credits.
Students contribute to scholarly, research, or creative projects by engaging in the recursive process of scholarly inquiry as preparation for participation in an individualized original project. Students will hold regular meetings with their project mentor, and make satisfactory contributions to the project. Notes: Enrollment only with permission from OSCAR. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 27 credits.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Schedule Type: Independent Study

400 Level Courses

UNIV 420: College to Career. 1 credit.
This course supports second semester juniors and seniors with transitioning into the professional workplace. Students develop a tailored resume and cover letter, refine their interviewing skills, and discuss important workforce issues, such as compensation packages and workplace dynamics. Notes: Only one of UNIV 220, UNIV 320. UNIV 420. UNIV 421, or UNIV 422 may be taken per semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 421: College to Graduate School. 1 credit.
This course supports second semester juniors and seniors. The academic emphasis is on transition readiness for graduate or professional school. Students learn about application and testing options and strategies, interviewing skills, budgeting, and career development. Notes: Only one of UNIV 220, UNIV 320, UNIV 420, UNIV 421, or UNIV 422 may be taken per semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 422: Developing Your Professional Edge. 1 credit.
This course simulates a professional work environment and provides an opportunity to demonstrate desired workplace competencies. The academic emphasis includes: applying basic consultation skills to diagnose and propose innovative solutions to a problem, developing performance management documents; giving and receiving feedback, building workplace relationships, and creating a professional image. Notes: Only one of UNIV 220, UNIV 320, UNIV 420, UNIV 421, or UNIV 422 may be taken per semester. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 490: Critical Decisions in Postgraduate Transitions. 1 credit.
This course guides and supports students through the postgraduate fellowship application process and postgraduate decisions. Students create a resume, complete a fellowship application, prepare for a scholarship interview, and refine their educational and career goals. Notes: Enrollment through the Office of Fellowships. Only repeatable with approval from the Office of Fellowships. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 1 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 491: RS: Students as Scholars Individualized Scholarly Experience. 9 credits.
Students actively participate in the process of scholarship and make a significant contribution to the creation of scholarly, research, or creative project. Students meet regularly with their project mentor, make satisfactory progress towards the completion of the project, and create a disciplinary product for evaluation. Notes: Enrollment only with permission from OSCAR. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 27 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Schedule Type: Independent Study
UNIV 495: RS: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Seminar. 3 credits.
Students accepted into Undergraduate Research Scholars Program participate in a weekly seminar, hold regular meetings with their project mentor, and make satisfactory progress on their research or creative project. At the end of the semester, students either complete their project and present the results in a professional context, or apply for continuation through UNIV 496. See oscar.gmu.edu for more information and application. Notes: Enrollment only with acceptance into the URSP through OSCAR. Offered by Provost's Office. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Schedule Type: Seminar
UNIV 496: RS: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Continuation. 0 credits.
Students continuing their participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program hold regular meetings with their project mentor and make satisfactory progress on their research or creative project. At the end of the semester, students either complete their project and present the results in a professional context, or apply for continuation. See oscar.gmu.edu for more information and application. Notes: Enrollment only with acceptance into the URSP through OSCAR. Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: UNIV 495.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
UNIV 497: China 1-2-1 Senior Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Offered by Provost's Office. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study