000 Level Courses

INYO 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 INTO Mason. 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the ABC/NC Undergraduate Special scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the ABC/NC Undergraduate Special scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 0 credits. Equivalent to EAP 097, INYO 096, INYO 097.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 0 credits. Equivalent to EAP 097.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to English Language level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 0 credits. Equivalent to EAP 097.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

100 Level Courses

INYO 100: Transition INTO Mason I. 1 credit.
Assists first-year international and multilingual Year One 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 INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 140.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
INYO 101: Transition INTO Mason II. 1 credit.
Serves as a continuation of INYO 100. It provides extended first-year transition support for standard pathway students in the second semester. Offered by INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to UNIV 101, UNIV 141 Offered by INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: INYO 100C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway program.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.
INYO 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 INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Scholarly Inquiry
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway program.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Special scale.

200 Level Courses

INYO 206: International Peer Learning Partnership. 0-1 credits.
This course is an experiential credit course for undergrad students partnering with Undergraduate International Pathway Program students to develop academic skills. Offered by INTO Mason. 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.
INYO 207: International Peer Educational Leadership. 0-3 credits.
This course is an experiential leadership course for students partnering with Undergraduate International Pathway Program students as peer educational mentors. Offered by INTO Mason. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Sophomore status or higher.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

500 Level Courses

INYO 501: Graduate Transitions for International Students I. 2 credits.
Designed particularly for the Graduate International Year One 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 U.S. educational systems, university policies and procedures, writing skills and research resources, and graduate school study skills and methods. Notes: This course is for graduate 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 INYO 502 the following consecutive semester. Department approval required. Offered by INTO Mason. 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
INYO 502: Graduate Transitions for International Students II. 2 credits.
Designed particularly for the Graduate International Year One 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 skills. Notes: This course is for graduate 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 INTO Mason. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: Prerq: 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.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
INYO 504: Accelerated Graduate Transitions for International Students. 3 credits.
This class is specifically designed for international students in the Graduate International Year One program at INTO Mason. It emphasizes acculturation to U.S. 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 U.S. academic culture, and the course focuses on making the policies, procedures, research skills, and systems clearer for international graduate students looking to obtain a George Mason University advanced degree. Offered by INTO Mason. 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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
INYO 508: Special Topics Content Support in the Disciplines. 0-6 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 INTO Mason. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.
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