Courses and Syllabi

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Fall 2020

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100-Level Courses

ANTH 114: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 Credits)

Overview of major ideas and approaches to the study of cultures around the world. Surveys kinship, social organization, political economy, religious beliefs, language and other aspects of non-Western cultures. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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BUS 100: Business and Society (3 Credits)

Provides students with a foundation for understanding the role of business in society by exploring the nature and history of business enterprise, the social context of business, and the interaction of individuals with business by selecting current events in business and analyzing the content as well as the impact of the reported activities. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Degree status.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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BUS 103: Develop Professional Skills I: Foundational Elements (3 Credits)

Students will investigate and develop their professional skill set. Topics include introduction to the business school and business world, what it means to be professional, how to consume the business press, and how to research business issues. Develop professional writing and presentation skills, explore career options and the job search process, and develop personal educational and professional development plans. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Registration Restrictions:

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CDS 101: Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences (3 Credits)

Introduction to the use of computers in scientific discovery through simulations and data analysis. Covers historical development and current trends in the field. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Appropriate score on the math placement test.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CDS 102: Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences Lab (1 credit. Credits)

Experiments in computational and data sciences explore the connections between on-going advances in the natural sciences and the rapid advances in computing and data handling. Lab exercises demonstrate the use of computers in analyzing data, in modeling science problems, and in creating numerical simulations across the science disciplines. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 101. Concurrent enrollment is permitted.
Schedule Type: Laboratory

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CHIN 110: Elementary Chinese (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Lab work required. Students may not receive credit for CHIN 110 and CHIN 101, 102, or 109. Equivalent to CHIN 101, CHIN 102, CHIN 109.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Chinese

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication (3 Credits)

Presents principles to develop appropriate and effective communication strategies in one-to-one and small group communication settings. Emphasizes analyzing and assessing communication skills to create and sustain effective communication in personal and professional relationships. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Oral Communication
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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CONF 101: Conflict and Our World (3 Credits)

Brief history of field, survey of key conflict resolution themes and theories, and intervention methods. Overview includes general factors of conflict and its resolution; and nature of conflict in interpersonal, group, organizational, and international situations. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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ECON 103: Contemporary Microeconomic Principles (3 Credits)

Introduces microeconomics in the context of current problems. Explores how market mechanism allocates scarce resources among competing uses; uses supply, demand, production, and distribution theory to analyze problems. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 104: Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles (3 Credits)

Introduces macroeconomics in the context of current problems. National income analysis, money and banking, economic growth and stability, unemployment, inflation, and role of government. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 100: Composition for Multilingual Writers (4 Credits)

Intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity. Studies logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structure of expository prose, with attention to particularly difficult aspects of the language for multilingual writers. Methods and conventions of preparing research papers. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill degree requirements. Equivalent to ENGH 101, ENGH 122.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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ENGH 101: Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing expository essays of some length and complexity. Studies logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structure of expository prose. Methods and conventions of preparing research papers. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill degree requirements. Equivalent to ENGH 100, ENGH 122.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GAME 101: Introduction to Game Design (3 Credits)

Introductory overview of the game development process with an emphasis on game design. Through detailed study of historical and current games, students will learn the language and structure needed to develop their own game ideas. Students will learn the many aspects of a game development team and how each of these roles contributes to a game's overall design. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GLOA 101: Introduction to Global Affairs (3 Credits)

Surveys wide range of global topics: previous periods of globalization, international organizations and law, transnational corporations and global economy, immigration and refugees, world environmental concerns, world culture, war and peace, paradoxical presence of nationalism and fundamentalism in global world, and antiglobalization movement.Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

GOVT 133: Introduction to Comparative Politics (3 Credits)

Discusses methods and subject matter of comparative political analysis. Includes political systems, politics, participation in politics, government structures, policy-making process, and evaluation of political performance. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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HIST 100: History of Western Civilization (3 Credits)

History of Western civilization from ancient Mediterranean origins through medieval and modern development of Europe to contemporary world. Notes: Students who take HIST 100 may not receive credit for HIST 101 or HIST 102. Equivalent to HIST 101, HIST 102.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

HIST 125: Introduction to World History (3 Credits)

Analytical approach to world history overview that surveys major features of principal existing civilizations of world, as originally formed and as altered by key global processes including forces of modernity. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Western Civilization
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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3 Sections Currently Scheduled

IT 104: Introduction to Computing (3 Credits)

This course, using both lecture and laboratory practice, introduces students to basic computer concepts in hardware, software, networking, computer security, programming, database, e-commerce, decision support systems, and current developments in 3-D printing, virtualization, and Siri-like systems. Additional lectures examine social, legal, ethical issues including privacy, intellectual property, health concerns, green computing, and accessibility. Students learn techniques to search, evaluate, validate, and cite information found online. Hands-on lab includes spreadsheets, databases, presentation, HTML 5, CSS, cybersecurity, blogs, wiki, and mobile app development. Limited to two attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

KORE 110: Elementary Korean (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Equivalent to KORE 101, KORE 102, KORE 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Korean

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MATH 105: Precalculus Mathematics (4 Credits)

Reviews mathematics skills essential to studying calculus. Topics include equations, inequalities, absolute values, graphs, functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry. Notes: Call Mathematical Sciences Department at 703-993-1460 for details. May not be used as credit toward BA or BS in mathematical sciences. This course does not satisfy the university's quantitative reasoning requirement for the BA degree. May not be taken for credit after receiving grade of C or better in any MATH course numbered 113 or higher. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: minimum score of 13 in 'Math Placement Algebra I'.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

MATH 106: Quantitative Reasoning (3 Credits)

Quantitative skills for real world. Topics include critical thinking, modeling by functions, graphs, growth, scaling, probability, and statistics. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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MATH 108: Introductory Calculus with Business Applications (3 Credits)

Functions, limits, derivative, and integral. Applications of differentiation and integration. Notes: Call Mathematical Sciences Department at 703-993-1460 for details. Students who have received credit for MATH 113 or 114 may not receive credit for this course. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: minimum score of 13 in 'Math Placement Algebra I'.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

MATH 113: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (4 Credits)

Functions, limits, the derivative, maximum and minimum problems, the integral, and transcendental functions. Equivalent to MATH 115, MATH 124.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (minimum score of 07 in 'Math Placement Transcendentals', MATH 105C or 104C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

MATH 114: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4 Credits)

Methods of integration, conic sections, parametric equations, infinite series, and power series. Equivalent to MATH 116.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 113C or U113) or (MATH 123C and 124C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

MUSI 102: Popular Music in America (3 Credits)

Investigates popular music styles and development in the United States with particular emphasis on the past 50 years. Lectures, recordings, and video enhance critical listening skills and examine stylistic and social contexts of popular music. Notes: Music majors may take only as free elective. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

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PSYC 100: Basic Concepts in Psychology (3 Credits)

Introduces psychology as scientific discipline. Examines concepts and methods in learning, motivation, development, personality, and measurement. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits)

For students with no knowledge of Spanish. Introduction to Spanish, including elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 101 and SPAN 110. Equivalent to SPAN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

Continuation of SPAN 101. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 102 and SPAN 115 or 110. Equivalent to SPAN 110, SPAN 115.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPAN 101, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

200-Level Courses

ACCT 203: Survey of Accounting (3 Credits)

Introduction to financial and managerial accounting. Financial accounting from viewpoint of those who prepare and use financial information. Financial accounting topics include recording financial transaction, creating financial statements, the study of cash and internal controls. Managerial accounting topics include introduction to job order costing, breakeven analysis, standard costs and variances and short term decision making. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Equivalent to ACCT 204.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

BUS 200: Global Environment of Business (3 Credits)

As world becomes increasingly connected, business serves as core institution that mediates relations between individuals across national boundaries. Provides overview of global environment of business through study of political economy, international institutions and international trade theories, and global conflicts and cooperation around issues (natural resources, labor, human rights, distribution of income, and the environment). Addresses implications of topics for business. Designated a Green Leaf Course. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Registration Restrictions:

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

BUS 210: Business Analytics I (3 Credits)

Course introduces business analytics and why businesses use analytics to create and sustain competitive advantage. Topics include data types, summarization and graphical display of data, application of basic probability rules, and probability distributions. Introduces fundamentals of spreadsheets and their use in business applications. Learn how to apply appropriate analytical tools to gain useful insights from real-life datasets. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

CDS 292: Introduction to Social Network Analysis (3 Credits)

An introduction to methods and applications that examine social systems based on relations, structures, connectivity, location, roles, interactions, and other network properties. Example applications of Social Network Analysis covered will include politics, diseases, organizations, along with a variety of other social phenomena. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CHIN 201: Intermediate Chinese I (3 Credits)

Further development of skills acquired in CHIN 101 and 102, including grammar, oral expression, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Notes: CHIN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 101 and 102, or CHIN 110.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Chinese

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CHIN 202: Intermediate Chinese II (3 Credits)

Continuation of CHIN 201. CHIN 201 and 202 must be taken in sequence. Notes: Students may not receive credit for CHIN 202 and CHIN 209. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 201.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Fulfills Frgn Lng requirment, Taught in Chinese

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

COMM 249: Communication Field Experience (1-2 Credits)

Field training and experience related to one of the five communication department concentrations through faculty-approved activity support. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 4 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: 45 credits total.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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CONF 210: Theories of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Students will utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to begin an in-depth examination of the major theories of conflict analysis and resolution. Theories and case studies will include root causes and dynamics of conflict and methods of conflict analysis and resolution. Notes: Required course for all CONF majors (BA and BS) beginning Fall 2011. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 201: Reading and Writing about Texts (3 Credits)

Close analysis of literary texts, including but not limited to poetry, fiction, and drama. Emphasizes reading and writing exercises to develop basic interpretive skills. Examines figurative language, central ideas, relationship between structure and meaning, narrative point of view. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

ENGH 202: Texts and Contexts (3 Credits)

Studies literary texts within the framework of culture. Examines texts within such categories as history, gender, sexuality, religion, race, class, and nation. Notes: Builds on reading and writing skills taught in ENGH 101. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level English.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

EVPP 201: Environment and You: Issues for the Twenty-First Century (3 Credits)

Introduces broad aspects of human-environmental interactions in the contemporary world. Topics range broadly from global populations and wastewater treatment to environmental law, and genetic engineering. Includes both science and science policy of the environment. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GAME 210: Basic Game Design (3 Credits)

Introduction to computer game design and development including a brief history of the field and current industry practice and production. Current major game design software, hardware, and associated tools are explored through simple game design projects. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GAME 230: History of Computer Game Design (3 Credits)

History of computer game design including games as a new medium for education, entertainment, and communications. Aspects of the business of computer game publishing, game criticism, storytelling, interactive fiction, violence, and virtual communities will be explored. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GAME 231: Computer Animation for Games (3 Credits)

2D and 3D modeling, character design, and animation projects are constructed using commercial and proprietary software and game design tool kits and engines. Simple texturing and models rigging for game animation will be discussed. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: GAME 210C and 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Studio

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GAME 232: Online and Mobile Gaming (3 Credits)

Class covers the history, practice, and design of online and mobile games. Class will discuss the current state of the smartphone applications and study the best practices to be successful in the applications market. Students will learn the development process for smartphone applications and develop original and innovative applications in a team-based environment. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: GAME 210C and 230C and (GAME 140C or CS 112C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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GAME 250: Music for Film and Video (3 Credits)

Selection, editing, processing, and integration of sounds and music (post-production) for film, video, and animation. Time, frequency, and amplitude domain digital post-production techniques will be studied. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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KORE 201: Intermediate Korean I (3 Credits)

Continuation of basic Korean listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Online and lab work required. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 102, KORE 110, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Korean

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

300-Level Courses

ACCT 303: Accounting for Decision Making (3 Credits)

Students will examine how economic transactions are measured and recorded in financial statements using generally accepted accounting principles to help users of accounting information to make financing, operating, and investing decisions for businesses. Students will also learn how the tax system impacts business decision making, how managers could use managerial accounting information to make operating and compensation decisions, and understand the importance of internal and external audits to business and capital markets. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for ACCT 301 and ACCT 303/ACCT 330. School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in ACCT 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 103 and BUS 200 are strongly recommended.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 203C, U203, 204C or U204) and (BUS 210C or U210) and (MATH 108C, U108, 113C, U113, 114C, U114, HNRT 225C or U225).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ACCT 311: Managerial and Cost Accounting (3 Credits)

Develops skills in identifying business processes, transforming data into useful information, and making managerial decisions. Designed for students in all areas of management, especially those whose career aims include cost management. Topics include analyzing and managing costs, developing cost systems that facilitate decision making, identifying opportunities for improving business process, creating financial and operating budgets for planning and control, and developing measures to assess performance. Mid-term and final exams may be scheduled on Saturdays for this class. The number of class sessions will be modified to compensate for mid-term examination time. Accommodations will be made for religious conflicts, Saturday classes, and certain official university activities. A third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Degree status.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 303C, L303, 301C, L301, 330C or L330).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ACCT 331: Intermediate Accounting I (3 Credits)

This is the first of the two-course financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements, including preparing financial statements to reflect financing, operating, and investing decisions of the firm and using financial statement information to make financing, operating and investing decisions for the firm. Mid-term and final exams may be scheduled on Saturdays for this class. Accommodations will be made for religious conflicts, Saturday classes, and certain official university activities. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 303C, L303, 330C, L330, 301C or L301).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ANTH 399: Issues in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, changing from semester to semester, and focusing on topics such as sex roles, anthropology and ethics, and primate social organization. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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BULE 303: Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)

Survey of the legal environment of business, emphasizing legal concepts and legal reasoning to prepare students to recognize legal problems and formulate appropriate responses. Topics include the federal and state court systems, constitutional and administrative law, business torts and crimes, contracts and business ethics. Lecture, discussion, cases. Notes: School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in BULE 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information about this, see the "Termination from the Major" section under Academic Policies.Students cannot receive credit for both BULE 302 and BULE 303. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Degree status; sophomore standing
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree or Washington Consortium level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

BUS 303: Develop Professional Skills II: Advanced Elements (3 Credits)

In this course, students will continue to develop their professional skill set. Topics covered include understanding the modern work environment, business ethics and professional responsibilities, and professional judgment. Students will also continue to hone their professional writing and presentation skills, prepare for the job search process, and develop personal job search and professional development plans. Notes: School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in BUS 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information about this, see the "Termination from the Major" section under Academic Policies. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (BUS 103C or U103).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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BUS 310: Business Analytics II (3 Credits)

Introduces modeling relationships contained in data and linear models to make predictions in business. Topics include estimation, hypotheses testing, statistical inference, analysis of variance and linear regression techniques. Fundamentals of linear programming to solve optimization problems in business. Apply analytical tools to gain insights from real-life datasets. Hands-on experience and application of the methods to data sets using spreadsheet software. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: BUS 210C, U210 or 210T.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CHIN 300: Reading Skills Development (3 Credits)

Develops reading proficiency, emphasizing vocabulary and grammar of standard written Chinese. Introduces discourse structure, sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge, and strategies for reading Chinese at an advanced level. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Chinese

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CONF 330: Community, Group, and Organizational Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Covers conflict in communities, groups and organizations. Introduces theories of social harmony and conflict, drawing on sociology, social psychology, community psychology, organizational psychology, administration of justice, philosophy, and conflict resolution. Uses case studies, class presentations, and group projects to develop ability to analyze conflict and make recommendations for change. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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CONF 340: Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Covers conflict at macro level, introducing theories of international and global violence and conflict, drawing from disciplines of international relations, political science, intercultural communication, and conflict resolution. Covers impact of globalization and structural causes of conflict. Uses class discussions, case studies, and final paper to develop analytical skills to help in analysis of conflict. Prepares for further course work for international conflict concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

CONF 370: Internship Field Experience (1-9 Credits)

Internships will provide an opportunity for students to gain practical experience, reflect on those experiences, and apply academic theories outside of the normal classroom environment. Students will apply academic theories learned in the classroom to situations that arise in the work environment. Students must obtain approval and complete an internship proposal application in order to be registered for the course. Notes: Course does not have a regular meeting time; students submit work via blog and e-mail; some meetings with instructor. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Schedule Type: Internship

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 306: Intermediate Microeconomics (3 Credits)

Basic factors of price and distribution theory: analysis of demand, costs of production and supply relationships, and price and output determination under various market structures. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 and MATH 108 or 113.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 311: Intermediate Macroeconomics (3 Credits)

Aggregate economic accounts, including measuring national income; determinants of levels of income and output; and causes and solutions for problems of unemployment, inflation, and economic growth. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 385: International Economic Policy (3 Credits)

Introduces economic way of thinking on trade and international finance. Presents historical and current information on consequences of trade and protectionism. Notes: May not be applied toward the elective course requirement needed for a major or minor in economics. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled

ECON 390: International Economics (3 Credits)

Foreign exchange market, balance of payment, foreign trade policies, and theories of international trade. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 and ECON 311 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 302: Advanced Composition (3 Credits)

Intensive practice in writing and analyzing expository forms such as essay, article, proposal, and technical or scientific reports with emphasis on research related to student's major field. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill degree requirements. Schedule of Classes designates particular sections of ENGH 302 in business, humanities, natural sciences and technology, and social sciences. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 45 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ENGH 100C, 101C, U101, 122C, ENGL 100C, 101C, U101, 122C, HNRS 110C, NCLC 203C or INTS 203C) and (ARAB 325D, L325, CHIN 310D, 311D, 325D, L325, 328D, CLAS 250D, U250, 260D, 340D, 350D, 360D, 380D, ENGH 201D, U201, 202D, U202, 203D, U203, 204D, U204, FREN 325D, L325, 329D, FRLN 330D, GERM 325D, ITAL 320D, 325D, L325, JAPA 340D, KORE 311D, PHIL 253D, RELI 235D, U235, 333D, RUSS 325D, 326D, 327D, SPAN 325D, L325, ENGH 2---, INTS 101D, NCLC 101D, HNRS 131D, ELED 358D, L358 or HIST 334D).
C Requires minimum grade of C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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ENGH 362: Global Voices (3 Credits)

Studies two cultures other than contemporary British or American culture through exploration of several textual forms such as written literature, oral literature, film, folklore, or popular culture. Specific cultures vary, but at least one is non- Western. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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EVPP 337: Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries (3 Credits)

Overview of environmental policy process in developing countries around the world. Major focus on understanding distinctive problems and dynamics of environmental policy making in poor countries to generate better policy decisions and management. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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FNAN 303: Financial Management (3 Credits)

Introduction to the fundamental concepts, principles, and analytical tools in finance. Topics covered include time value of money, security valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return analysis, and cost of capital. Notes: School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in FNAN 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information see the Termination from the Major section under Academic Policies. The final exam for FNAN 303 may be scheduled to take place for all sections at the same time during the final exam period. Accommodations will be made for exam and religious conflicts and for certain official university-sponsored activities. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 103 and BUS 200.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 203C, 204C, U203 or U204) and (BUS 210C or U210) and (MATH 108C, 113C, 114C, HNRT 225C, MATH U108, U113, U114 or HNRT U225).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

GOVT 322: International Relations Theory (3 Credits)

Advanced inquiry into international relations. Studies theories, concepts of international relations, and major forces and issues in international politics. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132 or 133.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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GOVT 347: International Security (3 Credits)

Explores enduring security problems and new developments. Examines effects of international system on defense policies of states, particularly tensions of world caught between emerging interdependence and national demands. Encourages development of critical-thinking and group and oral presentation skills. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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KORE 320: Korean Popular Culture in a Global World (3 Credits)

Develops students' critical understanding of transnational and global perspectives of culture flow using various cultural products and art forms of Korea. Provides students with the understanding of the histories and social contexts of Korean popular culture. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

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KORE 321: Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture (3 Credits)

Develops Intermediate-high level Korean reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills while increasing understanding of Korean culture through authentic Korean visual culture such as films, TV dramas, commercials, and music videos. Students who complete the course will gain an understanding of local and global Korean visual culture as well as acquire upper level Korean linguistic proficiency. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Korean

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MBUS 301: Managing People and Organizations in a Global Economy (3 Credits)

Introduces key issues in management, organizational behavior, and human resource management. Special attention to best practices used by effective managers. Notes: May not be taken for credit by School of Business majors. Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 303 and MBUS 301. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (sophomore standing).
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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MGMT 303: Principles of Management (3 Credits)

Examines managerial work under range of business models. Managerial functions and activities including planning, organizing, balancing conflicting demands, leading and controlling are examined in depth and in context of current organizational examples. Discuss variety of pressures contemporary managers face. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 301 and MGMT 303.School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in MGMT 303. the third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information about this, see Academic Policies. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 103 and BUS 200.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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MGMT 313: Organizational Behavior (3 Credits)

Course expands management knowledge through defined focus on organizational behavior (OB). OB is field of study aimed at predicting, explaining, understanding and changing human behavior as it's reflected in organizations. Science of OB is interdisciplinary in nature and draws from psychology, sociology, social psychology, and group dynamics. Course explores dynamics between individual and organization through this behavioral science lens. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both MGMT 301 and MGMT 313. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: MGMT 303C, L303 or 303T.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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MGMT 321: Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 Credits)

The field of human resource management examines what can or should be done to make workers more productive and satisfied. The course builds on MGMT 303 by introducing key concepts and techniques that managers need to attract, retain, develop, compensate, and motivate quality talent. Also emphasizes legal and ethical considerations in human resource management. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: MGMT 301C, L301, 303C or L303.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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MIS 303: Introduction to Business Information Systems (3 Credits)

Introduces fundamentals of hardware, software, and networking. Emphasizes role of technology in improving contemporary business processes and competitive advantage. Includes basic relational concepts, hands-on experience in building business database applications and decision support using spreadsheet software. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both MIS 301 and MIS 303.School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in MIS 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information about this, see the "Termination from the Major" section under Academic Policies. Limited to two attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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MKTG 303: Principles of Marketing (3 Credits)

Examines marketing principles and practices for analyzing, creating, delivering, capturing, and communicating value to customers. Focuses on managing customer relationships using market-driven strategies, particularly segmentation, targeting, and positioning. The role of customer satisfaction in achieving organizational objectives and ethical decision making in a global economy are also emphasized. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both MKTG 301 and MKTG 303. School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in MKTG 303. The third attempt requires School of Business academic advisor approval. Those who do not successfully complete this course within three attempts will be terminated from their major and will not be eligible to receive a degree from the School of Business. For more information about this, see the "Termination from the Major" section under Academic Policies. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Students with the terminated from BU major attribute may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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SOCI 385: Religion and Society (3 Credits)

Studies places of religious consciousness in human action and institutional and organizational networks created to sustain religious beliefs. Emphasizes comparative and historical analysis of role religion has played in human society. Examines theories of nature of religious experience, religious symbolism, and basis of religious community. Explores changing demographics in relation to older traditional religious faiths and newer nontraditional faiths. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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SOCI 388: Violence and Religion (3 Credits)

Explores the relationship between religion and violence, especially warfare, cross-culturally and historically from a sociological, transdisciplinary, and global politics perspective. Examines the interface between politics and morality and the interface between national and transnational governance institutions (nations states, the UN, etc.) and cultural and religious institutions, NGOs, and social movements. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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400-Level Courses

ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

GLOA 450: Topics in Global Affairs (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics in global affairs. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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SOCI 416: Internship in Sociology I (3-6 Credits)

Intended to provide students with hands-on experience in sociology and to deepen sociological knowledge. The internship experience links theory and practice. Students work in approved setting as applied sociologists. Notes: Minimum 45 hours of work for each credit required. A research paper or project is required for this course. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: Must have completed at least 85 credits (21 credits must be in sociology) of coursework. Enrollment in or completion of SOCI 313.
Schedule Type: Internship

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Topics Courses

ANTH 399: Issues in Anthropology (3 Credits)

Topic of contemporary interest in anthropology, changing from semester to semester, and focusing on topics such as sex roles, anthropology and ethics, and primate social organization. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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ECON 496: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Subject matter varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

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2 Sections Currently Scheduled

GLOA 450: Topics in Global Affairs (1-3 Credits)

Selected topics in global affairs. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different.May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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1 Section Currently Scheduled