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Courses

Undergraduate

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

ARTH 103: Introduction to Architecture (3 Credits)

Introduces study, principle, and understanding of art of architecture. Approach varies with instructor; may be historical, geographical, technical, or thematic. Notes: Field trips required. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

AVT 104: Two-Dimensional Design and Color (3 Credits)

Explores elements and principles of two-dimensional design, establishment of visual vocabulary, and critical analysis that supports conceptual development. Studio projects build fundamental knowledge, skills, understanding of precedents, and contemporary practices in visual arts. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio

AVT 180: New Media in the Creative Arts (3 Credits)

Introduces computing from artist's perspective. Emphasizes computer use for artistic creation and research. Overview of image making and time-based media within the broad context of contemporary art, new media art, and mediated culture. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Schedule Type: Studio

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

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

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

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

CDS 130: Computing for Scientists (3 Credits)

Covers use of computers to solve practical scientific problems. Topics include creating effective scientific presentations, analysis of experimental data, online literature, data/information ethics, scientific modeling, and communication/collaboration tools. Designed to equip students with the knowledge and confidence they need to use future hardware and software systems both as students and throughout their scientific careers. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Recommended Prerequisite: Passing score on the math placement test for MATH 113.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 151: Data Ethics in an Information Society (1 credit. Credits)

Examination of ethical issues related to access and use of information and data in the Internet age, for the general student, with special emphasis on ethical issues that apply to the proper use and interpretation of scientific and technical information. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

COMM 100: Public Speaking (3 Credits)

Presents principles to develop effective presentations for public and professional settings while integrating appropriate technologies. Emphasizes analyzing audience; composing meaningful, coherent messages; conducting responsible research; developing effective arguments; and improving delivery skills to strengthen confidence and credibility. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Oral Communication
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

DANC 101: Dance Appreciation (3 Credits)

Introduces dance as universal human activity, expression of cultural identity, and art form. Survey of global dance includes folk, ceremonial and ritual, trance, court, classical, and theatrical. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

DANC 114: Rhythmic Analysis and Music Resources for Dance (3 Credits)

Introduces rhythmic structure, notation, and basic forms of music. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 118: World Dance (3 Credits)

Performance of a world dance form through presentation of fundamental techniques, music and culture. Area of concentration may vary to include an array of world dance forms. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 119: Dance in Popular Culture: Afro-Latino Dance (3 Credits)

Performance of a popular dance form through presentation of fundamental techniques, music, and culture. Area of concentration may vary to include an array of popular dance forms. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 120: Special Topics in Dance (1-3 Credits)

Rotating topic. Introduction and exploration of topical studies in dance or related study areas; topic depends on instructor. Notes: May be repeated if course content differs. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 125: Modern/Contemporary Dance I (3 Credits)

Introduces fundamentals of modern dance technique. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing rhythmic sensitivity. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 131: Beginning Jazz Technique (3 Credits)

Introduces fundamentals of jazz dance technique, explores the musical and cultural traditions of jazz dance, and its historical context. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing rhythmic sensitivity. Also introduces jazz improvisation and choreography. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 145: Ballet I (3 Credits)

Introduces fundamental elements of ballet technique and vocabulary. Stresses learning vocabulary and movement characteristics of this highly stylized art form. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing musicality. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 150: Dance Improvisation (3 Credits)

Explores movement invention and discovery. Movement explored in relation to other art forms such as literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture; enhancing kinesthetic awareness; sensitivity to others; and the environment. Prerequisite for dance composition and choreography series. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 161: Beginning Tap Dance (3 Credits)

Introductory exploration of rhythms and steps basic to the art form of tap dancing including its musical and cultural traditions. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility and developing rhythmic sensitivity. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 170: Orientation to Dance Production (1 credit. Credits)

Introduces sound, lighting, and stage management elements and terminology as related to dance performance. Intensive workshop setting emphasizes laboratory experience. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 190: First Year Seminar (0 Credits)

Introduction to School of Dance, CVPA, and university resources available to dance majors. Weekly meetings focus on learning about opportunities for involvement in dance, the community, and adjusting academically. Each class addresses a topic to assist dance majors to effectively transition to college life. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

EAP 100: Special Topics (0-8 Credits)

EAP 100 is to be used as an incubator for special topics courses under development in the Undergraduate Pathway program at INTO Mason. EAP 100 will be used for the various content-based English Language Support courses that are paired with major or content courses required by Undergraduate Pathways students. Language support courses such as EAP 100 run concurrently with credit-bearing undergraduate content course. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

EAP 101: Language Support for Fundamentals of Communication (1 credit. Credits)

Academic Language support course for Fundamentals of Communication. Focus on increasing students' comprehension and use of key grammatical structures, vocabulary, word forms, and reading/annotation strategies in oral speech and group discussions. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Corequisite: COMM 101
Schedule Type: Lecture

EAP 102: Language Support for American Cultures (1 credit. Credits)

Academic language support course for Undergraduate Pathways students taking American Cultures. Designed to increase students' ability to comprehend and respond to readings, discussions, and lectures related to American Cultures. Emphasizes the development of successful strategies for intrapersonal and small/large group communication activities, student familiarity with anthropological and sociological terminology and effective application of reading /annotating strategies. Also listed as PROV 102. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: PROV 105.
Schedule Type: Seminar

EAP 103: Language Support for Public Speaking (1 credit. Credits)

Academic language support course for Public Speaking. Focus on increasing students' comprehension and use of key grammatical structures, vocabulary, word forms, and reading/annotating strategies in oral speech. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: COMM 100.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

EAP 104: Language Support World History (1 credit. Credits)

Academic language support course for Introduction to World History. Focus on increasing students' comprehension and use of key grammatical structures, vocabulary, word forms, and reading/annotating strategies in literacy/reading. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: HIST 125.
Schedule Type: Seminar

EAP 108: Language Support for Business and Society (1 credit. Credits)

Academic language support course for Undergraduate Pathway students taking Business in American Society. This course is designed to increase students' ability to read and analyze qualitative and quantitative information, understand and use business terminology, and utilize oral English fluency and literacy practices/strategies in anticipation of group discussions, debates, and oral/written critiques of business-related current events. Also listed as PROV 108. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: BUS 100
Schedule Type: Seminar

EAP 109: College Reading Skills (1 credit. Credits)

Academic reading support for Undergraduate Pathways students in specific pathways. Designed to increase students' ability to read, summarize, and analyze texts, including information graphics and visuals. Focuses on student comprehension and utilization of discipline-specific genres/terminology and effective literacy practices/strategies in anticipation of group discussions, reading research, and responding to writing assignments. Also listed as PROV 109. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill program requirements. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

EAP 120: Linguistics Capstone (0 Credits)

Required to complete all standard undergraduate pathways. Provides students with opportunity to demonstrate mastery of English language skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, grammar and/or vocabulary. Builds on work in language support classes. Includes language assessment, feedback on skills, and review of post-program support. Required during second semester of the Undergraduate Pathways program. Also listed as PROV 120. Notes: A passing grade of "S" confirms the student's English language proficiency is sufficient for degree-seeking study. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 0 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

ECON 100: Economics for the Citizen (3 Credits)

Not available to economics majors. Broad introduction to economic concepts and how they can contribute to a better understanding of the world around us. Applies and develops concepts to current economic and social problems and issues. Less formal modeling than in the 103-104 sequence. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

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

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

ENGH 121: Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English I (3 Credits)

Provides intensive practice in drafting, revising, and editing essays in common academic genres such as description, exposition, and analysis, with additional language support for building English fluency. Addresses logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures of expository prose. This course is the first of a two-part course for students in the Undergraduate International Pathway Program. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Undergraduate International Pathway Program for international students.
Schedule Type: Lecture

ENGH 122: Enhanced Composition For Multilingual Writers of English II (3 Credits)

Provides intensive practice in drafting, revising and editing essays in common academic genres such as argumentation and research based writing, with additional language support for building English fluency. Addresses logical, rhetorical, and linguistic structures of expository prose, and builds critical reading strategies. This course is the second of a two-part course for students in the Undergraduate International Pathway Program. Notes: Students must attain minimum grade of C to fulfill Mason Core degree requirement for written communication (lower level). Equivalent to ENGH 100, ENGH 101.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfactory progress in ENGL 121/ENGH 121.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

GAME 140: Applied Coding for Game Designers (3 Credits)

This entry-level course teaches students basic coding techniques used when implementing game logic. Through hands-on implementation of several simple text-based and 2D sprite-based games, this course prepares students for the coding challenges they will face in future GAME courses. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

GGS 121: Dynamic Atmosphere and Hydrosphere (4 Credits)

Systematic study of weather, climate, energy, and hydrologic systems viewed from a geospatial and global perspective. Studies the spatial distribution and relationships of the Earth's climate and hydrologic systems to other Earth systems, as well as the processes driving and changing them, including energy, climate, weather, and water resources. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Related Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

GOVT 132: Introduction to International Politics (3 Credits)

Nature of international politics, approaches to study of international politics, state and nonstate actors in international system, patterns of action and interaction between nation-states, international institutions, and major global issues. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

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

INYO 100: Transition INTO Mason I (1 credit. Credits)

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. Equivalent to UNIV 100, UNIV 140.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the INTO Mason Undergraduate Pathway program.
Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

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

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

MATH 104: Trigonometry and Transcendental Functions (2 Credits)

Exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, and analytic trigonometry. This course does not satisfy the university's quantitative reasoning requirement. May not be taken for credit after receiving a C or better in MATH 105 or in any MATH course numbered 113 or higher. May not take MATH 105 for credit after receiving a C or better in MATH 104. Notes: May not be used as credit toward BA or BS in mathematical sciences. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: minimum score of 07 in 'Math Placement Algebra II'.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

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

MATH 111: Linear Mathematical Modeling (3 Credits)

Matrix algebra, systems of linear equations, Markov chains, difference equations, and data fitting. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

MATH 125: Discrete Mathematics I (3 Credits)

Introduces ideas of discrete mathematics and combinatorial proof techniques including mathematical induction, sets, graphs, trees, recursion, and enumeration. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: minimum score of 13 in 'Math Placement Algebra I', MATH 105C, 108C or 113C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

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

RECR 169: Golf: Introduction (1 credit. Credits)

Teaches basic golf terms, rules, and techniques for the full swing, putting, chipping, and pitching, as well as playing on a golf course. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

RECR 186: Yoga: Introduction (1 credit. Credits)

Introduces students to the practice of Hatha yoga. Emphasizes yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based

SOCI 120: Globalization and Society (3 Credits)

Examines and analyzes important global issues and processes. Considers historical development of globalization and implications for different societies and cultures. Investigates perceptions of global processes by different cultures and nations, and efforts of international institutions to address social, political, economic, and cultural changes in global society. Notes: Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 120 and GLOA 101. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

SPAN 110: Elementary Spanish (6 Credits)

Introduces elements of grammar, vocabulary, oral skills, listening comprehension, and reading. Notes: Students may not receive credit for SPAN 110 and SPAN 101, 102, or 115. Equivalent to SPAN 101, SPAN 102, SPAN 115.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Spanish

UNIV 100: Introduction to Mason (1 credit. Credits)

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. Equivalent to UNIV 106, 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 (0-1 Credits)

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. Equivalent to UNIV 141, UNIV 151.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

AVT 222: Drawing I (3 Credits)

Introduction and exploration of the fundamentals of drawing methods and materials, with emphasis on observational study and critical analysis of the effective and expressive use of line, mass, value, perspective, and formal composition. Emphasis on problems involved in representational and abstract visual interpretations of forms. Notes: AVT majors encouraged to take AVT 222 with AVT 104. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio

AVT 253: Digital Photography I (3 Credits)

Introduction to the digital camera as a tool for electronic photographic image making. Students will be introduced to principles and exploration of the aesthetics of digital photography and also learn basic image-editing skills in a computer environment. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Studio

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

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

CDS 201: Introduction to Computational Social Science (3 Credits)

Undergraduate-level introduction to computational concepts, principles, and modeling approaches in social sciences, emphasizing simulations and elements of complexity theory as they apply to social phenomena. Survey includes systems dynamics, cellular automata, and agent-based models. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 205: Introduction to Agent-based Modeling and Simulation (3 Credits)

Undergraduate-level introduction to Agent-based Modeling. Provides a background onto why agent-based models and hands-on examination of agent-based models in the social sciences by examining and experimenting with a variety of social simulation projects. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 230: Modeling and Simulation I (3 Credits)

This course expands upon the foundation provided by CDS 130. Fundamental computational modeling techniques are used in a variety of science and engineering disciplines. Continued development of algorithmic thinking skills will be done using different computational environments. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 130 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 251: Introduction to Scientific Programming (3 Credits)

Focuses on elements of programming using the Fortran language and selected elements of the C language with emphasis on the aspects used in the computational and data sciences. Conducted through a combination of lecture and interactive computer laboratory. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 130.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 290: Topics in Computational and Data Sciences (1-4 Credits)

Selected topics in Computational and Data Sciences. May be accepted for credit by CDS majors and CDS minors. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

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

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.

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

DANC 210: Anatomy and Kinesiology for Dance (3 Credits)

Covers aspects of anatomy and kinesiology that directly apply to correct development of dance technique. Emphasizes exercise correctives and imagery to correct insufficient muscle pattern and reduce stress on the body. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Lecture

DANC 225: Modern/Contemporary Dance II (3 Credits)

Further develops knowledge, skills, and appreciation of modern dance through continued exploration of techniques, aesthetics, and creativity. Continuing the development of anatomical awareness and alignment, technical clarity, and rhythmic sensitivity. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: DANC 125 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 231: Intermediate Jazz Technique (3 Credits)

Further study of the concepts of jazz dance technique, and in-depth study of 21st century jazz dance forms. Emphasizes furthering anatomical awareness and alignment, developing technical clarity, rhythm and syncopation. Continues exploration of jazz improvisation and choreography. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: DANC 131 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 245: Ballet II (3 Credits)

Further develops fundamental elements of ballet technique and vocabulary. Stresses increasing vocabulary and movement characteristics of this highly stylized art form. Continuing emphasis on improving anatomical awareness and alignment, increasing strength and flexibility, and developing musically. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: DANC 145 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 251: Dance Composition I (3 Credits)

Introduces basic principles for composing dance movement. Focuses on simple compositional forms as they apply to solo performer, discussion, analysis, and evaluation of artistic choices. Students maintain video and written journals to document their artistic process. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: DANC 150C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 252: Dance Composition II (3 Credits)

Explores compositional elements in dance as they apply to group forms. Offers continued experience in developing and manipulating movement phrases using a variety of compositional forms. Introduces conducting rehearsals and selecting music. Students discuss, analyze, and evaluate artistic choices in composition using appropriate dance arts vocabulary and terminology, and maintain video and written journals to document artistic process. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (DANC 150C and 251C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 270: Dance Production Lab (1 credit. Credits)

Practical experience in stage crew, sound, or lighting of dance productions through rehearsal to public performance for university dance concerts or guest artist programs. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: DANC 170C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

ECON 296: Special Topics in Economics (3 Credits)

Provides coverage of a specialized topic in economics at the introductory level. Topics vary by section. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIST 202: Freshman/Sophomore Seminar in Global History (3 Credits)

Focuses on skills, methods of learning, and subject matter to introduce discipline of history. Notes: Topics vary. Equivalent to SYST 202.
Recommended Prerequisite: Freshman or sophomore standing.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

MATH 203: Linear Algebra (3 Credits)

Systems of linear equations, linear independence, linear transformations, inverse of a matrix, determinants, vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and orthogonalization. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 114C, 114T or 116C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

MATH 213: Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (3 Credits)

Partial differentiation, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals, and three-dimensional analytic geometry. Equivalent to MATH 215.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MATH 114C, 114T or 116C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture, Recitation

PSYC 231: Social Psychology (3 Credits)

Study of human behavior development in a social matrix, including such topics as socialization, cultural behavior, group norms, and attitude formation. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300-Level Courses

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

ACCT 330: Financial Accounting I (3 Credits)

This is the first of the three-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. Notes: ACCT 330 is required for all School of Business Accounting and Finance majors. School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in ACCT 330. 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. For more information about this, see the "Termination from the Major'' section under Academic Policies. 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, U108C, 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

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

ANTH 330: Peoples and Cultures of Selected Regions: Non-Western (3 Credits)

Examines cultures of a specific region such as Africa and the Middle East. Focuses primarily on non-Western cultures. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

ANTH 331: Refugees (3 Credits)

Introduction to causes and consequences of forced dislocation as a global issue. Covers formally recognized refugees, as well as people such as internally displaced persons and asylum seekers who are in refugee-like circumstances. Focuses on understanding the personal experiences of refugees and examining efforts on their behalf at national and international levels. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 credits, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

ANTH 395: Work, Technology, and Society: An IT Perspective (3 Credits)

Introduction to the anthropology of work, technology, and society, with emphasis on information technology. Covers general conceptual issues of information technology and also involves specific practical exercises with computers, their operating systems, the logic of automated production, databases, and web-based communication. Attention also directed to social and ethical issues raised by contemporary information technology. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

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

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

CDS 301: Scientific Information and Data Visualization (3 Credits)

The techniques and software used to visualize scientific simulations, complex information, and data visualization for knowledge discovery. Includes examples and exercises to help students develop their understanding of the role visualization plays in computational science and provides a foundation for applications in their careers. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 101 or CDS 130 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 302: Scientific Data and Databases (3 Credits)

Data and databases used by scientists. Includes basics about database organization, queries, and distributed data systems. Student exercises will include queries of existing systems, along with basic design of simple database systems. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 101 or CDS 130 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 303: Scientific Data Mining (3 Credits)

Data mining techniques from statistics, machine learning, and visualization to scientific knowledge discovery. Students will be given a set of case studies and projects to test their understanding of this field and provide a foundation for future applications in their careers. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 101 or CDS 130 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

CHIN 305: Chinese for the Business World (3 Credits)

Introduces terminology and structure of business Chinese. Emphasizes acquiring vocabulary and developing facility in Chinese business articles and correspondence. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CHIN 202 or equivalent; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Chinese

CHIN 320: Contemporary Chinese Film (3 Credits)

Explores China from 1949 to present through cinematic and literary representations. Discussions focus on representations of cultural, social, and political changes in the movies. Also introduces critical readings that address issues of gender and youth, family, ethnicity, modernity and the nation, as well as visuality and memory. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese language helpful but not required. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

CHIN 325: Major Chinese Writers (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Chinese writers. Writers studied may vary. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

COMM 305: Foundations of Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)

Analyzes communication variables as they relate to intercultural encounters. Emphasizes culture's influence on communication process, particularly influence of verbal and nonverbal communication on how message is interpreted. Notes: Communication majors are encouraged to complete COMM 200 prior to enrolling in this course. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100 or 200-level COMM courses or 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture

COMM 330: Principles of Public Relations (3 Credits)

Surveys nature, history, scope, and practice of public relations in business, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and educational and government institutions. Covers principles, practice of public relations, including media relations, issues management, and public service announcements; marketing and research; planning and publicity for special events; house publications; and institutional advertising. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: 3 hours of COMM credit and 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

COMM 334: Family and Health Communication (3 Credits)

Examines how family communication contributes to physical, psychological, and social wellness. Explores how family communication affects our experience with health transitions (e.g., coping with cancer; becoming a caregiver; losing a loved one), contributes to health outcomes (e.g., stress and anxiety; disordered eating behavior; schizophrenia; drug abuse), and is central to health promotion behavior (e.g., understanding health history and genetics). Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

COMM 380: Media Criticism (3 Credits)

Examines practical criticism of a wide variety of media texts including television programs, newspapers, articles, films, photographs, and advertisements. Introduces principles of major contemporary modes of analysis for systematically interpreting visual and verbal forms of communication. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CONF 300: Conflict Resolution Techniques and Practice (3 Credits)

Advanced consideration of CONF 101 topics, introduction of core notion of reflective practice, conflict resolution techniques, practice, third party roles, and ethics. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CONF 320: Interpersonal Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Considers personal, relational, social and cultural dimensions of interpersonal conflict. Introduces concepts and skills for understanding the causes, patterns, systems and dynamics of difficult issues and situations. Uses readings, case studies, and role plays to develop ability to analyze and intervene in interpersonal conflicts. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

CONF 335: Justice and Reconciliation (3 Credits)

Explores justice and reconciliation from a conflict perspective. Drawing on approaches in the interdisciplinary fields of sociolegal studies and conflict analysis and resolution, the course considers these and other questions: How does injustice fuel conflict? What role should justice play in guiding conflict prevention and addressing the aftermath of violence? What is reconciliation and how do we know when it has been achieved? Are justice and reconciliation mutually reinforcing processes or does one stand in the way of the other? The first part of the course focuses on foundational concepts and questions understood through domestic US examples, examining topics such as: gender equality and gender violence, migration and integration, discrimination, identity politics, healing communities, and environmental justice. We then broaden our perspective geographically, as we examine justice and reconciliation as responses to mass atrocity. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

CONF 393: Violence: Causes, Dynamics & Alternatives (3 Credits)

Examines causes, sources, and origins of group violence with particular attention to group violence and ethnic conflict. Explores alternative proposals that explain why violence becomes a primary, or at least a viable, form of resolving conflict in some societies. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CONF 394: Human Rights and Inequality (3 Credits)

Examines inequality, social justice, and human rights in an age of globalization. Topics may include international law and order, welfare-and social policy, regionalism and multilateralism, environmental protection, gender equality, terrorist and transnational criminal networks, human trafficking, modern slavery, world poverty, corporate military firms, governance of global financial institutions, security, and transnational social movements. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CONF 398: Special Topics in Advanced Techniques and Practices (3 Credits)

Examines selected topics relating to conflict resolution techniques and practices. Topics vary but may include mediation, negotiation, reflective practice, and facilitation. Notes: May be repeated if topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

CONF 399: Special Topics in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (3 Credits)

Examines selected topics relating to analysis or resolution of conflict. Topics vary but may include historical examination of conflict, social issues stemming from conflict, ethical issues in intervention, globalization, human rights, sources of conflict, or relationship of particular identity domains to conflict. Notes: May be repeated if topics vary. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture

CULT 320: Globalization and Culture (3 Credits)

Examines cultures in globalization, with special attention to the role of technologies and new media. Provides historical and contemporary contexts for understanding the relationships among circuits of production and consumption; population flows; social inequalities and collective identities; globalizations from "above" and "below;" built and natural environments. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GLOA 101 or SOCI 120
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

DANC 301: What is Dance? (3 Credits)

Explores connections among literature, music, theater, and visual art within aesthetic framework of dance. Examines development and ideals of Western theatrical dance, and historical and social context in which they were created. Method of instruction includes lecture, discussion, and studio experiences. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 318: Global Perspectives: World Dance Forms (3 Credits)

Continued in-depth study of world dance form including technique, music, and culture. Texts, video, performances, music, participatory events, and guest artist presentations. Lecture, studio. Area of concentration varies to include as many cultures as possible. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (DANC 118C or 119C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 324: Introduction to Dance Conditioning (1-3 Credits)

Course involves intensive rehabilitation and conditioning exercises and realignment training geared for the individual dancer. In-depth understanding of injury prevention and neuromuscular re-education are applied to ballet and modern technique classes. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 325: Modern/Contemporary Dance III (1-3 Credits)

Explores intermediate level of modern dance technique. Emphasizes improving anatomical awareness, increasing strength and flexibility, expanding modern dance vocabulary, and developing flow and dynamic range. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 331: Advanced Jazz Dance (3 Credits)

In-depth studio study of 21st century jazz dance forms. Continues concepts and vocabulary introduced in DANC 231, and further emphasizes alignment, technical clarity and virtuosity. Emphasizes mastery of rhythm and syncopation. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: DANC 231 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 345: Ballet III (1-3 Credits)

Provides continued ballet training for intermediate-level dancer. Emphasizes increasing technical proficiency, improving anatomical awareness, and developing deeper understanding of skills and principles of ballet technique and how they provide foundation to teach and perform. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 24 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 360: Choreography (3 Credits)

Continued choreographic exploration and research, culminating in bringing completed works to production. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Mason Impact.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (DANC 150C, 251C and 252C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 362: RS: Directed Choreography (1 credit. Credits)

Faculty-guided, individual learning experience where students learn to choreograph a dance work by auditioning dancers, costuming, staging, lighting, selecting musical accompaniment, and composing original movement material. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (DANC 150C, 251C, 252C and 360C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 370: Dance Performance (1 credit. Credits)

Practical experience in performance, repertory, and choreography through rehearsal and public performance of university dance concerts or guest artist programs. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Audition.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 371: Residency Workshop (1 credit. Credits)

Rehearsal and performance of new or restaged dance by guest choreographer in intensive rehearsal setting. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Audition.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 372: Advanced Dance Production (1 credit. Credits)

Methodology and practice of costume and lighting design, as dictated by specific needs of dance performance. Notes: Taught in series of workshop settings. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (DANC 170C and 270C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

DANC 390: Dance History I (3 Credits)

Examines dance as it developed as Western theatrical form from its beginnings in social and folk dance through evolution into ballet. Emphasizes romantic and classical ballet. Also studies American dance forms as they evolved in spectacles, burlesques, minstrelsy, and social dance. All forms of dance placed in social, political, cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 391: Dance History II (3 Credits)

Examines revolutions in transformation of 20th-century Western dance into forms and institutions that radically departed from predecessors. Development of contemporary dance carried with it reflections of the influence of technology and media as well as concept of global culture. Renewed interest in traditional dance forms acknowledges power of dance to serve as carrier of cultural and societal values. Dance forms placed in social, political, cultural, aesthetic, and historical contexts. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Schedule Type: Lecture

DANC 399: Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Individual research or creative project supervised by faculty member. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Permission of director of School of Dance.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

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

ECON 310: Money and Banking (3 Credits)

Monetary, commercial, and central banking systems, with particular emphasis on their relationship with American government programs, fiscal policies, and controls. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103, 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

ECON 340: Introduction to Mathematical Economics (3 Credits)

Mathematical treatment of theory of firm and household behavior, stabilization policy, growth theory, input-output analysis, and linear programming. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECON 306C, 311C and MATH 113C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

ECON 345: Introduction to Econometrics (3 Credits)

Modern statistical techniques in estimating economic relations. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ECON 306D and 311D) and (STAT 250D and 350D or STAT L350) or (STAT 344D and 354D).
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture

ECON 360: Economics of Developing Areas (3 Credits)

Economic growth characteristic of developing countries. Economic development, obstacles to development, policies, and planning. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 104 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

ECON 367: Money, Markets, and Economic Policy (3 Credits)

Applies basic economic concepts and principles to issues facing the U.S. and global economies. Topics include productivity and economic growth, taxes, healthcare, globalization, income distribution and financial crises, with an emphasis on market structure, social institutions and the not-always rational behavior of investors and consumers. Equivalent to GOVT 367.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

ENGH 300: Cover to Cover (3 Credits)

Introduction to various topics in English; many have an interdisciplinary emphasis. Appropriate for non-majors. Topic changes each time course is offered. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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

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

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

FNAN 311: Principles of Investment (3 Credits)

Introduces analysis of the valuation of equity and debt securities given modern capital market theory. Includes discussion of portfolio analysis as related to valuation of securities. Notes: Lecture, discussion, and computer-assisted research. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (FNAN 301B- or L301) or (FNAN 303B- or L303).
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

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

GOVT 300: Research Methods and Analysis (4 Credits)

Emphasizes asking clear, researchable questions and using appropriate evidence to answer them. Introduces broad range of evidence including quantitative and qualitative information. Studies design and analysis of surveys, government archives, case studies, and interpretations of events in journals. Examines ethical implications of information technologies. Notes: Required for all majors in government and international politics, and public administration. Strongly recommended before or during first semester of enrolling in 300-level courses. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture

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

GOVT 333: Government and Politics of Asia (3 Credits)

Government structures and political processes of Asian countries. Examines patterns of conflict and cooperation, and issues of economic development and political reform in rapidly changing world. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133.
Schedule Type: Lecture

GOVT 342: Diplomacy (3 Credits)

Origins of organized diplomacy: tasks, procedures, instruments, and problems of diplomacy. Emphasizes current, future roles of diplomacy. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132, 133.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

GOVT 367: Money, Markets and Economic Policy (3 Credits)

Applies basic economic concepts and principles to issues facing the U.S. and global economies. Topics include productivity and economic growth, taxes, health care, globalization, income distribution and financial crises, with an emphasis on market structure, social institutions and the not-always rational behavior of investors and consumers. Equivalent to ECON 367.
Schedule Type: Seminar

HIST 387: Topics in Global History (3-6 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

KORE 305: Business Korean (3 Credits)

Develops intermediate- to high- level Korean reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while increasing culture awareness in Korean business settings through authentic materials and hands-on projects with people in the Korean business community. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: KORE 202, appropriate placement score, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Additional Course Details: Taught in Korean

KORE 310: Traditional Korean Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Develops students’ advanced knowledge of traditional Korean literature and culture through exploration of pre-modern Korean literary texts (those written before 1900). Students will gain a fundamental understanding of Korean literature and culture and gain a deeper perspective on Korean cultural products by reading traditional Korean literary genres and learning about their social, historical, and cultural backgrounds. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; or permission of instructor
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

KORE 311: Modern Korean Literature in Translation (3 Credits)

Offers an overview of South Korean literature in the twentieth and twenty-first century. Examines the literary representations of modern Korean histories and investigates the origins and evolvement of modern Korean literary genres. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Literature
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 101; appropriate placement score; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

MBUS 300: Accounting in a Global Economy (3 Credits)

Focuses on using basic concepts of accounting and financial management to make investment, credit, and operating decisions for an organization. Emphasizes financial reports to aid planning and control of organizational activities. Notes: May not be taken for credit by School of Business majors. Students who have received credit for both ACCT 203 and FNAN 303 cannot also receive credit for MSOM 300 or MBUS 300. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credits (sophomore standing).
Registration Restrictions:

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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

MBUS 303: Marketing in a Global Economy (3 Credits)

Presents marketing principles, concepts, strategies, and analytical tools used by profit and nonprofit organizations to market ideas, products, and services to selected target groups. Emphasizes how to develop, promote, distribute, and price firm's offerings in dynamic economic, social, political, and global environment. Notes: May not be taken for credit by School of Business majors. Students cannot receive credit for both MKTG 303 and MBUS 303. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

MBUS 305: Introduction to International Business (3 Credits)

Multidisciplinary approach to global economy from the viewpoint of managing international business. Introduces various aspects of managing business in a global economy including theories and practices of international trade, investment, and business strategies. Notes: May not be taken for credit by School of Business majors. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

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

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

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

MKTG 312: Consumer Behavior (3 Credits)

Marketing strategy implications of internal and external influences on consumer decision making, purchase, and consumption behaviors. Emphasizes demographics, lifestyle, situation, perception, learning, and attitude formation and change, focusing on customer segmentation, satisfaction and loyalty. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (MKTG 301C or L301) or MKTG 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

OM 303: Operations Management (3 Credits)

Examines an organization's operations, including design, management and improvement processes, projects and supply chains, in both product and service environments. Uses analytical models to support key planning and control activities. Notes: Students cannot receive credit for both OM 301 and OM 303.School of Business students will not be permitted to make more than three attempts to achieve a C or higher in OM 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. Equivalent to OSCM 303.
Recommended Prerequisite: BUS 103 and BUS 200.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: BUS 210C or U210.
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

PHIL 309: Bioethics (3 Credits)

Examines some major moral issues involved in practice and research in medicine and health care. Topics to be chosen from medical experimentation, definition of death, physician-assisted dying, genetics and human reproduction, distribution of scarce resources, fertility, and organ transplants. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 313: Child Development (3 Credits)

Study of human psychological development from conception to adolescence including such topics as genetic factors, emotional and intellectual growth, and environmental influences. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture

PSYC 379: Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 Credits)

A review of important landmarks in cross-cultural research, showing how this research impacts psychology as a discipline. Emphasizes an empirical approach to cross-cultural study and includes topics such as theoretical and empirical developments in cross-cultural psychology, development of coherent schemas to guide cross-cultural research and interventions, comparison of psychology's goals and assumptions in Western and other cultures, and integration of course materials into educational and career goals of students. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Recommended Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

SOCI 307: Social Movements and Political Protest (3 Credits)

Explores processes for organizing resistance to current social and power arrangements, from terrorism to nonviolent civil resistance to create alternative institutions, policies, or leadership that promote human rights and social justice. Uses historical and contemporary case studies of local and global change to explore, how, why, and to what effect individuals have organized to protest the status quo and create social change. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

SOCI 352: Social Problems and Solutions (3 Credits)

Examines contemporary social problems and their solutions using sociological perspectives. Topics may include housing and homelessness, student debt, mass incarceration, hunger and food insecurity, environment and sustainability, human rights, wealth and global poverty, war and peace. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

SOCI 355: Social Inequality (3 Credits)

Studies class structures and implications for individuals and groups in modern society. Explores issues of race and ethnicity, language and immigration status, sex and gender, social class, age, and sexual orientation. Examines critically the theory and research that explore the construction, experience, and meaning of such differences. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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.

WMST 314: Stories of Gender and Human Rights (3 Credits)

Examines global human rights issues through memoir, poetry and fiction. Explores the ways women use literary expression to voice their dissent and to struggle against human rights violations. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400-Level Courses

ANTH 499: Independent Research (1-12 Credits)

Individual research on a topic to be organized in advance by student and instructor. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

BULE 402: Commercial Law (3 Credits)

Survey of commercial law emphasizing the Uniform Commercial Code. Lecture, discussion, cases. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: BULE 302C, L302, 303C or L303.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

BUS 498: Capstone Course: Advanced Business Models (3 Credits)

Advanced integrated exploration of business models and industry dynamics that uses case analyses to assess competition, organizational strategy, and firm performance. Students examine strategic change in organizations from multiple perspectives, integrating knowledge from core course work into several papers and major presentation. Students receive coaching from area business leaders as they complete their presentations. Students must earn a C or higher in order to meet the Business Core and Foundations degree requirements. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (ACCT 301C, 303C, 330C, L301, L303 or L330) and (BULE 302C, 303C, L302 or L303) and (BUS 303C, L303, SOM 301C or L301) and (FNAN 301C, 303C, L301 or L303) and (MGMT 301C, 303C, L301 or L303) and (MIS 301C, 303C, L301 or L303) and (MKTG 301C, 303C, L301 or L303) and (OM 301C, 303C, L301, DESC 301C, L301 or OM L303) and (BUS 310C, L310, OM 210C, DESC 210C, U210 or OM U210).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

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

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 403: Machine Learning Applications in Science (3 Credits)

Covers practical applications in STEM areas of decision trees, rule-based classification, support vector machines, Bayesian networks, ensemble methods, and Neural Networks. Emphasis resides on the process of applying machine learning effectively to a variety of problems. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: CDS 230C, MATH 203C and CDS 303C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 410: Numerical Analysis II (3 Credits)

Numerical differentiation and integration, initial-value and boundary-value problems for ordinary differential equations, methods of solution of partial differential equations, iterative methods of solution of nonlinear systems, and approximation theory. Equivalent to MATH 447.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 214 and MATH 446, proficiency in at least one computer programming language and computer operating system; or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 411: Modeling and Simulation II (3 Credits)

Covers the application of modeling and simulation methods to various scientific applications, including fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, materials science, molecular mechanics, and astrophysics. Provides an introduction to modeling and simulation software, as well as high-performance computing. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 446, PHYS 262 or PHYS 245, and a 200- or higher-level computational methods course, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 421: Computational Data Science (3 Credits)

Covers the governing framework of data science for storing and processing big data in a distributed computer environment using simple programming models. Includes a comprehensive selection of tools from Hadoop, MapReduce, HDFS, Spark, Flink, Hive, HBase, MongoDB, Cassandra, Kafka. Students are expected to complete several computer projects using these cyber packages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 251 or equivalent computer programming language, and knowledge of computer operating system, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 461: Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo Simulations (3 Credits)

Covers particle methods to solve variety of physical systems. Emphasizes study of structure and thermodynamics of condensed systems in liquid and solid phases while implementing numerically the Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo methods. Applications and projects include a variety of atomistic and molecular simulations based on pairwise interatomic interactions. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Competency in programming at CDS 251 level, college physics, and MATH 214 or MA TH 216, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

CDS 468: Image Operators and Processing (3 Credits)

An introductory examination of image mathematics, computational protocols, and applications. Topics include image operator notation, channel operators, informational operators, intensity operators, geometric operators, image transformations, frequency filtering, and image basis set expansions. This course will build the students’ computational skill set as applied to visual data and create a library of image analysis scripts. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 230 or equivalent.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 486: Topics in Computational and Data Sciences (3 Credits)

Covers selected topics in computational and data sciences not covered in fixed content courses. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 487: Electronic Structure Computations (3 Credits)

Covers computational aspects of materials science, such as first-principles methods of electronic structure calculations of periodic solids, clusters, and molecules, as well as the use of empirical potentials. Examples will be drawn from metals, insulators, and semiconductors. Students will construct simple codes and be guided in the use of the more sophisticated available computational packages. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHYS 308 or PHYS 402.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CDS 490: Directed Study and Research (1-3 Credits)

Students work under the guidance of a faculty member on an independent study or directed research project in the computational and data sciences. May be repeated in combination with CDS 491 for a total of 6 credits between the two classes. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Students must be CDS majors or minors in their junior or senior year and have permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

CDS 491: Internship (1-3 Credits)

On-the-job experience for CDS majors and minors working in industry and government laboratories, including summer programs. Supervision and approval of this course must be arranged with department before registering. May be repeated in combination with CDS 490 for a total of 6 credits between the two classes. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Students must be CDS majors or minors in their junior or senior year and have permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

CDS 492: Capstone in Data Science (3 Credits)

This course is intended to provide a capstone experience for undergraduate students by synthesizing knowledge and experience that they acquired in earlier coursework to address a complex Data Science problem. This course requires analytical, collaborative, and communication skills. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 230 and (CDS 301 or CDS 302) or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

CONF 499: Independent Research in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (1-6 Credits)

Readings and research conducted on individual basis in consultation with instructor. Notes: Student may not present more than 3 credits for graduation credit. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

DANC 410: Introduction to Contemporary Movement Theories (3 Credits)

Introduction to movement theories combining somatic theory with practical application to dance training. Focus on ways somatic practices can deepen perceptual processes and influence movement aesthetics. Theories studied may include: Alexander Technique, Feldenkrais Method, Body-Mind Centering, and Ideokinesis. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: DANC 210C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Lecture

DANC 418: Global Dance Intensive (3 Credits)

Intensive investigation of selected dance idiom within cultural and artistic contexts. Course work supplemented by participation in and observation of ambient culture. Analyzes similarities, differences, and common antecedents between selected culture and North American dance idioms. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 420: Special Topics in Dance (1-3 Credits)

In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in dance or related study areas. Notes: Topic depends on instructor. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 9 hours of DANC or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 425: Modern/Contemporary Dance IV (1-3 Credits)

Advanced-level exploration of modern dance technique. Emphasizes refining alignment, developing ability to self-correct, and replicating sophisticated movement sequences. Preparation to enter professional field of dance. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Mason Core: Arts
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 445: Ballet IV (1-3 Credits)

Provides preprofessional ballet training for advanced-level dancer. Emphasizes attainment of high-quality technical and performance skills, application of anatomical principles, and mastery of sophisticated classical movement sequences. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Studio

DANC 453: Teaching Creative Movement (3 Credits)

Provides theory, methodology, and practicum experience in preparation for teaching creative movement to children K-12, with some application to special populations. Limited to three attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 454: Methods of Teaching Dance (3 Credits)

Examines dance pedagogy, focusing on principles needed for teaching sound technique. Students learn skills, methods, and instructional procedures for classroom. Emphasizes curriculum development, proper course sequencing, implementation of teaching strategies, and classroom management techniques. Students study teaching methods appropriate for K-12, gifted and talented, and special-needs students. Intensive practice in implementing these skills includes lab, field-teaching experiences. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Oral Communication
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

DANC 490: Senior Dance Seminar (3 Credits)

Culminating seminar devoted to analyzing and synthesizing knowledge and skills gained through undergraduate course work as it applies to dance, arts education, and professional development. Students develop senior project including written and oral presentation in public forum. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Synthesis
Registration Restrictions:

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

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Dance.

Schedule Type: Seminar

ECON 412: Game Theory and Economics of Institutions (3 Credits)

Introduces game theory and its relevance for analyzing framework of rules and institutions within which economic processes occur. Applies game theoretical concepts to comparative analysis of causes and effects of alternative institutional arrangements. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: ECON 306 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

ECON 499: Independent Study (1-4 Credits)

Individual study of selected area of economics. Notes: Directed research paper required. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Economics majors with 90 credits, and permission of both the department and instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

EVPP 490: Special Topics in Environmental Science and Policy (0-4 Credits)

Studies selected topics in environmental science and policy using lectures, guest lectures, student presentations, or laboratory exercises. Notes: Topics vary, but each offering has coherent syllabus. May be repeated for credit if topics are significantly different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 8 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

GLOA 490: Independent Study in Global Affairs (1-6 Credits)

Reading or research on specific topic related to globalization, under direction of faculty member. Notes: At least one written paper required. Course may involve combination of reading assignments, tutorials, presentations, or off-campus activities.May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Global Affairs majors with 90 credits, GLOA 101, and permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

MATH 494: Topics in Pure Mathematics (3 Credits)

Topics of pure math not covered in other courses. Topics might include Galois theory, cardinal and ordinal arithmetic, measure theory, mathematical logic, and differential geometry. Notes: Subject determined by instructor. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: 6 hours of MATH at or above the 310 level.
Schedule Type: Lecture

MATH 495: Undergraduate Seminar (1 credit. Credits)

May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

MGMT 412: Diversity in Organizations (3 Credits)

Builds on MGMT 303 by emphasizing intrapersonal, interpersonal, organizational, and societal phenomena relevant to issues of diversity. Examines phenomena and processes in general and with regard to specific dimensions such as gender, race, and ability. Designed to increase students' knowledge of diversity in organizations, understanding of others' perspectives, and ability to work well with people who differ from themselves. 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 or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 413: Organizational Development and Management Consulting (3 Credits)

Introduces theory and practice of organization development. Assumes some basic knowledge of organizational behavior, and addresses how to use knowledge about organizations to change them. Focuses on ways of understanding organizations with attention to theoretical underpinnings of field and diagnostic models, and processes for entering organizations. Later sessions focus on contracting, data collection, organizational diagnosis, data feedback, and change technologies. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 451: Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 Credits)

Provides students an introduction to key concepts, methods, and frameworks of innovation and entrepreneurship. The experiential component of the course will be supplemented by readings, written work and presentations, and classroom discussion. The course will explore and explain the importance of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurs, and their firms in addition to allowing students to experiment with various entrepreneurial concepts and activities. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 453: Starting a Business (3 Credits)

Examines the paths to small business ownership, including starting an enterprise or purchasing an existing business. Focus will be on franchising and licensing, as well as family-run enterprises. Students will gain a broad understanding of location choice, facilities and layout, in addition to the legal issues associated with small business creation. Harvesting and exiting options will also be explored. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: MGMT 301C, L301C, 303C, L303C, MBUS 304C or IT 495C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 461: Cross Cultural and Global Management (3 Credits)

Explores theory and practice of managing culturally diverse organizations in domestic and international contexts. Topics include management customs and practices in different world regions, cross-cultural communication and learning, and the developing culturally and internationally sophisticated employees and managers. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 464: Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills (3 Credits)

Focuses on intensive development of high professional-level skill set for collaboration and leadership in contemporary environments. Builds on content introduced in MGMT 303. Attention to developing personal leadership capabilities, collaborating in traditional and virtual environments, improving group processes, project management, tolerating ambiguity, improving communication, creative problem solving, time management, coaching, and empowering employees. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 471: Competitive Strategy (3 Credits)

Explores industry structures and competitive behavior of firms. Attention to how firm uses tangible, intangible, and human resources to develop sustainable competitive advantage, and how competitors interact in marketplace. Introduces tools and concepts to analyze industry dynamics and competitive interactions of firms in these industries. A third attempt will require academic advisor approval. Limited to two attempts.
Registration Restrictions:

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

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Non-Degree level students may not enroll.

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

Schedule Type: Lecture

MGMT 499: Independent Study (1-3 Credits)

Research and analysis of selected problems or topics in management must be arranged with instructor and approved in writing by associate dean for undergraduate programs. Notes: Written report required. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Management majors with at least 9 upper-level management credit hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore 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: Independent Study

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

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

CHIN 325: Major Chinese Writers (3 Credits)

Studies works of major Chinese writers. Writers studied may vary. Notes: Knowledge of Chinese helpful but not required. May be repeated when topic is different with approval of department. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Mason Core: Literature
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 101/ENGH 101, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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

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

HIST 387: Topics in Global History (3-6 Credits)

Study of historical topics or periods of special interest in global, Latin American, African, Asian, or Middle Eastern history. Notes: Topics announced in advance. May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture

Graduate

500-Level Courses

CDS 501: Scientific Information and Data Visualization (3 Credits)

Techniques and software used to visualize scientific simulations, complex information, and data visualization for knowledge discovery. Includes examples and exercises to help students develop their understanding of the role visualization plays in computational science and provides a foundation for applications in their careers. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 130 or CDS 101; or permission of instructor.
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

CDS 502: Introduction to Scientific Data and Databases (3 Credits)

Data and databases used by scientists. Includes basics about database organization, queries, and distributed data systems. Student exercises will include queries of existing systems, along with basic design of database systems. Examples from different disciplines will be given. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: CDS 130 or CDS 101; or permission of instructor.
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

DANC 501: Graduate Dance Seminar (1-3 Credits)

Presentation and discussion of current issues in dance specific to education, research, and professional development in the field. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MFA in Dance program.
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 Regular scale.

DANC 510: Contemporary Movement Theories (3 Credits)

In-depth study of movement theories combining somatic theory with practical application to dance training. Focus is on ways somatic practices can deepen perceptual processes and influence movement aesthetics. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Studio

DANC 520: Special Topics in Dance (1-3 Credits)

In-depth presentation and exploration of topical studies in dance and/or related study areas. Notes: Topic depends on instructor. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 525: Advanced Modern Dance (1-3 Credits)

Advanced study of modern technique, emphasizing sophisticated technical ability and performance skills, includes comparison of pedagogical perspectives. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 545: Advanced Ballet (1-3 Credits)

Advanced study of ballet technique with an emphasis on high technical ability, performance skills and ballet vocabulary, includes comparison of pedagogical perspectives. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Studio

DANC 560: Advanced Choreography (3 Credits)

Intensive study and exploration of choreographic forms. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 570: Advanced Dance Performance (1-3 Credits)

Public performance/presentations in university or professional productions. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 12 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 571: Residency Workshop (3 Credits)

Rehearsal direction of a new or restaged work by a guest choreographer in an intensive rehearsal process. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 580: Laban Movement Analysis (3 Credits)

Introduction to the components of Laban Movement Analysis: body, shape, effort and space. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Studio
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 598: Philosophy and Aesthetics of Dance (3 Credits)

Study of philosophical theories and aesthetic principles of dance as a performing art. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: DANC 390 and DANC 391, or permission of instructor.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 599: Independent Study (3 Credits)

Individual research or creative project. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

600-Level Courses

DANC 615: Contemporary Trends (3 Credits)

Study of contemporary art and artists and their philosophical theories, aesthetics and practices as they relate to the creation of new work. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 627: Advanced Teaching Seminar (3 Credits)

Discussion and readings from varied pedagogical theories examining diverse approaches to teaching technique and theory culminating in development of a teaching portfolio. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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

DANC 672: Dance Production (3 Credits)

Artistic Direction of university or professional performance including mentoring of choreographers, adjudication of work, coordination with lighting designer, costumer, sound technician and managing director. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

DANC 680: Dance Management (3 Credits)

Exploration of the technical, financial and economical aspects of dance management including areas of marketing, fundraising, publicity, incorporation, booking non-profit vs. profit making organizations and issues relating to current practices in the performing arts industry. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

700-Level Courses

DANC 790: Internship (1-3 Credits)

In depth study in selected subject area of interest. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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

Schedule Type: Internship

DANC 798: Directed Choreography/Project (1-3 Credits)

This course provides intensive independent choreographic study, culminating in the creation of a significant dance work or body of works, presented in a professional level public performance. The choreography must demonstrate the student's mastery of choreographic craft, an original concept and compelling artistry. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MFA in Visual and Performing Arts: Dance Concentration and DANC 560.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

DANC 799: Thesis (1-6 Credits)

Creation and documentation of original research including planning, performance, recording and written reflecting under direction of thesis committee. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to Dance MFA program.
Registration Restrictions:

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

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

Schedule Type: Thesis
Grading:
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.