Spring 2020 by Requirements

The table below lists Spring 2020 course options that can be used to fulfill Mason Core, Global Affairs concentrations, Conflict  Analysis and Resolution concentrations, and college-level requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to confirm how the courses will count toward their degree requirements.

This is not a full list of all the courses available. For the full list, please visit Spring 2020 All page.

 

Mason Core Course Options

Requirement* Courses  Title Credit
Social and Behavioral Sciences ANTH 114 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
BUS 100 Business and Society 3
CONF 101 Conflict and Our World 3
ECON 103 Contemporary Microeconomic Principles 3
ECON 104 Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles 3
Arts MUSI 102 Popular Music in America 3
ARTH 103 Introduction to Architecture 3
DANC 119 Dance in Popular Culture: K-Pop Dance 3
AVT 104 Two-Dimensional Design and Color 4
AVT 222 Drawing I 4
AVT 253 Digital Photography I 4
GAME 101 Introduction to Game Design 3
Global Understanding BUS 200 Global Environment of Business 3
COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 3
CONF 340 Global Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3
ECON 390 International Economics 3
GLOA 101 Introduction to Global Affairs 3
GOVT 132 Introduction to International Politics 3
MBUS 305 Introduction to International Business 3
PSYC 379 Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
Quantitative Reasoning** MATH 106 Quantitative Reasoning 3
MATH 108 Introductory Calculus with Business Applications 3
MATH 113 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
MATH 114 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
MATH 125 Discrete Mathematics I 3
Oral Communication COMM 101 Fundamentals of Communication 3
Written Communication (lower) ENGH 100 Composition for Multilingual Writers 4
ENGH 101 Composition 3
Literature*** ENGH 201 Reading and Writing About Texts 3
ENGH 202 Children's Literature: Golden Ages 3
CHIN 325 Major Chinese Writers 3
KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation 3
Written Communication (upper) ENGH 302 Advanced Composition 3
Western Civilization HIST 100 History of Western Civilization 3
HIST 125 Introduction to World History 3
Information Technology and Computing AVT 180 New Media in the Creative Arts 3
MIS 303 Introduction to Business Information Systems 3
IT 104 Introduction to Computing 3
Natural Science without Lab EVPP 201 Environment and You: Issues for the Twenty-First Century 3
Natural Science with Lab CDS 101/102 Introduction to Computational and Data Sciences (Lecture and Lab) 3+1

* Certain Mason Core requirements may be fulfilled by major courses. Please check with your academic advisor.
** Depending on the majors, math requirements may vary. Please check with your academic advisor.
*** Non-native speakers of English are strongly recommended to take ENGH 201 or 202 to fulfill the Literature requirement.

 

College Degree (BA) Requirements Course Options: GLOA, ECON

Requirement Courses  Title Credit
Foreign Languages*  CHIN 110  Elementary Chinese 6
CHIN 201  Intermediate Chinese I 3
CHIN 202  Intermediate Chinese II 3
CHIN 305 Chinese for the Business World 3
CHIN 325 Major Chinese Writers 3
CHIN 320  Contemporary Chinese Film 3
SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II 3
KORE 110  Elementary Korean 6
KORE 201  Intermediate Korean I 3
KORE 305 Business Korean 3
KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation 3
Non-Western Culture** ANTH 114 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
CHIN 325  Major Chinese Writers 3
CHIN 320  Contemporary Chinese Film 3
Philosophy and Religious Studies SOCI 385 Religion and Society 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Select 3 credits of social and behavioral sciences in addition to the Mason Core social and behavioral sciences requirement.  The two courses used to fulfill the combined college and Mason Core requirements must be from different disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences.

* Students must have an intermediate level proficiency in one foreign language, fulfilled by 1) completing a course in a foreign language numbered 202 (or higher-level courses or 2) achieving a satisfactory score on an approved proficiency test. Students who are already proficient in a second language may be eligible for a waiver of this requirement. Please consult the waving options with your advisor.
** Students who completed high school in a non-western country may qualify for a Non-Western Culture waiver. Please consult with your advisor to request the waiver.

 

Concentration Course Options

Global Affairs Courses  Title Credit
Concentration
Global Economy and Management MBUS 305 Introduction to International Business 3
BULE 303 Legal Environment of Business 3
ECON 390 International Economics 3
Global Governance GOVT 342 International Security 3
GLOA 450* Humor and Global Politics 3
COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 3
Media, Communication, and Culture ANTH 399* K-Pop, Hallyu, and Korean Culture 3
GLOA 450 Humor and Global Politics 3
COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 3
PSYC 379 Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
Asia CHIN 320 Contemporary Chinese Film 3
ANTH 399* K-Pop, Hallyu, and Korean Culture 3
Global Inequality & Response CONF 394 Human Rights and Inequality 3
GLOA 450* Humor and Global Politics 3

* Special topics course approved by the program director. On completion, the program elective form should be submitted to apply to the concentration.

 

Conflict Analysis and Resolution Courses  Title Credit
Concentration*
Global Engagement GOVT 322 International Relations Theory 3
EVPP 337 Environmental Policy Making in Developing Countries 3
ECON 385 International Economic Policy 3
GOVT 342  Diplomacy 3
Justice and Reconciliation CONF 394 Human Rights and Inequality 3
Building Peace in Divided Societies CONF 393 Violence: Causes, Dynamics & Alternatives 3
COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 3
GOVT 342  Diplomacy 3
Political and Social Action CONF 393 Violence: Causes, Dynamics & Alternatives 3
CONF 394 Human Rights and Inequality 3
SOCI 307 Social Movements and Political Protest 3
Interpersonal Dynamics COMM 305 Foundations of Intercultural Communication 3
PSYC 379 Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology 3
Other Requirements
Foreign Languages** CHIN 110  Elementary Chinese 6
CHIN 201  Intermediate Chinese I 3
CHIN 202  Intermediate Chinese II 3
CHIN 305 Chinese for the Business World 3
CHIN 325 Major Chinese Writers 3
CHIN 320  Contemporary Chinese Film 3
SPAN 101  Elementary Spanish I 3
SPAN 102  Elementary Spanish II 3
KORE 110  Elementary Korean 6
KORE 201  Intermediate Korean I 3
KORE 305 Business Korean 3
KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation 3
Research Methods*** BUS 210 Business Analytics I 3
Skills and Practice**** CHIN 305 Chinese for the Business World 3
CHIN 325 Major Chinese Writers 3
CHIN 320  Contemporary Chinese Film 3
KORE 305 Business Korean 3
KORE 311 Modern Korean Literature in Translation 3
CONF 370 Internship Field Experience 3-6

* To fulfill the concentration requirement students select six concentration courses. Four of those six courses must be taken from within their chosen concentration. The remaining two concentration courses may be taken from any of the concentration course lists. At least two of the six concentration courses must be CONF (prefix) courses. All six courses must be approved concentration courses in the appropriate concentration.
** Students in CONF BA must have an intermediate level proficiency in one foreign language, fulfilled by 1) completing a course in a foreign language numbered 202 (or higher-level courses or 2) achieving a satisfactory score on an approved proficiency test.  Students who are already proficient in a second language may be eligible for a waiver of this requirement. Please consult about the waiver options with your advisor.
*** Students in CONF BS must have at least 6 credits from the approved course list. See the catalog for more information.
**** Students in CONF BA and CONF BS can fulfill the requirement by taking 1) an additional 3 credits of field experience, 2) a foreign language course at the 250 level or higher, or 3) a course from the approved course list. See the catalog for more information.

 

Degree Works

Degree Works is the degree evaluation system students can use to see the courses you have taken and you still need to complete your degree program. Review your degree works before your registration. To access Degree Works, please log in to Patriot Web, Select Student Services, Select Student Records, Select Degree Evaluation Menu, and then Select Degree Works. The degree evaluation presents your requirements in areas called blocks. A green checkbox will appear next to individual requirements that are completed. Students should contact their academic advisor if they have a question about how courses are applying in the degree evaluation.

 

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