July 13, 2015

Course Listing for Academic Year 2018-2019

Our UNIV courses for the 2018-2019 academic year are listed below. Please refer to the 2018-2019 University Catalog for more information.

UNIV CourseCourse Description
UNIV 100 - Introduction to MasonThis 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.
UNIV 101 - Extended TransitionThis 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.
UNIV 108 - Mason TransitionSpecialized transition to Mason courses with identified student populations.
UNIV 110 - Academic SuccessFocuses on academic transition and planning issues for students in their first or second year. Emphasis ls placed on resources and techniques to assist students with improving their academic performance. Students work closely with the instructor to track their academic progress over the course of the semester.
UNIV 140 - INTO Mason Pathway TransitionAssists first-year international and multilingual standard and accelerated pathway students with their transition from high school to college life. It helps prepare students for successful progression to their chosen degree plan the promoting acculturation to academic norms and expectations at Mason, the development of self-efficacy, and engagement with the Mason community. It encourages to seek out and take full advantage of a wide range of campus resources.
UNIV 141 - INTO Mason Pathway Extended TransitionServes as a continuation of UNIV 140. It provides extended first-year transition support for standard pathway students in the second semester.
UNIV 150 - First Year Living Learning CommunitiesThis course is available for students who are members of a first year LLC. It is the learning component of the program for students who live together on a residence hall floor. The course follows the core University 100 curriculum, but is tailored to the particular theme or academic discipline of the LLC.
UNIV 151
- First Year Living Learning Communities Extended Transition
This course serves as a continuation of University 150 into the second freshman semester. It extends the transition support of students in the First Learning Communities Program.
UNIV 160 - University Scholars Transition SeminarA first year transition seminar for students in the University Scholars Program.
UNIV 170 - Special TopicsVaried UNIV course topics are offered to first and second year undergraduate students.
UNIV 190 - Introduction to Research OpportunitiesProvides an opportunity to learn more about participating in research and creative projects at Mason and acquire skills needed to be successful in research.
UNIV 220 - Decide and Confirm Majors
This course focuses on helping students clarify or choose a major or career. Students explore and assess their interests, values and skills, as well as research various majors, careers, and the world of work as information for the decision-making process.
UNIV 250 - Second Year Living Learning CommunitiesStudents in a Second Year Living Learning Community live together on a residence hall floor and attend this course together to fulfill the learning component of the LLC program.
UNIV 300 - Transfer TransitionThis course assists new transfer students with a successful transition to Mason. This course addresses academic success, time management, and course schedule planning, as well as graduate school/career readiness, degree requirements, and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community.
UNIV 302 - College of Science Transfer TransitionThis course is intended for new transfer students in the College of Science to assist them with a successful transition to Mason. This course addresses academic success, time management, and course schedule planning, as well as graduate school/career readiness, degree requirements, and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community.
UNIV 303 - Veteran TransitionThis course is for students with veteran status. Based on theory and research specific to the needs of veterans, this course builds a foundation for success in college and beyond, including career planning, translating military experience on a resume, practical interviewing techniques, and networking and engaging with other veterans in a military-friendly environment.
UNIV 304 - Bachelor Individualized Studies Transfer Transition
This course serves new transfer students in the Bachelors of Individualized Studies (BIS) program, and assists them with a successful transition to Mason. Students develop relationships with peers, staff, and faculty. They are introduced to campus resources, with special emphasis on research and writing resources and tools, and work closely with BIS academic advisors and faculty.
UNIV 305 - College of Humanities and Social Sciences Transfer TransitionAssists new transfer students in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with a successful transition to Mason. Addresses academic success, educational planning, and career preparation, in addition to degree requirements and other university policies and procedures. Students explore campus resources and opportunities for engaging in the Mason community.
UNIV 308 - Mason TransitionSpecialized transition to Mason courses with identified student populations.
UNIV 310 - Academic SuccessFocuses on academic strengthening and planning issues for students in their third year or later. Emphasis is placed on resources and techniques to assist students with improving their academic performance. Students work closely with the instructor to track their academic progress over the course of the semester.
UNIV 320 - Internship and Career ReadinessThis course helps students confirm major/career choices and actively pursue internships, research assistantships, and other career-related experiences. With a focus on career readiness, students prepare a resume and cover letter, practice interviewing techniques, and conduct career research.
UNIV 330 - Peer Leadership: Peer AdvisorsThis course prepares upperclass students to serve as University 100 Peer Advisors, a role that helps first-year students transition successfully from high school to college. This course provides Peer Advisors with the necessary information, tools, and resources to co-teach University 100 effectively.
UNIV 331 - Peer Leadership: Patriot LeadersThis course introduces students who will serve as Patriot Leaders to the principles of effective leadership. Students will apply knowledge gained through the course directly to their roles and responsibilities as Patriot Leaders through readings and discussions, experiential activities, and class assignments.
UNIV 332 - Peer Leadership: Resident AdvisorsThis course provides ongoing support, education, and practical application techniques to assist Resident Advisors in becoming more accomplished leaders who support Mason’s Residential Education priorities.
UNIV 333 - Peer Leadership: Peer MentorsPrepares students to serve as Peer Mentors in a variety of Mason departments and programs. Students learn and put into practice leadership approaches and strategies. They become familiar with communication tools and campus resources that will enable them to mentor fellow students successfully.
UNIV 350 - Third Year Living Learning CommunitiesStudents in a Third Year Living Learning Community live together on a residence hall floor and attend this course together to fulfill the learning component of the LLC program.
UNIV 370 - Special TopicsSpecial topics study
UNIV 371 - Dimensions of Well-BeingIntroduces students to the terminology and basic science of well-being. Students will learn about evidence-based practices to cultivate resilience, optimism, mindfulness, and happiness. Practical application assignments will give students a chance to experiment with building a lifestyle to promote greater well-being. The course also addresses community and national well-being and the shared responsibilities of enhancing well-being in our society.
UNIV 391 - Students as Scholars Scholarly InquiryStudents contribute to scholarly, research, or creative projects by engaging in the recursive process of scholarly inquiry as preparation for participation in an individualized original project. Students will hold regular meetings with their project mentor, and make satisfactory contributions to the project.
UNIV 420 - College to CareerThis course supports second semester juniors and seniors with transitioning into the professional workplace. Students develop a tailored resume and cover letter, refine their interviewing skills, and discuss important workforce issues, such as compensation packages and workplace dynamics.
UNIV 421 - College to Graduate SchoolThis course supports second semester juniors and seniors. The academic emphasis is on transition readiness for graduate or professional school. Students learn about application and testing options and strategies, interviewing skills, budgeting, and career development.
UNIV 422 - Developing Your Professional EdgeThis course simulates a professional work environment and provides an opportunity to demonstrate desired workplace competencies. The academic emphasis includes: applying basic consultation skills to diagnose and propose innovative solutions to a problem, developing performance management documents; giving and receiving feedback, building workplace relationships, and creating a professional image.
UNIV 490 - Critical Decisions in Postgraduate TransitionsThis course guides and supports students through the postgraduate fellowship application process and postgraduate decisions. Students create a resume, complete a fellowship application, prepare for a scholarship interview, and refine their educational and career goals.
UNIV 491 - RS: Students as Scholars Individualized Scholarly ExperienceStudents actively participate in the process of scholarship and make a significant contribution to the creation of scholarly, research, or creative project. Students meet regularly with their project mentor, make satisfactory progress towards the completion of the project, and create a disciplinary product for evaluation.
UNIV 495 - RS: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program SeminarStudents accepted into Undergraduate Research Scholars Program participate in a weekly seminar, hold regular meetings with their project mentor, and make satisfactory progress on their research or creative project. At the end of the semester, students either complete their project and present the results in a professional context, or apply for continuation through UNIV 496. See oscar.gmu.edu for more information and application.
UNIV 496 - RS: Undergraduate Research Scholars Program ContinuationStudents continuing their participation in the Undergraduate Research Scholars Program hold regular meetings with their project mentor and make satisfactory progress on their research or creative project. At the end of the semester, students either complete their project and present the results in a professional context, or apply for continuation. See oscar.gmu.edu for more information and application.
UNIV 497 - China 1+2+1 Senior ThesisIndependent Study. See china121.gmu.edu for more information.
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