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2002-03 University Catalog


University General Education Requirements

Summary of University-Wide General Education Requirements

Effective fall 2001. Course list reflects approved courses as of press time. Please consult the George Mason web site www.gmu.edu/departments/provost/gened/index.html for additional courses approved for University General Education. List will be updated periodically as needed.

A. Foundation Requirements

Written Communication (6 credits: 3 lower, 3 upper)
ENGL 100 or 101, 302

Oral Communication (3 credits)
COMM 100, 101, 104

Information Technology (3 credits)
IT 103; or CS 112 and one of the following: CS 105, ENGR 107, PHIL 112 (IT Ethics, 1-2 credits)

Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
IT 250; MATH 106, 108, 110, 111, 113, 115, 125; STAT 250

B. Core Requirements

Literature (3 credits)
CHIN 310, 311; CLAS 250, 260, 340, 350, 360, 380; ENGL 201; FREN 325, 329; GERM 325; PHIL 253; RUSS 325-327; SPAN 325

Fine Arts (3 credits)
ARTH 101, 102, 200, 201, 321, 322, 324, 333, 334, 341, 342, 344, 373, 394; AVT 103, 104, 215, 222, 232, 243, 262, 272; DANC 101, 125, 131, 145, 161, 390, 391; MUSI 100, 101, 107, 301, 302, 380, 381-385,387, 389, 485; THR 101, 150, 151, 195, 210, 230

U.S. History (3 credits)
HIST 120

Western Civilization (3 credits)
HIST 100

Social and Behavioral Science (3 credits)
ADJ 100; ANTH 114, 120, 135; ECON 100, 103, 104; GEOG 103; GOVT 101, 103; LING 326; PSYC 100, 211, 231; SOAN 190; SOCI 101; WMST 200

Global Understanding (3 credits)
ADJ 405; ANTH 302, 304, 306, 309, 311-313, 331-333, 385; ARTH 203, 319, 320, 380, 382-385; CEIE 100; COMM 305, 456; DANC 118; ECON 360, 361, 380, 390; ENGL 349, 350; GEOG 101; GOVT 132, 133, 149; HIST 125, 130, 251, 252, 261, 262, 271, 272, 281, 282, 328, 329, 356, 364, 387, 459, 460; MUSI 103, 431; RELI 100, 211, 212, 313, 315, 341, 374, 490; RUSS 353, 354; SOCI 332; SPAN 322; THR 359; WMST 100

Natural Science (7 credits):
Non-Lab (3 credits):
BIOL 305; CHEM 101, 102, 201, 202; GEOG 102; UNIV 301

Lab (4 credits):
ASTR 111, 112, 113, 114; BIOL 103, 104, 213, 303, 304, 306; CHEM 103, 104, 211, 212, 251; EVSC 110, 111; GEOL 101, 102; PHYS 103, 104, 160, 243, 244, 245, 246, 260, 261, 262, 263

C. Synthesis Requirement

Synthesis (3 upper level credits)
One Course

TOTAL: 43 credits

Category Goals and Requirements are described here.