190 Freshman Seminar (3:3:0) Prerequisite: Freshman standing; enrollment is by minimum 3.30 cumulative high school GPA and invitation. Broad interdisciplinary subjects taught by Robinson Professors; topics vary. Courses may be repeated for up to 12 credits.
301 Great Ideas in Science (3:3:0) Nontechnical introduction to ideas that have shaped the growth of science, from the building of Stonehenge to modern theories of the Big Bang. The idea behind each major advance is treated in its historical context, with special attention to its importance in mankind’s understanding of the nature of the universe. Intended for nonscience majors; uses little mathematics.
342 The George Mason Debates in Current Affairs (3:3:0) In-depth investigation of one or more contemporary public policy issues. Examines the selected topics as discussed by scholars, public interest groups and think tanks, government officials, and the news media. Texts and guest lecturers presenting a wide range of perspectives are an important feature.
442 Krasnow Seminar (3:3:0) Interdisciplinary seminar offering a window on the latest advances and research related to cognitive science, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that seeks to understand the nature, basis, and origins of human consciousness, thinking, and cognition.