George Mason University 1997-98 Catalog Catalog Index
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Plan for Alternative General Education Courses (PAGE)


Only students enrolled in the PAGE program are eligible to take PAGE courses. PAGE courses will only be available through May 1998. Because PAGE is an integrative program, the courses in one semester are generally prerequisite to the courses in the following semester. (Exceptions for majors in certain departments have been arranged and are available in the PAGE/HONORS office.)

227, 228 Scientific Thought and Processes I, II (4:3:3), (4:3:3). Prerequisite: Taken in sequence. Explores and integrates the principles of classical and modern science through the study of such topics as cosmology, evolution, ecology, mechanics, relativity, and quantum physics.

230 Cross-Cultural Perspectives (3:3:0). Enables students to broaden cultural horizons and to understand human behavior by studying in-depth a society different from their own.

252 The Decision-Making Process and the Choice of Technologies (3:3:0). Examines decision making in large organizations, its effects on the choice of technologies, and the impact of these choices on values.

253 The Contemporary United States (3:3:0). Studies specific aspects of contemporary U.S. Society from historical, sociological, political, economic, cultural, and global perspectives.

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