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University Courses are special interdisciplinary academic offerings that encourage undergraduates to interact with some of George Mason's most prominent faculty scholars. Proposals for university courses are developed by distinguished faculty members, frequently by several acting together. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the courses, each one is carefully evaluated for the baccalaureate requirements they fulfill; they can often be applied toward the satisfaction of general-education requirements.
The University Seminars are offered exclusively to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. They are developed to give high-ability freshmen and advanced-standing students the opportunity to study with a senior professor in a small classroom setting. The Freshman Seminars (UNIV 190) are open to eligible first-year students and are taught exclusively by the Robinson Professors. Qualified students with 30 or more semester hours are invited to participate in the UNIV 390 seminars, which are taught by Robinson Professors and other faculty with the rank of full professor.
Upper-level University Courses are open to all students unless specific prerequisites are indicated. They are usually offered only once. The two exceptions are UNIV 301 Great Ideas in Science and UNIV 441 AIDS: Its Impact in Our Society, which are offered at least once a year.
The following are regularly offered University Courses: