October 25, 2017

New Courses and Updates

The Catalog is the definitive record of currently approved courses at Mason. It is published annually. The list of courses below contains all Mason Core courses that have been approved, but may not be reflected in the 2019-2020 Catalog. Please refer to your catalog year for a complete list of approved courses.

Courses approved as of 04/02/20


ARTH 104: Design in the 20th Century

ARTH 311: The Design of Cities

ARTH 343: The Art of Venice

ARTH 371: American Architecture and Material Culture

DANC 145 : Ballet I

ENGH 315: Folklore and Folklife

MUSI 106: Fundamentals of Rock, Blues and Jazz


CDS 492: Capstone in Data Science

ECED 490: Internship in Early Childhood Education

EDSE 481: Internship: Professional Services

EDSE 482: Internship: General

EDSE 483: Internship: Adapted (Severe Disabilities)

EDSE 484: Internship: Blindness and Visual Impairments

ELED 490: Internship in Elementary Education

PHYS 410: Computational Physics Capstone

RHBS 455: Research in Rehabilitation Science

SEED 492: Internship: Secondary Education English

SEED 493: Internship: Secondary Education Math

SEED 494: Internship: Secondary Education Science

SEED 496: Internship: Secondary Education Computer Science

SOCI 416: Internship in Sociology I

Global Understanding

ENGR 398: Applied Engineering Abroad

GGS 101: Major World Regions

HIST 354: Modern China


ELED 258: Children’s Literature for Teaching in Diverse Settings

HIST 334: American Scriptures

Natural Science with Lab:

ASTR 103 : Astronomy

ASTR 302: Found of Cosmological Thought

CHEM 271: General Chemistry for Engineers Lecture

CHEM 272: General Chemistry for Engineers Lab

Natural Science without Lab:

FRSC 101: Principles of Forensic Science

NEUR 101: Introduction to Neuroscience

Quantitative Reasoning:

CDS 292: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

EDRS 220: Introduction to Applied Quantitative Analysis

MATH 272: Mathematics for the Elementary School Teacher II

Social and Behavioral Science:

EDEP 350: Perspectives on Achievement Motivation

EDSE 203: Disability in American Culture

EDUC 200: Introduction to Education: Teaching, Learning, and Schools

HDFS 200: Individual and Family Development

SOCI 315: Contemporary Gender Relations

Courses Scheduled for Removal from the Mason Core Effective Catalog Year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020)*


DANC 445           Ballet IV

ENGH 371           Television Studies


BAS 491               Applied Sciences Capstone

BENG 493            RS:Senior Adv Design Projct II

ENGH 417           RS: Appalachian Folklore

Global Understanding

ECON 390            International Economics

FRLN 331             Topics in World Cinema

INTS 303              Intro to International Studies

INTS 314              Conflict, Trauma and Healing

RELI 212               Religions of Asia

Natural Science without lab

ANTH 135            Intro Biological Anthropology

Social/Behavioral Sciences

ANTH 135            Intro Biological Anthropology

EDUC 372            Human Development/Learning


ECON 309            Econ Problms and Publ Policies


*Students with catalog years 2019-2020 and earlier will not be impacted by the removal of these courses. Students with catalog years 2020-2021 and later will not see these courses listed under the Mason Core in the published catalog, since they will be removed. However, these courses are eligible for re-submission at their host department’s discretion.

Courses that are newly (or re-) approved will appear on this page at the time of approval. Newly approved courses not visible in the catalog will still be visible in Patriot Web. Students interested in finding an available Mason Core course to enroll in should opt to search by Mason Core attribute. As always, it is recommended that students speak with an advisor before registering.