Summer Term Focuses on the Role of the United States in the World

Posted: May 24, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason investigates “The Role of the United States in the World” under its Seminars and Special Topics Program for summer 2005. This is the fourth year the Summer Term Office has offered a program highlighting current events that impact local, national, and international communities to engage the Mason student body, the faculty, and the surrounding communities.

The Role of the United States in the World was chosen as a theme because of recent and existing events that have accentuated the importance of U.S. involvement. The war in Iraq, the occupation of Afghanistan, the tsunami tragedy, and other events have brought this subject to the forefront of recent dialogue in a number of national and international forums, including the media, academia, and government.

Some examples of the courses available under this year’s theme are GOVT 332-A01 Government and Politics of the Middle East/North Africa; IT 304-A01 Information Technology in the Global Economy; and MSOM 305-C01 Managing in a Global Economy.

Since its inception, the Summer Term Seminars and Special Topics Program has proven popular with students and faculty. This year’s program has already registered close to 400 students in 15 courses, and enrollment continues to grow.

Courses are offered in Sessions A, B, and C at various times throughout the day. For a complete listing of courses and dates for the Summer Term, see

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