Gazette Archive: Syllabus

IT Course Incorporates Novel Teaching Format

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sharon Caraballo

No classroom? No problem.

Online courses are becoming increasingly popular as classroom structures change and course materials become more technical.

New Course Encourages Students to Think Critically about Language

Posted: December 8, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Leeman

Although English is the only language spoken in the majority of homes in the United States, almost 20 percent of the population five years and older speaks another language at home, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

He Said, She Said: Class Investigates Gender Issues at Mason

Posted: December 1, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Like Dian Fossey among her apes or Jane Goodall and her chimps, some Mason students are living among their research subjects.

Students at gender research conference

CAPEC Announces Taiwan Study Opportunities

Posted: November 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A five-year grant to promote Taiwan studies has enabled Mason’s Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC) to offer students two new courses for the spring semester and a research travel grant for the summer.

According to Cheryl Choy, associate director of CAPEC, the objective of the grant is to enhance and make more broadly available knowledge about the history, society, language and culture of Taiwan through curriculum building and research.

Course Asks Business, ‘What’s Your Green Strategy?’

Posted: October 31, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

If you shop at one of the local Whole Foods markets in the D.C. area, you might notice that the store has increased its selection of locally grown produce, or that it is now selling its compost back to customers.

An Interview with Rep. Tom Davis, Mason Adjunct Professor

Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Rep. Tom Davis

Rather than campaigning this fall, Rep. Tom Davis is teaching an undergraduate course at Mason called Southern Politics.

New Course Launches Indigenous Studies Minor This Fall

Posted: August 12, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A new course, NAIS 201, Introduction to Native American and Indigenous Studies, is being offered to students for the first time this fall.

Comm Class Exercise Generates Soccer Balls for African Children

Posted: August 11, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Communication Professor Melinda Villagran has come up with a unique way of helping children halfway across the world while teaching her students about working in teams.

Undergraduates Learn about Climate Change from Internationally Recognized Scientist

Posted: August 6, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This fall, a lucky group of Mason undergraduates will learn about the scientific and societal issues associated with weather and climate variability and change from one of the world’s leading experts, Jagadish Shukla.

Critter Love: Biology Course Demonstrates the Versatility of Insects

Posted: July 16, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The chocolate chip cookies looked harmless enough, as did the spring rolls. It could’ve been an ordinary end-of-the semester party except for the bowl of mealworms and the chocolate-covered grasshoppers.