Synthesis/Capstone

The following courses fulfill the Mason Core requirement in synthesis or capstone experience.

Students should plan to take their synthesis course after completing at least 60 credits. Many departments may require a capstone experience instead of a synthesis course. Please see your major advisor to confirm which requirement you must complete.

Synthesis Courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • ANTH 400 - Engaging the World: Anthropological Perspectives Credits: 3
  • ARTH 394 - The Museum Credits: 3
  • BIS 490 - Senior Project Credits: 3
  • COMM 326 - Rhetoric of Social Movements and Political Controversy Credits: 3
  • COMM 362 - Argument and Public Policy Credits: 3
  • COMM 454 - Free Speech and Ethics Credits: 3
  • CRIM 495 - Capstone in Criminology, Law and Society Credits: 3
  • ECON 309 - Economic Problems and Public Policies Credits: 3
  • FRLN 385 - Multilingualism, Identity, and Power Credits: 3
  • HIST 300 - Introduction to Historical Method Credits: 3
  • HIST 499 - RS: Senior Seminar in History Credits: 3
  • INTS 308 - American Landscapes in Fiction, Film, and History Credits: 6
  • LAS 499 - Research Seminar in Latin American Studies Credits: 3
  • PHIL 309 - Bioethics Credits: 3
  • PHIL 343 - Topics in Environmental Philosophy Credits: 3
  • PHIL 377 - Darwin: Biology and Beyond Credits: 3
  • PHIL 379 - Perspectives on Time Credits: 3
  • PSYC 405 - Mystery, Madness, and Murder Credits: 3
  • PSYC 406 - Psychology of Communication Credits: 3
  • PSYC 427 - Community Engagement for Social Change Credits: 3
  • RELI 490 - Comparative Study of Religions Credits: 3
  • RUSS 353 - Russian Civilization Credits: 3
  • SOCI 377 - Art and Society Credits: 3
  • SOCI 483 - The Sociology of Higher Education Credits: 3
  • SPAN 388 - Introduction to Latina/o Studies Credits: 3

Synthesis Courses in Other Colleges

  • AVT 385 - EcoArt Credits: 3
  • AVT 497 - Senior Project Credits: 3
  • AVT 498 - Senior Design Project Credits: 3
  • BENG 492 - Senior Advanced Design Project I
  • BENG 493 - RS: Senior Advanced Design Project II
  • BINF 354 - Foundations in Mathematical Biology Credits: 3
  • BIOL 301 - Biology and Society Credits: 3
  • CEIE 490 - Senior Design Project Credits: 3
  • CONF 490 - RS: Integration Credits: 3
  • CONS 490 - RS: Integrated Conservation Strategies Credits: 3
  • CONS 491 - RS: Conservation Management Planning Credits: 3
  • CS 306 - Synthesis of Ethics and Law for the Computing Professional Credits: 3
  • DANC 490 - Senior Dance Seminar Credits: 3
  • ECE 492 - Senior Advanced Design Project I Credits: 1
  • ECE 493 - RS: Senior Advanced Design Project II Credits: 2
  • EDCI 490 - Student Teaching in Education Credits: 6
  • EVPP 480 - Sustainability in Action
  • FAVS 352 - Ethics of Film and Video Credits: 3
  • GAME 490 - Senior Game Design Capstone Credits: 3
  • GEOL 420 - Earth Science and Policy Credits: 3
  • GGS 303 - Geography of Resource Conservation Credits: 3
  • GGS 304 - Population Geography Credits: 3
  • GOVT 490 - Synthesis Seminar Credits: 3
  • GOVT 491 - Honors Seminar Credits: 3
  • HAP 465 - Integration of Professional Skills and Issues Credits: 3
  • HDFS 400 - Advanced Family Processes Credits: 3
  • IT 492 - Senior Design Project I Credits: 3
  • MATH 400 - History of Math Credits: 3
  • NURS 465 - Examination and Integration of Professional and Health Care Issues Credits: 3
  • PHYS 346 - Quarks to Strings Credits: 3
  • PROV 342 - The George Mason Debates in Current Affairs Credits: 3
  • SOCW 375 - Human Behavior and the Family life Course Credits: 3
  • SYST 495 - Senior Design Project II Credits: 3
  • THR 440 - Advanced Studies in Directing/Dramaturgy Credits: 3
  • THR 496 - Text in Production Credits: 3

Capstone Courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • ARAB 351 - Media Arabic II (Spoken Media) Credits: 3
  • ARAB 440 - Topics in Arabic Religious Thought and Texts Credits: 3
  • CHIN 318 - Introduction to Classical Chinese Credits: 3
  • CHIN 355 - Readings in Chinese Poetry and Poetics Credits: 3
  • CHIN 475 - Chinese Popular Culture Credits: 3
  • ENGH 401 - RS: Honors Thesis Writing Seminar Credits: 3
  • ENGH 417 - RS: Topics in Folklore Research Credits: 3
  • ENGH 458 - RS: Topics in Literary Research Credits: 3
  • ENGH 470 - RS: Topics in Film/Media History Credits: 3
  • ENGH 484 - RS: Writing Ethnography Credits: 3
  • ENGH 486 - RS: Writing Nonfiction for Publication Credits: 3
  • ENGH 495 - Capstone and Thesis Credits: 3
  • GLOA 400 - Global Affairs Capstone Credits: 3
  • LING 480 - First Language Acquisition Credit: 3
  • PHIL 421 - Seminar Credits: 3
  • PHIL 422 - Honors Seminar Credits: 3
  • SOCI 485 - RS: Sociological Analysis and Practice Credits: 3