Teaching and Learning

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Undergraduates looking for an international experience while living on the Fairfax Campus can apply to live in the Global Crossings Living Learning Community.  Domestic and international students are paired as roommates in the Hampton Roads Residence Hall and participate in programming that revolves around cross-cultural interaction and leadership development.

For more information:  http://oips.gmu.edu/global-connections/global-crossings/

Multicultural Britain


Graduate students in Mason’s highly regarded PhD Program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution engage in research and practice in various world regions beset with conflict between human groups.  Doctoral students in the College of Education and Human Development can specialize in international education and focus on matters of social justice and equity in educational systems throughout the world.  The PhD programs in Climate Dynamics and Environmental Science and Public Policy foreground the study of Earth’s natural systems and human impacts on those systems.  Master’s-level programs in a range of departments enable students to engage with global issues in health, business, religion, natural science, politics and public policy.

Nineteen distinct academic units at Mason offered more than 48 courses on human rights topics.  Units whose faculty and students engage most actively with human rights include Women and Gender Studies, School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Department of Social Work and New Century College, which recently added a concentration in social justice to its BA in Integrative Studies Program.  Human rights is a primary focus of the new Social Justice Scholars and Educators Faculty Learning Community convened by the Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence.  Finally, human rights was the special theme for the 2013 summer session at Mason.

Human Rights