Mason professor offers course in civility

“Mediocrity is no longer an option for George Mason students,” says Leslie Morton.

Morton isn’t talking about aptitude or academics; she’s talking about good manners.

“We should never sink to the lowest common denominator,” she adds.

Morton, a professor in the College of Education and Human Development, began teaching a one-credit professionalism and civility course in the fall of 2010.

Civility on campus gets a closer look

Civility seems to be under attack at college campuses across the country, but solutions for fixing the problem are not always as easy as they may seem.  Last fall George Mason University launched an elective called Professionalism and Civility.  USA Today has a full report.