New MCC General Education Plan

Every student earning an associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S) will have taken and passed a minimum of 17 credits in the following six (6) knowledge and skill areas and two (2) competencies. Compliance with the requirement will be accomplished through the existing degree audit procedures.

Effective Date: 9/1/0

MCC Courses

Knowledge & Skill Areas

ENG 101/200

Basic Communication (3 credits)
Students will produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms and demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts. Additionally, students will research a topic, develop an argument and organize supporting detail. Students will also develop proficiency in oral discourse and acquire the skills to evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

Any MCC Humanities*

Humanities (3 credits)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to or at a different level than the knowledge and skill encompassed by Basic Communication.

Any MCC Social Science*

Social Science (3 credits)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of the major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences. Additionally, students will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of such things as opposing points of view, ethical conflicts and cultural and/or ethnic contributions and traditions that are part of that discipline. The student will demonstrate the ability to react responsibly and respectfully to these differences.

MTH 104 or higher or certain NUR/DEN career courses

Mathematics (3 credits)
Students will demonstrate competence in Arithmetic and Algebra. Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and solve problems using quantitative analysis.

Any MCC Natural Science*

Natural Science (3 credits)
Students will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the natural sciences.

Any MCC PE/HED

PE/Health (2 credits)
Students will have the ability to understand issues of health and fitness in order to develop such skills as teamwork, leadership and lifestyle, management leading to the development of a balance among the various aspects of wellness.

Competencies (Infused)

Critical Thinking (Reasoning)
Students will identify, analyze and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others' work and develop well-reasoned arguments. Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability to define, interpret and solve problems using such methods as creative thinking, comparative reasoning, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Information Management
Students will perform the basic operations of personal computer use and understand and use basic research techniques. In addition, students will locate, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
* As listed in the current MCC Catalog, "Courses Fulfilling Degree Requirements"
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