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.

These requirements are included in the Distribution Requirements of each program printed in the catalog. Students who meet all of the program requirements will satisfy the MCC-GER.

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.

The Basic Communication requirement is satisfied by: ENG 101 or ENG 200

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 from the knowledge and skills encompassed by Basic Communication.

The humanities requirement is satisfied by any MCC Humanities course, as defined on page 54 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY 4-year school should select a humanities course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see page 59 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook for a a list of courses fulfilling SUNY General Education Requirements).

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.

The social science requirement is satisfied by any MCC Social Science course, as defined on page 54 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY 4-year school should select a social science course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see page 59 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook for a a list of courses fulfilling SUNY General Education Requirements).

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.

The mathematics requirement is satisfied by MTH 104 or any higher level mathematics course for A.A.S. degrees and by MTH 150 or higher for A.S. or A.A. degrees unless specified differently in your program of study. Check your program of study for specific mathematics courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY 4-year school should select a mathematics course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see page 59 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook for a list of courses fulfilling SUNY General Education Requirements).

Natural Science (3 credits)

Students will demonstrate knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the natural sciences.

The natural science requirement is satisfied by any MCC Natural Science course, as defined on page 54 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY 4-year school should select a natural science course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see page 59 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook for a a list of courses fulfilling SUNY General Education Requirements).

Health/Physical Education (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.

The health/physical education requirement is satisfied by any MCC Health/Physical Education course, as defined on page 54 of the 2014-2015 MCC Catalog and Student Handbook.

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.

No specific course requirement. Critical thinking is an infused competency, which students will learn throughout their college experiences.

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.

No specific course requirement. Information management is an infused competency, which students will learn throughout their college experiences.

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