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Please note: Special Studies is a general heading for experimental courses or those for which the demand is untested, unknown, immediate, or temporary. You can visit our Special Studies page for a list of Special Studies courses.

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AAD - Applied Art and Design
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ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
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AGS - Agricultural Studies
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ANT - Anthropology
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ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
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ART - Art
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ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
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ATP - Automotive Technology
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BIO - Biology
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BUS - Business
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CDL - Interdisciplinary
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CE - Hospitality
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CE - Office Technology
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CEL - Leadership
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CHE - Chemistry
CHE 100 - Preparatory Chemistry
This course meets the pre-admission chemistry requirement for selected health related programs. It is also recommended to students with limited mathematics and/or science background who plan to take higher level chemistry courses such as [CHE 121] CHE 124 or 145. Topics include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nomenclature, bonding, reactions, chemical calculations, periodicity, states of matter, solutions, acids, bases, and the pH concept. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: MCC level 6 Mathematics placement or MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 099 with a minimum grade of C.
CHE 110 - The Chemistry of Indulgence
Designed for non-science majors, this course does not require a background in chemistry or math. This class provides an integrated laboratory/lecture experience as students explore various principles of chemistry using everyday contexts such as food. Two class hours, two laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 3 Credits.
CHE 115 - Special Topics in Chemistry
This course is intended to address specific topics of interest in chemistry. Polymer Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Instrumentation/Spectroscopy, and Environmental Chemistry are a few examples of possible course offerings. Subject matter may change from semester to semester based on faculty and student interest. Primarily lecture format, but a laboratory component may be included. 1-4 credits. Variable Credit.

Prerequisite(s): MTH 098 WITH A GRADE OF C OR BETTER OR MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT AT LEVEL 6.
CHE 124 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry
This course is an introduction to the principles of general, organic, and biological chemistry that are relevant to students interested in a health related profession. A strong knowledge base of general chemistry is necessary in order for the student to be successful in CHE 124. See prerequisites below. Students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as: significant figures, dimensional analysis, ionic compounds, molecular geometry, polarity, the mole concept, and stoichiometry prior to taking CHE 124. Topics for CHE 124 include: measurement; dimensional analysis; chemical compounds and their bonds; redox reactions and energetics of chemical reactions; gases; solutions; acids and bases; nuclear chemistry; structural formulas, chemical and physical properties of organic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and metabolism. This is a Natural Science course. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 100 or high school Chemistry with a minimum grade of C; and MCC level 6 Mathematics Placement or MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 099 with a minimum grade of C.
CHE 136 - Introductory Forensic Science
This is an introductory natural science course designed for the non-science, primarily criminal justice, major. The course will cover those biological and chemical fundamentals necessary for the student to understand topics of instrumentation and techniques employed in a crime laboratory. Topics such as matter, atomic theory, chemical bonding, chromatography, hair and fiber examination, blood and drug analysis, toxicology, and DNA typing will be included. The laboratory will include demonstrations and hands-on activities of methods used to study chemical and biological evidence. This course complements the existing CRJ 209 course which emphasizes the investigative procedures involved at the crime scene. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: MCC Level 6 Mathematics placement or MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C.
CHE 145 - Preparation for General College Chemistry
This course should be taken prior to CHE 151 by students who fall into one of the following categories provided they have adequate mathematics preparation (see prerequisite and recommendation below): (a) students with no previous background in chemistry, (b) students with an average or below average background in high school chemistry, or (c) students in need of a review of basic chemical problem solving skills. Topics include problem solving using the factor-label method, dimensional analysis, linear relationships, graphing, and significant figures; the atomic mass system and the mole concept; chemical formulae and inorganic nomenclature; basic chemical reactions, balancing equations, reaction stoichiometry, and limiting reagent problems; atomic structure and the principles of chemical bonding; solution concentrations and stoichiometry. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: MCC level 8 Mathematics placement or MTH 104 with a minimum grade of C. Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH 165 is strongly recommended.
CHE 151 - General College Chemistry I
This is the first semester of college chemistry and is appropriate for students interested in pursuing further studies in science or engineering. It is a mathematical approach to the principles of chemistry and assumes that students have had an above average preparation in chemistry. Topics include a brief review of problem solving using dimensional analysis, graphing, and significant figures; chemical stoichiometry; gas laws; thermochemistry; an in-depth treatment of atomic structure, periodicity, and chemical bonding; phase relationships. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite(s): CHE 145 with a minimum grade of C or Chemistry Regents exam grade of 70 or higher (or equivalent for students who did not attend New York State Public School); and MCC level 9 Mathematics placement or MTH 165 with a minimum grade of C.
CHE 152 - General College Chemistry II
A continuation of CHE 151. Topics include: solution concentrations and properties; chemical kinetics; gas and solution phase chemical equilibrium including solubility; acids; and bases; thermodynamics; electrochemistry. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. (SUNY-NS) 4 Credits.

Prerequisite: CHE 151 with a minimum grade of C-.
CHE 251 - Organic Chemistry I
A modern treatment of organic chemistry which integrates fact and theory. The study of structure and its relation to properties, reactions, and reaction mechanisms is emphasized. Both aliphatic and aromatic compounds are studied in the first semester along with an introduction to stereochemistry and conformational analysis. The laboratory experiences include syntheses of a variety of organic compounds with an emphasis on basic laboratory techniques. The fundamental techniques of infrared spectroscopy and gas chromatography are also introduced. Three class hours, four laboratory hours. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: CHE 152 with a grade of C- or higher.
CHE 252 - Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of the study of different classes of organic compounds. The interpretation of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra is emphasized. The laboratory is a continuation of CHE 251 laboratory with an extensive introduction to qualitative organic analysis. Three class hours, four laboratory hours. 5 Credits.

Prerequisite: CHE 251 with a grade of C- or higher, or permission of instructor.
CHE 290 - Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.
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CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
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CIN - Cinema Studies
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CIS - Computer Information Systems