Academic Information

MCC General Education

Courses listed below will fulfill degree requirements in the following categories: HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCE, NATURAL SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, and HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION. Check your Program of Study description for allowable electives, particularly in transfer programs. Special Studies Courses, (numbers 180-189 and 280-289) MAY fulfill one or more general education requirement, even if they do not appear below. Consult an academic advisor to determine category fulfilled.

Some programs require a liberal arts elective. To satisfy this requirement, a student may select any course listed under the following areas on this page:

HUMANITIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS (With exceptions noted under “Mathematics” below)
NATURAL SCIENCES (With exceptions noted under “Natural Science” below)

Humanities
AAD 105 Typography
ART All Courses
CIN All Courses
COM 101 Introduction to Mass Media
COM 120 Media Literacy
COM 130 Media Writing
COM 131 Principles of Journalism
COM 270 Media and Society
EDU 150 Performance and Presentation Skills for Educators
ENGLISH - All Courses
FOREIGN LANGUAGE - All Courses INCLUDING the following:
ASL 101 American Sign Language I
ASL 102 American Sign Language II
ASL 103 American Sign Language III
ASL 104 American Sign Language IV
ASL 201 American Deaf Culture and Community
HSM 107 Social Media, Issues and Impacts
HUMANITIES - All Courses
MUSIC - All Courses
PHILOSOPHY - All Courses
PHO 101 Photography for Non-Majors I
PHO 106 Photography I
PHO 135 Survey of Digital Photography
**PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
**PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
REA 101 Critical Reading
SPEECH COMMUNICATION- All Courses
THEATRE - All Courses


Social Science
AAD 107 A History of Graphic Design
ANTHROPOLOGY - All Courses
**ART 118 Perspectives of Art History I: Ancient
**ART 119 Perspectives of Art History II: Modern
**ART 121 Perspectives of Art History III: Non-Western Art
**ART 240 Women, Art and Society
**ART 271 Twentieth Century Art and Ideas
ECE 250 Infant and Toddler Development
ECE 251 Family and Culture
ECONOMICS - All Courses
EDU 208 Guided Observations in Education
GEG 102 Human Geography
GEG 135 Business GIS
GEG 201 Geography of the United States and Canada
GEG 211 Economic Geography
GEG 215 Geography of Tourism Destinations
GEG 218 Political Geography
GEG 220 Geography of Genocide
HISTORY - All Courses
**HMN 220 Western Humanities I
**HMN 221 Western Humanities II
HSM 103 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security
HUM 210 Disability Across the Lifespan Strategies for the Human Services Worker
LAW - All Courses
**MUS 119 Music in World Cultures
**MUS 120 Jazz in American Society
**MUS 150 History of Rock ‘n Roll
**MUS 155 African-American Music in America
**MUS 201 History of Music I
**MUS 202 History of Music II
**PHL 108 World Religions: Western Traditions
**PHL 109 World Religions: Eastern Traditions
**PHO 140 History of Photography: Early
**PHO 145 History of Photography: Modern
POLITICAL SCIENCE - All Courses
PPE 208 Sport Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY - All Courses
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - All Courses
SOCIAL SCIENCE - All Courses
SOCIOLOGY - All Courses
SVL 101 Service-Learning Seminar
SVL 106 Topics in Service-Learning

Mathematics
For A.A.S. degree programs: MTH 104 or higher unless specified differently in your program of study. Check your program of study for specific mathematics courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement for your program.

For A.S. and A.A. degree programs: MTH 150 or higher unless specified differently in your program of study. Check your program of study for specific mathematics courses that fulfill the mathematics requirement for your program.

Natural Science
For A.A.S. degree programs: All courses listed below fulfill the Natural Science elective requirement.

For A.S. and A.A. degree programs: All courses listed below fulfill the Natural Science elective requirement EXCEPT PHY 100, PHY 143.

AGS 101 Introduction to Agriculture
AGS 110 Introduction to Greenhouse Management
AGS 150 General Microbiology for Food and Agriculture
BIOLOGY – All courses
CHEMISTRY – All courses
FSA 117 Basic Consumer Nutrition
GEG 100 Physical Geography I Laboratory
GEG 101 Physical Geography I
GEG 103 Extreme Weather Lab
GEG 104 Extreme Weather
GEG 110 Physical Geography II Lab
GEG 111 Physical Geography II
GEG 130 Digital Earth
GEG 133 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEG 203 Extreme Climate Lab formerly GEG 252
GEG 204 Extreme Climate formerly GEG 253
GEOLOGY – All courses
PPE 275 Physiology of Exercise
PHYSICS – All courses EXCEPT the following:
PHY 100 Preparatory Physics (cannot count toward A.A. & A.S.)
PHY 143 Physics for Automotive Technologies (cannot count toward A.A. & A.S.)
SCIENCE – All courses

Health/Physical Education
All courses with the following prefixes:
HED, PE, PEC, PEH, PEJ, PEM, PEW, PFT, PPE

Requirements (MCC-GER)

Every student earning an associate degree (A.A., A.S., or 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. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year school should select a humanities course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see Knowledge and Skills Areas - SUNY General Education Requirements for 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. Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year school should select a social science course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see Knowledge and Skills Areas - SUNY General Education Requirements for 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 four-year school should select a mathematics course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see Knowledge and Skills Areas - SUNY General Education Requirements 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, Students planning to transfer to a SUNY four-year school should select a natural science course that also meets the SUNY General Education Requirements (see Knowledge and Skills Areas - SUNY General Education Requirements for 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.

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.