***This program is no longer offered at MCC.***
50% or more of this program can be completed online.
Please visit the Academic Programs page for a list of current programs.
Diversity and Community Studies is a transfer degree program for individuals seeking careers that require knowledge and skills to function in diverse settings. It is suited to those who desire employment in governmental or non-governmental organizations, in multinational corporations, and in agencies of civil society. It is an interdisciplinary program that employs the analytical frameworks of the social sciences and other disciplines of the liberal arts. The program will enable students to: understand issues of group identity rooted in historical experiences and aspirations; describe the systemic processes behind the realities of inclusion and exclusion; identify the sources of group conflicts; evaluate the way that groups negotiate power, using historical and contemporary examples, to achieve more equitable social orders at the global, national and local levels. The program emphasizes the application of analytical and experiential skills to real world situations.
African American Studies - The African American Studies track embraces the importance of diversity and is designed to provide students with a broad-based interdisciplinary education. enabling the participants to explore and integrate knowledge related to African American studies for eventual transfer and /or for future organizational leadership roles. It strives to provide fresh ideas, new perspectives and possible solutions to historical and contemporary African American issues. The program will appeal to anyone who wants to understand the historical and contemporary injustices of racial oppression as well as those who desire to introduce the importance of diversity in our world.
Gender and Sexuality Studies - The Gender and Sexuality Studies track is an interdisciplinary program of study which defines gender & sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Working from the assumption that gender & sexuality are social and cultural constructions, this track will examine how gender and sexuality are categories of social organization and power relations. Courses in this track will utilize crosscultural and historical examination of human behaviors, social institutions and social inequalities, as well as the intersections of gender and sexuality with race, class, ethnicity, age and religion. Upon completion of this track, students will be critical thinkers who can analyze the important roles that gender and sexuality play in our social world.
Global Studies- The purpose of the Global Studies Program is to provide students with the educational tools to better understand the diversity and complexities of the global community. The conceptual approach employed includes the systematic examination of the people, cultures, governments, and institutions that comprise the international system as well as the study of interdependence on a global level. This academic track also prepares students for additional studies in four-year colleges and universities, as well as a range of career opportunities in government, non-profit, and the private sector.
Urban Studies- The Urban Studies track focuses on the evolution of America's urban communities from their origins in the 17th century to the globalized cities of today. Students study the economic, social, political and cultural forces that influenced the various phases in this transition. This track focuses heavily on the contemporary challenges faced by America's metropolitan communities coming from developments at the global, national and local levels, challenges such changes in the local economy and problems of employment, the unequal access to material, educational and cultural resources, the fair distribution of public and private resources, environmental problems and land use issues. Students are encouraged to focus on the human as well as material assets of metro communities in constructing socially and environmentally sustainable communities. The track's academic program includes opportunities to complement the knowledge gained in the classroom with real life experiences in the greater Rochester metro area.
(Housed in the Anthropology/History/Political Studies/Sociology Department)
Program Learning Outcomes
1) Use analytical frameworks to demonstrate an understanding of the systemic roots of diversity in history, social systems or contemporary aspirations.
2) Demonstrate mastery of concepts relating to group identity, the diversity of human experience, or conflict.
3) Analyze how groups negotiate power to achieve more equitable and harmonious social orders.
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into level 4 math at MCC).
*ANT 201, 202, 216; BIO 116; ENG 216, 230; GEG 102, 211; HIS 111, 112, 211, 216, 240; HMN 106; HON 195, 295; MUS 120, 150, 155; PHL 103; POS 120, 210, 216, 234; SOC 102, 202, 203, 206, 210, 216; SUS 101.
Gender and Sexuality Studies
**ANT 201, 202, 216; ART 240; COM 101, 270; ENG 240; GEG 102, 211; HIS 216; HMN 106; HON 195, 295; PHL 103, 210; POS 203, 216; PSY 220 270; SOC 202, 203, 205, 210, 211, 216; SBS 125; SUS 101.
***ANT 201, 202, 216; ART 118, 119, 121; BIO 116; BUS 250; ECO 101; ENG 108, 201, 202, 210, 217, 230; GEG 211, 218; HIS 113, 114, 153, 154, 216, 219, 275; HMN 101, 106, 220, 221; HON 195, 295; MUS 119; PHL 103, 108, 109, 210; POS 101, 210, 216, 234; PSY 222; SUS 101.
****ANT 216; ART 121, 270; BIO 116; ENG 210, 216, 217; GEG 201, 211, 218; HIS 103, 104, 216, HMN 106; HON 195, 295; MUS 120; POS 102, 203, 216; PSY 101, 205; SOC 203, 209, 210, 216; SUS 101.
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