Course Descriptions

The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.

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Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">AAD - Applied Art and Design</span></div>]
AAD - Applied Art and Design
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ACC - Accounting</span></div>]
ACC - Accounting
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ACD - Alcohol/Chemical Dependency
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">AFS - African American Studies</span></div>]
AFS - African American Studies
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AGS - Agricultural Studies
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ANT - Anthropology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language</span></div>]
ARA - Arabic/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ART - Art</span></div>]
ART - Art
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ASL - American Sign Language/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ATP - Automotive Technology</span></div>]
ATP - Automotive Technology
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">BIO - Biology</span></div>]
BIO - Biology
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BUS - Business
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CDL - Interdisciplinary</span></div>]
CDL - Interdisciplinary
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CE  - Cooperative Education-Disney World</sp
CE - Cooperative Education-Disney World
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CE  - Hospitality</span></div>]
CE - Hospitality
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CEL - Leadership
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CHE - Chemistry
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CHI - Chinese/Foreign Language
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">CIN - Cinema Studies</span></div>]
CIN - Cinema Studies
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Cinema Studies
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CIS - Computer Information Systems
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CIT - Civil and Construction Technology
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CLT - Clinical Laboratory Technician
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COM - Communication
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COS - College Success
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CPT - Computer Technology
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CRC - Computer Related Curricula
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CRJ - Criminal Justice
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CSC - Computer Science
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DAS - Dental Assisting
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DEN - Dental Hygiene
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">EBL - Experience Based Learning</span></div>
EBL - Experience Based Learning
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ECE - Education and Early Care</span></div>]
ECE - Education and Early Care
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ECO - Economics
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EDU - Education
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ELT - Electrical Engineering Technology/Electronics
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EMS - Emergency Medical Services
Show details for [<div class="Course_Table_Content"><span style="font-weight:bold">ENG - English Literature</span></div>]
ENG - English Literature
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ENG - English Writing

ENG 101 - College Composition

3 Credits

A course emphasizing college-level, source-based writing (summary, analysis, synthesis, research), with special attention to critical reading and thinking skills. Students will draft, revise, and edit multiple thesis-driven essays. They will also study and practice argument and persuasion. (ENG 101 or ENG 200 satisfy the composition requirement for graduation.)

Prerequisite(s): Waiver of accuplacer reading and sentence level tests; placement into ENG 101 or ENG 200 (minimum score of 81 on reading test and minimum score of 65 on sentence level test); or completion of TRS 200 with a C or better; or completion of TRS 105 with a C or higher; or completion of ESL 201 with a C or higher, or ENG 200 placement. Co-requisite(s): REA 100 is required for students scoring between 71 and 80.9 on the Accuplacer reading test. Students may take REA 100 concurrent with ENG 101 or may take it prior to ENG 101. Students who take REA 100 before ENG 101 will need to earn a C or better in REA 100 in order to enroll in ENG 101.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-BC - Basic Communication (SCOM)

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL)

ENG 113 - Introduction to Creative Writing

3 Credits

An introductory, skill-building workshop to help students develop techniques that will prepare them to write the short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and/or drama expected in ENG 213 Creative Writing. Emphasis is on developing observation skills, imaginative leaps, and formal techniques such as image, metaphor, symbol, character, conflict, dialogue, the poetic line, and setting/stage directions.

Prerequisite(s): Placement into ENG 101.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 122 - Personal Writing

3 Credits

A writing workshop for students who want to learn the building blocks of the personal narrative. The creative process will emphasize methods for shaping personal experiences into prose such as establishing a narrative arc, developing strong characters, creating vivid descriptions, and building and connecting scenes. Most importantly, students will learn how to connect their experiences to the larger world. Writing assignments may include journal, flash, poetic or lyrical writing, and/or other non-fictional narrative structures.

Prerequisite(s): Placement exam at ENG 101 level.

Learning Attributes: WR

MCC General Education: MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW)

ENG 200 - Advanced Composition

3 Credits

Course focuses on written analysis, oral discourse, evaluation, argument and research. Assignments develop depth and proficiency in using language. Basic composition skills are assumed. (Can be taken in place of ENG 101 to satisfy the composition requirement for graduation.) This course may not be taken concurrently with ENG 101.

Prerequisite(s): Waiver of Accuplacer Reading and sentence level tests; score of 100 or higher on reading test and 96 or higher on sentence level test; SAT reading score of 600 or higher, or ACT 26 or higher, or ELA regents 85 or higher or ENG 101 with a C or higher.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-BC - Basic Communication (SCOM)

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL), MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT)

ENG 213 - Creative Writing

3 Credits

A workshop approach for students interested in doing original writing of at least three of the following four genres: short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Emphasis is on reading and analytical discussion of students' work.

(Prerequisite(s): ENG 101 with a C or better, placement into ENG 200 or instructor permission.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 233 - Creative Writing Workshop-Poetry

3 Credits

A workshop designed for students interested in advancing their skills in writing poetry. Emphasis is on exploring different approaches to the genre and on drafting, workshopping, and revising original work within the genre of poetry.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 213 with C or higher (or permission of instructor).

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 243 - Creative Writing Workshop-Playwriting

3 Credits

A workshop designed for students interested in advancing their skills in writing plays. Emphasis is on exploring different approaches to the genre and on drafting, workshopping, and revising original work within the genre of playwriting.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 213 with C or higher (or permission of instructor).

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 250 - Professional Communication

3 Credits

Concentration on practical business and professional communication skills, including writing, speaking, and listening. Emphasis is on clarity, organization, format, appropriate language, and consideration of audience, for both written and oral assignments.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better or ENG 200 with a grade of C or better.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-BC - Basic Communication (SCOM)

MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-BCW - Writing (MBCW), MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL)

ENG 251 - Technical Communication

3 Credits

Concentration on the writing and speaking skills necessary for the technologies. Emphasis is on preparation, organization, audience, and the effective use of format, supplements, and visuals. Accuracy, clarity, economy, and precision are stressed, for both written and oral assignments.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 with a grade of C or better or ENG 200 with a grade of C or better. *These courses do not fulfill the requirements for a Literature elective.

Learning Attributes: WR

MCC General Education: MCC-IL - Information Literacy (MIL)

ENG 253 - Creative Writing Workshop-Nonfiction

3 Credits

A workshop designed for students interested in advancing their skills in writing creative nonfiction. Emphasis is on exploring different approaches to the genre and on drafting, workshopping, and revising original work within the genre of creative non-fiction. Writing Intensive.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 213 with C or higher (or permission of instructor).

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 263 - Creative Writing Workshop-Short Fiction

3 Credits

A workshop designed for students interested in advancing their skills in writing short fiction, Emphasis is on exploring different approaches to the genre and on drafting, workshopping, and revising original work within the genre of short fiction. Writing Intensive.

Prerequisite(s): ENG 213 with C or higher (or permission of instructor).

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

ENG 273 - Creative Writing Capstone: Publishing and the Profession

3 Credits

This course seeks to familiarize students with the processes necessary to furthering their personal and/or professional development as creative writers. To this end, the course will introduce students to the submission process, to transfer opportunities, and to publishing/reading venues both in Rochester and around the country.

Prerequisites: ENG 233 or ENG 243 or ENG 253 or ENG 263 with C or higher or permission of Instructor.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-A - The Arts (SART)

MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH)

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ENR - Engineering Science
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ESL - English For Speakers Of Other Languages (ESOL)
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FPT - Fire Protection Technology
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FRE - French/Foreign Language
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FSA - Food Service Administration
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GEG - Geography
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GEO - Geology
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GER - German/Foreign Language
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GLF - Golf Management
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GLS - Global Studies
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GSS - Gender and Sexuality Studies
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HBR - Hebrew/Foreign Language
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HED - Health Education
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HEG - Health Education Global
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HEG - Health Professions
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HIM - Health Information Technology
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HIS - History
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HMN - Humanities
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HON - Honors Studies
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Honors Studies
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HSM - Homeland Security Administration
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HSP - Hospitality
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HTL - Hotel Technology
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HUM - Human Services
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HVA - Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
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IDE - Interior Design
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ITA - Italian/Foreign Language
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JPN - Japanese/Foreign Language
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LAW - Law
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LDS - Leadership
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MAR - Marketing
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MET - Mechanical Technology
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MMP
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MTH - Mathematics
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MUS - Music
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NUR - Nursing
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OFT - Office Technology
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OPT - Optical Systems Technology
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PE - Physical Education--Coed
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PEC - Physical Education--Coed
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PEJ - Physical Education-Criminal Justice
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PEM - Physical Education--Men
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PEW - Physical Education-Women
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PHL - Philosophy
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PHO - Photography
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PHY - Physics
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PLE - Police: Law Enforcement
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PLS - Paralegal Studies
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POS - Political Science
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PPE - Physical Studies/Physical Education
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PSC - Public Safety Communications
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PSC - Public Safety Training
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PST - Public Safety Training
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PSY - Psychology
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Public Speaking
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REA - Reading
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SBS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
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SCI - Science
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SCR - Computer Security
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SGT - Surgical Technology
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SMT - Sports Management
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SOC - Sociology
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SPA - Spanish/Foreign Language
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SPC - Speech Communication
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STT - Solar Thermal Technology
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SUS - Sustainability Studies
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SVL - Service Learning
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TAM - Tooling and Machining
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TEK - Technology
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THE - Theatre
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TOY - Toyota
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TRS - Transitional Studies
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TVL - Travel And Tourism
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URS - Urban Studies
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XRT - Radiologic Technology