Wednesday, August 12, 2015

MCC Honors Program


Stand Out with Honors Classes at MCC!  
There are MANY advantages to taking Honors courses and NO additional risk. MCC Honors courses do not involve more work; rather, they allow students greater freedoms to personalize assignments, explore new learning opportunities, and foster a higher level of study.  Additionally, research shows that most students earn grades in Honors courses comparable to those they earn in non-Honors courses.  

Moreover, Honors courses stand out on your transcript, transfer just as well as non-honors courses and enhance your chances for admission into competitive 4-year schools.  MCC Honors graduates have successfully transferred to Columbia, Cornell, NYU, TCNJ, and other top-tier institutions, many having won lucrative scholarships.  These students all cite the Honors Program as a major factor in their success.  New MCC Honors students can network with our Honors alumni for guidance with the admissions process, job and career opportunities, etc.
There are many additional benefits to being an MCC Honors student, such as exclusive use of the Honors Student study lounge, field trips, guest speakers and social events all at NO EXTRA COST!!! Finally, the MCC Foundation offers annual scholarships designed especially for Honors students.

If you have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, if you have 12 or more college credits AND if you have completed all developmental coursework, you may qualify to take Honors courses at MCC!  (Note: If your GPA is 3.25-3.5 you may be eligible to take a single Honors course with a professor’s recommendation.)

Here are the Honors course offerings planned for the Fall 2015 semester:
PSY 123H-01   Honors Introduction to Psychology    T: 12:30-3:20   Barnhart
POS 225H-01   Honors American Political Thought   F: 2-4:20    Hertrich
ENG 253H-01  Honors Mythology in Literature TTh: 12:30-1:50    Spano
BIO 106H-01   Honors Human Biology, Biomedical Issues and Society   W:12:30-2:20
F: 11-1:50   TBA

If you would like to discuss registering for any of our exciting offerings, please contact Professors Mathew Spano (mspano@middlesexcc.edu ) or Donna-Marie Gardner (dgardner@middlesexcc.edu ) at your earliest possible convenience.  Please indicate the course(s) that you are interested in.  Note that students cannot register for these courses directly.  If you qualify, we will advise you and register you for the course(s) as soon as possible.  Honors course seats are limited (max class size is 15 students), so please reserve your seat today!

Again, seating is limited, so act now to stand out from the crowd!

Regards,
Professors Donna-Marie Gardner and Mathew Spano
Co-Directors, MCC Honors Program

Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ   08818
732-548-6000 X 3285

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Course at MCC!! Elementary Chinese I (CHN 121)

Are you a Liberal Arts student who has not yet started your language requirement? MCC will offer Elementary Chinese (CHN 121) in the fall semester.. This course, along with Elementary Chinese II (CHN 122) will satisfy your language requirement. For additional information, visit the English as a Second Language and World Languages Department in the IRC Building or the Academic Advising Center in Chambers Hall.

 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Academic Advising Overview for Liberal Arts--Psychology (LAPSY.AA) Majors

The Academic Advising Center is continuing a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with another method of the best possible academic advising in as efficient a way as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Liberal Arts--Psychology (LAPSY.AA) Degree. This version was activated for Fall 2014.

ENG 121--English Composition I
ENG 122--English Composition II (prerequisite of English Composition I with a grade of "C" or better)


SPE 121--Fundamentals of Public Speaking or SPE 123--Discussion and Debate

HIS 121--History of Western Civilization I
HIS 122--History of Western Civilization II
or
HIS 131--World History I
HIS 132--World History II
or
HIS 221--United States History I
HIS 222--United States History II


GE Humanities Elective

Two semesters of a modern language

CSC 105--Computer Applications and Systems or CSC 106--Intermediate PC Applications with Programming (CSC 106 has a prerequisite of CSC 105 or CSC 107 and MAT 014)

BIO 105--Heredity, Evolution and Society (prerequisite of MAT 013)
MAT 123--Statistics I (prerequisite of MAT 014)
GE Math or GE Science elective


PSY 123--Introduction to Psychology
GE Social Science elective

PSY 218--Research Methods (prerequisite of MAT 123)
PSY elective that is not already completed to satisfy another requirement
PSY elective that is not already completed to satisfy another requirement
PSY elective that is not already completed to satisfy another requirement


Divisional Elective (Choose one course from the following--AFS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, COR, DAN, EDU, ENG, FRE, GER, HED, HIS, ITA, LNC, MAT, MUS, PED (3 credit), PHI, PHY, POL, POS, PSY, SSD, SOC, SPA, SPE, THE)

GE Diversity elective (Choose one elective that is not already completed to satisfy another requirement.)

HED 200--Human Sexuality and Family LIfe

For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu.

Academic Advising Overview for Public Health (PUBH.AS) majors

The Academic Advising Center is continuing a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with another method of the best possible academic advising in as efficient a way as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Public Health Degree.

ENG 121--English Composition I
MAT 123--Statistics I (prerequisite of MAT 014)
CHM 117--Chemistry I (prerequisite of MAT 013 and one year of high school laboratory science with a grade of "C" or higher)
PSY 123--Introduction to Psychology
PBH 101--Principles of Public Health


ENG 122--English Composition II (prerequisite of ENG 121 with a minimum grade of "C")
CSC 106--Computer Applications with Programming (perquisites of MAT 014 and CSC 105)
CHM 118--Chemistry II (prerequisite of CHM 117)
SOC 121--Introduction to Sociology
HIS  History elective

BIO 111--Anatomy and Physiology I (perquisite of MAT 013 and one high of high school laboratory biology and one year of high school laboratory chemistry, both with grades of "C" or higher)
PHI 123--Ethics
HED 150--Contemporary Health Issues
MAT 129 (prerequisite of MAT 014 with a grade of "B" or higher)  OR Language elective

BIO 112--Anatomy and Physiology II (prerequisite of BIO 111)
HCD 105--Basic Nutrition
SCI 226--Environmental Issues in Our Diverse Society OR Language elective
SPE 121--Fundamentals of Public Speaking
HED 200--Human Sexuality and Family Life


For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Academic Advising Overview for Media Arts Gaming and Animation (MADGA.AAS) Majors

The Academic Advising Center is continuing a new project which will allow students to receive an overview of the requirements of their declared major. In so doing, the Center hopes to utilize the electronic resources at its disposal to provide our students with another method of the best possible academic advising in as efficient a way as possible. This Electronic Advising Packet is for the Media Arts--Gaming and Animation (MADGA.AAS) Degree.

CSC 105--Computer Applications and Systems

ENG 121--English Composition I

MAD 107--Photography I
MAD 113--Two -Dimensional Design
MAD 117--Freehand Drawing

Physical Education (one credit) OR Health Education (three credits)

ART 104--History of Photography OR
ART 124--Art History:Renaissance to Modern OR
ART 125--Art History:Modern and Contemporary

ENG 122--English Composition II (prerequisite of ENG 121 with a minimum grade of "C")

MAD 108--Photography II (prerequisite of MAD 107)
MAD 114--Three--Dimensional Design (prerequisite of MAD 113 and MAD 117)
MAD 118--Graphic Design Skills (prerequisite of MAD 113 and MAD 117)

BUS 101--Business Organization and Management OR
SBM 120--Small Business Administration (Students who take SBM 120 need special permission to enroll in MKT203)

GAM 218--3D Modeling and Animation Foundations (prerequisite of all MAD courses and a corequisite of  GAM 219)

GAM 219--Game Design Foundations (prerequisite of all MAD courses and a corequisite of GAM 218)

GAM 222--Animation Workshop (prerequisite of all MAD courses and GAM 218 and GAM 219 and a corequisite of GAM 223 and GAM 280)

GAM 223--Game Design Workshop (prerequisite of all MAD courses and GAM 218 and GAM 219 and a corequisite of GAM 222 and GAM 280)

GAM 280--Portfolio (prerequisite of all MAD courses and GAM 218 and GAM 219 and a corequisite of GAM 222 and GAM 223)


GE Math or GE Science (3 credits)

GE Humanities Elective OR GE Social Science Elective

MKT 143--Salesmanship OR MKT 203--Principles of Advertising (prerequisite of BUS 101)

GE Social Science Elective

For additional questions, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Changes to the Liberal Arts History Sequences

Students in all Liberal Arts options (with the exception of Liberal Arts--Global Studies) and Fine Arts options can now choose among three different History sequences to complete their core History requirement.
HIS 121 and HIS 122 (History of Western Civilization I and II)
HIS 131 and HIS 132 (World History I and II)
HIS 221 and HIS 222 (United States History I and II)

Students who are Liberal Arts--Global Studies majors must, however, complete the HIS 131-132 sequence.

Students cannot "mix and match" the sequences by choosing a course in one sequence with a course in another.

Please contact the Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu with any questions.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Need a GE Elective? MCC is offering some new courses!

If you are in need of  a GE elective, please be sure to make note of the following new additions to MCC's course offerings:

HIS 131--World History I  (GE Humanities or GE Diversity)
HIS 132--World History II (GE Humanities or GE Diversity)
GLS 121--Introduction to Global Studies (GE Diversity)
GLS 131--World Geography (GE Social Science or GE Diversity)

For additional information, please email the Academic Advising Center at advising@middlesexcc.edu