Thursday, October 29, 2015

Two Global Studies Classes (GLS 121 and GLS 123)



GLS 121  Global Studies

GE Diversity This course is designed to introduce the student to the concepts and key questions concerning globalization . The objective of this course is to survey multiple disciplinary perspectives on such aspects of globalization as the global economy, politics, transnational migration,global-local connections and the impact of globalization on the entire world. The positive and negative consequences of globalization will be explored. Students will examine such issues as : social justice and the extent to which globalization is a force for economic growth and democratization or a contributor to economic inequality and the suppression of basic human rights.


GLS 123  Global Terrorism 
Terrorism as a political tool will be examined through a comprehensive study of international terrorism and the problems confronting the global world as it tries to formulate and implement strategies to combat terrorism. This course will focus on the definition of terrorism within its social contexts and will examine the juxtaposition of terrorists and counter-terrorists as they interact.A section of the course will deal with the psychology of terrorists; explorations of changes in terrorism across the globe will be explored with the focus on Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and other areas. Homeland security options and the future of terrorism will be examined.


Thursday, September 3, 2015

GLS 121 Introduction to Global Studies--Diversity or Divisional Elective for LA Majors

GLS 121 (Introduction to Global Studies) is one of MCC's newest courses. If you are a Liberal Arts major in need of a Diversity or Divisional Elective, GLS 121 could be the course for you. It is being offered as a Fall II course on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30-11:15am.




Are you a Liberal Arts Major in Need of a Divisional Elective? Look at These Offerings!

The Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Department has three interesting courses to offer, all of which can serve as a Divisional Elective.

ART109-72
(Drawing)  Tuesday 6.00-8.40

ART 110-74
(Figure drawing) Thursday 6-8.40

MUSIC 131-74
(Keyboard Studies) Thursday 6-8.40

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