Thursday, June 16, 2011

MCC's Honors Program

Are you aware that Middlesex County College has an Honors Program? Dr. Mathew Spano and Prof. Donna-Marie Gardner are the Co-Directors of the Honors Program.

A student must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Entering, first-year students must have a minimum combined score of 1200 (Math 600 and Critical Reading 600 of higher) AND no developmental courses OR a cumulative GPA of 3.5 of a 4.0 grading scale (high school) AND no developmental course requirements

  • Current MCC and transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher after the completion of 12 college credits and the completion of all developmental coursework.

The Honors courses for Fall 2011 are BIO 105-H, BIO 123-H, ENG 253-H, MAT 131-H, POS 225-H, PSY 123-H, SOC 121-H, and SOC 131-H.

For additional information, email

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What is Non-Compliance?

Some students may receive an email notifying them that their schedule needs to be adjusted because of Non-Compliance. Here is a brief overview of this academic situation.

If students were unsuccessful in a developmental course, the course that comes after it (RDG 011 after RDG 009, for example) cannot be taken. The unsuccessful course must be repeated. Please remember that a developmental course receiving a "D" must be repeated.

Additionally, ENG 121 and 122 both need a grade of at least a "C" for graduation. A student cannot register for ENG 122 if he/she received a "D" in ENG 121.

Most students are confused about the prerequisite for MAT 129 (Precalculus). Students can take the one-semester version (MAT 129) if they receive a grade of "B" or higher in MAT 014. However, a grade of "C" or "C+" or "B-" in MAT 014 places the student in MAT 129A (the two-semester version).

Students were notified of Non-Compliance on June 13 and were told to adjust their schedules by June 30. If a course schedule is not changed by that date, the schedule will be changed without any imput from the student. Please visit the Center before June 30.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Message From Prof. Nadine Heller About THE 131 and THE 124

Are you someone looking for an amazing course to fulfill your divisional elective or performance course requirement during Fall 2011? Consider taking THE131-73 Acting I, on Wednesday evenings, with our dynamic new director/professor who will be covering the latest studio acting techniques certain to challenge you and build performance and presentation skills. Never thought about it before? Well consider…

TRANSFERABILITY? For education majors, it has great transferability to Kean University if you are interested in early childhood or secondary (H.S.) teaching. Also highly recommended for pre-law majors. Liberal Arts General? Why not explore this course?

For non-theatre majors this is a terrific opportunity to explore acting in our Black Box Studio Theatre space with a professional director, see productions, and learn what is happening on stage now---it’s not what you think---and have a chance to express yourself working with other people interested in performance and experimentation.

Need a GE Humanities course? Take THE124 Contemporary Theatre . How are video games influencing performance? Discover immersive theatre. See contemporary productions, and learn about how today’s theatre is informed by the innovations which occurred earlier in the 20th century.

We offer courses in stagecraft for those interested in exploring “behind the scenes”, and advanced acting, too!

For more information, give me a call, Prof. Nadine Heller, Chair, Visual, Performing, and Media Arts at 732-906-2589.