IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The General Education Requirements presented on this page apply to all students who are enrolled in an associate degree program prior to the Fall 2016 semester.
Students who enroll in a degree program, or change majors, beginning with the Fall 2016 semester will be required to follow new General Education Requirements. These new requirements align with General Education Competencies adopted by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System as part of the Transfer Articulation Program. To preview these new requirements, click here.
General Education Requirements (Current)
Guidelines for Fulfilling General Education/Liberal Arts Requirements (for students matriculating prior to the Fall 2016 semester)
Each degree program in the College requires that a minimum of 33 percent of the courses be in the Liberal Arts. The Liberal Arts include the broad categories of humanities, fine arts, social science, science, and mathematics. Any courses listed below will fulfill these requirements; however, please note exceptions.
As part of these requirements, students must have had successfully completed two “L” (library information literacy) courses and one “D” (diversity) course by the time they have completed 60 credits. Click on the “L and D Courses” tab above, for more information
|Humanities*||Fine Arts||Mathematics**||Social Science||Science|
|Fine Arts||Art||MAT*137, Intermediate Algebra||Anthropology||Biology|
|Communication||Digital Arts||MAT*146, Math for the Liberal Arts||Economics||Chemistry|
|English*||Music||MAT*168, Elementary Statistics and Probability||Geography||Environmental Science|
|ESL*||Theatre||MAT*173, College Algebra with Technology||History||Physical and Earth Sciences|
|Languages||MAT*186, Pre-Calculus||Political Science||Physics|
|Philosophy||MAT*254, Calculus I||Psychology|
|MAT*256, Calculus II||Social Science|
“L” (Library) Course and “D” (Diversity) Course Requirements
MxCC’s General Education requirements mandate that students must have had two “L” (library information literacy) courses and one “D”(diversity) course by the time they have completed 60 credits. Students who transfer to MxCC with 30 credits or more are exempt from these requirements; if transferring with fewer than 30 credits, one “L” course and one “D” course are required. Students who transfer in an ENG*101 equivalent course may use it to meet an “L” course requirement automatically. No other transfer courses will fulfill an “L” or “D” requirement without special evaluation.
An “L” course is one that requires some form of library project or research paper and includes a class session on information access by the library staff. Information is a prominent part of all facets of our modern society and lifestyle. As such, MxCC recognizes the importance of information literacy: the ability to understand, navigate, and use information effectively. Accordingly, MxCC has established competencies in information literacy that students should attain upon graduation. Specific outcomes include the ability to:
- Recognize how information is generally organized and disseminated and how to access it.
- Identify key resources for and effectively navigate information within specific disciplines.
- Define a specific research topic and determine the nature and extent of the information needed for it.
- Develop and implement an initial search strategy appropriate for a specific research need.
- Assess the effectiveness of a search strategy and refine it as necessary.
- Evaluate information and sources critically to determine if they are appropriate for use.
- Identify and employ practices which are consistent with the ethical and legal uses of information.
- Organize, synthesize, and communicate information effectively.
“L” courses are designated with an “L” in the course description section of this catalog and in the list, below.
A diversity or “D” course is designed to foster understanding, open-mindedness, and the valuing of others through an appreciation of human differences. This may include race, ethnicity, culture, religion, national origin, as well as class, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or other considerations. “D” courses may take a comparative approach or focus on specific areas, especially those which have traditionally been underappreciated. Specific outcomes include:
- Students will deal constructively with information, ideas, and emotions associated with diversity and conflict.
- Students will function more effectively in a pluralistic and diverse work environment within the realities of a global economy and marketplace.
- Students’ experiences of marginalization will be reduced and there will be an increase of their understanding of individuals’ experiences, values, and perspectives and the benefits of diverse ways within each field or discipline.
- Students will understand how the institutions, ideas, and traditions of the contemporary world develop and vary.
- Students will recognize diversity (such as the significance of race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, ethnicity, and/or other forms of differences) in experiences and perspectives in the cultures studied.
“D” courses are designated with a “D” in the course description section of this catalog and in the list, below.
|ACC*272||Intermediate Accounting II||ANT*205||Cultural Anthropology|
|ANT*101||Intro to Anthropology||ART*100||Art Appreciation|
|BMG*204||Managerial Communications||ART*101||Art History I|
|BIO*212||Anatomy and Physiology II||ART*102||Art History II|
|BIO*235||Microbiology||ART*103||Art History III|
|BIO*260||Principles of Genetics||BIO*211||Human Anatomy & Physiology I|
|COM*155||History of Film I||BIO*212||Human Anatomy & Physiology II|
|COM*156||History of Film II||BMG*202||Principles of Management|
|COM*173||Public Speaking||CJS*101||Intro to Criminal Justice|
|COM*226||Journalism I||CJS*151||Criminal Justice Supervision & Administration|
|ENG*102||Literature & Composition||CJS*225||Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Leadership|
|ENG*200||Advanced Composition||CJS*250||Police Organization & Management|
|ENG*202||Technical Writing||COM*154||Film Study & Appreciation|
|ENG*210||Fiction||COM*155||History of Film I|
|ENG*211||Short Story||COM*156||History of Film II|
|ENG*213||Poetry||COM*255||Topics in Film|
|ENG*214||Drama||ECE*101||Intro to Early Childhood Education|
|ENG*218||Autobiography||ECE*215||The Exceptional Learner|
|ENG*220||Studies in American Literature||ECE*275||Child, Family, and School Relations|
|ENG*221||American Literature I||ENG*211||Short Story|
|ENG*222||American Literature II||ENG*218||Autobiography|
|ENG*231||British Literature I||ENG*262||Women in Literature|
|ENG*232||British Literature II||FRE*101 / FRE*105||Elementary French I|
|ENG*233||Shakespeare I||FRE*102 / FRE*106||Elementary French I|
|ENG*234||Shakespeare II||FRE* 201 / FRE*205||Intermediate French I|
|ENG*262||Women in Literature||FRE*202 / FRE*206||Intermediate French II|
|ENG*291||Mythology||GEO*101||Intro to Geography|
|ENG*298||Special Topics in English||HIS*101||Western Civilization I|
|ODD*103||Ophthalmic Dispensing II||HIS*102||Western Civilization II|
|PHL*101||Intro to Philosophy||HIS*201||U.S. History I|
|PHL*111||Ethics||HIS*202||U.S. History II|
|PHL*151||World Religions||HSE*101||Intro to Human Services|
|POL*102||Intro to Comparative Politics||HSE*116||Youth Advocacy and Community Organization|
|PSY*201||Life Span Development||ITA*101 / ITA* 105||Elementary Italian I|
|PSY*208||Psychology of Adult Development||ITA*102 / ITA*106||Elementary Italian II|
|PSY*245||Abnormal Psychology||MUS*104||World Music|
|PSY*251||Behavior Disorders of Children||MUS*152||Drumming & Percussion Ensemble|
|PHL*199||Topics in Philosophy|
|POL*102||Intro to Comparative Politics|
|POL*103||Intro to International Relations|
|PSY*103||Intro to Holistic Wellness|
|PSY*111||General Psychology I|
|PSY*201||Life Span Development|
|SOC*101||Principles of Sociology|
|SOC*210||Sociology of the Family|
|SOC*212||Sociology of Women|
SPA*101 / SPA*105
|Elementary Spanish I|
SPA*102 / SPA*106
|Elementary Spanish II|
SPA*201 / SPA*205
|Intermediate Spanish I|
SPA*202 / SPA*206
|Intermediate Spanish II|
|SSC*153||Women and Work|
|VET*102||Vet Office Management & Communication|
Students should consult advisors about academic problems, changes in academic plans and graduation requirements.
PROGRAM OR COURSE CHANGES
Students who wish to change programs should make this change in the Records Office.
Students who wish to substitute courses in a program must complete the request form available in the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and secure approval from both their advisor and the chairperson of the division in which the program is administered.
Course changes are permitted during the first full week of classes on a space available basis, and with the permission of the Records Office. Course changes after this point require permission of the instructor and must be reported to the Records Office.
All students should select course loads appropriate for their academic abilities and their employment responsibilities. A full-time course load usually consists of 15 semester hours but no less than 12 hours. Students who wish to take more than 17 credits must have their advisor’s recommendation and the approval of the Dean of Academic Affairs.
The degrees of Associate in Arts (A.A.) and Associate in Science (A.S.) are awarded by the Board of Regents to qualifying candidates.
The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed to provide students with broad general knowledge as a basis for transfer to four-year programs at other colleges and universities. Programs emphasize the humanities and science disciplines and highlight courses in language, math and the social sciences.
Students are encouraged to inquire about transfer information with colleges of their choice.
The Associate in Science (A.S.) curriculum is designed to provide students with a general education which includes courses in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, math and science. Some programs include required courses in skill areas designed to prepare students for immediate employment in a variety of careers, while others list broad elective categories which assist students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities.
Tracks: Some programs have two or even three tracks. A program track might be thought of as an emphasis or as a major within a major. A student completing two program tracks in the same program will receive only one diploma. The transcript will indicate that course work was concentrated in one or more program tracks.
CROSS-REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS AMONG CONNECTICUT COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Per agreement between the Connecticut Community Colleges, the Connecticut State University System, and the University of Connecticut, students may take select courses at any other state institution if such courses are not offered at the student’s home institution. Please see your advisor or a counselor for additional information.