The General Education Requirements will be changing as of the Fall 2016 semester to align with the General Education Common Core Competencies adopted by the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System.  The new General Education Core is part of the Transfer Articulation Policy designed to ensure seamless transfer for community college graduates who’ve earned an Associate Degree, to enter a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Connecticut State University or Charter Oak State College, with all credits intact and with junior (3rd year) status.

Guidelines for Fulfilling General Education/Liberal Arts Requirements (ends August 2016)

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.

Humanities* Fine Arts   Mathematics**    Social Science Science
Fine Arts Art Intermediate Algebra Anthropology Biology
Communication Digital Arts Math for the Liberal Arts Economics Chemistry
English* Music Elementary Statistics and Probability Geography Environmental Science
ESL* Theatre College Algebra with Technology History Physical and Earth Sciences
Languages Pre-calculus Political Science Physics
 Philosophy Calculus I Psychology
Calculus II Social Science

Please note:

  • *ENG*101 Composition does not satisfy the Humanities or Liberal Arts requirement.
  • *ESL*130 or above (up to 15 credits) satisfy Language and/or Humanities electives and/or requirements.
  • **MAT*095 does not satisfy the Mathematics requirement.


“L” (Library) Course and “D” (Diversity) Course Requirements

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:

1. Recognize how information is generally organized and disseminated and how to access it.
2. Identify key resources for and effectively navigate information within specific disciplines.
3. Define a specific research topic and determine the nature and extent of the information needed for it.
4. Develop and implement an initial search strategy appropriate for a specific research need.
5. Assess the effectiveness of a search strategy and refine it as necessary.
6. Evaluate information and sources critically to determine if they are appropriate for use.
7. Identify and employ practices which are consistent with the ethical and legal uses of information.
8. Organize, synthesize, and communicate information effectively.

“L” courses will be designated with an “L” in the course description section of this catalog.

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.  “D” courses are designated with a “D” in the course description section of this catalog.

This requirement mandates that MxCC students must have had two “L” courses and one “D” 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.


Number    Course Title
ACC*272     Intermediate Accounting II
ANT*101     Introduction to Anthropology
BMG*204    Managerial Communications
BIO*212      Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO*235      Microbiology
BIO*260      Principles of Genetics
COM*155    History of Film I
COM*156    History of Film II
COM*173    Public Speaking
COM*226    Journalism I
ENG*101     Composition
ENG*102     Literature and Composition
ENG*200     Advanced Composition
ENG*202     Technical Writing
ENG*210     Fiction
ENG*211     Short Story
ENG*213     Poetry
ENG*214     Drama
ENG*218     Autobiography
ENG*220     Studies in American Literature
ENG*221     American Literature I
ENG*222     American Literature II
ENG*231     British Literature I
ENG*232     British Literature II
ENG*233     Shakespeare I
ENG*234     Shakespeare II
ENG*262 Women in Literature
ENG*291     Mythology
ENG*298     Special Topics in English
ODD*103    Ophthalmic Dispensing II
PHL*101     Introduction to Philosophy
PHL*111     Ethics
PHL*151     World Religions
POL*102     Intro to Comparative Politics
PSY*201     Life Span Development
PSY*208     Psychology of Adult Development
PSY*245     Abnormal Psychology
PSY*251     Behavior Disorders of Children
SOC*240     Criminology


Number    Course Title
ANT*205     Cultural Anthropology
ART*100      Art Appreciation
ART*101      Art History I
ART*102      Art History II
ART*103      Art History III
BIO*211      Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO*212      Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BMG*202     Principles of Management
CJS*101      Introduction to Criminal Justice
CJS*151      Criminal Justice Supervision and Administration
CJS*220      Criminal Investigation
CJS*225      Ethical Issues in Criminal Justice Leadership
CJS*250      Police Organization and Management
COM*154     Film Study and Appreciation
COM*155     History of Film I
COM*156     History of Film II
COM*255     Topics in Film
ECE*101      Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE*215      The Exceptional Learner
ECE*275      Child, Family, and School Relations
ENG*211     Short Story
ENG*218     Autobiography
ENG*262 Women in Literature
FRE*101      Elementary French I
FRE*102      Elementary French II
FRE*105      Elementary Conversational French I
FRE*106      Elementary Conversational French II
FRE*201      Intermediate French I
FRE*202      Intermediate French II
FRE*205      Intermediate Conversational French I
FRE*206      Intermediate Conversational French Ii
GEO*101     Introduction to Geography
HIS*101      Western Civilization I
HIS*102      Western Civilization II
HIS*201      United States History I
HIS*202      United States History II
HSE*101      Introduction to Human Services
HSE*116      Youth Advocacy and Community Organization
ITA*101      Elementary Italian I
ITA*102      Elementary Italian II
ITA*105      Elementary Conversational Italian I
ITA*106      Elementary Conversational Italian II
MUS*104     World Music
MUS*152     Drumming and Percussion Ensemble
PHL*151     World Religions
PHL*199     Topics in Philosophy
POL*102     Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL*103     Intro. to International Relations
POL*111     American Government
PSY*103     Introduction to Holistic Wellness
PSY*111     General Psychology I
PSY*201     Life Span Development
PSY*240     Social Psychology
PSY*245     Abnormal Psychology
SOC*101     Principles of Sociology
SOC*210     Sociology of the Family
SOC*212     Sociology of Women
SOC*213     Human Sexuality
SOC*241     Juvenile Delinquency
SPA*101     Elementary Spanish I
SPA*102     Elementary Spanish II
SPA*105     Elementary Conversational Spanish I
SPA*106     Elementary Conversational Spanish I
SPA*201     Intermediate Spanish I
SPA*202     Intermediate Spanish II
SPA*205     Intermediate Conversational Spanish I
SPA*206     Intermediate Conversational Spanish II
SSC*153     Women and Work
VET*102     Vet Office Management & Communication

This information will be posted by January 1, 2016.


Students should consult advisors about academic problems, changes in academic plans and graduation requirements.


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.


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.