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    Jun 13, 2024  
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
MCCC College Catalog 2024-2025

Associate of Arts, A.A.


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To earn the associate of arts degree, the student must successfully complete courses from the following areas:

General Education

(See the General Education Requirements  for a list of courses that satisfy the General Education Learning Competencies approved list of courses.)

Institutional Goal: Critical Thinking

  • C1: GE Natural Sciences Competency: Understand and apply the elements of C1 scientific inquiry and scientific principles in a natural science college laboratory course setting.
  • C2: GE Mathematics Competency: Use mathematics to effectively model and evaluate quantitative relationships.

Institutional Goal: Communication

  • C3: GE Writing Competency: Write effectively.
  • C4: GE Computer Literacy Competency: Understand and apply current and appropriate technology tools and resources.

 Institutional Goal: Social and Cultural Awareness

  • C5: GE Human Experience Competency: Recognize expressions of the human experience.
  • C6: GE Social Systems Competency: Understand the processes that influence human values, thoughts, social systems and behavior.

Additional Requirements


Written Communication - 3 Semester Hours


In addition to the course taken to meet the General Education Competency (C3), the student must successfully complete one additional writing course selected from ENGL 154  , ENGL 152 , ENGL 155  or ENGL 254 .

Social Science - 9 Semester Hours


In addition to the courses taken to meet the General Education Competencies (C5) and (C6), the student must successfully complete nine additional semester hours selected from two different subject areas listed below:

Anthropology, economics, geography (except GEOG 151 ), history, political science, psychology, social work, sociology or criminal justice.

Humanities - 6 Semester Hours


In addition to the courses taken to meet the General Education Competencies (C5) and (C6), the student must successfully complete six additional semester hours selected from two different subject areas listed below:

Art, communications, English (excluding English courses taken to meet the Writing Effectively competency and the written communications requirement), humanities, journalism, music, philosophy, speech or theater.

Foreign Language - 8 Semester Hours


The student must successfully complete eight semester hours of one foreign language. Students with a minimum of four semesters of one foreign language in high school may petition the dean of humanities/social sciences for a waiver of one course (four credits) of this requirement. Students receiving waivers do not earn college credit and will need to earn additional hours to meet the 60-hour degree requirement.

Students can earn a Global Studies Degree Designation at MCCC.

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