MCC is committed to providing high-quality education and ensuring you are safe and healthy during this pandemic. We are offering remote, online, and hybrid courses.

For more information, visit middlesexcc.edu/coronavirus  

 Contact Information

Chairperson:
Timothy Hack
Dept. Assistant:
Judy Robinson
Phone:
732-906-2590
Fax:
732-603-7049
Email:
HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location:
Raritan Hall

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

History & Social Science
Menu
 Contact Information

Chairperson:
Timothy Hack
Dept. Assistant:
Judy Robinson
Phone:
732-906-2590
Fax:
732-603-7049
Email:
HSS@middlesexcc.edu
Location:
Raritan Hall

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Liberal Arts - General A.A. Degree

A Liberal Arts Degree is an academic program that provides a comprehensive overview of humanities and social sciences. The degree provides a strong background for students to work in a variety of fields. Repeated national surveys of employers indicate that Liberal Arts graduates make strong job candidates who are well rounded academically, excellent communicators, critical and creative thinkers, aware of cultural diversity and varied perspectives, and prepared to adapt to the needs of the 21st century. Liberal Arts A.A. degrees can be completed in two years, with credit hours totaling 61-66. We offer evening classes and have an average professor/student ratio of 18:1. Liberal Arts Degrees are designed to transfer seamlessly to four-year colleges and universities for the completion of a range of Bachelor’s of Arts Degrees.

SEMESTER I

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Choose one 3-credit Mathematics course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

OR

SEMESTER 2

3

Choose one 3-credit GE Mathematics or Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).  Students may elect to take a 4-credit GE Mathematics or Science Elective in consultation with an academic advisor.

3

Choose two modern language courses in sequence from either: CHN, FRE, GER, HIN, ITA or SPA. For students who completed at least two years of high school study in one modern language, their level of language will be determined by a placement test (excluding SPA-242).

3

Select one of the following History sequences:

HIS-121 and HIS-122 OR HIS-131 and HIS-132 OR HIS-221 and HIS-222

SEMESTER 3

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).

3

Select a 3 credits from the subjects AFS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, COM, DAN, ENG, FRE, GER, GLS, HED, HIN, HIS, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, SCI, SSD, SOC, SPA, SPE or THE

4

Choose one 3-credit GE Lab Science course designated in the course descriptions as General Education MST (GE MST).  Students may elect to take a 4-credit GE Lab Science Elective in consultation with an academic advisor.

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS)(GE SS).

3

Select a 3 credits from the subjects AFS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, COM, DAN, ENG, FRE, GER, GLS, HED, HIN, HIS, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, SCI, SSD, SOC, SPA, SPE or THE

SEMESTER 4

3

Select a 3 credits from the subjects AFS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, COM, DAN, ENG, FRE, GER, GLS, HED, HIN, HIS, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, SCI, SSD, SOC, SPA, SPE or THE

3

Choose courses designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

3

Select a 3 credits from the subjects AFS, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, COM, DAN, ENG, FRE, GER, GLS, HED, HIN, HIS, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAT, MUS, PED, PHI, PHY, POS, PSY, SCI, SSD, SOC, SPA, SPE or THE

3

Choose one course from the following areas: AFS, AGD, ART, ASL, BIO, CHM, CHN, CJU, COM, COR, CPT, DAN, DMA, EDU, ENG, FRE, FSC, GAM, GER, GLS, HED, HCS, HED, HIN, HIS, HCS, ITA, JOU, LNC, MAD, MAT, MUS, PCP, PED, PHI, PHY, POL, POS, PSY, SCI, SOC, SPA, SPE, SSD and THE.

3

Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Diversity (GE DIV).

Total Credits: 60

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Program will be able to:

  • Articulate their place in human culture and the global society from a multi-disciplinary perspective acquired through the study of the social sciences, humanities, history, natural sciences, mathematics, arts, and languages.
  • Articulate complex ideas clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Use critical reasoning skills to resolve practical, intellectual, and ethical issues in their personal and professional lives.
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize relevant information from various sources and contexts and apply it in an informed and socially responsible way to address diverse real-world challenges.
  • Recognize how geographical, social, economic, and historical conditions shape cultural perspectives.

Contact Information

Contact Name:  Theresa Orosz, Acting Dean, Division of Liberal Arts
Contact Phone:  732.906.2533
Contact Email:  torosz@middlesexcc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Why study the Liberal Arts?

A Liberal Arts education is a broad-based program of study that exposes students to the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology.  The study of the Liberal Arts empowers students for success in transfer and a career in the diverse, ever-changing 21st century workplace.  A Liberal Arts education equips students with invaluable employability skills including the ability to analyze and construct arguments, think critically, communicate effectively, and appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives.  The cross-cultural knowledge, problem solving, and research and information literacy skills prepare students for civic engagement, life-long learning, and professional success. 

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete required developmental coursework (if any), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. Students may shorten the amount of degree completion time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.

Transfer Information

Our students transfer to 4-year colleges and universities around the globe. We’ve had students transfer to every state, including Alaska and Hawaii.

The Statewide Transfer Agreement for New Jersey ensures that students who earn an A.A. or A.S. degree at a community college will have those credits fully transferable to a New Jersey public four-year institution, will have completed half of the credits required for a basic four-year degree and will have completed all lower division general education requirements. In addition, articulation agreements are being worked out with institutions granting baccalaureate degrees to facilitate the transfer process. Students should discuss the transfer process with an advisor.

Are you interested in transferring to a school in New Jersey? You can use the tools at NJTransfer.org to see which of your MCC courses will transfer to a specific college.

chat loading...