MPC General Education Online Courses

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The MPC General Education program is intended to provide a broad educational foundation for students enrolled in one of the degree programs which terminates with an associate degree.

Note: In many cases there are other face-to-face courses that can also be used to fulfill requirements. Refer to the current MPC Catalog for complete information about the MPC General Education requirements.

AREA A: COMMUNICATION SKILLS: 6 UNITS


Units

Offered Online

ENGL 1A

College Composition

3.0

A2: Communication & Analytical Thinking - 3 units

Units

Offered Online

BUSI 42

Human Resources Management

3.0

CSIS 1

Computer Information Systems

3.0

CSIS 9

Programming Fundamentals: Python

3.0

CSIS 10A

Programming Methods I: Java

4.0

CSIS 87
Computer Forensics
3.0

 EDUC 2  Critical Thinking and Public Education 3.0 
ENGL 2
Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking
3.0

LING 49

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

3.0

MATH 13 Pre-Calculus   5.0

MATH 16

Elementary Statistics

4.0

MATH 17

Finite Mathematics

4.0

MATH 18
Calculus and Analytic Geometry for Bio./Soc. Science/Business
 4.0  ✓

MATH 263

Intermediate Algebra & Coordinate Geometry

4.0

PHIL 10

Introduction to Critical Thinking

3.0

PSYC/SOCI 19 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences 3.0
SPCH 2  Small Group Communication 3.0 ✓ 

AREA B: NATURAL SCIENCE: 3-4 UNITS

(Must include lab)

Units

Offered Online

ANAT 1
Human Anatomy
2.0

Lab ANAT 2 currently not available online.Students may take ANAT 2 face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.

X

 ANAT 5

 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology

4.0

ANTH 2

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 2L Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory 1.0

ASTR 10

Introduction to Astronomy

3.0

Lab ASTR 10L currently not available online.Students may take ASTR 10L face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.

X

BIOL 31

Environmental Science

3.0

 Lab BIOL 32 currently not available online.Students may take BIOL 32 face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.

X

CHEM 10

Everyday Chemistry
3.0

 Lab CHEM 10L currently not available online.Students may take CHEM 10L face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.  X
 GEOL 2  Physical Geology 3.0 
 Lab GEOL 2L currently not available online.Students may take GEOL 2L face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college.  X
 OCEN 2  Introductory Oceanography   3.0
Lab OCEN 2L currently not available online.Students may take OCEN 2L face-to-face at MPC or transfer from another community college. X

AREA C: HUMANITIES: 3 UNITS


Units

Offered Online

ARTH 1

Art Appreciation

3.0

COMM 5

Mass Media Methods

3.0

COMM 35
Introduction to Nonverbal Communication
3.0

ENGL 5

Introduction to Great Books

3.0

ENGL 9

Great Books and Civil Liberties

3.0

ENGL 11

Literature By And About Women

3.0

ENGL 16

Shakespeare Visions: Films and Text Comparison

3.0

ENGL 18

The Bible As Literature

3.0

ENGL 25A Great Books Seminar I 1.0
ENGL 25B Great Books Seminar II 1.0
ENGL 25C Great Books Seminar III 1.0

ENGL 40A

Survey of American Literature I

3.0

ENGL 44

Masterpieces of Literature I

3.0

ENGL 45

Masterpieces of Literature II

3.0

ENGL 46

Survey of British Literature I

3.0

ENGL 47

Survey of British Literature II

3.0

ENGL 49 The Great Novel 3.0

ETNC 5

African-American Arts and Music in American Culture

3.0

ETNC 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

GWOS 1

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

3.0

GWOS 5
Women of Color in the U.S.
3.0

GWOS 11

Literature By and About Woman

3.0

GWOS 15
Introduction to LGBTQ Global Literatures
3.0

GWOS 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

HIST 6
History of World Religions
3.0

HIST 15
History of California
3.0

HUMA 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

LING 10

Foundations of Language

3.0

LING 15

Introduction to Linguistics

3.0

LING 25

Introduction to Language and Gender

3.0

LING 30

Introduction to the History of the English Language

3.0

LING 35

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication

3.0

LING 45

Introduction to American Dialects

3.0

LING 46

Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3.0

LING 49

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

3.0

LING 50

Introduction to  Standard American English

3.0

PHIL 2

Introduction to Philosophy

3.0

PHIL 4

Moral Issues

3.0

PHIL 8

Introduction to World Religions

3.0

PHIL 13

Introduction to Eastern Philosophy

3.0

PHIL 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

SIGN 10
Structure and Culture of American Sign Language
3.0

SIGN 20
Introduction to Deaf Culture
3.0

AREA D: SOCIAL SCIENCE: 3 UNITS


Units

Offered Online

ADMJ 2

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3.0

ANTH 2

Introduction to Biological Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 4

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3.0

ANTH 8
Primate Behavioral Ecology
3.0

ANTH 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0

COMM 35
Introduction to Nonverbal Communication
3.0

ECED 1

Child Growth and Development

3.0

ECED 55

Child, Family and Community

3.0

ECED 56
Teaching in a Diverse Society
3.0

ECON 2

Principles of Economics: Macro

3.0

ECON 4

Principles of Economics: Micro

3.0

EDUC 1 Introduction to Teaching and Education 2.0
EDUC 1L Education Service Learning Lab 1.0

ENGL 9 

Great Books and Civil Liberties

3.0

ETNC 5
African-American Arts and Music in American Culture
3.0

ETNC 10

Intercultural Relations in American Society

3.0

ETNC 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society

3.0

ETNC 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

ETNC 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0

ETNC 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

GWOS 1

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies 

3.0

GWOS 2
Leadership and Community Development
3.0

GWOS 5
Women of Color in the U.S. 
3.0

GWOS 10

Gender in American Politics

3.0

GWOS 12

Women in United States History

3.0

GWOS 15
Introduction to LGBTQ Global Literatures
3.0

GWOS 30

Gender in Global Perspective

3.0

GWOS 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

HIST 6
History of World Religions
3.0

HIST 7

World History to 1500

3.0

HIST 8

World History Since 1500

3.0

HIST 12

Women in United States History

3.0

HIST 15

History of California

3.0

HIST 17

United States History to 1877

3.0

HIST 18

United States History from 1865

3.0

HIST 20

History of Mexico

3.0

HIST 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

HUMA 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0

LING 15

Introduction to Linguistics

3.0

LING 25

Introduction to Language and Gender

3.0

LING 30

Introduction to the History of the English Language

3.0

LING 35

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication

3.0

LING 45

Introduction to American Dialects

3.0

LING 46

Introduction to Psycholinguistics

3.0

LING 49

Introduction to Discourse Analysis

3.0

LING 50

Introduction to Standard American English 

3.0

PHIL 40

Introduction to Feminist Theory

3.0

POLS 1

Introduction to American Government and Politics

3.0

POLS 2

Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics 

3.0

POLS 5

Politics of Developing Countries

3.0

POLS 10

Gender in American Politics

3.0

PSYC 1

Introduction to Psychology

3.0

PSYC 6
Psychology of Women
3.0  ✓
PSYC 19 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences 3.0

PSYC 25

Lifespan Development

3.0

PSYC 38
Biological Psychology
3.0  ✓

SIGN 10

Structure and Culture of American Sign Language 

3.0

SOCI 1

Introduction to Sociology

3.0

SOCI 2

Contemporary Social Problems

3.0

SOCI 19 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Services 3.0
SOCI 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0

SOCI 40

Introduction to Marriage and Family Life

3.0

AREA E: LIFE-LONG LEARNING AND SELF-DEVELOPMENT: 3 UNITS

E1: Wellness

Units

Offered Online

BIOL 31

Environmental Science

3.0

BUSI 60

Financial Planning and Money Management

3.0

COMM 35
Introduction to Nonverbal Communication
3.0

ECED 61
Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child
3.0

HLTH 4
Healthy Living
3.0

LING 25

Introduction to Language and Gender

3.0

LING 35

Introduction to Nonverbal Communication 

3.0

NUTF 1
Nutrition
3.0

PFIT 51

Fitness and Wellness Strategies

2.0

PSYC 25

Lifespan Development

3.0

E2: Career Exploration

Units

Offered Online

ADMJ 2

Introduction to Administration of Justice

3.0

BUSC 109

Keyboarding for Computers

1.0

BUSC 140

Microsoft Word 2013: Word for Windows I

1.0

BUSC 150

Microsoft Excel 2013: Introduction to Spreadsheets I

1.0

BUSC 155

QuickBooks 2013

1.0

BUSC 160

Microsoft PowerPoint: Introduction to Presentation Management

1.0

BUSC 170

Microsoft Windows 8

1.0

BUSI 1A

Financial Accounting

4.0

BUSI 20

Introduction to Business

3.0

BUSI 49
Professional Selling
3.0

BUSI 56
Art Entrepreneurship and Management
3.0

BUSI 62

Principles of Investment

3.0

CSIS 50
MS Office Applications
2.0  ✓
CSIS 50L
MS Office Applications Lab
1.0  ✓
CSIS 72A
Managing and Maintaining Windows Server
3.0

CSIS 76A
Networking Fundamentals
3.0  ✓
CSIS 83A
Microsoft Client Operation System
3.0

DNTL 100 Orientation to Dental Careers 2.0   ✓
ECED 71A
Admin 1: Programs in Early Childhood Ed
3.0

ECED 72
Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education
3.0

EDUC 1
Introduction to Teaching & Education
2.0  ✓
EDUC 1L Education Service Learning Lab 1.0
ENGR 1A
Introduction to Engineering
3.0

GWOS 2
Leadership and Community Development
3.0

HOSP 51

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

3.0

HOSP 53
Introduction to Food and Beverage Management
3.0

HOSP 63 Hospitality Supervision 1.5
INTD 50A Introduction to Interior Design  3.0 ✓ 
MEDA 100
Introduction to Health Careers
1.0
NUTF 2 Introduction to Careers in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food 3.0
PERS 10
Introduction to College Success
1.0

PERS 50
Making College Count
3.0

PERS 51

Career Planning Throughout the Lifespan

3.0

PERS 71

Foundations of Career Choice

1.0

PHED 43
Theory of Coaching
3.0

PHED 50

Operation For Athletes

2.0

REAL 50

Principles of Real Estate

3.0

AREA F: Intercultural Studies: 3 UNITS


Units

Offered Online

ANTH 4
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3.0

ECED 56
Teaching in a Diverse Society
3.0

EDUC 2 Critical Thinking and Public Education 3.0

ENGL 40A

Survey of American Literature I

3.0

ETNC 5
African-American Arts and Music in American Culture
3.0

ETNC 10

Intercultural Relations in American Society

3.0

ETNC 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0

ETNC 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

ETNC 30
Gender in Global Perspective
3.0

ETNC 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

GWOS 1

Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

3.0

GWOS 5
Women of Color in the U.S.
3.0

GWOS 12

Women in United States History

3.0

GWOS 15
Introduction to LGBTQ Global Literatures
3.0

GWOS 30
Gender in a Global Perspective
3.0

GWOS 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0

HIST 6
History of World Religions
3.0

HIST 12

Women in United States History

3.0

HIST 15
History of California
3.0

HIST 24
African-Americans in United States History to 1865
3.0

HUMA 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0

LING 25
Introduction to Language and Gender
3.0

LING 45

Introduction to Language and Society

3.0

LING 50 Introduction to American Dialects 3.0
PHIL 8 Introduction to World Religions  3.0 
PHIL 40
Introduction to Feminist Theory
3.0

SOCI 22
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in American Society
3.0

For AA/AS Graduation

Units

Offered Online

A. Reading Proficiency

ENGL 1A College Composition

3.0

B. Writing Proficiency

ENGL 1A College Composition

3.0

C. Math Proficiency

MATH 263 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)

4.0

D. Information Competency

LIBR 50 Introduction to Information Competency and Literacy

1.0

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