Humanities/Social Sciences Areas


Band

The College/Community Symphony Band is a very popular performance-based group. It is open to College students, high school students currently enrolled at MCCC in the Dual Enrollment program, and citizens from the community who have experience with instrumental music. The band plays at least four concerts a year as well as at the MCCC commencement. Each year, several band scholarships are awarded to area high school students. Membership is by audition. Each year, band scholarships (ten maximum) are awarded to area high school students. Membership is by audition.


Choir

The College/Community Agora Chorale is another performance-based group. Like the symphonic band, the Agora Chorale uses students and citizens from the community. It performs at least four concerts a year as well as at commencement. Student scholarships (four maximum) are also awarded annually.

Drama

The drama department provides students with a number of theatre experiences. A general introduction to theatre history, an introduction to acting and directing, and opportunities for student productions are routinely offered. During the winter term either a lab performance or a major production is produced. It is not unusual for the casts to contain students, community members, and/or College staff. A drama scholarship is awarded by the department annually.

Literary Magazine

Images is an annual publication of poetry, prose, and art.  Faculty members of the Humanities/Social Sciences Division edit the magazine.  Although most of the work chosen for publication comes from the art classes and our creative writing course, this magazine welcomes submissions from all students and staff members.  The deadline for submissions to Images is usually in early May.  Posters announcing the art and writing categories as well as other information are prominently displayed around campus. Images XVII ISSUU - Images XVII Pdf

Pre-Education Programs

One of the transfer programs at MCCC leads to a degree in education. Students interested in elementary education are able to transfer a large number of introductory courses such as English composition, history, mathematics, political science, science, and speech. This program also contains art, literature, mathematics, and music courses, which are specifically geared to students planning a degree in elementary education at a four-year institution.

Those interested in teaching at the secondary level also have many classes available for transfer. Classes in art, English composition, dramatic arts, history, literature, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, science, sociology, and speech are frequently taken for transfer credit.

Students interested in Special Education may take transfer classes whether they are interested in a Secondary Education endorsement or an Elementary Education endorsement.

MCCC also offers a class (EDUC 151 Exploring Teaching) which fulfills the pre-teaching requirement of many four-year institutions.

Student Paper

The Agora is published approximately ten (10) times during the fall and winter terms. The paper is produced by MCCC students enrolled in the journalism classes under the guidance of a faculty advisor and student editors. Often the recipient of state awards, the Agora reports on school events and other issues of interest to the College community. Students interested in getting involved with The Agora should contact Dan Shaw at (734) 384-4296. Visit their Web site.

 

Writing-Across-the-Curriculum

The Writing-Across-the-Curriculum program was developed to encourage faculty to use writing as a learning tool. The WAC program at MCCC views learning as a process and writing as a unique and important part of that process. The WAC program is committed to the idea that all students, regardless of the academic discipline they are pursuing, can benefit from writing.

Each year, faculty nominate students for their writing ability and their willingness to work with people. Nominees are screened and interviewed extensively before becoming writing fellows. Writing fellows are then assigned to individual courses. They help students by reading first drafts of writing assignments and conferencing students to discuss methods of improvement.

Because writing fellows are trained to work with a variety of abilities, the WAC program is available to all students regardless of their writing ability. Students who seek help from the Writing Center range from at-risk students to the best writers at MCCC. Visit their Web site.

 


page last updated: May 2, 2013