MCC Spring 2010 Class Webpages

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CS Requirements

Pink = taken, blue = need to take, green = in progress
Fall 2008Precalc I for Science (core)English Comp I (core)

Spring 2009Prog I (core)Precalc II (core)

Fall 2009Calc I for Science (core)Intro to Chemistry (lab sci)English Comp II (core)
Spring 2010ART 121 Drawing (hum)ENG 150 Creative Writ I (hum)PSY 101 Intro to Psych (beh)BUS 110 Intro to Business
Fall 2010LGL 101 Intro to Law (ss)COM 101 Mass Comm (hum)CSC 252 Prog II (core)ECO 140 MacroEcon (ss)
Spring 2010Linux (core)BUS 120 AccountingIntro to Biology (lab sci)

Computer Organization (core)Prog III (core)Data Structures (core)Calc II (core)

There is a note at Computer Science Transfer Associate in Science that recommends the higher-level science courses even though the lower-level science courses appear to meet the degree requirements. Email sent to MCC admissions asking if the lower-level courses meet the ASCS degree requirements.

Spring 2011

Course Credits Grade LocationTime Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting)
CSC 156 - Linux Fundamentals
City 201WF 9:00 - 10:15Required
BUS 210 Management
City 213MWF 12:30 - 1:20
CHE 131 Chemistry

BUS 120 Accounting

Fall 2010

Course Credits Grade LocationTime Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting)
LGL 101-50 Intro To Law (SS)3ACity 113TR 9:00 - 10:15Intro to Law, Hames, 4th
COM 101-50 Mass Communications (Hum)3
City 301TR 10:30 - 11:45Intro to Mass Communication, Baran, 6th Get at bookstore
CSC 252 Programming II4
City 206TR 12:30 - 2:10 Java: How to Program, Deitel, 8th with CD/Access Code, get at bookstore
ECO 140-30 Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)3B+Online
Economics Now!, Friedman, Bookstore only, $54.50

Spring 2010

Course Credits Grade LocationTime Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting)
ART 121 Drawing (Margaret Rack)
3BFed 215M 1:30 - 4:15None
ENG 150 Creative Writing I (Joseph Nardoni)
A City 213
T 12:00 - 2:45 Mooring Against the Tide: Writing Fiction and Poetry 
PSY 101 55 Introduction to Psychology (Deanna Lima)3A-City 303TR 9:00 - 10:15Psychology: A Framework for Everyday Thinking  
BUS 110 Introduction to Business (James Dottin)3ACity 305TR 10:30 - 11:45Business


Cum: 3.53

Fall 2009

Course Credits Grade Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting)
MAT 290 Calculus I For Science, Michael Williamson4CCalculus: Early Trans (Single Variable) Anton, 9th.
CHE 121 Introduction to Chemistry, Paul Patev
A- Official Laboratory Research, Jones
Basic Chemistry, Timberlake, 2nd
ENG 102 Eng Comp II: Intro to Lit Thomas W. Desmond3ACompact Bedford Intro to Literature, Meyer, 8th
Credits (semester/cumulative)11/283.15Cumulative GPA: 3.47
Mozilla research projects

Spring 2009

Course Credits Grade Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting text)
CSC 151 Programming I City 201 4AA First Book of C++, From Here to There, 3rd Edition
CSCI N100 Principles of Computing
CSCI N201 Programming Concepts and Data

Indiana/Purdue Universities CSCI 230 Computing I 
Harvard CS 50 Introduction to Computer Science I
MAT 190 Precalculus II RMP City 304
3 A Precalc: Concepts Through Functions, a Unit Circle Approach
Credits (semester/cumulative)7/174.0
University of California Irvine AP US Government Audit

Fall 2008

Course Credits Grade/GPA Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting text)
MAT 185 - Precalculus for Science I
4 B-
ENG 101 - 156
3 A
University of California Irvine AP US History  Audit

Credits (semester/cumulative) 7/10 3.23 Cum: 3.46

Summer 2008

Course Term Credits Grade Preparation (done, in progress, course text, supporting text)
MAT 100 - Intermediate Algebra Summer 2008 3 A Intermediate Algebra with Graphing Student Study Pack Martin-Gay, 3rd ed

Spring 2008


Kimberley took the Accuplacer test ( administered by The College Board at the Bedford Campus of Middlesex Community College in May 2008. This test consists of several sections and the scoring on the test provides placement information directly into MCC courses. Kimberley placed into College Writing I and Intermediate Algebra and she started the Intermediate Algebra class in late May 2008. The test sections are:


Kimberley reviewed Algebra II and Precalculus materials in preparation for the Middlesex Community College Accuplacer placement test. We also taught her some integral and differential calculus.


Kimberley spent some time working on the five-paragraph essay form and I found that she can generally write these with ease.

Online Course Videos

Kimberley viewed these videos and we had discussions on some of the materials.
Subject/Course Description
St Petersburg College AMH 2010 History of the United States I

This course addresses history in the land that becomes the United States of America, beginning with the migration of the Western Hemisphere's original inhabitants. It briefly surveys the pre-Columbian Native American cultures. It also examines the impacts of the European "discovery" and settlement of North America on various groups of Native American, on Europeans at home and in the colonies, and on Africans forced into slavery in the New World. The course emphasizes the political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of life in the English North American colonies through their evolution into the United States, from the country's developmental years through the end of the Civil War.
St Petersburg College AMH 2020 Histor of the United States II This course covers the history of the United States from post-Civil War period (1865) to the present. Emphasis is placed on the social, economic, politial and diplomatic history. The course is designed to present history as a dynamic process, encouraging students to think historically and to encourage students to value history.
St Petersburg College OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography A study of the ocean and survey of basic principles and procedures of physical, biological, chemical and geological oceanography.
St Petersburg College SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology This course is the study of society and its effect on individual behavior. Emphasis is placed on the group basis of society, points of conflict within societies, and societal trends in regard to increased growth and changing institutions.
St Petersburg ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology This course is the study of the influence of culture on human behavior. The course deals with cultural variations and similarities in the areas of subsistence techniques and technology, family and kinship, social order and disorder, and worldview.
St Petersburg College CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice This course is an introduction to the philosophical and historical background of the American criminal justice system. Discussed are the organization, operation and processes of the justice system components: police, courts, and corrections.
St Petersburg College DEP 2102 Child Development This course is an in-depth study of the growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. It includes the major theories, research methodology, genetic and enviromental influences, and stages and domains of development. consideration is given to gender, cultural, and ethnic influences on development.
St Petersburg College SYG 2430 Marriage and Family This course deals eith the following topics: human sexuality, pair relationships, love, communication, the dynamics of martial interaction, and alternative lifestyles.
Yale PLSC 114 - Introduction to Political Philosophy This course is intended as an introduction to political philosophy as seen through an examination of some of the major texts and thinkers of the Western political tradition. Three broad themes that are central to understanding political life are focused upon: the polis experience (Plato, Aristotle), the sovereign state (Machiavelli, Hobbes), constitutional government (Locke), and democracy (Rousseau, Tocqueville). The way in which different political philosophies have given expression to various forms of political institutions and our ways of life are examined throughout the course.

Fall 2007

Subject/Course Description Text
Berkeley Astro C10 / LS C70U Introduction to General Astronomy A description of modern astronomy with emphasis on the structure and evolution of stars, galaxies, and the Universe. Additional topics optionally discussed include quasars, pulsars, black holes, and extraterrestrial communication, etc. Individual instructor's synopses available from the department. Video of lectures available at
Berkeley History 5 European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present This introductory course provides essential background to an understanding of Europe today by surveying the elements of its past that went into its making. We begin, roughly, with the "Closing" of Europe to the Islamic world after the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. We end with Europe's Re-opening, in the late 20th and early 21st century, symbolized, in part, by the Balkan conflict in the 1990s. As we cover these five and a half centuries, we will look at major landmarks in Europe's social, political, and intellectual development: the Renaissance, the expansion of Europe into the Americas, the breakup of a single Western Christendom into competing religious communities, the construction of the modern state, the Enlightenment, the European revolutions, industrialization, socialism, nationalism, imperialism, Communism and Nazism, the two World Wars, decolonialization, the Cold War, cultural changes in the post-war period, and the breakup of Communism in Eastern Europe. We will close with the continent's current reconfiguration, as former patterns of migration have moved into reverse and the non-European world expands into Europe. World History at
Yale PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology What do your dreams mean? Do men and women differ in the nature and intensity of their sexual desires? Can apes learn sign language? Why can't we tickle ourselves? This course tries to answer these questions and many others, providing a comprehensive overview of the scientific study of thought and behavior. It explores topics such as perception, communication, learning, memory, decision-making, religion, persuasion, love, lust, hunger, art, fiction, and dreams. We will look at how these aspects of the mind develop in children, how they differ across people, how they are wired-up in the brain, and how they break down due to illness and injury.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV)

University of Idaho Math 143 College Algebra Pre-calculus Algebra and Analytic Geometry (3 UI). Algebraic, exponential, logarithmic functions; graphs of conics; zeros of polynomials; systems of equations, induction. Precalculus by Lial

Spring 2007

Subject/Course Description Text Comments
University of Idaho Math 144 Analytic Trigonometry Trigonometric functions, inverse functions, applications. Jacobs Geometry
MIT 8.01 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 8.01 is a first-semester freshman physics class in Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory. In addition to the basic concepts of Newtonian Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, and Kinetic Gas Theory, a variety of interesting topics are covered in this course: Binary Stars, Neutron Stars, Black Holes, Resonance Phenomena, Musical Instruments, Stellar Collapse, Supernovae, Astronomical observations from very high flying balloons (lecture 35), and you will be allowed a peek into the intriguing Quantum World. Physics for Scientists and Engineers by Serway We are taking a casual and not a quantitative approach to this course.
University of Maine ENG 102 Intro to Literature A general introduction to literary genres—the essay, short story, novel, drama, and poetry—including a study of critical terminology, close textual reading, and practice in writing. Six papers, at least one dealing with each genre, will be required. The Bedford Introduction to Literature by Meyer We used the text materials on Short Stories, Poetry and Drama.

The Sixth Edition of BIOLOGY by Neil Campbell and Jane Reece builds upon the earlier versions' dual goals to both help readers develop a conceptual appreciation of life within the context of integrating themes, and to inspire readers to develop more positive and realistic impressions of science as a human activity. <P>The authors have thoroughly updated each of the book's eight units to reflect the existing progress in our understanding of life at its many levels, from molecules to ecosystems. Examples of updated content include the Human Genome Project, the revolution in systematics, HIV as a research model in evolutionary biology, the role of cell-signaling pathways in plant responses, new frontiers in neurobiology, and experimental approaches that are advancing ecology. To assure accurate representation of each field of biology, a team of stellar specialists has worked with the authors in updating every unit. <P>An innovative design breakthrough ensures that the art is as current as the content. Guided Tour diagrams explicitly guide readers through the more challenging figures, succinctly explaining key structures, functions, and steps of processes within the figure, reducing the need to look back and forth between legend and art. It's as if an instructor were looking over the reader's shoulder and clarifying each part of a figure! Guided Tour commentary is set in blue, making it easy to differentiate these explanations from ordinary labels and keeping the figure itself clear and uncluttered. For college instructors and students.  Campbell Biology, AP Version

Updated January 29, 2011