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MDC 101 - The Making of the Modern Mind I

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 001 and RDG 001

Description: This course explores the foundations of 20th-century Western Modernism, powerful ideas that transformed human attitudes and brought revolutionary changes that still shape contemporary thought today. Topics include views of evolution, human nature, social conflict, and laws of the universe. The ideas of Darwin, Marx, Freud, Einstein and others are studied. (General Elective credit.) SUNY GEN ED-GHUM, GWEH; NCC GEN ED-WESH Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

MDC 102 - The Making of the Modern Mind II

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 001 and RDG 001

Description: This course examines how modern ideas contributed to global awareness and provided insight into psychology and human nature. Study the works of modern artists, writers, musicians and filmmakers; understand the roots of feminism, existentialism, science fiction, and the power of mass media. (MDC 101 useful but not a prerequisite. Earns Humanities credit.) SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-HUM, WESH Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

MDC 110 - Studies in World Culture

Description: This course explores the diversity of human experience through case studies of Asian, Latin American, and Islamic cultures. A close look at the heritage of art, literature and religion in Egypt, Mexico and Japan illuminates issues that shape national identity and the position of these cultures in the world today. (General Elective credit.) SUNY GEN ED-GOWC; NCC GEN ED-GLNW Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

MDC 120 - Issues in Science Technology and Society

Description: This course introduces the student to the interrelationship of science, technology, and society through the study of selected issues, such as biodiversity, genetic engineering, and communications. The course examines how modern technology affects society and the environment, and also how social institutions shape the development and use of new science and technology. (General Elective credit.) SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-n/a Offered: Fall

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies

MDC 130 - Major Ideas in the Post-Modern World

Prerequisites: Completion of ENG 001 and RDG 001

Description: This course follows the making of the modern mind into the 21st century, exploring post-modern thought in Western and non-Western societies. It examines the effects of diversity in the post-colonial and post-Cold War world, the effects on language and personal communication, the media, the arts, science and disease, medical ethics, and implications for future life on the planet. (MDC 101 and MDC 102 are helpful but not prerequisites. Earns Humanities credit.) SUNY GEN ED-GHUM; NCC GEN ED-GLNW, HUM, PLDI Offered: Fall, Spring

Credit Hours: 3
Department: Multidisciplinary Studies