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Modular Math

Modular Math is an accelerated study of mathematics. These courses provide students with the opportunity to progress through multiple developmental math courses in one semester.

There are modular sections of math available to students who are enrolling in Math 20, Math 40 or Math 110. Students enrolled in these courses will work at their own pace with the aid of ALEKS software, e-books, and a math instructor present at each class session.

How does it work?

Students enrolled in modular mathematics courses will work at their own pace with the aid of ALEKS software, e-books, and a math instructor present at each class session. The courses are mastery-based meaning that students are required to master each topic in the course at their own pace.  This gives students the flexibility to take more time on some topics and less time on other topics instead of the entire class following at the same pace.  However, all topics must be completed by the end of the semester.  At the beginning of the course, students will take an initial assessment and will be given credit for topics that are deemed mastered.  Students will then begin working on areas that have not yet been mastered.  There will be periodic tests and a comprehensive final exam in each course.

Math 31 includes a review of Math 20 (Basic Mathematics) and all of Math 40 (Beginning Algebra) in one semester.  Completion of Math 31 will allow a student to enroll in Math 110 the following semester. 

Math 110 Modular includes a review of Math 40 (Beginning Algebra) and all of Math 110 (Intermediate Algebra) but in a modular, mastery-based format.  Completion of Math 110 Modular allows a student to enroll in Math 115, Math 119, Math 120, or Math 150 the following semester, depending on degree path.  Please contact your academic advisor to determine the appropriate mathematics course for your degree path.

Who will benefit from it?

  • Students who can be successful at self-study (one-on-one tutoring from the instructor is available during class sessions)
  • Students who want to work on mathematical topics until they are mastered
  • Students who are proficient with computers
  • Students who may have been away from Math for a while and may need only to review portions of a particular class curriculum to become proficient
  • Students with a minimum of 7-8 hours outside of the classroom to devote to course work

Course Descriptions

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MATH 31 - Pre-College Mathematics (3 credits)

Review of all basic mathematical operations. Fractions, decimals, proportions, percentages and real numbers. Elementary geometry (perimeter, area and volume). Review of all operations in real numbers. Solutions of linear equations in one variable, using and manipulating formulas. Properties of exponential numbers, definition and basic operations with polynomials. Graphing linear equations in two variables.

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Blue River, MCC-Business & Technology, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-PenValley

MATH 110 - Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)

Prerequisite: MATH 40 or MATH 40L with a grade of C or better, or satisfactory score on the math placement test.. The study of simplification of complex fractions, solutions to rational equations, solution of linear equations and inequalities with applications, solutions of absolute value equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and equations with applications, ratios and proportions, solutions of linear systems of equations with applications, rational exponents and radicals, introduction to functions and graphs, and graphing linear equations in 2 variables.

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Blue River, MCC-Business & Technology, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-PenValley, Online

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Modular Math Courses


Accelerated English

Accelerated English 90 is a 3-credit course designed to help students understand and more effectively use the conventions of Standard American English and to write focused, adequately supported, and mechanically sound paragraphs and essays.

This specialized course is designed to provide motivated students the opportunity to progress through both English 90 and English 101 in a single semester. Students, therefore, must be enrolled in both Accelerated English 90 and English 101 at the same time.

How does it work?

First, it is best to understand that Accelerated English 90 is not a remedial writing course. It differs from a regular English 90 course in the following several ways: 1. The class is coupled with an English 101 course and the student will be completing all the assignments of the English 101 class; 2. The class size is smaller and more intimate; 3. The course can be structured to meet the writing needs of individual students; 4. More time is allotted for revision—either individually or through peer review sessions/writers' workshops; 5. More time is available for student/instructor conferences

Who might most benefit from Accelerated English 90?

Students who are self-disciplined and motivated tend to be most successful. The course requires attention to detail in one's writing as well as participation in significant revision activities. Ideal candidates for this course will be prepared to engage in an in-depth inquiry into their own writing and thinking. For more information, students are encouraged to contact an advisor.

Course Descriptions:

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ENGL 90 - Foundations of College Writing II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: ENGL 80 with a grade of S or appropriate placement test score. Students will practice writing thesis-support multi-paragraph documents that utilize the conventions of written standard English and develop critical thinking skills by writing about reading. The course culminates in a required satisfactory-unsatisfactory exit portfolio.

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-PenValley

ENGL 101 - Composition & Reading I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: ENGL 90 with a grade of S, High School GPA of 2.5 or higher, or appropriate placement test score. Focus on instruction in the composing process that includes exploration of ideas through reading, methods of writing development, and use of writing conventions. Instruction takes students from reflective expression to critical analysis through writing. (MOTR ENGL 100)

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Blue River, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods, MCC-PenValley, Online

Service Learning Courses

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Service-learning is a form of experiential learning that aims to build knowledge, character, and civic skills in students by combining service to the local and/or global community with academic learning.

By directly linking service to the academic curriculum, service-learning creates a place for service that is integrated into a school’s core mission: education. By requiring student reflection as part of the process, the course content and service experience are connected. (Derived from: Students in Service to America: A Guidebook for Engaging America’s Students in a Lifelong Habit of Service.)

Last Modified: 4/23/18