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Quest Program

Quest is a program designed for students who are not yet ready to declare a major. The goal of Quest is to help students explore their passions and interests while making progress towards degree completion. This innovative program creates structured academic pathways and learning communities for undeclared students, allowing them to satisfy their general education requirements and explore different academic disciplines before declaring a major. As part of Quest, students participate in three one-on-one advisement meetings with the Quest Program Coordinator and Academic Advisor, who guides students through the process of academic exploration.

During their first semester at MMC, Quest students will take a linked pairing of NYC Seminar and WRIT 101 (depending on their Writing placement), two courses within one interest area (chosen by the student), MMC 101, and a math or elective course.

Below are the descriptions of each of the five interest areas and examples of courses within them. Interest areas are not limited to these courses, as course availability and options expand each semester. Each interest area course is introductory in nature and satisfies a general education requirement.

Creative Production
This area is for students who want to tap into their creative side, and are interested in art, new media, film, or creative writing. Students who choose this area will be placed in two of the following six courses:

• COMM 112 Storytelling Across Media 
• COMM 131 Introduction to Cinema Studies 
• EWL 112 World Literature in Context Literature 
• CRW 201 Introduction to Creative Writing I 
• BUS 225 The Business of Fashion 
• ART 154 Fine Arts: Theory and Practice


Environmental Sustainability
 
This area is for students who are interested in environmental issues, nature, or local and global sustainability. Students who choose this area will be placed in the following two courses:

• ENV 115 Environmental Science 
• IS 112 Globalizations of Past and Present


Social Justice

This area is for students who are interested global issues or social and human welfare. Students who choose this area will be placed in two of the following four courses:

• IS 112 Globalizations of Past and Present 
• IS 118 Contemporary Global Issues 
• PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics 
• SW 105 Introduction to Social Work


Human Development and Wellness
 
This area is for students who are interested in helping others or in health and wellness. Students who choose this area will be placed in the following two courses:

• PSYCH 101 General Psychology 
• BIOL 145 Human Biology


Creative Changemaking

This area is for students who are interested in working with others or being involved in student government or other organizations. Students who choose this area will be placed in the following two courses:

• PHIL 103 Introduction to Ethics 
• BUS 200 Management 

 

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