New Year, New Courses: Manchester Community College Offers New Courses for 2006

Manchester, CT – December 27, 2005 . . . If you’re looking for a change in 2006 or an opportunity to enhance your skills, Manchester Community College is offering four new courses for the 2006 spring semester. From the psychology of women to Philosophy of Sport, the new courses at MCC may be your solution. Spring registration has started and classes will begin January 19. The following new credit courses will be offered spring 2006:

Special Topics: Philosophy of Sport (PHL*197) is an introductory course that examines philosophical perspective themes of sport, athletics, and play. Specific topics will include the social significance of sport, sport and aesthetics, and the relevance of sport and philosophy. This course will be offered on Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Hollywood and Addiction (DAR* 298) will review movies, both past and present, that involve substance abuse, addiction and treatment. Students will discuss and analyze how Hollywood has depicted these themes over the last 50 years and examine how it has impacted society’s view of addiction. The course is also designed to introduce students to the artistic, cultural and historical dimensions of these types of films. This course will be offered Tuesdays from 4:00p.m. – 6:50 p.m.

Special Topics: African American Sociology and Literature (SOC*297/ENG*298)
introduces students to ways in which scholars examine the African American experience as a major topic in Sociology and Literature. The course is taught from an interdisciplinary perspective that emphasizes methodologies and approaches from both the humanities and the social sciences framing inquiries about African American literary creations, social life, history, and socio-cultural organization. The goal of the course is for each student to look at black culture and society in a broader and more complex way. This course will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

Psychology of Women (PSY*297) studies a variety of psychological issues and theories as they apply to women. Traditional psychological overviews give insufficient attention to or emphasis on topics critical to a psychological depiction of women. This course attempts to correct this imbalance. Topics include how women develop psychologically; how they form values and direct their behavior, including sexual behaviors; women’s anatomy; women and work and their reaction to stress; and women and substance abuse. This course will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

For more information on registering for spring courses, go to or call 860-512-3220. Returning students may register online at

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.