Creating Your Schedule of Classes

Creating Your Course Schedule

 

To review the courses offered in the fall semester, login to MyMaconWeb with the R-MC account information that was emailed to you. Select “Course Search” under the Home Tab to allow you access to the courses available to students. Be sure that you select the appropriate term (Fall 2018). When it is time to for to look for a January-Term course, please switch your term to January 2019.

 

When planning your schedule, you should plan for 4 courses of 3 or 4 credit hours each.  This will give you a schedule of 12-16 credit hours.  Please pay attention to the following when selecting your four courses:

 

  • All students must complete ENGL 185 during the first year at R-MC (may also be completed through AP, IB, or dual enrollment)
  • Foreign Language
    • All students must complete a foreign language through the intermediate level. You do not have to take a language your first year, but College policy indicates that the foreign language requirement should be complete by the end of the sophomore year.The longer you wait, the harder it may be to complete the requirement.We strongly advise students to begin foreign language study as early as possible.
    • If you have prior experience studying Chinese, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, or Spanish and wish to continue in that language, the language faculty will review your high school record and make a recommended language placement based on your prior experience.
    • If your placement recommendation is for a fall course (i.e. 111, 211, or 215), the College strongly encourages you to sign up for a language course in the fall.
    • If you wish to begin a new language, you may also do so by signing up for the appropriate 111-level course in the fall. 
  • Other courses.  The remainder of the scheduled should be made up of:
    • Courses that meet AOK/CAR requirements.We maintain a spreadsheet on the Registrar's Office website (click on “AOK/CAR Requirements by Department” under “Curriculum”).  Refer to the spreadsheet to see which courses fulfill requirements. 
      • Some areas to consider:
        • History 100 or 111
        • 100- or 200-level social science courses (includes: Black Studies, Business, Communication Studies, Economics, International Studies, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology/Anthropology, Women’s Studies, etc.)
        • Fine Arts (includes: Art History, Drama, Music, Film Studies, Studio Art, etc.)
        • Religious Studies/Philosophy
      • Courses towards an intended major or minor.For information on courses applicable to specific major or minors, please refer to the appropriate departmental webpage.
      • Courses that help you explore an area of personal interest.
  • All first-year students will be registered for Yellow Jacket Success Strategies (YJSS 101), a zero-credit hour, S/U graded weekly session with your academic advisor and your peer Captains during the Fall semester.  The goal is to help you get connected to the services and offices you will need to interact with.  
  • Avoid courses that duplicate work for which you are likely to receive AP/IB/dual enrollment or transfer credit.
  • If you are a fall season athlete, it is advisable to consider your game schedule when planning courses.Speak to your coach if you need information about when your practices and games are going to take place.Please note that it will not always be possible to schedule your courses around games and practices, but we will do our best.
  • Be realistic about your abilities, aptitudes, and interests.It is important to challenge yourself academically, but if math is not your strong suit, a first-semester schedule of Calculus, Microeconomics, and Chemistry may not be advisable.The transition to College is a stressful time, and you will be adjusting to the different types of courses and the new level of difficulty that college brings.Being realistic about what you are interested in, good at, passionate about, and even what you enjoy will help you to plan a manageable schedule.
  • Keep an open mind about course choices.Take advantage of the opportunity to explore subjects to which you may not have been exposed in high school.Don’t listen to the friend, teammate, Captain, or future roommate who tries to tell you that you will “hate” a particular topic, class, or professor.Everyone’s interests are different, and the professor your teammate didn’t click with might actually be a great mentor for you.The important thing to remember is that one-size doesn’t fit all.
  • Natural/Mathematical Sciences

    Students planning a focus in premedical or applied health studies should enroll in either BIOL 121 or a Chemistry course for the fall semester.