This section of the catalog describes courses normally offered by Montgomery College. Course descriptions typically include an overview of the course, any assessment levels and/or prerequisites required, and credit and contact hours. More detailed information about courses can be obtained from our academic departments.
The College reserves the right to revise descriptions and to withdraw from its offerings any curriculum or course in which registration is too small to justify instructional expenses.
Courses with hyphenated numbers are sequential and must be taken in the order listed. Separation of numbers by a comma indicates that the courses may be taken in reverse order.
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Exploratory courses, which are listed in the schedule of classes but do not appear in the catalog, are credit courses introduced initially on a trial or pilot basis for a limited period of time. They provide students with an opportunity to explore changing disciplines, to learn from activities in a relatively new context, or to experience new types of instructional approaches. The transfer of credit for these courses is subject in each case to acceptance by the college or university to which the student is transferring.
Consult the schedule of classes for information regarding the courses offered at each campus and through Distance Education and Learning Technologies. Students may take courses offered on any campus to meet the requirements of the curriculum in which they are enrolled. Campus-specific courses, like all courses, may not be offered every semester or every year.