Honors Classes

ARH101 Prehistoric through Gothic Art 3 Credits
History of art from prehistoric through medieval period. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24155
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Lindsey Pedersen

Open

3 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: ARH101 is recommended for majors in the AAFA-ART.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: ARH101 is recommended for majors in the AAFA-ART.

ART131 Photography I 3 Credits
Basic photographic principles and techniques. Basic camera functions and controls. Experience in the image-making process by creating and editing photographs for various display environments. Introduction to the photographic aesthetic and photography's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26609
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
12:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Sarah Capawana

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: ART131 is required for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Digital Photography and the AAS Digital Arts: Digital Photography Track. Information: 480-461-7526 or see the Art Department website at
www.mesacc.edu/departments/art.

ASB222 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which tend to fragment societies. Examples drawn from Africa, Asia, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and Australia. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24552
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Shereen Lerner

Closed

Notes: Class 24552 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at: shereen.lerner@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB223 Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: New World 3 Credits
Introduction to archaeology through discoveries and the researchers who made them. Emphasis on methods of archaeological fieldwork and what these discoveries reveal about humanity, including the nature of archaeological inquiry, the development of human social groups, the changing role of religion in evolving societies, the origins of agriculture, the origins of settled life ways, the rise of cities and complex societies, political strife across different cultures and the forces which fragment societies. Examples drawn from North America, Central America, and South America. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
38485
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Kirk Costion

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ASB226 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3 Credits
Interrelationship between humans and their environments, using archaeological data and case studies beginning with early hominids. Uses of research to identify environmental change and distinguish between climatic and human-induced global change. Explores ways in which prehistoric people caused and responded to environmental changes. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
27245
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Kirk Costion

Open

13 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

CFS176 Child Development 3 Credits
Study of the science of human development from conception through adolescence. Includes observation skills, parent and adult roles in the lives of children, and contemporary issues. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24593
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Annapurna Ganesh

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3 Credits
Overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology, and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. Includes uses of application software and the Internet for efficient and effective problem solving. Exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Application [CS]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24252
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/21/2019 - 10/09/2019

Fall

We
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brenda Nielsen

Open

6 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 24252 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at brenda.nielsen@mesacc.edu.
Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

Additional Notes: Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Microsoft Office 2019 to cover word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database management software. Includes overview of computer technology, concepts, terminology and the role of computers in business and society. Discussion of social and ethical issues related to computers and exploration of relevant emerging technologies. Knowledge or basic features of Windows or MAC and ability to type 30 WPM recommended.

COM100 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Credits
Introduces the theory and practice of human communication. Surveys communication topics related to interpersonal, small group, and public communication. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26144
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Blake Wolf

Closed

No Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits
Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26262
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Layne Goodman

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

COM230 Small Group Communication 3 Credits
Principles and processes of small groups and development of skills for participation and leadership in small group settings. Practice in problem solving, decision making, and information sharing. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26615
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Puvana Ganesan

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
Diverse cultural contexts are explored through basic concepts, principles, and theories of intercultural communication. Discovering effective interaction and appropriate communication in a global community is emphasized. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
27203
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 10/11/2019

Fall

Christine Beckman

Closed

Notes: Class 27203 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles 3 Credits
A descriptive analysis of the structure and functioning of the American economy. Emphasis on basic economic institutions and factors that determine national income and employment levels. Consideration given to the macroeconomic topics of national income, unemployment, inflation and monetary and fiscal policies. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26027
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Debra Henney

Closed

No Seats Available

Notes: Class 26027 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at debra.henney@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.
General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24684
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Mary Aldridge

Closed

Notes: Class 24684: Honors Program only. Please contact the Honors Office at 480-461-7079 for more information to register.

Additional Notes: Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.

24715
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Elizabeth Simpson

Open

2 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.

ENH190 Introduction to US Ethnic Literature 3 Credits
Introduction to the US ethnic literatures of African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Latinas/os, Native Americans, Mixed Race, and other emerging ethnic groups through various expressions. Examines the interconnections of the various experiences of racialized groups living in the US. Provides ethnic US literature a global context through study of the interconnections with the literatures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania. Focus on literary production of at least four specific US ethnic groups and relevant international literatures.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: ENG101 or ENG107.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26975
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Robert Soza

Open

16 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

ENH295 Banned Books and Censorship 3 Credits
History, motivations, and effects of censorship in a democratic society. Censorship and book banning as a method of silencing diverse voices. Critical analysis of banned or challenged literature for children and adults. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24824
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Todd Fredson

Open

7 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

38533
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Elizabeth Simpson

Closed

No Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

GLG110IN Geological Disasters and the Environment 4 Credits
Acquaints students with the use and importance of geological studies as they apply to the interactions between people and the Earth. Includes geological processes and hazards such as earthquakes, volcanoes, floods and landslides. Examines environmental impact and use of mineral and energy resources. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Natural Sciences General [SG]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
38263
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Kelli Wakefield

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 38263 must also register for .
GPH113 Introduction to Physical Geography 4 Credits
Earth's physical processes and impacts on human environments via the atmosphere, biosphere, lithosphere and hydrosphere. Topics and practical experiences include severe weather, climate change, biomes and ecosystems, landform processes; mountain building and erosion by rivers, glaciers, waves and wind, topographic maps. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24514
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Niccole Cerveny

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 24514 must also register for .
HES100 Healthful Living 3 Credits
Health and wellness and their application to an optimal life style. Explores current topics of interest such as stress management, nutrition, fitness, and environmental health. Evaluates common risk factors associated with modern lifestyles. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26251
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sharon McLaughlin

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: HES100 is required for the Personal Training Certificate.

HIS103 United States History to 1865 3 Credits
The political, economic, and social development of the United States from the Pre-Columbian period through the end of the Civil War (1865). Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26048
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Courtney Smith

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

26050
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Charles Levine

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

HIS212 History of Religion 3 Credits
Survey of the historical contexts in which the major religions have emerged and evolved. Focuses on social and political events throughout history and their impact on religious beliefs and practices. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26082
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Elizabeth Hertzler

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

HIS251 History of England to 1700 3 Credits
History of England to 1660. Analysis of the major political, cultural, social, and intellectual, and social factors in English historical development from its earliest times till 1660. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26453
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

Steven Lurenz

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only
Class 26453 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: steve.lurenz@mesacc.edu

HON201 Leadership Development: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives 3 Credits
Interdisciplinary study of leadership focusing on development of leadership skills.
Prerequisites: Admission to the college honors program or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26945
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Duane Oakes

Open

6 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3 Credits
The study of cultural and social contributions to the evolution of American jazz and popular music from the mid-1800's to present. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25439
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Hugh Lovelady

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

PHI103 Introduction to Logic 3 Credits
Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
27426
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWeFr
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Debra Campbell

Open

10 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

PHI212 Contemporary Moral Issues 3 Credits
Philosophical consideration of such moral issues as civil disobedience, preferential treatment, abortion, privacy, sexual morality, and poverty and hunger. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
27204
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

David Yount

Open

2 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits
To acquaint the student with basic principles, methods and fields of psychology such as learning, memory, emotion, perception, physiological, developmental, intelligence, social and abnormal. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25890
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWeFr
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Mary Horton

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only. 25890 Honors students are required to register for PSY 102 25917.

PSY102 Introduction to Psychology Lab 1 Credits
Optional laboratory designed to accompany PSY101. Application of psychological principles in areas such as learning, memory, emotion, motivation, cognition, language, development, personality, and intelligence.
Prerequisites or Corequisites: PSY101 or permission of instructor.
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25917
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
09/03/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall Flex Start

Mary Horton

Closed

Notes: Recommended for PSY101 students. Attend orientation during first two weeks of class. Orientation schedule will be posted in PIRC lab (AD2) the first two weeks of class. 25917: Honors Program only. Please contact the Honors Office at 480-461-7079 for more information to register.

PSY132 Psychology and Culture 3 Credits
Presents current knowledge about human diversity in behavior and culture using examples from a variety of contexts within western and global societies. Highlights topics in cross-cultural psychology, such as intergroup relations, diverse cognitive styles, ethnocentrism, gender, personality, emotion, language, communication, work and health. The role of enculturation throughout the lifespan will be explored to increase awareness of how behavioral and cognitive principles affect interactions in a multicultural world. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25979
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Robert Keone

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

25921
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

Fr
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Gayla Preisser

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

REL100 World Religions 3 Credits
The development of various religions from the prehistoric to modern times. Political, economic, social and geographic relationships among world religions. Consideration of both Eastern and Western religions. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25713
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Michael Wintz

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 Credits
The systematic study of social behavior and human groups, particularly the influence of culture, socialization, social structure, stratification, social institutions, differentiation by region, race, ethnicity, sex/gender, age, class, and socio/cultural change upon people's attitudes and behaviors. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24536
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Rod Golden

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

SOC241 Race and Ethnic Relations 3 Credits
Examines how the social construction of race shapes social interaction and social institutions. Explores the consequences of power, privilege and oppression among major ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
26483
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall

MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Paul Harasha

Open

2 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

WST161 American Women Since 1920 3 Credits
Continuation of the history of women in America from 1920 to the present, based on a feminist perspective. Includes discussion of the roles and status of immigrant and ethnic minority women. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Historical Awareness [H], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
27251
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
09/04/2019 - 12/13/2019

Fall Flex Start

Ayca Mazman

Closed

Notes: Class 27251 Online classes are conducted exclusively via the Internet. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information. Students may contact instructor at: ayca.mazman@mesacc.edu
Honors Program Only

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