Honors Classes

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
29518
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Kirk Costion

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

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

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
28587
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

Mo
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Jamie Lopez

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28587 Students may contact instructor at: jamie-theresa.lopez@mesacc.edu

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

Honors Program Only

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
30958
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

Christine Beckman

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Honors Program Only

Class 30958 Students may contact instructor at christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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

COM110 Interpersonal Communication 3 Credits

Theory and practice of communication skills which affect day-to-day interactions with other persons. Topics may include using verbal and nonverbal symbols, interactive listening, resolving interpersonal conflict, developing and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
29441
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Spring

Layne Goodman

Class Started

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29441 Students may contact the instructor at: layne.goodman@mesacc.edu"

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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

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
29424
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Layne Goodman

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

29439
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Blake Wolf

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Class 29439 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified.

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
29477
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

We
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Puvana Ganesan

Closed

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29477 Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Class 29477 Enrollment by department permission/consent.

CPD160 Introduction to Multiculturalism 3 Credits

Examination of the multiple cultures and subcultures within the contemporary United States. Personal exploration of awareness and appreciation of multiculturalism. Activities for experiencing diverse cultural perspectives. Critical thinking skills for recognizing, analyzing, and mediating cultural and psychological factors impacting conflict and accord between diverse cultures through written and oral discourse.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107, or permission of Instructor.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
29586
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

Sonia Esposito

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29586 Students may contact instructor at: sonia.esposito@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

DAH250 Dance in Popular Culture 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary approach investigating diverse cultural dance practices that have shaped American popular culture from the late 19th century to the present. Highlights issues of power, class, race, ethnicity, gender, age and sexuality. Emphasis is on revealing diverse cultural influences in U.S. popular culture.Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
28772
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

Harper Piver

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Honors Program Only

Class 28772 Students may contact instructor at harper.piver@mesacc.edu

EDU230 Cultural Diversity In Education 3 Credits

Examination of the relationship of cultural values to the formation of self-concept and learning styles. Examination of the role of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural incompatibilities in education. Emphasis on teacher preparation (preservice and/or inservice) to offer an equal educational opportunity to students of all cultural groups. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
31021
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Tawn Hauptli

Class Started

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

Honors Program Only

ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits

Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.

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

General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
31026
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

TuTh
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Elizabeth Simpson

Class Started

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

Honors Program Only

HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness 3 Credits

Examines how culture influences health and illness, health care practices, barriers to health care, interactions with health care professionals, and health disparities in the U.S. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
28757
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

Sharon McLaughlin

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28757 Students may contact instructor at: samantha.calvin@mesacc.edu

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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

Honors Program Only

Class 28757 Students may contact instructor at sharon.mclaughlin@mesacc.edu

HUM209 Women and Films 3 Credits

Analysis of images of women in films from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
30227
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

Mary Aldridge

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30227 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology 3 Credits

Overview of the study and methods of psychological science. Includes an introduction to subfields such as biopsychology, learning, memory, development, social, and psychological disorders.

Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
29271
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Suzy Horton

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Class 29271 Students must also enroll in PSY102 29328.

Class Fee: $15.00

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.

Course Notes: Recommended for PSY101 students. Attend orientation first two weeks of class. Orientation schedule will be posted beside room AD 2 prior to beginning of classes.

Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
29328
Dobson Campus
Online Course
Independent Study
Lab
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

Suzy Horton

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29328 Students may contact instructor at: suzy.horton@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Class 29328 Students must also enroll in PSY101 29271.

Class Fee: $15.00

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
29322
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Christina Ahles

Class Started

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
29771
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

Elizabeth Ursic

Closed

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 29771 Students may contact instructor at: elizabeth.ursic@mesacc.edu

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
30470
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring

MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Rod Golden

Class Started

Notes: Honors Program Only

SOC212 Gender and Society 3 Credits

A sociological analysis of the way culture shapes and defines the positions and roles of both men and women in society. Major emphasis on social conditions which may lead to a broadening of gender roles and a reduction of gender role stereotypes and the implications of these changes. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
33423
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
02/01/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

We
12:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Paul Harasha

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Honors Program Only

SWU250 Mindfulness for Stress Management 3 Credits

Introduction to the theory, research and practice behind mindfulness and stress management as it relates to quality of life issues and professional self-care. Focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing personal/professional stress by incorporating evidence based research on nutrition, mindfulness, communication, positive psychology, exercise, environmental factors contributing to wellness and disease; immune system support, activity management and developing practices that facilitate maintaining living in balance. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Class Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
33482
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/31/2023 - 05/12/2023

Spring Flex Start

We
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Joy Carter

Class Started

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Honors Program Only

Class 33482 Students may contact instructor at: joy.carter@mesacc.edu

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