Honors Classes Fall 2018

ASB220 Anthropology Goes to the Movies 3.0 Credits
Archaeology and anthropology through the lens of popular films of the 20th and 21st Century. Explores the popularity of ancient humans as a topic for film ventures and how accurately they are portrayed. Provides the student with a basic knowledge of anthropology and offers film images of anthropologists and archaeologists and the practice of archaeology and anthropology. Analyzes accuracy of films depicting culture and our human past. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25027
Dobson Campus
TBA
Hybrid
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Shereen Lerner

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 25027 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).

ASB226 Human Impacts on Ancient Environments 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
37037
Red Mountain Campus
RDM TBA
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Kirk Costion

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

ASB253 Death and Dying Across Cultures 3.0 Credits
Responses to death and dying in cultures around the world. Explanations for particular cultural responses to death and dying. Examples drawn from ancient and contemporary cultures. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25778
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Shereen Lerner

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

CFS176 Child Development 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
23242
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Christine Osgood

Open

8 of 20
Seats Available

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

Additional Notes: There is a $10 course fee for CFS176.

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3.0 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]
SUN#: CIS1120
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
22878
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2018 - 10/10/2018

Fall

We
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Brenda Nielsen

Open

5 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 22878 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

Additional Notes: Notes: CIS105 is a lecture course with computers demonstrations and open lab assignments. CIS105 uses Windows-based computers 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 of basic features of Windows and ability to type 30 WPM recommended. CIS105 uses Office 2016 and Windows 7, 8, or 10 software. Macintosh users should consult with their instructor for information on how to take CIS105 on a Mac.

COM230 Small Group Communication 3.0 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]
SUN#: COM2271
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25427
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Puvana Ganesan

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3.0 Credits
Basic concepts, principles, and skills for improving oral communication between persons from different minority, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
36896
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 10/12/2018

Fall

Christine Beckman

Open

3 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 36896 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
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Honors Program Only

ENG101 First-Year Composition 3.0 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]
SUN#: ENG1101
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
23343
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Mary Aldridge

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 23343: 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.

23374
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Elizabeth Simpson

Open

13 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.

ENH110 Introduction to Literature 3.0 Credits
Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
37139
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Elizabeth Simpson

Open

14 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

ENH190 Introduction to US Ethnic Literature 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25875
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Robert Soza

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

GCU102 Introduction to Human Geography 3.0 Credits
Systematic study of human use of the earth. Spatial organization of economic, social, political, and perceptual environments. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25532
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Niccole Cerveny

Open

12 of 20
Seats Available

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

GPH113 Introduction to Physical Geography 4.0 Credits
Spatial and functional relationships among climates, landforms, soils, water, and plants. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Natural Sciences Quantitative [SQ]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
23154
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Niccole Cerveny

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

HIS212 Historical Foundations of Religion 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24814
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Elizabeth Hertzler

Open

8 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

HIS251 History of England to 1700 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25232
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

Steven Lurenz

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only
Class 25232 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 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25843
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Duane Oakes

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

MAT141 College Mathematics 4.0 Credits
Working knowledge of college-level mathematics and its applications to real-life problems. Emphasis on understanding mathematical concepts and their applications. Topics include set theory, probability, statistics, finance, and geometry.
Prerequisites: Appropriate math score OR grade of C or better for MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 OR (appropriate diagnostic score or grade of C or better in each of the following courses: MAT055 & MAT056 & MAT057) or grade of C or better in MAT120/121/122.
General Education Designations: Mathematics [MA]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
25886
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
11:40 AM - 1:20 PM

Staff

Open

3 of 5
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

Additional Notes: MAT141 is appropriate for the student whose major does not require college algebra or precalculus.
This class may require a graphing calculator and/or online software package, such as MyMathLab, that may result in an additional cost to the student. Some instructors allow the use of the online textbook that accompanies the online software package in lieu of a physical textbook. Contact your instructor for details. All students must meet the MCC Mathematics Department prerequisite requirements for each class. See www.mesacc.edu/departments/mathematics-computer-science/mathematics/resources/ for department policies.

MHL145 American Jazz and Popular Music 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24142
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Hugh Lovelady

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

PHI212 Contemporary Moral Issues 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
36923
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/21/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

David Yount

Open

6 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

PSY132 Psychology and Culture 3.0 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]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
24646
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/24/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

Fr
8:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Gayla Preisser

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

REL207 Ritual, Symbol, and Myth 3.0 Credits
Introduction to the academic study of religion through the study of myths, symbols, and rituals. Includes methods and theories used by scholars to study the complex subject of religion. Attention to literate and nonliterate cultures.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or permission of Department or Division.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
36925
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWeFr
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Keith Crudup

Open

11 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0 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]
SUN#: SOC1101
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
23178
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Rod Golden

Open

2 of 20
Seats Available

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

SOC251 Social Problems 3.0 Credits
A sociological exploration of selected social problems and inequalities. Analyzes issues in health care, dependencies, crime/violence, inequalities in race/class/gender/region/age, family, education, work, the economy, population migration/immigration, the environment, war and global insecurity. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social & Behavioral Sciences [SB]
SUN#: SOC2250
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Instructor Availability
37043
Dobson Campus
TBA
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2018 - 12/14/2018

Fall

MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Paul Harasha

Open

6 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

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