Amy Lerman, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - English

English

Office: LA 3 - Room: 20

480-461-7362

Profile

Amy Lerman is Residential Faculty in English at Mesa Community College and enjoys teaching Developmental Writing, Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. She served as the Developmental Coordinator for nine years and the Interim Director of Creative Writing for one semester, and prior to teaching at MCC, she was an Instructor at Arizona State University and on faculty at Kishwaukee College. Her Ph.D. and Masters in American Literature are from the University of Kansas, and she received her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois. The inaugural winner of the Art Young Memorial Award for Poetry for her poem, "Why is It?," she has also received honorable mention/finalist at Glimmer Train, Slippery Elm Prize, Button Eye, Princemere Poetry Prize, Erskine J. Poetry Prize, Prime Number Magazine/Press 53 awards, Heartwood Poetry Prize, Button Eye, and Solstice Summer Contest. Her poetry appears in Heartwood Literary, Box of Matches, Euphony, Ghost City Review, Radar Poetry, Rattle, Slippery Elm, Smartish Pace, Prime Number, and elsewhere. 

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

CRW170 Introduction to Writing Fiction 3 Credits
Practice in writing fiction through a process of prewriting (invention and discovery), writing, analysis and evaluation (in workshop), and revision; practice in manipulating various elements and forms of fiction. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22279
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22279 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

CRW200 Readings for Writers 1 Credits
Close analysis and interpretation of selected literary texts designed to strengthen the students' own writing by extending their familiarity with the genre in which they write and their knowledge of selected literary elements. One-on-one meetings between student and instructor.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW150 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24906
Dobson Campus
Independent Study
Lab
08/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Class Ended

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 24906 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

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 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).
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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24249
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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.

Students may contact instructor at amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

ENG217 Personal and Exploratory Writing 3 Credits
Using writing to explore one's self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22245
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Class Ended

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 22245 Students may contact instructor at amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

ENH241 American Literature Before 1860 3 Credits
Includes literature written prior to 1860 in the United States.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22277
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22277 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

ENH255 Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film 3 Credits
Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22247
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22247 Students may contact instructor at amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Doctor of Philosophy in American Literature from University of Kansas

Master of Arts in American Literature from University of Kansas

Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois

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