Christine Beckman, Ed.D.

Full Time Faculty - Communication

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: AC 30 - Room: AC 13

480-461-7192

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Profile

Christy is The Evening Supervisor and full-time faculty member in the Department of Communication at Mesa Community College. Christy created both the Introduction to Human Communication course (COM 100) for international students and an Honors only section of COM 100. Along with teaching traditional 16 week sections of COM 100, Christy has expanded COM 100 to include online sections, hybrid sections, and 8 week sections.

Christy has designed two classes for the zDegree Program at MCC:  Elements of Intercultural Communication (COM 263) and Introduction to Human Communication (COM 100).

Committee membership:  2014 - present:  Civic Engagement Advisory Board, IT Liaison, MCC 4 C's Assessment course pilot group.  2011 - 2014:  Faculty Senate Zone Representative for Art, Communication, and Theatre Arts.

Public Speaking (COM 225), Small Group Communication (COM 230), Pronunciation of American Speech (COM 120), Interpersonal Communication (COM 110) and Introduction to Human Communication (COM 100) are all classes Christy has taught at MCC. Rhetorical Criticism and Intercultural Communication are classes Christy has offered through the MCC/NAU Connection partnership. 

Using the GI Bill in 2007, Christy completed a doctorate in Educational Leadership with NAU. Her dissertation was a rhetorical analysis of The No Child Left Behind Act. Her area of research concentrated on business metaphors in education policy and educational marketing messages. Also with the GI Bill, Christy completed a certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from the University of California, Berkeley. Christy holds a Master of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of California, Davis. After completing her Masters she taught English in Maebashi, Japan for a year. She began her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Personal and Public Communication from Northern Arizona University.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29593
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

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 29593 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu. Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified.

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).

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29589
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 10/14/2022

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 29589 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).

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.

Fall Flex Start 2022

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30290
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 30290 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).

36264
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
10/19/2022 - 12/16/2022
We
3:00 PM - 5:40 PM

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 36264 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).

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29596
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

1 of 20
Seats Available

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 29596 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).

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.

Honors Program Only

Winter Intersession 2022

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29708
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/19/2022 - 01/13/2023

Open

17 of 20
Seats Available

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.

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

Winter Intersession Classes

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.

Class 29708 Students may contact instructor at christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

29712
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/19/2022 - 01/13/2023

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

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.

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

Winter Intersession Classes

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.

Class 29712 Students may contact instructor at christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29451
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

16 of 20
Seats Available

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 29451 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).

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.

29466
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

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 29466 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

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

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.

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30074
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

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.

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).

Spring Flex Start 2023

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30958
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

18 of 20
Seats Available

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).

29465
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

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 29465 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: to christine.beckman@mesacc.edu.

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

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.

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29474
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

19 of 20
Seats Available

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.

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).

Degrees & Awards

  • Doctorate of Education:  Educational Leadership (Northern Arizona University) 2007
  • Teaching Certificate: English as a Foreign Language (University of California, Berkeley) 1998
  • Master of Arts: Rhetoric and Communication (University of California, Davis) 1988
  • Bachelor of Science: Personal and Public Communication (Northern Arizona University) 1984

Grants:

•  2002 Faculty Professional Growth Dean's Grant:  Research Pronunciation Software at Monterey

    Community College, California. 

•  2004 Faculty Professional Growth Grant:  Digital Story Telling as a Communication instruction tool.

•  2004 MCC Kaleidoscope Grant:  Create student workbook for Conversation Circles (COM 080).

•  2006 - 2007  Awarded Sabbatical to complete doctorate dissertation:  A Rhetorical Analysis of the No

    No Child Left Behind Act:  A Metaphoric Perspective.

•  2009 MCC Kaleidoscope Grant:  Curriculum design for brain-based learning in Communication

    courses.

•  2014 MCC Gold Star awarded for online COM 100.

•  2014 Summer Project Grant:  Service Learning & Civic Engagement for MCC Online Students

•  2015 - present:  MCC Civic Engagement and Community Service Teagle Grant - eService Assessment

•  2016 Learning Grant:  Service Learning for Online Students

2018 to Present:  Evening Chair

 

 

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