Christine Beckman

Full Time Faculty - Communication

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: AC 30 - Room: AC 13

480-461-7192

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM3:30 PM - 7:00 PM3:30 PM - 7:00 PM3:30 PM - 7:00 PM 

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Profile

Christy is a 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.

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 2019

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
26154
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 10/11/2019

Closed

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27315
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/22/2019 - 10/10/2019
Th
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Open

9 of 23
Seats Available

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
27203
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 10/11/2019

Closed

Fall Flex Start 2019

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
27531
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019
MoWe
5:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Open

12 of 20
Seats Available

26157
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Closed

26161
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Closed

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] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26362
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/17/2019 - 12/13/2019
Th
1:30 PM - 3:20 PM

Open

9 of 23
Seats Available

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

 

 

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