Christine Beckman, Ed.D.

Full Time Faculty - Communication

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: AC 30 - Room: AC 13

480-461-7192

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM3:00 PM - 4:00 PM4:00 PM - 6:00 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

Summer 2020

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
17324
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 17324 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

17319
Dobson Campus
Lecture
05/26/2020 - 06/25/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 17319 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

18271
Dobson Campus
Lecture
06/01/2020 - 07/13/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

17450
Dobson Campus
Lecture
06/29/2020 - 07/30/2020

Open

1 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).
Class 17450 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

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
17339
Dobson Campus
Lecture
06/29/2020 - 07/30/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/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.
Class 17339 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu

Fall 2020

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
34993
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Open

18 of 23
Seats Available

Notes: Class 34993 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).

38592
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Open

23 of 23
Seats Available

Notes: Class 38592 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).

34967
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 34967 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).

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
35843
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 10/16/2020

Open

4 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Class 35843 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
Honors Program Only
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 2020

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
34996
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

21 of 23
Seats Available

Notes: Class 34996 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).

34999
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

20 of 23
Seats Available

Notes: Class 34999 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).

36054
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started for additional information.
Class 36054 Students may contact instructor at: christine.beckman@mesacc.edu
Class 36054 Caterpillar
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

 

 

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