Jeremy Venema

Residential Faculty - English Composition

English

480-461-7604

Profile

I have taught at MCC since 1997, both online and face-to-face. I have also worked as a tutor in the Writing Center. Classes I have taught range from composition (101 and 102) to creative writing and screenwriting to linguistics and technical writing to literature and ENH (English humanities). I hold a PhD in literature from Arizona State University. I am married with two children, a dog, and a cat. And I'm a big music fan.

What kind of teacher am I? I like to provide students with detailed information at the start of any class so that they can decide if it is the best class for them. If they do, I expect them to do their best and to abide by the class policies, attend regularly, and complete work on time. In return, I am happy to answer questions, offer advice, and provide guidance in the effort to master the concepts and to demonstrate them effectively. Students with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, ability to follow instructions closely, good self-discipline, and active desire to learn and improve usually do well. But you get out what you put in.

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

CRW150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
Introduction to the basic aesthetics and techniques in contemporary creative writing within a variety of genres. Introduction to the analytical concepts and terminology necessary to understand, interpret, and enact contemporary creative writing. Facilitation of writing practices and evaluation. Introduction to literature's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25663
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 25663 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

CRW190 Introduction to Screenwriting 3 Credits
Overview of screenwriting elements; introduction to screenwriting techniques. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26925
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 26925 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.
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
25568
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 25568 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.

25570
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: Class 25570 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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 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 Availability
25578
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

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

Spring Flex Start 2020

ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.
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
25660
Dobson Campus
Lecture
03/16/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 25660 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Additional Notes: Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.

ENH254 Literature and Film 3 Credits
Presents works of literature and their film versions and analyzes distinguishing techniques of each medium.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28058
Dobson Campus
Lecture
01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: Class 28058 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: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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