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

Fall 2019

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
24868
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

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
24766
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

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
24822
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

24785
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/20/2019 - 12/13/2019
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

ENH214 Poetry Study 3 Credits
Involves reading, discussing, and analyzing poetry of various forms and from selected periods. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24786
Dobson Campus
Lecture
08/19/2019 - 12/13/2019

Class Started

Fall Flex Start 2019

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
24912
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Closed

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

27460
Dobson Campus
Lecture
10/14/2019 - 12/13/2019

Closed

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

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