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 2021

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
22291
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22291 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
22234
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22234 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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
22262
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22262 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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
22246
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 22246 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2021

ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).
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
39969
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

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.

Students may contact instructor at jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

40017
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

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.

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
39010
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/18/2021 - 12/17/2021

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.

Students may contact the instructor at jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Winter Intersession 2021

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
28031
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/20/2021 - 01/14/2022

Open

12 of 24
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 28031 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Winter Intersession Classes

Spring 2022

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
29057
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

12 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 29057 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

ENG101 First-Year Composition 3 Credits
Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising at least 3,000 words in total.
Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).
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
28010
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

18 of 24
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 28010 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
28073
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

16 of 24
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 28073 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

28036
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 28036 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2022

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
30558
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

16 of 24
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 30558 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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
29756
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022

Open

23 of 25
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 29756 Students may contact instructor at: jeremy.venema@mesacc.edu

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