Lutfi Hussein, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - English/ESL

English

Office: LA 3 - Room: 13

480-461-7367

Office Hours

Currently I am not holding regular office hours, due to the coronavirus pandemic, but I am available to meet virtually by appointment--please use the email address or phone number (for voice messages) provided above.

Profile

I am a faculty member of the English Department at Mesa Community College (MCC), a member of the Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona. I teach English courses in several areas including English as a Second Language, College Writing, and Linguistics.

My research interests include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Composition, Rhetoric, and Critical Discourse Studies. To me, all these academic areas share a common thread: Language and social life are inextricably intertwined. To understand one, the other must be studied and critically analyzed; and to learn language well and use it effectively, one must understand and appreciate how language is used to represent the world and establish and maintain social relationships and identities.

My research as well as my teaching is informed by Critical Discourse Studies, Multimodal Discourse, and Systemic Functional Linguistics.

In addition to teaching English at MCC, I have served as coordinator of the  English Language Program  and  faculty advisor in the International Education Office;   I am currently chair of the  College Research  Review Committee  (CRRC) at MCC, and chair of the  Institutional Review Board  (IRB) at the District.

For ten years I served as the area chair of Arab Culture in the U.S. at the annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association. I  also served on the boards of Radius of Arab American Writers   (RAWI)  and the  Arab American Studies Association.  Currently, I am on the Board of the Arizona affiliate  of   TESOL  International Association.

Classes Taught

Spring 2021

ENG108 First-Year Composition for ESL 3 Credits
Equivalent of ENG102 for students of English as a Second Language (ESL). 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: A grade of C or better in ENG107.
General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32152
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

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 32152 Students may contact instructor at: lutfi.hussein@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2021

ENG213 Introduction to the Study of Language 3 Credits
Study of language as code; phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics; language acquisition; historical and socio-linguistics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG102, or ENG111, or permission of Instructor.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32186
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
02/01/2021 - 05/14/2021

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 32186 Students may contact instructor at: lutfi.hussein@mesacc.edu

ESL030 English as a Second Language III: Grammar 3 Credits
Third level of English as a Second Language (ESL). Emphasis on sentence structure and paragraph building. Extensive grammar study and writing practice.
Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement test score or a grade of P or C or better in ESL020.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32248
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
02/01/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

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 32248 Students may contact instructor at: lutfi.hussein@mesacc.edu

ESL040 English as a Second Language IV: Grammar 3 Credits
Fourth-level of English as a Second Language (ESL). Continued emphasis on sentence structure and paragraph building. Extensive grammar study and writing practice.
Prerequisites: Appropriate ESL placement test score or a grade of P or C or better in ESL030.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32161
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
02/02/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

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 32161 Students may contact instructor at: lutfi.hussein@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Ph.D. in English (Linguistics and Rhetoric), Arizona State University

M.A. in English (Linguistics), Arizona State University

B.A. in  English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University in Jordan

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