Mary E Aldridge, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - English Composition

English

World Languages

Office: LA 3 - Room: 14

480-461-7361

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM9:30 AM - 10:15 AM10:15 AM - 11:15 AM9:30 AM - 10:15 AM 
 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM 

Online

Online

Online

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

Students must use Cranium Cafe for scheduled office hours.

Classes Taught

Summer 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.
General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16192
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
06/01/2021 - 07/01/2021

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 16192 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

ENG217 Personal and Exploratory Writing 3 Credits
Using writing to explore one's self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16199
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
06/01/2021 - 07/01/2021

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 16199 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

ENH255 Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film 3 Credits
Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16195
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
06/01/2021 - 07/01/2021

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 16195 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16740
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/06/2021 - 08/05/2021

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.

Class 16740 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Fall 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
22178
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

11 of 20
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 22178 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Class 22178: Honors Program only. Please contact the Honors Office at 480-461-7079 for more information to register.

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
22235
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021

Open

13 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 22235 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

FRE101 Elementary French I 4 Credits
Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the French language. Includes the study of French culture, practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Prerequisites: None.
If you have previous knowledge of French or you have taken high school French classes, please contact the World Languages department (480-461-7031) to be placed in the appropriate level
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22387
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

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 22387 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Class 22387 High-speed internet and a computer with a webcam are required for French Live Online.

HUM107 Humanities Through the Arts 3 Credits
Introduction to humanities including film, drama, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22266
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 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.

Class 22266 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits
Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.
Due to COVID related campus lab closures, students will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23447
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 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.

Honors Program Only

Class 23447 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

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