Mary E Aldridge, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - English/Humanities

English

World Languages

Office: LA 3 - Room: 14

480-461-7361

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM9:30 AM - 10:15 AM10:15 AM - 11:15 AM  
 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM   
   

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, office hours will be held in the Honors Program office.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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
28629
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Notes: Class 28629: Honors Program only. Please contact the Honors Office at 480-461-7079 for more information to register.

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
28790
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
Tu
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

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

28791
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 28791 High-speed internet and a computer with a webcam are required for French Live Online.

This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

Class 28791 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

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
28694
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 28694 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 (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) 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
29760
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 29760 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Winter Intersession 2022

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
28717
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/19/2022 - 01/13/2023

Open

8 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.

Winter Intersession Classes

Class 28717 Students may contact instructor at mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

ENH222 Survey of English Literature After 1800 3 Credits
Emphasizes the social and political backgrounds as well as the form and content of English literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29940
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

16 of 25
Seats Available

FRE102 Elementary French II 4 Credits
Continued study of grammar and vocabulary of the French language along with the study of French culture. Emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FRE101, or FRE101AA, or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28797
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
Tu
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Open

14 of 22
Seats Available

Notes: This class is a Zero-Textbook-Cost Course, also known as a "Z Class." You will have access to class materials online without having to purchase a textbook.

HUM209 Women and Films 3 Credits
Analysis of images of women in films from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30227
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

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 30227 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
28636
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/23/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

2 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28636 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

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