Nadine 'NAR' Arroyo Rodriguez

Residential Faculty - Journalism, Mass Communication & Humanities

Program Director :

English

Office: EF 2 - Room: 121-C

480-461-7270

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM9:00 AM - 10:30 AM10:30 AM - 12:00 PM9:00 AM - 10:30 AM 

Feel free to email nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu or vial Canvas to ask for an appointment outside the office hours.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

JRN201 News Writing 3 Credits
Writing and producing news for the media. Associated Press (AP) editing style, writing skills, and organizational structure for news.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28720
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

JRN210 News and Media Production 3 Credits
Hands-on experience working in a college newsroom developing content as reporters, photographers, editors, and other roles on the student news team. Roles and responsibilities vary depending on student goals.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN201 or [(ENG101 or ENG107) and permission of Program Director or Instructor].
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: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30261
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

JRN236AC Public Relations Internship 3 Credits
Public relations work experience.
Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
36834
Dobson Campus
SD Instructor Office
Field Based
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

JRN240AC Journalism Internship 3 Credits
Journalism work experience with a newspaper or other news organization. 80 hours of designated work per credit. Maximum of 6 credits allowed.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN210.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30126
Dobson Campus
SD Instructor Office
Field Based
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

Class Started

MCO120 Media and Society 3 Credits
Study of historical and contemporary roles of media and its pervasiveness in society as it relates to culture, politics and education.
Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG101 or ENG107 or permission of Instructor.
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: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37009
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Fall Flex Start 2022

JRN205 Copyediting 3 Credits
Focus on copy editing skills and techniques needed in professional communication industries. Specifically, the basics of grammar of style, interaction of word and image, the process of aggregation and curation, and an introduction to ethics and industry standards are covered. Writing for clarity, completeness, and conciseness is emphasized.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or permission of Instructor. JRN201 recommended for Journalism students.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29681
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

6 of 14
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.

Spring 2023

JRN201 News Writing 3 Credits
Writing and producing news for the media. Associated Press (AP) editing style, writing skills, and organizational structure for news.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28691
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

16 of 18
Seats Available

Spring Flex Start 2023

JRN212 Writing for Broadcasts 3 Credits
Broadcast writing techniques emphasizing grammar, style and structure for various communication platforms. Focus on media reporting including writing scripts, interviewing skills, live broadcasting techniques, production overview and journalistic ethics.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 and (JRN201 or permission of Instructor).
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30535
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
02/01/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

11 of 12
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 30535 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

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