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
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM10:30 AM - 12:30 PM9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
 

Online

Online

Online

 
By appointment   By appointment

During office hours students may email questions or request a telechat (scheduled through Google Meet or Webex). For all other days, students may email to schedule a teleconference.

Classes Taught

Fall 2020

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.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33825
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Closed

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 33825 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

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
33874
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020
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 33874 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN215 News Production 3 Credits
Writing, editing, and publishing the student newspaper on multiple platforms. Emphasis may vary according to student goals. Note: JRN215 may be repeated for a total of nine (9) credit hours. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN201 or [(ENG101 or ENG107) and permission of Program Director or Instructor].
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35935
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
08/25/2020 - 12/18/2020
TuTh
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 35935 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu and mike.rynearson@mesacc.edu

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 JRN215.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35743
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Field Based
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

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: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35498
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 35498 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2020

JRN205 Copyediting 3 Credits
Specific skills and techniques of copyediting. Understanding of editing skills to enhance a writer's abilities whether one's own or someone else's. Critically evaluate word usage and meaning to achieve the 3 Cs of writing clarity, completeness and conciseness. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35079
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture/Lab
10/19/2020 - 12/18/2020

Class Started

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 35079 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

Spring 2021

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
32193
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

11 of 16
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 32193 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN212 Broadcast Writing 3 Credits
Writing techniques for basic broadcast scripts: promotions, commercials, public service announcements, news leads, news stories, audio and video, sports, weather, traffic checks, five-minute newscasts, reports, using broadcast style rules. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37559
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

9 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 37559 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN215 News Production 3 Credits
Writing, editing, and publishing the student newspaper on multiple platforms. Emphasis may vary according to student goals. Note: JRN215 may be repeated for a total of nine (9) credit hours. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN201 or [(ENG101 or ENG107) and permission of Program Director or Instructor].
General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33482
LIVE ONLINE
Live Online
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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 33482 Students may contact instructors at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu and mike.rynearson@mesacc.edu

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 JRN215.
Make appointment with instructor prior to enrollment.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34217
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Field Based
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

3 of 3
Seats Available

Additional Notes: Make appointment with instructor prior to enrollment.

JRN298AB Special Projects 2 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34696
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Independent Study
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

1 of 1
Seats Available

JRN298AC Special Projects 3 Credits
Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development. Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34718
Dobson Campus
INST OFF
Independent Study
Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

MCO220 Cultural Diversity and the Media 3 Credits
Images of the diverse cultures and gender issues within the U.S. media. Exploration of racial and gender roles which shape the media as well as media roles which influence U.S. race relations and racial change. Roles, contributions, and challenges of the minority press in the United States. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33593
Dobson Campus
Internet
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021

Open

20 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: This is an On Your Time 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 33593 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

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

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