Natasha R. Murdock

Adjunct Faculty

English

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
28635
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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 28635 Concurrent enrollment required in ENG101LL 30601 and ENG101 28635. Students who place into ENG101 should not register for ENG101+ENG101LL pairs. Check with an advisor if you are unsure.

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

ENG101LL First-Year Composition Lab 1 Credits
Supplemental instruction for composition courses. Focus on developing effective writing processes to address a range of rhetorical situations.
Prerequisites: WritePlacer score of 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4. Corequisites: ENG101.
It is highly encouraged that you attend the FREE MCC Reading/Writing Boot Camps that occurs prior to the beginning of the semester. Participants will review key skills necessary for success; participants will be better prepared for their course. Visit https://www.mesacc.edu/students/foundations-student-success/boot-camps for more information and to register.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30601
Live Online
Live Online
Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

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 30601 Concurrent enrollment required in ENG101LL 30601 and ENG101 28635. Students who place into ENG101 should not register for ENG101+ENG101LL pairs. Check with an advisor if you are unsure.

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

HUM215 Film Comedy 3 Credits
Explores the basics of humor in film by tracing its roots through a historical examination of a variety of arts, artists, and theorists. Focuses on films' unique contributions to the world of laughter. Investigates how comedy, and film comedy in particular, provides an essential and unifying force for culture and society. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28719
Live Online
Live Online
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

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.

Spring 2023

ENH110 Introduction to Literature 3 Credits
Introduction to international literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel. Provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions of women, African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
35037
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
8:20 AM - 9:25 AM

Open

24 of 24
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.

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

Class 35037: Early College Academy

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
30680
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

20 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.

Class 30680 Students may contact instructor at natasha.murdock@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

HUM225 Introduction to Popular Culture 3 Credits
Introduction to major topics in the field of popular culture studies. Includes basic theories, methods, and concepts used to analyze popular culture texts and practices.
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
30534
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

15 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.

Class 30534 Students may contact instructor at: natasha.murdock@mesacc.edu

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