Puvana Ganesan, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - Communication

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 250

480-654-7792

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday

Online

 

Online

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By appointment    

Office hours are available online by appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

COM100 Introduction to Human Communication 3 Credits
Introduces the theory and practice of human communication. Surveys communication topics related to interpersonal, small group, and public communication. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23232
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Class Ended

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 23232 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

23283
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 10/15/2021

Class Ended

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 23283 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

COM207 Introduction to Communication Inquiry 3 Credits
Overview of theory and methodological practice in communication with particular attention to scholarly writing skills. Emphasis on development of critical thinking skills through active participation in the research process.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107 or equivalent, and COM100 or equivalent, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23239
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 23239 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

COM225 Public Speaking 3 Credits
Designed to enhance the student's ability to present public speeches confidently and competently. Also designed to improve information literacy and critical thinking skills.
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
23276
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Started

COM230 Small Group Communication 3 Credits
Principles and processes of small groups and development of skills for participation and leadership in small group settings. Practice in problem solving, decision making, and information sharing. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23582
Red Mountain Campus
RDM S S281
Live Online
Hybrid
Lecture
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
11:00 AM - 12:15 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.

Honors Program Only

COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
Diverse cultural contexts are explored through basic concepts, principles, and theories of intercultural communication. Discovering effective interaction and appropriate communication in a global community is emphasized. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23244
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Closed

Fall Flex Start 2021

COM263 Elements of Intercultural Communication 3 Credits
Diverse cultural contexts are explored through basic concepts, principles, and theories of intercultural communication. Discovering effective interaction and appropriate communication in a global community is emphasized. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Global Awareness [G], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23398
Dobson Campus
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/19/2021 - 12/17/2021

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 23398 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu for more information.

COM282AB Service-Learning Experience in Communication 2 Credits
Unpaid Service-Learning (SL) experience, completed with approved community partner.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
23932
Dobson Campus
Instructor's Office
Field Based
Lab
10/18/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

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