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

Online

 
By appointment    

Office hours are available online by appointment

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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
29584
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022

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 29584 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

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
29879
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Closed

Notes: Honors Program Only

Class 29879 Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2022

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
36278
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

5 of 20
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 36278 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

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

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.

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
29588
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
09/06/2022 - 12/16/2022

Closed

Notes: Class 29588 Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

29726
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/17/2022 - 12/16/2022

Open

1 of 20
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 29726 Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu for more information.

Winter Intersession 2022

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
29707
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
12/19/2022 - 01/13/2023

Open

19 of 20
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 29707 Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

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
29619
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 03/10/2023

Open

20 of 20
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 29619 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. 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
29434
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

16 of 20
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 29434 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. 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
29453
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

16 of 16
Seats Available

Spring Flex Start 2023

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
29848
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

17 of 20
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 29848 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

29477
Red Mountain Campus
TBA
Hybrid
Lecture
03/20/2023 - 05/12/2023
We
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Open

19 of 20
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 29477: Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Class 29477: Enrollment by department permission/consent.

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