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

Spring 2022

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
29138
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 03/11/2022

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 29138 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Class 29138 This course is half of a partially integrated learning community with PHY101 section 28689/28690, with which it shares some topics and assignments. Students must enroll in this course and its co-requisite.

36744
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 03/11/2022

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 36744 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
28933
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022

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 28933 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
28952
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Class Ended

Spring Flex Start 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
29388
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/31/2022 - 05/13/2022

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 29388 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

28977
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/21/2022 - 05/13/2022

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 28977 Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Summer 2022

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
15928
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 06/30/2022

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.

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

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
16151
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/31/2022 - 06/30/2022

Open

10 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 16151 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

15940
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/05/2022 - 08/04/2022

Open

8 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 15940 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

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

Open

8 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 29584 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
29619
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Open

13 of 14
Seats Available

Notes: Class 29619 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

Open

1 of 14
Seats Available

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

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 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

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

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

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.

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

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