Todd Alan Fredson, Ph.D.

Full Time Faculty - English

English

Office: 1 - Room: 6

480-461-7561

Office Hours

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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM1:30 PM - 2:00 PM10:00 AM - 11:30 AM1:30 PM - 2:00 PM   

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If none of the office hour times work for you, please email me to arrange a time that works for you. I am widely available for virtual office visits. You will need access to a webcam (audio/video) for virtual appointments. Most computers have them built in; however, you can purchase external webcams at most retail locations. Many phones also have webcam capabilities, if you don't have a functioning webcam on your computer. As an option of last resort, you can access the virtual conferencing via an audio only, phone call.

Profile

Dr. Fredson has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Southern California and an MFA from Arizona State University, as well as a BA from the University of Puget Sound. He is the author of two poetry collections, The Crucifix-Blocks (Tebot Bach, 2012), which won the Patricia Bibby First Book Award, and Century Worm (New Issues Press, 2018). He has made French to English translations of Ivorian poet Josué Guébo’s books My country, tonight (Action Books, 2016) and Think of Lampedusa (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), as well as Ivorian poet Tanella Boni’s collection The Future Has an Appointment with the Dawn (UNP, 2018), which was a finalist for the 2019 Best Translated Book Award and the 2019 National Translation Award. His translation of Boni’s collection There where it’s so bright in me will be published in Fall 2022 (UNP). His translation of Bété poet Azo Vauguy’s book-length poems, Zakwato and Loglêdou’s Peril are forthcoming as a double-translation (Action Books, 2023). Fredson’s poetry, translations, nonfiction, literary criticism, and editorial curations appear in Jacket2, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Agni, Warscapes, Research in African Literatures, Europe Now, World Literature Today, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by Fulbright and NEA fellowships.

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

CRW160 Introduction to Writing Poetry 3 Credits
Prewriting (invention and discovery); writing; analyzing and evaluating (in workshop); and revising to practice manipulating various elements of poetry, critique one's own and the poetry of others, and produce a portfolio of finished, marketable poems. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30597
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

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

CRW260 Intermediate Poetry Writing 3 Credits
Emphasis on writing a series of original poems; analysis and evaluation of the functions and effects of established works of poetry; concentration on evaluation and revising students' poetry through intensive workshops.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW160 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30598
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

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
30279
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

30285
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Closed

30444
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Closed

ENH295 Banned Books and Censorship 3 Credits
History, motivations, and effects of censorship in a democratic society. Censorship and book banning as a method of silencing diverse voices. Critical analysis of banned or challenged literature for children and adults. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28692
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 28692 Students may contact instructor at: todd.fredson@mesacc.edu

Spring 2023

CRW150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3 Credits
Introduction to the basic aesthetics and techniques in contemporary creative writing within a variety of genres. Introduction to the analytical concepts and terminology necessary to understand, interpret, and enact contemporary creative writing. Facilitation of writing practices and evaluation. Introduction to literature's role in society. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34582
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

15 of 18
Seats Available

CRW200 Readings for Writers 1 Credits
Close analysis and interpretation of selected literary texts designed to strengthen the students' own writing by extending their familiarity with the genre in which they write and their knowledge of selected literary elements. One-on-one meetings between student and instructor.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW150 or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28700
Dobson Campus
To Be Arranged
Independent Study
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

3 of 3
Seats Available

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

CRW201 Portfolio 1 Credits
Close analysis of the creative writing portfolio culminating in selection, revision, editing, and compiling of the student's own literary work in a portfolio. Students meet individually with instructor to choose, prepare, and compile their work.
Prerequisites: Acceptance to Creative Writing(CRW) program, completion of nine (9) credit hours of CRW course work, or permission of Program Coordinator.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34583
Dobson Campus
Instructor Office
Independent Study
Lab
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

6 of 6
Seats Available

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
28712
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

4 of 18
Seats Available

28620
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

5 of 18
Seats Available

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

31080
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

5 of 18
Seats Available

ENH251 Mythology 3 Credits
Deals with the myths and legends of civilizations with the greatest influence upon the development of the literature and culture of the English speaking people, and compares those myths with myths from other cultures. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28673
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/17/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

5 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 28673 Students may contact instructor at: todd.fredson@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2023

ENH202 World Literature After the Renaissance 3 Credits
Includes a selection of the world's literary masterpieces from the Renaissance to modern times. Prerequisites: None.
General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU] 
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34488
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/30/2023 - 05/12/2023

Open

25 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 34488 Students may contact todd.fresdon@mesacc.edu

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