Amy Lerman, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - English

English

Office: LA 3 - Room: 20

480-461-7362

Profile

Amy Lerman is Residential Faculty in English at Mesa Community College and enjoys teaching Developmental Writing, Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing. She served as the Developmental Coordinator for nine years and the Interim Director of Creative Writing for one semester, and prior to teaching at MCC, she was an Instructor at Arizona State University and on faculty at Kishwaukee College. Her Ph.D. and Masters in American Literature are from the University of Kansas, and she received her B.A. in English from the University of Illinois. The inaugural winner of the Art Young Memorial Award for Poetry for her poem, "Why is It?," she has also received honorable mention/finalist at Glimmer Train, Slippery Elm Prize, Button Eye, Princemere Poetry Prize, Erskine J. Poetry Prize, Prime Number Magazine/Press 53 awards, Heartwood Poetry Prize, Button Eye, and Solstice Summer Contest. Her poetry appears in Heartwood Literary, Box of Matches, Euphony, Ghost City Review, Radar Poetry, Rattle, Slippery Elm, Smartish Pace, Prime Number, and elsewhere. 

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

ENG102 First-Year Composition 3 Credits

Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total.

Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101.

Course Notes: 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
28824
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

29093
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Ended

ENH242 American Literature After 1860 3 Credits

Includes literature written after 1860 in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29494

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 29494 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

CRW170 Introduction to Writing Fiction 3 Credits

Practice in writing fiction through a process of prewriting (invention and discovery), writing, analysis and evaluation (in workshop), and revision; practice in manipulating various elements and forms of fiction. Prerequisites: None. CRW150 recommended but not required.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34346

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

CRW270 Intermediate Fiction Writing 3 Credits

Writing original short stories; analysis of works of fiction; concentration on revising students' fiction through intensive workshops.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CRW170.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34347

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

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.

Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

ENG217 Personal and Exploratory Writing 3 Credits

Using writing to explore one's self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing.

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
28773

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/18/2024 - 05/10/2024

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 28773 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

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
15246
Dobson Campus

Online Course

Independent Study
Lab
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

Open

3 of 3
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 15246 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

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: Writing test score or (C or better in ENG091 or ESL097or WAC101) or (B or better in ALT100) or (ALT100 & Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL or WAC101 or ENG100A+) or (ESL202 & Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL or WAC101 or ENG100A+).

Course Notes: Due to the possibility of last-minute schedule changes, students are encouraged to attend the first class meeting before purchasing the textbook.

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.

General Education Designations: First-Year Composition [FYC]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15465
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

13534
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

10 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Low-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of the required materials for this course is $40 or less.

ENG217 Personal and Exploratory Writing 3 Credits

Using writing to explore one's self and the world one lives in; emphasis on journal writing as a source and inspiration for public writing.

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
13560

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 10/11/2024

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 13560 Students may contact instructor at amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

ENH241 American Literature Before 1860 3 Credits

Includes literature written prior to 1860 in the United States.

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
13579

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

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 13579 Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

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
15247

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
10/14/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

19 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.

Students may contact instructor at: amy.lerman@mesacc.edu

Degrees & Awards

Doctor of Philosophy in American Literature from University of Kansas

Master of Arts in American Literature from University of Kansas

Bachelor of Arts in English from University of Illinois

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