Mary E Aldridge, Ph.D.

Residential Faculty - English/Humanities

English

World Languages

Honors

Office: LA 3 - Room: 14

480-461-7361

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM9:30 AM - 10:15 AM10:15 AM - 11:15 AM  
 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM   
   

Online

Online

By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, office hours will be held in the Honors Program office.

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
26907
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/17/2024 - 05/10/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Ended

26881

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 26881 Students may contact instructor at: mary.alddridge@mesacc.edu

FRE102 Elementary French II 4 Credits

Continued study of grammar and vocabulary of the French language along with the study of French culture. Emphasis on speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FRE101, or FRE101AA, or permission of Department or Division. Completion of prerequisites within the last three years is required.

General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27004
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

This course will be taught with multiple attendance options. Contact your instructor for more information.

Class 27004 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM209 Women and Films 3 Credits

Analysis of images of women in films from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28355

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 28355 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Spring Flex Start 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
34960

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.

Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HON190 The Honors Experience 3 Credits

Interdisciplinary studies of selected issues confronting the individual and society and overall human experience. Critical inquiry of specific themes from a wide variety of academic viewpoints. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary review of global, historical, and cultural trends, supplemented by readings and discussion. Varied content due to changing honors forum themes and issues.

Prerequisites: Admission to the college honors program or permission of Instructor.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33202

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.

Honors Program Only

Class 33202 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

ENH255 Contemporary U.S. Literature and Film 3 Credits

Strengths and weaknesses of literature and film. Challenges of adapting literature to film. Addressing racial, ethnic, gender, class and religious differences between cultures and mediums. Use of narrative in each medium and how it translates various cultural values and assumptions. Specific genres present in literature and film. Cultural metaphors and symbols used in literature and film.

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
14782

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 06/27/2024

Open

2 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 14782 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM107 Humanities Through the Arts 3 Credits

Introduction to humanities including film, drama, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17112
MC OFFSITE

Nice France

Study Abroad
Lecture
05/16/2024 - 06/12/2024

Closed

Notes: Class 17112: is part of a Study abroad program in Nice, France. Please contact the International Education Office at 480-461-7870 or visit www.mesacc.edu/study-abroad for more information.

HUM205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits

Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Students in this class will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15260

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
07/01/2024 - 08/01/2024

Open

7 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 15260 Students may contact instructor at mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

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
13526
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Closed

Notes: Class 13526: Honors Program only. Please contact the Honors Office at 480-461-7079 for more information to register.

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
13569

Online Course

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

Open

12 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 13569 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

FRE101 Elementary French I 4 Credits

Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the French language. Includes the study of French culture, practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: If you have previous knowledge of French or you have taken high school French classes, please contact the World Languages department (480-461-7031) to be placed in the appropriate level

General Education Designations: Global Awareness [G]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13639
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM

Open

19 of 22
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.

Zero-Textbook-Cost Class: The total cost of required online instructional materials for this "Z Class" is $0.

Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM107 Humanities Through the Arts 3 Credits

Introduction to humanities including film, drama, music, literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13570

Online Course

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

Open

10 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 13570 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

HUM205 Introduction to Cinema 3 Credits

Survey of the history and development of the art of motion pictures, including criticism of aesthetic and technical elements. Prerequisites: None.

Course Notes: Students in this class will be provided an Adobe Creative Cloud account tied to their MEID username, for home use on PC or Mac computers (smartphone or tablet mobile devices are not supported) during the duration of this course. Students should review the minimum configuration requirements to run Adobe CC on their personal device at:

https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html. Your instructor will provide login directions on the first day of class.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14416

Online Course

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

Open

6 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 14416 Students may contact instructor at: mary.aldridge@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

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