Nadine 'NAR' Arroyo Rodriguez

Residential Faculty - Journalism, Mass Communication & Humanities

Program Director :

English

Office: EF 2 - Room: 121-C

480-461-7270

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM1:30 PM - 3:30 PM9:30 AM - 10:30 AM 
 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM 
 By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment 

Students enrolled in one of NAR's courses may email a request to schedule a meeting during the office hours through Canvas, or talk with her during class. Meetings may be held in person or virtually.

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

JRN201 News Writing 3 Credits

Writing and producing news for the media. Associated Press (AP) editing style, writing skills, and organizational structure for news.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26914
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Class 26914 Students may contact instructor at @nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN210 News and Media Production 3 Credits

Hands-on experience working in a college newsroom developing content as reporters, photographers, editors, and other roles on the student news team. Roles and responsibilities vary depending on student goals.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN201 or [(ENG101 or ENG107) and permission of Program Director or Instructor].

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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27839
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 27839 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN236AC Public Relations Internship 3 Credits

Public relations work experience.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29603
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

Independent Study
Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

JRN240AC Journalism Internship 3 Credits

Journalism work experience with a newspaper or other news organization. 80 hours of designated work per credit. Maximum of 6 credits allowed.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN210.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28308
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Field Based
Lecture/Lab
01/16/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

MCO220 Cultural Diversity and the Media 3 Credits

Images of the diverse cultures and gender issues within the U.S. media. Exploration of racial and gender roles which shape the media as well as media roles which influence U.S. race relations and racial change. Roles, contributions, and challenges of the minority press in the United States.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.

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: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27907

Online Course

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

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 27907 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

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

Spring Flex Start 2024

JRN105 Introduction to Journalism 3 Credits

Survey of the field of journalism including what journalists do, their role in society, ethical practices, history, current trends, and the future of the profession. Overview of mass communication media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32300

Online Course

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

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 32300 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN298AC Special Projects 3 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29668
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

In Person
Lab
01/29/2024 - 05/10/2024

Class Started

Summer 2024

JRN205 Copyediting 3 Credits

Focus on copy editing skills and techniques needed in professional communication industries. Specifically, the basics of grammar of style, interaction of word and image, the process of aggregation and curation, and an introduction to ethics and industry standards are covered. Writing for clarity, completeness, and conciseness is emphasized.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or permission of Instructor. JRN201 recommended for Journalism students.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15027

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Open

11 of 14
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 15027 Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

MCO120 Media and Society 3 Credits

Study of historical and contemporary roles of media and its pervasiveness in society as it relates to culture, politics and education.

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG101 or ENG107 or permission of Instructor.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17114

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 07/18/2024

Open

11 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.

Students may contact instructor at: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

JRN101 Grammar and Style for Journalists 1 Credits

Focus on the fundamentals and application of grammar, punctuation, spelling, style and structure necessary in professional writing fields, including media writing.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG091 or eligibility for ENG101 as indicated by appropriate English placement.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33753

Online Course

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

Open

15 of 16
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: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN201 News Writing 3 Credits

Writing and producing news for the media. Associated Press (AP) editing style, writing skills, and organizational structure for news.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107.

General Education Designations: Literacy & Critical Inquiry [L]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13585
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

12 of 16
Seats Available

JRN210 News and Media Production 3 Credits

Hands-on experience working in a college newsroom developing content as reporters, photographers, editors, and other roles on the student news team. Roles and responsibilities vary depending on student goals.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN201 or [(ENG101 or ENG107) and permission of Program Director or Instructor].

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.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33755
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Open

10 of 12
Seats Available

JRN240AC Journalism Internship 3 Credits

Journalism work experience with a newspaper or other news organization. 80 hours of designated work per credit. Maximum of 6 credits allowed.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in JRN210.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14687
Dobson Campus

SD Instructor Office

Field Based
Lecture/Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

3 of 3
Seats Available

JRN298AC Special Projects 3 Credits

Organized and tailored around the interests and needs of the individual student. Structured to provide an atmosphere of individualized research and study paralleled by professional expertise and guidance. Professional-type facilities and equipment available for student use. Allows the best aspects of independent study and individualized learning to be combined to maximize student development.

Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15894
Dobson Campus

Instructor Office

In Person
Lab
08/19/2024 - 12/13/2024

Open

5 of 5
Seats Available

MCO120 Media and Society 3 Credits

Study of historical and contemporary roles of media and its pervasiveness in society as it relates to culture, politics and education.

Prerequisites: Eligibility for ENG101 or ENG107 or permission of Instructor.

General Education Designations: Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15766
Dobson Campus
In Person
Lecture
08/20/2024 - 12/13/2024
TuTh
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Open

20 of 20
Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2024

JRN105 Introduction to Journalism 3 Credits

Survey of the field of journalism including what journalists do, their role in society, ethical practices, history, current trends, and the future of the profession. Overview of mass communication media, including newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

Prerequisites: None.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
33754

Online Course

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

Open

13 of 16
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: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

JRN205 Copyediting 3 Credits

Focus on copy editing skills and techniques needed in professional communication industries. Specifically, the basics of grammar of style, interaction of word and image, the process of aggregation and curation, and an introduction to ethics and industry standards are covered. Writing for clarity, completeness, and conciseness is emphasized.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENG101 or permission of Instructor. JRN201 recommended for Journalism students.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14363

Online Course

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

Open

12 of 14
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: nadine.rodriguez@mesacc.edu

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