Puvana Ganesan, Ph.D.

Faculty Chair - Communication

Program Director :

Communication, Theatre & Film Arts

Office: RDM-S Saguaro - Room: 250

480-654-7792

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 1:30 PM11:00 AM - 12:00 PM10:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
   

Online

 
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment By appointment

Office hours are available in-person on Mondays and Wednesdays in Saguaro 250 at the MCC Red Mountain campus, Tuesdays in-person at the Communication Main Office, AC 30 MCC Southern-Dobson campus, and online on Thursdays.  Appointments are also available at other times that may be convenient for you and me. Thanks!

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

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
27610

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 27610 Students are required to have access to a webcam and microphone unless otherwise specified. Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

33573

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 33573 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

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
27653
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/31/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

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.

Class 27653 Students may contact the instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Honors Program Only

Class 27653 Enrollment by department permission/consent.

29525
Red Mountain Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/31/2024 - 05/10/2024
We
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Class Ended

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.

Class 29525 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

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
14900

Online Course

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

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.

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

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

Class 14900 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
17156

Online Course

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

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

14911

Online Course

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

Open

2 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 14911 Students may contact instructor at: puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

15058
Dobson Campus

Live Online

ITALY

Study Abroad
Lecture
05/15/2024 - 06/20/2024
We
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Closed

Notes: This course is part of the Italy study abroad program. There are additional program fees. For information, please contact the Study Abroad Office at studyabroad@mesacc.edu. Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Class 15058 This course has virtual meetings on 5/15/24, 5/22/24 and 5/29/24 with additional online work. Course meets from 6/3/24 - 6/20/24 on site in Italy.

COM298AC 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
17136
Dobson Campus

Italy Study Abroad

Study Abroad
Lab
05/15/2024 - 06/20/2024

Class Started

Notes: Class 17136 is for Italy Study Abroad Program.

Fall 2024

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
14287

Online Course

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

Open

9 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 14287 Students get hands-on experience doing an original research assignment. 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
33803

Online Course

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

Open

15 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This course may require in person proctored assessments or exams that will be administered at Mesa Community College at no charge. Proctoring services not administered at Mesa Community college may be used and students are responsible for any additional costs incurred. Contact the instructor for further details.

Class 33803 Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

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
14514
Red Mountain Campus
In Person
Lecture
09/04/2024 - 12/13/2024
MoWe
11:00 AM - 12:25 PM

Open

9 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Honors Program Only

Class 14514 Students may contact instructor at puvana.ganesan@mesacc.edu

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