Shakira L. Pipher

Residential Faculty - Social Work

Cultural Science

Office: SC 14 - Room: 66

Office Hours

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM12:00 PM - 2:00 PM10:00 AM - 12:00 PM11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Online

 

Online

  
By appointmentBy appointmentBy appointmentBy appointment 

Mondays and Wednesdays- Office Hours are virtual. Please email to set up an appointment

Tuesdays and Thursdays- Office Hours are in-person on Southern/Dobson Campus. Please email to set up appointment so I don't miss you. 

 

Classes Taught

Spring 2024

SWU171 Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits

Analysis of contemporary social welfare services and professional social work.

Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26790

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 26790 Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

Spring Flex Start 2024

SWU171 Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits

Analysis of contemporary social welfare services and professional social work.

Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28957
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

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.

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

Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

SWU183 Introductory Ethics: A Social Service Perspective 3 Credits

Introductory exploration of ethics from a historical and multicultural perspective viewed through the lens of contemporary social issues. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28783

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
02/01/2024 - 05/10/2024
Th
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 28783 Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

28522

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 28522 Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

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

SWU291 Social Service Delivery Systems 3 Credits

Purposes, structures, and delivery systems of human service agencies. Includes 40 hours of volunteer experience in local human service agencies.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in SWU171, or permission of Department or Division or Corequisites: SWU171.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
26792
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
01/30/2024 - 05/10/2024
Tu
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

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 26792 Students are required to complete 40 hours of a mini-internship at a pre-approved agency/site in the community. Fingerprint clearance card recommended but not required. Students may contact instructor at dori.dipietro@mesacc.edu

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

Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

26763

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 shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

Summer 2024

SWU171 Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits

Analysis of contemporary social welfare services and professional social work.

Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14773

Online Course

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

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.

Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

SWU291 Social Service Delivery Systems 3 Credits

Purposes, structures, and delivery systems of human service agencies. Includes 40 hours of volunteer experience in local human service agencies.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in SWU171, or permission of Department or Division or Corequisites: SWU171.

Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
16821

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
05/28/2024 - 08/01/2024

Open

12 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 16821 Students may contact instructor at shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

SWU295 Effective Helping in a Diverse World 3 Credits

Introduction to professional helper communication skills with respect to cross-cultural practice and diversity issues, in a social work setting. Prerequisites: None. SWU171 suggested but not required.

General Education Designations: Cultural Diversity in the US [C], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
15116

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
07/01/2024 - 08/16/2024
Mo
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

9 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 15116 is for the PPSSWSSP cohort. Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

Fall 2024

SWU183 Introductory Ethics: A Social Service Perspective 3 Credits

Introductory exploration of ethics from a historical and multicultural perspective viewed through the lens of contemporary social issues. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14932

Online Course

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

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.

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

Class 14932 Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

Fall Flex Start 2024

SWU171 Introduction to Social Work 3 Credits

Analysis of contemporary social welfare services and professional social work.

Prerequisites: None.

Course 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.

General Education Designations: Historical Awareness [H], Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
13459

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Open

22 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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 13459 Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

16166

Live Online

Live Online
Lecture
09/05/2024 - 12/13/2024
Th
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM

Open

25 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. 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.

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

Class 16166 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

13460
Dobson Campus
Hybrid
Lecture
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024
Tu
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Open

15 of 25
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.

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

Class 13460 Flexible attendance options are available for this course, please contact the course instructor for more information at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

SWU183 Introductory Ethics: A Social Service Perspective 3 Credits

Introductory exploration of ethics from a historical and multicultural perspective viewed through the lens of contemporary social issues. Prerequisites: None.

General Education Designations: Humanities, Fine Arts & Design [HU]
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
14933

Online Course

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

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.

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

Students may contact instructor at: shakira.pipher@mesacc.edu

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