Sheila Afnan-Manns


Faculty Chair - & Discovery Services


Office: LB 11 - Room: Southern & Dobson


Office Hours

Summer 2024: I will be working intermittently during Summer 2024 and may be slower to return emails during this time.

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Have a wonderful summer, Sheila

Fall 2024 coming in August. Please use MCC's Cranium Cafe to Schedule a Research Consultation during my office hours where you will find virtual, phone and in-person options at the Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain campuses. Please email me if you would like to meet on another day/time. I look forward to working with you!


Admittedly, college was my jam. I kept going and going, eventually becoming an academic librarian so I'd never have to leave! Call me a smart weirdo, but I love research -- from translating a topic into an interesting and arguable thesis statement to hunting down the right scholarly sources. I'll even assist you in crafting an MLA citation (or APA, etc.)!

Classes Taught

Fall Flex Start 2024

IFS213 Hacking and Open Source Culture 3 Credits

Focus on the multi-dimensions of hacking and open source culture, including rule-breaking, innovation, and creative use of programming/technology. Social, economic, cultural, and political implications of hacking and technology, in historical and contemporary contexts will be addressed. Prerequisites: None.

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

Online Course

Online (On Your Time)
09/03/2024 - 12/13/2024


16 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 for additional information.

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

Class 15756 Simple coding using an open-source general purpose programming language is a learning component of this course; no prior experience required.

Degrees & Awards

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