Teaching

COURSES TAUGHT

University of California, Riverside:

SOC 004: Methods of Sociological Inquiry (Undergraduate Course): See Research Methods below.

SOC 301: Teaching Practicum (Graduate Course):

This course is designed to improve Sociology graduate students’ teaching skills at the undergraduate level. Throughout the course, we discuss several topics that will help design a good course, explore different teaching styles and techniques and finally assist students in becoming reflective teachers of sociological knowledge. Another goal of this course is to help students create a teaching portfolio that will serve as the foundation for teaching their own courses and, if you keep it up to date, will be useful throughout their career.

SOC 285J: Social Psychology of Emotions (Graduate Course):

This graduate seminar covers topics in sociology of emotions from a social psychological lens. We cover a range of theoretical perspectives including evolutionary and biological theories, social constructionist and symbolic interactionist theories, identity, status and exchange perspectives as well as some selective topics like morality, gender and race.

 

Georgia State University:

 PERS 2002: Scientific Perspectives on Global Problems: Happy 🙂 – The Science of Happiness (Undergraduate Course), Spring 2018

This course investigates contemporary approaches to the study of happiness by focusing on research from a wide range of disciplines including psychology, sociology, economics, philosophy and the neurosciences. Throughout the course, we answer several questions like: What is happiness? Why are some people happier? Does money buy happiness? Are people living in rich countries happier? Can we improve happiness? We will particularly focus on the issues around happiness with global and cross-cultural lenses.

SOCI 8040: Cognitive Sociology (Graduate Course), Spring 2017

This graduate seminar is designed to introduce students to the core concepts and theories of human social cognition from an interdisciplinary perspective in an attempt to open the so-called “black box.” We explore several topics linking sociology, psychology and philosophy such as the socio-cultural foundations of basic mental processes like cognition, emotion, language, memory, identity and categorization as well as the seemingly dualities of brains vs. minds, cognition vs. emotions, and structure vs. agency.

GLOS 6210/PSYC 8210/SOCI 8900: Global Issues In Social Psychology (Graduate Course), Fall 2016

This graduate seminar covers topics in social psychology from a global lens. This seminar covers topics in social psychology from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating theories and literature from sociology, psychology and the political sciences. Topics include cultural values, methodological equivalences, inter-cultural group conflict, self and identity, aggression and violence, attitudes about immigration and refugees, and altruism.

SOCI 3020: Research Methods (Undergraduate Course), Spring 2016, Fall 2017

This is a required course for Sociology undergraduate majors on the logic and practice of social science research. It is a practical course designed to teach students the concepts and skills that sociologists use to analyze social life. This course involves dealing with the theoretical and technical principles that form the basis of social research, including determining appropriate research strategies, developing measurable concepts, building and revising social theories in light of empirical data, and confronting ethical dilemmas.

University of Iowa:

 34:066: Social Inequality (Undergraduate Course), Fall 2011

This is an elective course for undergraduate students (Sociology major and non-major alike). Curriculum included an overview and major trends of inequalities in the US as well as inequality from a cross-cultural comparative perspective. A publicly available class wikispace (http://inequalityprojects.wikispaces.com/) was developed with the contributions of the students.

34:066: Social Inequality (Online Undergraduate Course), Spring 2011