Teaching



American University of Armenia (AUA)

o  EC 121 English Literature Survey 
o  EC 290 Capstone Research
o  CTRA 381 History and Theories of Translation (graduate) 

China University of Political Science and Law


o   Political Communication: Classical Rhetorical Concepts and Modern Practice


Washington State University


o   WRIT 405: Writing Tutorial for Syntactic Structures in Professional and Academic Contexts (Spring 2019)

Writing 405 is designed for graduate and upper-division undergraduate students to support their practice of the stylistic rules in English academic writing. It provides individualized and small group instruction to improve writing skills for professional and academic purposes.

o   ENGL 101: College Composition (Spring 2016)

Focus: Writing as Performance
Introduction to the conventions of academic and research-based writing. Because the course is organized around the idea of writing as performance, students get the opportunity to work toward a broader definition of literacy while they study cultural artifacts and performances as texts. The class aims at developing students’ academic writing, critical thinking, rhetorical strategies, reading and library skills.

 University of Idaho

o   INTR 498/ HON498: Intercultural Mentoring (Spring 2015)

This one-credit service-learning course is developed for students in the Honors Program serve as mentors for one semester to international students enrolled in the American Language and Culture Program (ALCP).

o   ISEM 101 (Honors Section): Integrated Seminar (Fall 2013)

Focus: Dissident Souls: Dream and Reality in Communist Eastern Europe
Introduction to dissident thought in Eastern Europe during Communism. Students explore the state of the individual, her dreams and passions mostly by reading fiction and political writing. Students gain basic understanding of the historical, political, and social aspects of the period. The class puts an emphasis on writing projects.                                           

o   ISEM 101: Integrated Seminar (Fall 2013)

Focus: International Culture of the Cold War
This course introduces students to the cultural transformations during the Cold War period at the international level. By applying integrated methodology in both  the  humanities and  social  sciences to  the  study of  the  Cold War culture,  we examine how  political  and economic  developments  reflected anxiety  of  society, emotion  of  individual citizens,  cultural  expression of  art,  literature and  cinema, and  psychology  of  the  international communities.  

Appalachian State University                                                      

o   WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2013)

Focus: Devouring Eyes: Representations of Food in Italian Film, Literature, and Culture
This six-credit course introduces students to the consumption of food as a rhetorical cultural practice. The class explores diverse representations of food in Italian film, literature, and culture in general. Students watch films and read Italian literature in translation from different historical periods; for example, they read a portion of the notable Renaissance work The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio together with contemporary essays like the writings of  Carlo Petrini, the founder of the Slow Food Movement. The course counts as both English 102 and World History.

o   WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2012)

Focus: Czechoslovakia: A Brief Intellectual History of Nation-Building in Eastern Europe
This six-credit course provides an overview of the ideas of Czechoslovak intellectuals that led to the Prague Spring of 1968 and the Velvet Revolution of 1989. Students learn how to critically read texts that relate to a specific region and its culture, investigate an issue that emerges from the reading, work collaboratively in research projects, and write a research paper. The course counts as both English 102 and World History.

o    IDS 2202/ WGC 2202: Interdisciplinary Tangent (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

Focus: Modern Italian Culture and Language
This introductory course is designed to acquaint students with major aspects of Italian culture. The class offers a larger overview of Italy--its history, geography, and language.  Along with substantive knowledge, students are expected to develop basic communicative competency in Italian.

o   WGC 3351: Pedagogy of Investigations (Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013)

This course is designed for teaching assistants of WGC 1103/ IDS 1103 and WGC 1104/ IDS 1104. The class helps students to develop skills as peer writing consultants, facilitators of in-class discussions, and mentors of small research groups. 

o   WGC 3202: Junior Seminar (Fall 2010)

Focus: Italian Masterpieces: Cultural History of Italian Regional Cuisine
Introduction to the history of Italian food and its variations in different geographic regions.  Students learn how to make connections between social practices of food preparation, food consumption and a specific geographic area.  The readings include both scholarly articles and literary works.

o   IDS 1103/ WGC 1103: Investigations Local (Fall 2009, Fall 2010)

Focus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in Watauga County. This six-credit course helps students understand the history of immigration and the development of a multicultural society in the United States. In the service-learning component of the class, students have a chance to apply their knowledge to a particular local case in Watauga County, North Carolina.  The course counts as First Year Seminar and First Year Writing.

o   IDS 3150: Interdisciplinary Studies Praxis (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

This course guides students in investigating the concepts of interdisciplinarity and provides them with an opportunity to focus on their individual concentrations. The course assists students in planning and selecting their interdisciplinary courses of study as well as draw connections between disciplinary course work and interdisciplinary fields. 

o   IDS 4550: Interdisciplinary Studies Senior Seminar (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

This course offers IDS students in their senior year an opportunity to draw together the divers strands of their interdisciplinary studies, reflect on the connections between them, and produce an in-depth senior project focusing on the student concentration within the major. As part of the process, students reflect on their methodology—how to bring together data, methods, and practices from diverse disciplines.

o   IDS 1104/ WGC 1103: Investigations Local (Spring 2009)

Focus: The Balkans: Narratives of the Powerless
This six-credit course introduces students to the culture and societies in the Balkan region—Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. First, it provides a larger overview of the region (geography, politics, religion, language, and culture); then, it allows students to investigate a specific issue within a selected geographic area of the Balkans. The course counts as First Year Seminar and First Year Writing.

o   IDS 1104/ WGC 1104: Investigations Global (Spring 2008)

Focus: Ethnicity and Transition in Eastern Europe
This six-credit course introduces students to the culture and societies in Eastern Europe. First, it provides a larger overview of the region (geography, politics, religion, language, and culture) and then allows students to investigate a specific issue within a selected geographic area of the Balkans. The course counts for English 102 and World History.

College of Charleston

o   ITAL 101: Italian Language (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)

o   ITAL 102: Italian Language (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007)

 Missouri State University

o   ITAL 101: Italian Language (Fall 2004, Spring 2005)