Teaching

Social Responsibility

This course is designed to explore the ways we are all responsible for the creation and maintenance of a socially just and equitable society.



Culture and Identity

The primary objective of this course is to understand the relationship between cultural practices and identity formation. We focus on texts which explore gender, sexual orientation, race, class and immigration.



Central American and Caribbean Revolutions

This course examines the history of revolution in Central American and Caribbean nations. We particularly focus on international responses to these revolutions, including US interventionist policies.


Introduction to Latin American Civilizations

This course is designed to explore major themes in Latin American history, including pre-conquest civilizations, Spanish conquest, colonialism and post-colonialism and modern Latin American nations and their relationship to the US.


Introduction to African American Literature

This course presents students with some of the major writers and literary critics in the African American canon. Special attention is paid to the connection between literature and political activism.



College Writing

This course presents students with the tools necessary to succeed in college/university writing. The primary objective is to give students knowledge of research techniques, defining a research topic, developing a thesis and citations. Students are asked to develop a research project that could be undertaken in an undergraduate setting.


Graduate-level Writing

This course presents students with the tools necessary to succeed in college/university writing. The primary objective is to refresh students’ knowledge of research techniques, defining a research topic, developing a thesis and citations.