Courses

I believe that robust learning occurs when students engage with new information in a meaningful way. I encourage my students to explore ways in which course materials can be relevant outside the classroom and to examine the application of new knowledge outside academia. To this end, I create opportunities for students to conduct mini research projects that include observations, interviews, surveys, literature reviews, and database mining as part of their course work. In addition, I often have students engage in hands-on research to provide a richer understanding of concepts and to stimulate students’ engagement with the material in a context where they can ask me questions and help one another. I often have students work in teams, as well as independently.

135A Introduction to Psychological Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Winter 2017

157 Sexuality, Gender, and Relationships
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Fall 2016

137-2 Anthropology of Adult Play
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Winter, Spring, and Fall 2015

133Q Symbolic Anthropology
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Fall 2013

137 Anthropology of Drinking and Smoking
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Summer 2013

98T Play and Human Development in Historical and Psychocultural Context
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Anthropology
Spring 2010