Here you can find course descriptions for previous and current courses that I’ve taught and developed.
Future students: make sure to check Testudo for the most up-to-date teaching information. In Spring 2022, I will be teaching COMM398T and be a TA for HNUH238A.
I developed this course for the new “Digital communication and media” major at the University of Maryland’s Department of Communication. This course asks: what does it mean to participate in civic life in a digital age? Students explore their role as participants in digital culture by critically engaging contemporary case studies alongside learning digital production … Continue reading COMM398T: Digital Culture and Civic Life
I assisted Dr. Shawn Parry-Giles with the development of the UMD Honors College course Deliberative Democracy. This is an I-series course, which means it is guided by a central question: Can the political issues that most divide us also unite us? To explore this question, the course is inspired by theories of deliberative democracy and … Continue reading HNUH238A: Deliberative Democracy
I developed a version of this argumentation-focused public speaking course that focused on multimodal public speaking. Students created Twitter threads, blog posts, and podcasts alongside traditional extemporaneous speeches. This was a six-week summer course. Description This is why I value that little phrase “I don’t know” so highly. It’s small, but it flies on mighty wings. … Continue reading COMM200: Critical Thinking and Speaking