I believe teaching should inspire enthusiasm in both teacher and student. An instructor should not only be knowledgeable, but also be able to perform that knowledge to students. Atmosphere in a class should be electrical. Though the teacher initially generates such energy, it is maintained by the excitement of continuing intellectual discovery: of new ways of thinking, of one’s personal assumptions, and of one’s potential as an explorer of knowledge.
Below, you will find syllabi for the two courses I taught as a lecturer. I also provide some of the lesson plans and powerpoints I have used as a Teaching Assistant. If you’re interested in project-based learning, click this link to find out about the Zen Masters project I ran at St. Olaf College.
Courses taught as a lecturer
- AS/RE 250: Zen Masters. St. Olaf; J-term 2017
- AS/RE 257: Buddhism. St. Olaf; Spring 2017
- AS/RE 256: Chinese and Japanese Religions. St. Olaf; Spring 2017
- RELI 121: Comparative Scriptures. St. Olaf; Fall and Spring 2016-17
- Making of the Modern World 12: Classical and Medieval Traditions. UCSD, Winter 2013.
- Making of the Modern World 21: Exploring the Premodern World.
UCSD, Summer 2013.
Lesson plans and worksheets for small sections
- Worksheet Islamic Suras
- Worksheet Ramayana
- Worksheet Bhagavad Gita
- Lesson Plan Gilgamesh
- Lesson Plan Betty Friedan The Feminine Mystique
- Lesson Plan on Fichte and Nationalism