Fall 2008 & Spring 2009
Sociology Department
SOC 387 – Social and Cultural Change, Professor Harvey Holtz
This course informed on how stability and change emerge within economic and political relations, how these have an impact upon other institutional structures, and examined major transformations in the capitalist world system. The course aimed to unmask particular (class) interests and contemplate more universal interests to enhance social justice, equality and human potential.
Responsibilities:
Graded weekly Critical Reflection Essays and provided written feedback; helped facilitate classroom discussion; evaluated students’ weekly Participation; met with students and professor during office hours; maintained email communication; maintained course grade book and calculations in Excel

SOC 151 – Principles of Sociology, Professor Harvey Holtz
This was an introductory sociology course that helped students sociologically understand broad social and historical structures and a variety of social institutions, with topics on class, race, gender, and international relations. It was structured around Jon Witt’s (2007) The Big Picture: A Sociology Primer.
Responsibilities:
Graded weekly Quizzes, Analytical Essays, and Extra Credit Assignments, providing extensive written feedback; helped facilitate classroom discussion; evaluated students’ weekly Participation; met with students and professor during office hours; maintained email communication; maintained course grade book and calculations in Excel

Fall 2007 & Spring 2008
Sociology Department
SOC 231 – Contemporary Social Problems, Professor Rosalyn Darling
This was an introductory sociology course that helped students sociologically understand a variety of social problems in the U.S. using both academic literature and news media.  It covered the sociological construction of social problems with topics on institutional racism, ethnocentrism, hate crimes,  terrorism, antisemitism, and social movements.
Responsibilities:
Graded students’ Reaction Papers, Class Projects, and Exams; attended class and assisted the professor with classroom demonstrations and group work; helped grade participation; met with students and professor during office hours; maintained email communication; maintained course grade book and calculations in Excel

Spring 2008
Sociology Department
SOC 452/552- Disability in Society, Professor Rosalyn Darling
This course was geared towards students planning careers in human services . The course focused on the historical social construction of disability, first by those who were able-bodied, and later by those who participated in the disability social movement. Emphasis was placed on the cultural relativism of disability both between nations and among various subcultures in the U.S.
Responsibilities:
Graded students’ Essays, Class Projects, and Exams; attended class and assisted the professor with classroom demonstrations and group work; helped grade participation; met with students and professor during office hours; maintained email communication; maintained course grade book and calculations in Excel

Fall 2007
Sociology Department
SOC 301- Foundations of Sociological Practice, Professor Rosalyn Darling
This was an introductory human services course for students who planned a career in social work. It offered an historical overview of the human service system and the impact of social policy, with topics such as drugs and alcohol, the needs of clients and professionals, casework, ethical decision-making, and proposal writing.
Responsibilities:
Graded weekly Quizzes, Analytical Essays, and Extra Credit Assignments, providing extensive written feedback; helped facilitate classroom discussion; evaluated students’ weekly Participation; met with students and professor during office hours; maintained email communication; maintained course grade book and calculations in Excel