The courses I offer in the interdisciplinary humanities examine the production of American identity and interrogate the ways that varying expressions of culture can create, commodify, and sell identity. In the classroom these parameters compel students to question diverse perspectives on consumer practices and their impact on the development of plural identities in America.
My courses ask students to examine what America is and what it means through different disciplinary frameworks that include Sociology, Anthropology, History, English, Political Science, Philosophy, Geography, Health Sciences, and the Fine Arts. This background emphasizes historical and cultural transformation while facilitating critical inquiry in intensive reading and writing tasks, allowing students to pursue traditional and non-traditional texts in a productive classroom community that is attuned to (de)constructing a critical vocabulary.
Please see the drop down menu to select how these ideas are applied in my Current offerings at Clemson, as well as in previously offered courses organized by discipline in the under the Teaching menu.