My teaching currently falls into two different categories. While my graduate work has been in Political Science, my general outlook is much more interdisciplinary. As such I have been privileged to teach in International Studies as well. I have taught at both Louisiana State University and Nicholls State University. Below are course that I have taught previously as well as some course ideas I have for the future. Syllabi can be provided if you would like to take a look.
Introduction to Comparative Politics
A semester long introduction to both the subfield of Comparative Politics, as well as a survey of various governments around the world.
- Leadership Selection
- Types of Democracy
- Types of Non-Democracies
- Political Culture
- Political Economics
Potential Future Courses
Comparative Political Economics
Politics of Russia
Politics of China
Politics in Asia
Politics of the UK
Introduction to International Relations
A Semester Long introduction to the Subfield of International Relations.
-World Systems Theory
- Critical Theory of IR
- Why we Fight
- Just War traditions
- International Law
- International Political Economics
A semester long hybrid seminar examining the origins, causes, and operation of terrorist organization and counter terrorism activities.
Potential Future Courses
International Conflict and Cooperation
Politics, Technology, and Society
International Political Economics - Aide and Development
Introduction to International Studies
A Semester long introduction to the interdisciplinary field of International Studies. Focused on the intersection of globalization and technology. Has previously been taught with a focus for non social-science students. Also taught with a focus on communication across curriculum.
- Colonization and Decolonization
- Communications and Compression
- Outside Context Problems
- Genetics, Robotics, and Nanotechnology
- Space Exploration
International Studies Gateway Course
A semester long course specifically for those who want to major in International Studies. We focus specifically on the question of globalization, with examination of how this process has created the world we live in today, and what it looks like in specific contexts.
- Globalization over the last 500 years
- The origins of Capitalism
- Revolutions in global context
- Economic Globalization
- Pinochet's Chile
- Nigerian Oil and Corruption
- IOC, FIFA, and Globalized Sport
- Scotland and post-colonial powers
- Space Exploration and Globalization
Senior Seminar in International Studies
Globalization, Alternative Modernities, and Alternative Futures. Designed as the capstone to an education in International Studies. Students draft a full length research article to demonstrate their mastery of the interdisciplinary field of International Studies.
- The International Trade in Body Parts
- Bollywood movies and the International Community
- Technology, Environment, and Globalization
- Modernization and Globalization
- Failure of Modernity
- Varieties of Capitalism
- Technology, Unemployment and Globalization