Teaching

The following is based on my experience at UCLA.

Fall quarter 2017

I liked the Food Cluster so much I’m teaching for them again during Fall quarter. The course title for Cluster M1 remains “Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability”.

  • Sections are Thursdays 10-11:50 AM (F) and 12-1:50 PM (G) in PUB AFF 1343.
  • Regular lectures are in DENEVE AUDITORIUM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10-10:50 AM.

Spring quarter 2017

My seminar for the food cluster is M1C Special Topics: Food, Conflict and Aid. We analyze the system of international emergency food aid built up over the last 70 years, and presently deployed in chronically underdeveloped and conflicted regions. We pay particular attention to regions where climate change has increased, or is expected to increase, the risk of food insecurity.

  • Seminar is Thursdays 9 AM – 12 PM in PUB AFF 1343.

Syllabus

Winter quarter 2017

The Freshman GE Cluster M1 “Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability” continues. This quarter, Dr. Raffaella D’Auria and Dr. Andy Rice take over as course lecturers.

  • Sections are Thursdays 10-11:50 AM (F) and 12-1:50 PM (G) in PUB AFF 1343. Labs will now take place in the Young Research Library (YRL), on the west side of the sculpture garden.
  • Regular lectures are in DODD 121 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11-11:50 AM.
  • My office hours are on Wednesdays 10-11 AM and Thursdays 2-3 PM in BUNCHE A-185. Alternatively you can make an appointment with me by email.

Student reviews (see M1B sections)

In spring quarter, I will teach a cluster course on food security in conflict and disaster areas with guest speakers from the World Food Program project in Syria and Jordan among others.

Fall quarter 2016

I am the Teaching Fellow for the Freshman GE Cluster class “Food: A Lens for Environment and Sustainability”.

  • Sections are Thursdays 10-11:50 AM (F) and 12-1:50 PM (G) in PUB AFF 1343.
  • Regular lectures are in DODD 121 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 11-11:50 AM.
  • My office hours are on Wednesdays 10-11 AM and Thursdays 2-3 PM in BUNCHE A-185. Alternatively you can make an appointment with me by email.
  • Here is the syllabus.
  • We are going to go on some amazing field trips and do some hands-on urban farming!

Student reviews (see M1A sections)

Spring quarter 2016

I am the Teaching Associate for Professor Jared Diamond’s “Past People and Their Lessons for Our Own Future” (GEOGM153, ANTHROM158Q, HNRSM152).

  • Sections are Thursdays 10-11:50 AM (1A) and 12-1:50 PM (1B) in BUNCHE A162.
  • Office hours will be held Thursdays after 2 PM in BUNCHE A-185 (NE corner of Palm Court, the bottom level of Bunche Hall).
  • Course webpage and syllabus.
  • Admission to this course is by application only. Please refer to this form.
    Admissions are rolling. If you filled out the application form before 2 March and have not heard back, please contact me. If you filled out the form after 2 March, you may not hear back until the end of winter quarter.
    If you were given a PTE number, use it to enroll in the section under the course code you were given. PTE numbers are section and course code-specific, and we have only a limited number from each of GEOG, ANTHRO and HNRS.
  • UCLA students can access the course discussion forum here, as well as my geography department website.

Student reviews (see Diamond course sections)

Fall quarter 2015

I was the TA for Professor Kyle Cavanaugh’s “Modeling the Environment” (GEOG166). We will be using InsightMaker and some R to model environmental systems.
Text: Ford, A. 2009. Modeling the Environment, 2nd edition. Island Press. Contents. Preface.

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