TEACHING & MENTORSHIP
This page contains information on courses I've recently taught. Because I've been employed in a Cognitive Science department, most of these courses are interdisciplinary (with course content that spans philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience). However, please contact me for syllabi I've developed for Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender and Race, and Epistemology.
You can find copies of all my teaching reviews here.
Fall 2019 - Present
INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE
I'm the lecturer for 'Introduction to Cognitive Science'. Between 500-600 undergraduate students take the class each year, making it one of the most popular undergraduate courses at Rutgers. All of my original lecture slides and course materials are available upon request.
I also supervise graduate student TAs, who run weekly recitations with small groups of students and assist with grading assignments.
Spring 2020 - Present
ADVANCED TOPICS IN SOCIAL COGNITION
This is an upper division course I teach each year for advanced undergraduate and graduate students which focuses on topics in social cognition, including mind-reading, bias, and philosophy of race and gender. Readings are drawn from philosophy of mind, social philosophy, cognitive psychology, and social neuroscience. Enrollment is capped at 19.
Course assessment emphasizes the development of research skills. Students are required to deliver a polished presentation to the class and submit a long-form research paper.
PHILOSOPHY OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE
This was a 300-level upper division undergraduate course I solo-taught as a graduate student, which surveyed key topics in philosophy of cognitive science, including mental representation, perception, concepts, belief, and language. Enrollment was capped at 25.
Students had to write and refine a philosophy paper during the course of the semester, which involved submitting an outline, meeting with me to discuss the outline, getting comments on a first draft, and finally submitting a polished final draft.