On this page is a list of courses that I have taught, with the syllabi for each, followed by a list of courses for which I served as a teaching assistant.
As Instructor (WashU):
Fall 2022 – Historical and Comparative Linguistics (Ling 320), WashU. [syllabus]
An introduction to the study of how language changes over time, covering all levels of grammar, with an emphasis on sound change and the comparative method. Competing models of linguistic classification and reconstruction are introduced. Students get lots of hands-on experience working with language data both in and out of the classroom.
An intensive introduction to the grammar of Classical (Attic) Greek. In the spring, we covered the first thirteen chapters of Hansen & Quinn and began reading real Greek texts together, including selections from Lysias 1. In the fall, returning students finished the last seven chapters of Hansen & Quinn, while reading Greek texts throughout the course, including (parts of) Plato’s Apology and Lysias’ orations 1 and 3. In the last two weeks of the course, other dialects of Greek are considered, especially Homeric Greek, in advance of the Homer course on offer Spring 2023.
Spring 2022 – Introduction to Computational Linguistics (Ling 317), WashU. [syllabus]
Introduced computational tools (Python, NLTK) for natural language processing. Considered computational grammar from both a theoretical and a practical perspective, equipping students with the skills needed to work with natural language data and solve problems in phonology, morphology, and syntax. Students applied what they learned in class to a final project of their own design (in consultation with me) and presented their results at the end of the course.
Fall 2021 – Introduction to Linguistics (Ling 170D), WashU. [syllabus]
A comprehensive introduction to the study of language, covering all levels of grammatical structure (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics), as well as various linguistic subfields (theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, phycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, historical linguistics). Students presented final group projects on a further topic of their choice (animal communication, computational linguistics, writing systems).
As Instructor (UCLA and WMU):
This class was a year-long introduction to Latin supervised by Dr. Samuel Beckelhymer, for which I taught my own section twice a week. The students watched video lectures outside of class and my section consisted in working through the textbook, with the appropriate homework assignments and exams.
Spring 2018 — Seminar: Beowulf and its Old Norse Analogs, UCLA. [syllabus]
I designed this writing-intensive course for the third quarter of the cluster program in undergraduate education initiatives, “Never-Ending Stories: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Myth” (GE30), for which I was a teaching assistant in Fall 2017 and Winter 2018. While the fall and winter quarters allowed the students to explore a range of approaches to the study of myth and folklore from multiple cultural backgrounds, my seminar focused on Scandinavian folklore and its parallels with Beowulf.
Fall 2013 — Latin I, Western Michigan University. [syllabus]
As Teaching Assistant (UCLA):
Summer 2019 — Introduction to the Study of Language, UCLA (Linguistics 1, online. Instructors: Prof. Harold Terence & Dr. Philip Duncan).
Spring 2019 — Syntax II, UCLA (Linguistics 165B, Instructor: Dr. Nicoletta Loccioni).
Winter 2019 — Introduction to the Study of Language, UCLA (Linguistics 1. Instructor: Prof. Nina Hyams).
Fall 2017 & Winter 2018 — Never-Ending Stories: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Myth, UCLA (Cluster program in undergraduate education initiatives (GE30). Professors: Sara Burdorff, Stephanie Jamison, Olga Yokoyama).