I teach highly interactive and interdisciplinary courses that engage students in critical, creative, and experiential exploration. My goal is to help students wrangle with course concepts in personally relevant ways and to apply their learning to understanding, questioning, and transforming their lives at personal, societal, and ecological scales.
EcoCultural Communication – Undergraduate course in which we explore local and global humanature relations as both actively socially constructed and deeply materially experienced. See/join the Ecocultural Communication Facebook public group.
Lobo Gardens – Academically grounded research-service-learning undergraduate/graduate course engaged in longterm community gardens on and off campus. See Lobo Gardens website and see/join the Facebook community page.
Culture, Borderlands, and Change: Places and Spaces - Graduate fieldstudy course focused on spaces as material-symbolic constructions and issues of cooption, resistance, struggle, and transformation. For one student's photos of 2009 fieldstudy, go here.
Language, Thought, and Behavior - Undergraduate course on ways communication reflects, constitutes, and transforms perception and practice. For examples of student group culture jam projects, go here ("How are you... REALLY?") and here ("Take a seat, make a friend").
Intercultural Communication - Undergraduate course dedicated to heightening senstivity to, and understanding of, cultural difference, and to fruitful intercultural outcomes.
Introduction to Communication – Department's introductory course for Communication majors. 100+ students, 12 undergraduate peer facilitators, one graduate TA.
Published Works on Teaching and Learning: To freely read any of these publications, please go to Academia.edu
• Milstein, T. (2012). Survive, critique, and create: Guiding radical pedagogy and critical public scholarship with the discursive guideposts of ecopedagogy. Green Theory and Praxis Journal. 6 (1), 3-16.
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