Tara Stamm

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching experience spans multiple topics and delivery methods.  In addition to assisting with both face-to-face and online undergraduate courses, I have independently taught Sociological Theory, Social Problems, Adolescents and Society, and Media and Society.  My primary goal as an instructor is to provide my students with tools that will guide them as they continue to explore sociological issues long after they leave the classroom.  To that end, my courses all emphasize writing skills, statistical literacy, and semester long projects.  I wrap these practical skills in relevant, engaging social issues in order to challenge the students to explore persistent inequalities.  I hope my students embark on their chosen fields ready to engage a diverse community with an open mind.