I teach a variety of Communication courses at Davidson College and often advise students’ independent thesis research projects. Below are courses I’ve taught by institution (including syllabi for the classes I teach regularly) and a few other highlights related to teaching.
- COM 101: Principles of Oral Communication (Syllabus)
- COM 201: Introduction to Communication Studies (Syllabus)
- COM 280: Intercultural Communication (Syllabus)
- COM 350: Communication & Issues of Diversity (Forthcoming, Spring 2018)
- COM 495: Communication Theory and Research (senior seminar capstone) (Syllabus)
Communication Studies & Sociology (cross-listed courses)
- COM/SOC 218: Gendered Communication in Society *GSS course (Syllabus)
- COM/SOC 315: Media Effects (Syllabus)
- COM/SOC 275: Mass Media & Society (Syllabus)
We created and often worked within our class website to act as produsers of creative and critical content to share with mass audiences online. Feel free to visit the website I designed and maintained when I last taught this class (Fall 2015): http://comsoc275.amandarmartinez.com/
- EDU 250: Multicultural Education
- July Experience: Life in the ‘Global Village’: Effective Intercultural Communication
- July Experience: Media Effects
- *3-week summer course offered for rising high school juniors and seniors
- “The Story of Fake News” *EdX Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) co-led with Dr. Mark Sample
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON DOWNTOWN
- COMM 1304: Introduction to Communication
- COMM 1306: Public Speaking
- COMM 2307: Intercultural Communication
- COMM 3304: Advanced Public Speaking
- COMM 3330: Nonverbal Communication
- COMM 3313: Race, Ethnicity, & Communication
- COMM 3310: Women, Men, & Communication
- COMM 4390: Media Effects
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
- COMM 215: Interviewing: Principles & Practices
- COMM 240: Rhetorical Criticism
- COMM 243: Argumentation & Debate
- COMM 203: Public Speaking
- COMM 335: Intercultural Communication
- SPCH 1315: Public Speaking
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON – MAIN CAMPUS
- COMM 1302: Public Speaking
Here are some of my favorite comments from spring 2016 course evaluations:
- I love Dr. Martinez because she helped me see the world in a different way.
- One of the best professors at Davidson.
- This class made me a feminist.
- Everything helped me become a better person, friend, brother, son, to everyone around me.
- Syllabus was a masterpiece!!!!!
- Marvelous, should be tenured.
Here are some thematic points of criticism:
- A lot of reading.
- Difficult exams.