Fall 2019

Section 2004 of HUMAN7
Introduction to the Humanities -- : Aug 20 - Dec 12 2019

Section 2243 of HUMAN6
Humanities in the United States -- : Aug 19 - Dec 13 2019
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material. If you are using the printed version of the Schedule, go to ( to find the section number links. Formerly American Cultures.

1985 B.S. Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA.
2006 M.A. Humanities, San Francisco State University,San Francisco.

Academic Experience: 

2007- 2009 Humanities Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA

2010- 2013 San Francisco Teachers Workshop for Ancient Persia, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

2013- Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
Humanities 8- Comparable Mythology
Humanities 5- World Humanities

Fall 2014- Humanities 21- Humanities of the Mid.East, Petaluma, CA
Humanities 5- World Humanities, Petaluma, CA

Spring 2015- Humanities 7- Introduction to Humanities, Petaluma, CA

Fall 2015- Humanities 5- World Humanities

Spring 2016- Humanities 7- Introduction to Humanities; Section: 6858 & Section: 5234
Humanities 5- World Humanities, Section: 6970

I'm Iranian-American living in San Francisco. I came to US a few short years before the Iranian Revolution of '79 to pursue higher education. I received my B.S. degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco. Years later after getting married and having children, I got my Master's Degree in Humanities from San Francisco State University. I began my teaching career in humanities at Diablo Valley College. Since 2013, I've been teaching humanities at SRJC and enjoying it.

My area of interest include the culture of Iran, India, and China. I have taught the following courses: Humanities 5, World Humanities; Humanities 8, Comparative Mythology; Hum 21, Humanities of the Middle East; and Humanities 7, Introduction to Humanities.

One of my interests in teaching humanities is to encourage my students to ask questions and think critically and become curious learners.