Fall 2022

Section 0971 of HUMAN8
Comparative Mythology -- : Sep 12 - Dec 09 2022
This is a late start section that is offered fully online.

Section 3025 of HUMAN7
Introduction to the Humanities -- : Aug 15 - Dec 09 2022
This section is offered fully online.

No office hours

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.