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  • This course examines the social dimensions of the development and operation of different kinds of evaluation systems in modern societies. Major topics include the social, political, and intellectual contexts for evaluation, the institutional bases of evaluation activities, the social settings in which evaluation takes place, and the effects of evaluations on individuals and groups.
  • This course examines the social dimensions of the development and operation of different kinds of evaluation systems in modern societies. Major topics include the social, political, and intellectual contexts for evaluation, the institutional bases of evaluation activities, the social settings in which evaluation takes place, and the effects of evaluations on individuals and groups.
  • This course is designed to introduce students to current theory and research in the sociology of education specifically related to the social organization of schools. Attention will be devoted to the use of the sociological perspective in framing research on schools and in reflecting upon educational practice.

  • A laboratory for the design and development of infrastructures to support learning and teaching. Drawing on literatures in the sociology of organizations, design-based thinking, and social learning, the course will engage students and faculty from multiple programs with an interest in developing new educational opportunities in organizational units and networked environments.  Each semester the course will be engaged in designing, piloting, and evaluating new applications, environments, and systems that facilitate the learning process.

  • This course is designed to introduce students to current theory and research in the sociology of education specifically related to the social organization of schools. Attention will be devoted to the use of the sociological perspective in framing research on schools and in reflecting upon educational practice.

  • This course examines educational policy in the context of major trends in education. Topics include information policy, cultural policy, globalization, and the human element in education. These dimensions are framed by an examination of the role of a "public," and our ability imagine, create, implement, and evaluate policies.
  • This course examines online learning from a sociological perspective.

  • This course examines the social dimensions of the development and operation of different kinds of evaluation systems in modern societies. Major topics include the social, political, and intellectual contexts for evaluation, the institutional bases of evaluation activities, the social settings in which evaluation takes place, and the effects of evaluations on individuals and groups.