Graduate Course Descriptions

The following directory lists the graduate courses which the University expects to offer, although the University in no way guarantees that all such courses will be offered in any given academic year, and reserves the right to alter the list if conditions warrant. Click on the links below for a list of courses in that subject area. You may then click “View Classes” to see scheduled classes for individual courses.

5620. Power and Politics of STEM Education

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Graduate standing or permission from instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course will trace histories of engineering education in the US to understand how disciplines have been shaped and seemingly stabilized over time. Over the semester, we will critically examine the political economies and cultures of educational institutions to understand the power relations that exist in present-day educational institutions. This historical approach will yield insights into present-day ideologies of rigor, objectivity, and meritocracy that legitimize inequities of who is served in educational systems. This course will focus on higher education, yielding insights into broader engineering disciplinary cultures that inform K-12 and industry contexts.

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