Yale University

Courses in Education Studies

The courses offered here are designed to examine the system of education as a civic institution.  The goal is to introduce ways of challenging and disciplining thinking about educational issues from a historical or sociological perspective. Courses are open to all Yale students.


TPRP 150b, Examining Education. Jonathon Gillette.
Introduction of a number of ways to challenge and discipline thinking about educational issues. Topics are presented through a series of disciplinary lenses beginning with a historical perspective and moving to psychology, political science, and sociology. Examination of one particular topic—the role of race in education—from two different disciplinary vantage points, psychology and anthropology. A comparison between China and the U.S. illuminates the American system. Issues of school reform are presented using a variety of interdisciplinary approaches.

Official Yale College program and course information is found in Yale College Programs of Study, available on line at www.yale.edu/yalecollege/publications/ycps/.