In fall 2021, I am teaching the following two courses:
- UNHL 3999, How to Science - This honors seminar in the multidisciplinary science of science focuses separately on (1) what science is, (2) how science is done, and (3) science communication. Syllabus: 2021F.
- HBSC 7011, Theoretical Perspectives in Health & Behavioral Sciences - This course focuses on a range of theoretical aspects from across the social sciences that are foundational to population health. Syllabus: 2021F
- PBHL 3999, Diffusion: How Things Spread - This elective explores how diseases and behaviors spread through a population. My first time offering it happened to coincide with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Syllabus: 2020S.
- PBHL 4040, Social Determinants of Health - This senior-level course serves as the theoretical core of our undergraduate Public Health major, focusing on multiple bases of population health inequalities. Syllabi: 2020S, 2017S, 2016S
- PBHL 4099, Capstone Experience in Public Health - This is a problem-based, student led capstone for our Public Health majors. Syllabus: 2019S, 2017F, 2016S, 2014F.
- SOCY 100, US Society - Our intro course was split into two options; this was the version focused on the US. Syllabus: 2014S
- SOCY 110, Views from the Global South - Our intro course was split into two options; this was the version that’s more globally focused. Syllabus: 2013F
- SOCY 320, Intro to Social Research - This was the primary research methods course for sociology majors. Syllabus: 2013F, 2013S, 2012F
- HNRS 302, Intro to Social Networks This honors seminar was an introduction to the key concepts of social networks research. Syllabus: 2012F
Arizona State University
- SOC 101H, Honors Intro Sociology - These honors sections of intro to sociology were organized seminar style from primary monographs. Syllabi: 2011F, 2010F
- SOC/FAS 294, Intro to Social Networks - This was a larger, lecture-based version of an introduction to the key ideas in social network scholarship. Syllabus: 2011F, 2010S, 2009F
- HBSC 7011, Theoretical Perspectives in Health & Behavioral Sciences - This course focuses on a range of theoretical aspects from across the social sciences that are foundational to population health. Syllabus: 2019F, 2017F
- HBSC 7041, Research Design - I sought to focus on the principles of research design, while also introducing the practicalities, rather than the other way around. Syllabus: 2019S
- HBSC 7071, Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health - This seminar aims to introduce a broad range of theoretical and empirical perspectives represented in the field of population health. Syllabus: 2014F
- HBSC 7111, Applications of Health & Behavioral Sciences - This serves as a capstone course, which is mostly student-led, culminating in a draft of their dissertation proposals. Syllabus: 2017S
- HBSC 7400, Social Network Analysis - A “soup-to-nuts” overview of current approaches of the field, including lecture, discussion, and computational tutorials (in R). Syllabus: 2016S
- SOCY 696, Social Network Analysis - This was the first time I had the chance to teach SNA as a graduate course. Syllabus: 2014S
Arizona State University
- SOC/FAS 598, Social Network Methods in Health Research - This may be my favorite course I’ve had the chance to teach. A number of our students needed a course that combined methods & a “topical” elective in one. So I pulled this together to take a project-focused survey of research design approaches taken in the field. It later ended up serving as the backbone of the approach I took in my SAGE book. Syllabus: 2012S.
- Soc 585, Sociological Theory - A bit last minute, I ended up covering our graduate theory seminar. So, we ended up drawing heavily on a set of readers with excerpts from primary sources. Syllabus: 2011S
Social Network Analysis
- ICPSR - Hosted by the University of Michigan, this summer “stats camp” draws a range of graduate students, post docs, faculty, and others from across the social sciences who are interested advancing their methods chops. Syllabus: 2020 (online), 2019, 2017 (Boulder), 2016 (Ann Arbor)
- EPIC - Hosted by Columbia University, this summer workshop series draws a range of public health scholars and professionals from across the globe who are interested in learning new methods. Syllabus: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
- UT-MB - I conducted a 2-day version (no labs) of these workshops for the department of Preventative Medicine & Community Health at University of Texas, Medical Branch.
While these courses represent some of my teaching interests, further course topics i am interested in include, Organizations, Sociology of Religion, global HIV/AIDS, and likely a few others I’m not thinking of as courses at the moment. If you are a student interested in these topics, or an instructor who may want to explore collaborative teaching, let me know.
- jimi adams. 2019. Gathering Social Network Data. SAGE-QASS #180.
- jimi adams & David R. Schaefer (equal co-authors). 2018. “Visualizing Stochastic Actor-Based Model Microsteps.” Socius 4:1-3. (code)
- jimi adams. 2015. “Using Lord of the Flies to Teach Social Networks.” Journal of Social Structure 16(7):1-21. (data)
- jimi adams. 2015. “Glee’s McKinley High: Following Middle America’s Sexual Taboos.” Network Science 3(2): 293-295. (data)