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Spring 2012-2013
* SOC 204 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Social Networks

Matthew J. Salganik

This course provides students an introduction to the study of social networks. We will focus on understanding the causes and consequences of patterns of social relationships.

Sample reading list:
Duncan Watts, Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age
Mark Granovetter, The Strength of Weak Ties
Peter Bearman, James Moody, and Katherine Stovel, Chains of Affection: The Structure of Adolescent Romantic...
Scott Feld, Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150 pages of reading per week (3-5 journal articles), homework exercises, midterm exam, final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40118 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Frist Campus Center   302   Enrolled:121 Limit:160
P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:15 Limit:15
P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   B12   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:16 Limit:15
P04 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:8 Limit:15
P05 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:16 Limit:16
P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
P06A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Friend Center   306   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   006   Enrolled:5 Limit:16
P07A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Friend Center   306   Enrolled:6 Limit:16
P08 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
P09 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Wallace Hall   290   Enrolled:5 Limit:16