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Spring 2014-2015
* SOC 204 (SA)   na, npdf

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
Adam D.I. Kramer, Jamie E. Guillory, Jeffrey T. Hancock, Experimental Evidence of Massive-Scale Emotional...
Peter Bearman, James Moody, and Katherine Stovel, The Structure of Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Networks
Scott Feld, Why Your Friends Have More Friends Than You Do
Bakshy, Rosen, Marlow, Adamic, The Role of Social Networks in Information Diffusion

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 - 25%
Final Exam - 45%
Problem set(s) - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40517 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Princeton Neuroscience Institu   A32   Enrolled:77 Limit:145
43877 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Friend Center   112   Enrolled:6 Limit:16
43878 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43879 P02A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
43880 P03 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:2 Limit:16
43881 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:11 Limit:16
43882 P04A 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   290   Enrolled:5 Limit:16
43883 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   290   Enrolled:6 Limit:16
43884 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:16 Limit:20
43885 P06A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:13 Limit:16
43886 P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:9 Limit:16
42862 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled