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Spring 2016-2017
* SOC 204 (SA)   na, npdf

Social Networks

Matthew J. Salganik

This course provides students an introduction to the study of social networks. In the first half of the course we will learn the core theories that describe the structure of networks and the processes through which things, such as information and disease, spread through networks. Then, in the second half of the course, we will see these theories applied in a variety of areas such as online filter bubbles, HIV/AIDS, and social fads.

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
40514 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   McDonnell Hall   A02   Enrolled:130 Limit:200
44395 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Friend Center   304   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
44396 P01A 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:7 Limit:10
44397 P02 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:10 Limit:12
44398 P03 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:10 Limit:11
44399 P03A 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44400 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
44401 P04A 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
44566 P04B 10:00 am - 10:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   290   Enrolled:2 Limit:11
44402 P05 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:13 Limit:12 Closed
44403 P05A 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44451 P05B 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:6 Limit:10
44404 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
44405 P06A 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:9 Limit:12
44406 P07 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
44407 P07A 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44408 P07B 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Th   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:6 Limit:10
44409 P08 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44410 P09 9:00 am - 9:50 am F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44411 P10 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
42810 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled