Nov 26, 2020  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

POL 295-01 & 02 - Special Topic: Introduction to Network Analysis

2 credits (Fall)
Cross-listed as: SST 295-02 & 03 . Network analysis is a long-standing analytical tool–used by a variety of disciplines–to explore patterns of relationships. It is used to examine such varied phenomena as friendship and communication, the spread of disease, terrorism and linguistics. This short course will introduce basic network theory and examine academic applications. It will familiarize students with a prominent network analysis software package, and it will explore tenets of data visualization, as well as practical applications of network analysis in personal and vocational settings. Through it all, the course will consider whether network analytic approaches enhance our understanding of phenomena and our experiences as social beings, consumers, and citizens.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing.
Note: Dates: section 01-August 27 to October 13; section 02-October 17 to December 10. 1/2 semester deadlines apply.
Instructor: Trish