POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 002 Networking
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
OS students will be given preference on the waitlist based on academic standing. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Seniors only.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the relationship between formal and informal social networks and the dynamics of organizational processes. Networks may be based on friendship, technical expertise, family, authority, sexual relations, common interest, political alliances, electronic communication, or many other factors. We consider a variety of theories of networks (e.g., small worlds, the strength of weak ties, structural holes) and apply them to topics such as Facebook friendships, social movement activism, the choice of sexual partners, and advancement within a corporation. We will give special attention to the question of how to "use" networks to attain organizational objectives. Computer applications will be emphasized, though no specialized computing knowledge is prerequisite.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30377
Open
26
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
P
41549
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Meets with ORGSTUDY 495.
003 (LEC)
P
43147
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
43965
Open
16
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Meets with HISTORY 480.001
005 (LEC)
P
44137
Open
53
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
006 (LEC)
P
46052
Open
3
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Meets with ORGSTUDY 490.002.
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