ORGSTUDY 415 - Networking
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Organizational Studies or Political Science Concentrator.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course explores the relationship between formal and informal social networks and the dynamics of organizational and political 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., strength of ties, brokerage, multiplexity, small worlds) and learn to test hypotheses derived from them using statistical methods of network analysis. Substantive applications are considered to topics such as international relations, legislative politics, city politics, political participation, job search, organizational management, resource acquisition, and career advancement.

Course Requirements:

Students complete two exams and a team project focusing on the analysis of original social network data. Class attendance and participation is required.

Intended Audience:

No data submitted

Class Format:

The course combines several modes of instruction, including lectures, seminars, and laboratory work. Computer applications are emphasized, though no specialized computer knowledge is prerequisite.

ORGSTUDY 415 - Networking
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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