POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 004 Interest Group Politics
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
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 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.

POLSCI 489 - Advanced Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
P
28771
Open
18
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (REC)
P
28772
Open
50
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (REC)
P
32687
Open
20
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (REC)
P
32688
Open
20
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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