This semester, Presidential Scholar Noam Zerubavel will teach a seminar about social networks, focusing on the theory and methodology of social network analysis. Social Networks (SOCI W3920) will take place on Mondays from 6:10-8:00 PM at 309 Hamilton Hall.
This seminar is intended as a theoretical and methodological introduction to social network analysis. Though network analysis is an interdisciplinary endeavor, its roots can be found in classical anthropology and sociology. Network analysis focuses on patterns of relations between actors. Both relations and actors can be defined in many ways, depending on the substantive area of inquiry.