Analyzing Social Networks and Social Media
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies. Credit only granted for: LBSC708L or INST633. Formerly: LBSC708L. Introduces students to the science and social science of network analysis. Through real world examples, including analysis of their own social networks, students will develop skills for describing and understanding the patterns and usage of services like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others. Students will read classic and cutting edge articles and books about these topics and discuss their applicability to this new social media. The class will culminate with a capstone project in which students will apply the analysis methods they have learned to understanding a particular question about social networks and social media.