Sociology

SOCI2573Social Networks Analysis3 ch
Social Network Analysis (SNA) is a research method that allows social-scientists to understand patters of relations between various actors and organizations. Rather than focusing on qualitative (i.e.,interviews) or quatitative (i.e., numbers) data, SNA examines relations, interactions, flows, roles, and affiliations, and how they influence the structure, behaviours, and outcomes of individuals and organizations. This course provides a conceptual introduction to the theories and methods related to the socio-scientific study of networks through an in-depth examination of its application(s) and insights related to social issues such as health, crime/deviance, online social networks, corporations, social movements, terrorism, social support and more.

Please note: This course is offered under Registrar’s Warrant for the 2017-18 academic year and may not be offered on an ongoing basis.