Oct 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

ECB 212 - Social Networks (1)

In a tech savvy society, personal and business relationships often originate on-line. Computer-mediated relationships are typically represented as networks. This course introduces the science of networks, integrating ideas from sociology, economics, and mathematics. We will learn how to identify important people and relationships within a social network. We will also learn how to predict the formation of new links among members of a social network. The course also explores how information and economic behavior, such as viral marketing ads, travel across a network. Throughout the class, students will visualize networks and explore course concepts through data acquired from popular social media websites including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Prerequisites: STA 201  or STA 348 .
(Social Science)