DHP D216M: Networks, Analytics, and Organizations I
The growing use of social media in political movements and the notoriety of the Snowden revelations and the NSA's big-data network-tracking abilities have fueled a fast-growing interest in understanding social networks of all types. Participants in this course will examine the evolution of the study of networks and will learn how to analyze an array of social, organizational, and professional networks—including their own. Individual and team assignments will further students' understanding of the concepts, as well as demonstrate the power of a ‘networked' class. The final deliverables will include blog postings and a debate on the importance and future of both social networks and enabling technologies.