UT Dallas 2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PSCI4322 - Social Network Analysis

PSCI 4322 Social Network Analysis (SNA) : Introduction to the Application and Method in the Social Sciences (3 semester credit hours) Scholars have long been interested in the concept of interdependence - the reality that social entities (individuals, corporations, and foreign actors, etc.) are mutually dependent on one another for the share of information, goods, and cooperation, among other things. Social network analysis (SNA) focuses on understanding the relationships between social actors and incorporates the realities of an interdependent world; adolescents make decisions in relation to their peer group, world leaders consider the actions of others before engaging in conflict, voters utilize information about political candidates shared from their friends and family, and the spread of disease through physical contact. (3-0) Y