The Connected World: Social Networks in Anthropology


This course will serve two purposes. The first is to introduce you, via broad interdisciplinary survey, to applications of social network perspectives and methods in the social sciences, especially anthropology. We will accomplish this via case studies organized weekly by topic. Throughout the course, students will be introduced to network research across all four sub-disciplines of anthropology including sociocultural, biological (including primatology and medical anthropology), archaeological, and linguistic subfields as well as the emerging "fifth" subfield of applied anthropology. The second purpose of this course is to expose students to the tools necessary to conduct network research including collecting relational data, visualizing and analyzing networks, and interpreting the results of network analyses. This exposure will come from weekly demonstrations of relevant software and analyses by the instructor, with each week covering the most popularly employed tools for analyzing social networks.
Course Attributes: EN S; BU BA; BU IS; AS SSC; FA SSC; AR SSC

Section 01

The Connected World: Social Networks in Anthropology - 01
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Course Requirements

Anthropology Major Elective