Assignment | Due Date |
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Homework 1 | Due on Week 3 (Friday @ 5p) |

Homework 2 | Due on Week 4 (Friday @ 5p) |

Homework 3 | Due on Week 6 (Friday @ 5p) |

Homework 4 | Due on Week 8 (Friday @ 5p) |

Homework 5 | Due on Week 10 (Friday @ 5p) |

**All readings indicated are from the online textbook to be found here:**: http://olizardo.bol.ucla.edu/classes/soc-111/textbook/_book/

*Monday, January 4, 2021*

- Introduction: What are Networks?1
*Reading: Chapter 1, Introduction.*- Types of Networks

- Social v. Non-Social Networks

- Network Science

- Social Network Analysis

- Social Network Theory

- Social Network Measurement

- Types of Networks

*Friday, January 8, 2021*

- The Nature and Types of Social Ties
- Types of Connectivity
- Symmetric Ties
- Asymmetric Ties
- Anti-Symmetric Ties
- Multiplex Ties
- Tie Strength

*Monday, January 11, 2021*

- Graph Theory2
*Reading: Chapter 2, Graph Theory, sections 2.1 through 2.3 and 2.7)*- Edges and Nodes
- Node Neighborhoods
- Graphs and Subgraphs
- Graph Metrics
- Basic Graph Metrics
- Graph Maximum Size
- Graph Density

*Friday, January 15, 2021*

- Representing Social Networks as Graphs3
*Reading: Chapter 3, Ties and Graphs, sections 4.1 through 4.6*- Types of Graphs
- Undirected Graphs
- Directed Graphs
- Tree Graphs
- Multigraphs
- Weighted Graphs

- Indirect Connectivity
- Paths
- Shortest Paths
- Cycles

- Types of Graphs

*Monday, January 18, 2021*

**No Lecture: Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday**

*Friday, January 22, 2021*

- Representing Social Networks using Matrices4
*Reading: Chapter 5, Matrices, sections 5.1 through 5.7*- Types of Social Network Matrices
- Matrix Operations
- Computing Network Metrics from matrices

*Monday, January 25, 2021*

- Ego Networks: Theory
- Dunbar’s Ego Network Layers

- Blau’s Macrostructural Theory

- Feld’s Focus Theory

- Marsden’s Ego Network Size Theory

- Dunbar’s Ego Network Layers

*Friday, January 29, 2021*

- Ego Networks: Metrics5
*Reading: Chapter 7, Ego Nets*- Size
- Homogeneity
- Diversity
- Clustering

*Monday, February 1, 2021*

- Basic Centrality Notions in Social Networks6
*Reading: Chapter 6, Centrality*- Degree Centrality
- Closeness Centrality
- Betweenness Centrality
- Eigenvector Centrality

*Friday, February 5, 2021*

**No Lecture: Scheduled Midterm Exam**

- (Open window from 7a-7p Pacific Standard Time)
*Time: Limit 100 minutes*

*Monday, February 8, 2021*

- Cliques, Subgroups, and Communities
- Groups in Social Networks
- Cliques
- Graph Connectivity
- Cutsets
- Menger’s Theorem

*Friday, February 12, 2021*

- Triadic Processes in Networks
- Balance Theory
- Simmelian Tie Theory
- Transivity in Social Networks

*Monday, February 15, 2021*

**No Lecture: President’s day holiday**

*Friday, February 19, 2021*

- Social Networks and Status Attainment
- Social Networks and Social Capital
- Strength of Weak Ties Theory
- Structural Hole Theory
- The Diversity/Bandwith Tradeoff

*Monday, February 22, 2021*

- Status, Hierarchy, and Valenced Interactions
- Status Theory
- Karma Theory
- Solidarity Theory
- Dominance Hierarchies
- Negative Reciprocity

*Friday, February 26, 2021*

- Two Mode Networks7
*Reading: Chapter 8, Affiliation Nets*- The Affiliation Matrix
- The Comembership Matrix
- The Group Overlap Matrix
- Two Mode Network Metrics

*Monday, March 1, 2021*

- Small World Networks

*Friday, March 5, 2021*

- Roles and Positions in Networks
- Structural Equivalence
- Regular Equivalence

*Monday, March 8, 2021*

- The Diffusion of Innovations
- The S-Curve
- Mechanisms of Diffusion

*Friday, March 12, 2021*

- The (Social) Psychology of Networks
- Kadushin’s Two-Function Theory
- Cognitive Social Structures
- Social Networks and Self-Monitoring
- Personality and Social Networks

Monday, March 15

- (Open window from 7a-7p Pacific Standard Time)
*Time: Limit 100 minutes*