Web Science

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Web Science

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Computer Programming, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals –orCS1070
    Introduction to Information Systems
    ITC 2188 Introduction to Programming
    ITC 3234 Object Oriented Programming
    MA 2010 Statistics I
    ITC 3260 Fundamentals of RDBMS

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Social network characteristics. Network measures and models. Data mining in social networks.

    RATIONALE: 
    The course aims to acquaint students with methods of analysis of online social networks that include modelling at the micro, meso and macro scale. Moreover, the course also aims to mine the information that is stored in social networks.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Adapt or combine network measures to construct social or generalised information network models
    2. Design methods to mine the structural and content information in social or generalised information network models
    3. Formulate techniques that are based on structural or content information to build recommender systems or systems that extract higher level modalities

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Classroom lectures, discussions, and review of real-world cases based on specific theoretical concepts.
    • Laboratory practical sessions.
    • Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.