University College Dublin
Area of Study
Communication Studies, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewSocial network analysis is one of the fastest growing and most innovative areas of study in the social sciences
today. In the last twenty years, this field has greatly expanded both in terms of substantive focus and
methodological developments. Social networks analysis focuses on the relationships between actors in the
network, where actors can be individuals, organisations, countries etc. Social network analysis suggests that
iindividual actor's behavior is influenced by the the type of ties with other actors in the network. Actors
and their actions are viewed as interdependent rather than independent units. The social network approach has
been used in the study of a wide variety of topics, including friendship formation, innovation and new ideas,
networks of migrant workers, the search for job opportunities, the spread of contagious diseases, the use of
power and influence in a group, how companies form stragtegic alliances and many other areas. The main focus
of this course is to introduce the student to a range of key substantive topics and readings in social network
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.