This course explores networks as a primary metaphor and mechanism for a variety of information-related phenomena. The advancement of interconnected information and communication technologies has made networks one of the dominant ways of analyzing the use and flow of information among individuals, institutions, and societies. The course starts with the basics of graph theory and moves to understand network structures such as social networks, ecological webs, it and infrastructure systems, telecommunications networks, and market distribution and allocation structures. As a prerequisite, students should have a command of mathematics through linear and matrix algebra at the Undergraduate level.

Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PLAN: Telecommunications (TELCOM-MST/TCOMM-MST) or Telecommunications Certificate (TELCOM-AC/TCOMM-AC) or Info Science PHD w/ TELE option (PHDTEL-TR)
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3