Courses and Course Materials

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND INFORMATION NETWORKS (70-449, 73-449)

An undergraduate course looking at the structure and function of social networks, using a combination of mathematical, sociological, and computational techniques. The course includes substantial data work, including a data project in which students analyze real-world networks.

Syllabus, slides, and other materials available at the above link.

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (70-415)

A project-based undergraduate course covering a wide range of topics related to entrepreneurial activity, including theories of entrepreneurship and innovation, design-based thinking, market research, survey technique, basic financial analysis, team management, and intellectual property. Built around two projects in which students generate, develop, and present their own ideas for entrepreneurial ventures.

University of Michigan ICPSR (2011):

NETWORKS OVERVIEW (PDF)
MODELS OF NETWORK FORMATION (PDF)
COMMUNITY FINDING ALGORITHMS (PDF)
DIFFUSION ON A NETWORK (PDF)
COLLABORATION NETWORKS (PDF)