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Spring 2013 Semester
Apr 24, 2014
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IS 4700 - Social Information Systems
Analyzes popular social information systems, including online social networks, blogging platforms, recommendation engines, and content sharing sites. Studies the objectives, user interaction modes, policies, and design issues for social information systems. Introduces relevant theories, both computational and sociological, that model the behavior of social networks and their users. Offers students an opportunity to learn to apply such models, both theoretically and by analyzing real-world interaction data from social information systems, to answer questions such as: What causes users to form links? What mechanisms work best for encouraging collaboration? How does information spread through cyberspace? How can security and privacy goals be achieved? Prereq. (a) CS 3200 and (b) ECON 2350, MATH 2280, MATH 3081, MGSC 2301, or PSYC 2320.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Information Science Department

Course Attributes:
Computer&Info Sci

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
Undergraduate level CS 3200 Minimum Grade of D- and (Undergraduate level MATH 2280 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MATH 3081 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level ECON 2350 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level PSYC 2320 Minimum Grade of D- or Undergraduate level MGSC 2301 Minimum Grade of D-)

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