Legend:

CP: Course Pack. Reading packet available in the bookstore.
AR: Additional Readings. A packet of readings on reserve at the library.
This packet contains everything that is in CP, plus additional papers.
F: Manufacturing Tales by Gary Alan Fine, in bookstore
DT90: You Just Don't Understand by Deborah Tannen, in bookstore
DT94: Talking 9 to 5 by Deborah Tannen, in bookstore
R&D: Management and the Worker. by Roethlisberger and Dickson.
Read the chapters on the bank wiring room experiments.
WG: Advances in Social Network Analysis. Wasserman and Galaskiewicz

Week 1

  Topic Reading Homework

 

     

9/3

Introduction; in-class questionnaire; photos   Sign-up for class listserv

 

Week 2

  Topic Reading Homework

9/8

Concept of Social Networks; in-class questionnaire; What is Network Analysis?; History of Network; Analysis; Biography

9/10

6 Degrees of Separation; video Travers & Milgram (CP); Notes on Travers & MilgramDiffusion  

 

Week 3

  Topic Reading Homework

9/15

Representing Networks Graph Theory;
Matrices;
WG:1(pp3-9).
Ego-Net
Inventory
, Part 1

9/17

Notion of Centrality: Cases Measures of Centrality;
Pitts (CP); 
Notes on Pitts
 

(Parent's weekend)

Week 4

  Topic Reading Homework

9/22

Task Performance Leavitt article (AR);
Bavelas/Leavitt
Ego-Net #2

9/24

Structural Holes Holes Extra credit Network puzzle

 

Week 5

  Topic Reading Homework

9/29

Ego-Networks Ego-nets; WG:3
Social Support
Ego-Net #3

10/1

Getting a Job Granovetter '73 (CP);
SWT
 

 

Week 6

  Topic Reading Homework

10/6

Embeddedness Granovetter '85 (AR);
Uzzi (CP);
 

10/8

Embeddedness Jones et al 1997;
WG:9
 

*Start reading about Urban Legends! and go see the movie!!

Week 7

  Topic Reading Homework

10/13

Boundaryless careers Jones et al 1998  

10/15

Urban Legends F:1-3 Small World Exercise

 

Week 8

  Topic Reading Homework

10/20

Urban Legends F:4-6; Dangerous Products;  

10/22

Midterm due Weeks 1 to 7 Midterm

 

Week 9

  Topic Reading Homework

10/27

Urban Legends F:7-9;
Dangerous Capitalism;
McLibel Case;
Notes on Allport;
 

10/29

Rumors & Gossip F:10-11; 
Corporate Redemption;
WG:4;
Notes on sense-making
 

(start of advising period)

Week 10

  Topic Reading Homework

11/3

Informal  Organization R&D;
Informal organization;
WG:8
 

11/5

Informal Organization Krackhardt & Hanson (AR);
Notes on K&H;
Notes on Gouldner's Gypsum Plant
 

 

Week 11

  Topic Reading Homework

11/10

Communication Processes Micro-communication processes;
DT90:1-5 plus preface
Rumor paper

11/12

Mitigation DT90:6-8;
notes
 

 

Week 12

  Topic Reading Homework

11/17

Indirection DT90:9-10; DT94:1-3+preface;  Conversation rituals;  

11/19

Gender DT94:4-7;
Indirection;
Markedness
 

 

Week 13

  Topic Reading Homework

11/24

Non-verbal   Informal Org

11/26

Thanksgiving    

(Nov 30th is last day to withdraw)

Week 14

  Topic Reading Homework

12/1

Cross-Cultural cross-cultural; cultural differences  

12/3

Cross-Cultural    

 

Week 15

  Topic Reading Homework

12/8

Wrap-Up Final Thoughts  

 

     

Micro-Communication paper -- due on the day of the final (Monday, December 14th, 1998)

 

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