Graph Theory and Structural Models in the Social Sciences

Anthro 249B Code 69617 Concurrent Undergrad Anthro 179 Code 60370
A 5-week seminar/concurrent-upperdivision short course for full credit, winter 1998
Starting Feb 1 the class meetings will be on Tues, 9-11:30, SST 305.

The main part of the course will be given Feb 1- March 7 by graph theory founder
Visiting Professor Frank Harary, University of New Mexico [] home page []publications []CV [] Microbiography. His 1969 book GRAPH THEORY became the 5th most cited in the mathematical research literature.

Introductory and on-line sessions before Feb 1 by Prof. White, who will make available (copies are in my mailbox SSPA 3rd floor; also copies with secretary Lisa Mikhail, SSPA 4145, as required reading before Harary's arrival, copies of the first of his books listed below.

Harary's books --

  • STRUCTURAL MODELS IN ANTHROPOLOGY (Cambridge 1983);
  • EXCHANGE IN OCEANEA: A Graph Theoretic Approach (Oxford 1991);
  • and ISLAND NETWORKS (Cambridge Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences 1996), published with anthropologist Per Hage; and
  • STRUCTURAL MODELS: a [sociological/social psychological] introduction to the theory of directed graphs (Wiley 1965), by Harary, Norman, and Cartwright
    -- are classics in the applications of structural models to the social sciences, and to the general applicability of structuralist thinking. He is one of the best writers and expositors, clear and intuitive, and an outstanding teacher.

    PLEASE EMAIL ME A.S.A.P. THE EMAIL ADDRESSES OF POSSIBLY INTERESTED STUDENTS OR INFORM THEM OF THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY. SINCE THIS IS A 5-WEEK COURSE WE WILL ARRANGE MEETING TIMES THAT WILL FIT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS, BOTH GRADUATE AND UNDERGRAD

    Starting Feb 1 the class meetings will be on Tues, 9-11:30, SST 305.

    Doug White, drwhite [at ] uci [dot] edu Graduate Director, Social Networks [] home page [] Class information through UCI's Electronic Educational Environment


    The Anthropology Department and the Ph.D. Emphasis in Social Networks are supporting this unique teaching event for the School of Social Sciences.

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