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INFO 2040

Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Co-meets with INFO 7040. A University Course - This class highlights cross-disciplinary dialogue and debate.


This interdisciplinary course examines network structures and how they matter in everyday life. The course examines how each of the computing, economic, sociological and natural worlds are connected and how the structure of these connections affects each of these worlds. Tools of graph theory and game theory are taught and then used to analyze networks. Topics covered include the web, the small world phenomenon, markets, neural networks, contagion, search and the evolution of networks. 

Also crosslisted as CS 2850, ECON 2040, SOC 2090.