***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Brooke, I usually start my network classes by showing "Connected: How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer," a documentary that gives a quick overview of complex networks (circa 2008). It uses the kevin bacon/small world trope throughout, so I usually follow it up with a short takehome activity that uses www.oracleofbacon.org. Essentially, I ask students to try to locate an actor with a bacon number greater than 3 (but less than infinity), to explain how they decided who to try, and to explain why they think they were/were not successful. I've done this in both grad and undergrad courses, and it seems to work well in both cases. Best, Zachary -- Zachary Neal, Assistant Professor Michigan State University Department of Sociology & Global Urban Studies Program 316 Berkey Hall East Lansing, MI 48824 http://www.msu.edu/~zpneal Quoting Brooke Foucault <[log in to unmask]>: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > Hi all, > > I am putting together a curriculum for an undergraduate Social Network > Analysis class, I wanted to poll the list to see if anyone had any great > videos or images that they use in their classes. I'm less interested in > "how-to" media (although those could certainly be helpful), and more > interested in examples that could be used as discussion points - > illustrating relevant concepts, fun networks that undergrads will relate > to, interesting applications of network analysis, etc. > > I'm being intentionally vague because I'm hoping to cast a wide net and see > what turns up. Thanks in advance for your suggestions - I'd be happy to > collect suggestions and re-circulate to the list. > > Best, > Brooke > > -- > Brooke Foucault Welles > Ph.D. Candidate > Northwestern University > Media, Technology and Society > [log in to unmask] > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.