MIS5300EN - Social Networks & Faith Transmission

Course description

An introduction to the study of the role of religion in personal and large-scale social networks. Applies social network analysis insights to faith development and spirituality. Emphasis is placed upon analytical tools such as centrality; cliques; range and reciprocity; frequency and duration; relational networks such as friendship, kin, associations; and sub-cultural networks such as lifestyles, occupational, organizational, and ethnic. Students learn how network relationships impact friendship, intimacy and involvement in the community, lifestyle, and faith transmission by applying the analytical tools to the nexus of social networks and faith diffusion and development.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Mission Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Curt Watke, Professor of Missiology & Evangelism