This course is an introduction to the theory and methodology of social network analysis (SNA). Particular attention will be paid to the theoretical foundations of SNA and to methodological insights of interest to political scientists. Each session will consist of a lecture to be followed by a seminar and a lab. In the seminars we will discuss papers with methodological interest framed around politics related questions. In the lab sessions we will familiarise with some key software (UCINET, NETDRAW) but note this is not a software course.