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Fall 2016-2017
* HUM 346 / ENG 349 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Digital Humanities

Claude Willan

Have you ever wondered how to measure the complexity of a literary text? What if you could map the personal connections in a Jane Austen novel or a Shakespeare play? Have you had an intuition that you haven't been able to follow because processing the information was too intimidating? If so, the digital humanities can help you. This course will explore the large and exciting field of digital humanities. You'll learn how to read and understand texts using DH methods and will start your own DH project.

Sample reading list:
Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, What is Digital Humanities?
Matt Jockers, Macroanalysis (selections)
Eds, Emerson, et al., John's Hopkins Guide to Digital Humanities (selections)
Ben Schneiderman, Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design
Edward Tufte, Beautiful Evidence (selections)
Albert-László Barabási, Linked: The New Science of Networks (selections)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading one journal article or a few blog posts per week, two 2-3pp papers, one10-15pp final project proposal paper, one six minute oral presentation, Blackboard posts.

Design Project - 30%
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other information:
Fulfills a course requirement for the certificate in interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies. English distribution requirement: Theory/Criticism

Reserved Seats:
First Year Ugrd Only 1
Sophomores Only 1
Juniors Only 1


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22496 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:13 Limit:15