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Last approved: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:40:36 GMT

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Introduction to Digital Humanities
Intro to Digital Humanities
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
English (16ENG)
Term Offering
Fall Only
Offered Alternate Years
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
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Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ENG 583Spring 201116
ENG 582Fall 20138
ENG 587Fall 201512
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
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(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Seminar3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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Paul Fyfe
Associate Professor of English
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Seminar1515NoN/A
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course invites students of all technical abilities to explore the ongoing digital transformation of resources, tools, and methods in the humanities. As an introduction, this course is a gateway into a variety of representative subfields in digital humanities. It is designed to generate curiosity about how this emerging arena of scholarly activity might intersect with students' own disciplines, research interests, and pedagogies. It aims to provide a working knowledge of: 1) backgrounds of new media and humanities computing, 2) debates and outlooks for the digital humanities today, as well as 3) hands-on experience collaborating on, creating, and critiquing digital humanities projects.

"Introduction to Digital Humanities" is a staple of NC State's graduate certificate in digital humanities (http://go.ncsu.edu/dhcertificate). It has been run successfully several times under special topics numbers and now seeks to be a permanent number in the catalog. The course introduces students to the changing materials and methods in English studies and the humanities more broadly, giving them important contexts and tools to bring their graduate training up to date with the latest developments in a fast-developing field. The course also draws students from the CRDM program and supports consortium enrollments from students enrolled in DH certificate programs at UNC and Duke.


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Is this a GEP Course?
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
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List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
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Responsibilities for this course will be shared among the digital humanities disciplinary group in English as part of their assigned teaching loads.

  1. To provide a working knowledge of digital humanities' development from the history of new media and humanities computing;

  2. To invite students into debates and outlooks for the digital humanities as they structure contemporary academic discourse;

  3. To provide students hands-on experience collaborating on, creating, and critiquing digital humanities projects. 


Student Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify the development of digital humanities and its major subfields, including those that relate to students’ concentrations at NC State

2. Explain several methodological and technological approaches which distinguish digital humanities in teaching, research, and engagement contexts

3. Encode, analyze, visualize, and present data or information related to students’ research projects using digital humanities methods.

4. Scope and develop projects for academic research or pedagogical implementation


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation10Our class will be conducted as a seminar which will thrive on the participation of its members. Participation means thoughtfully preparing any reading materials, exploring study objects, and communicating with the seminar. It includes but is not limited to speaking up in class. While this is strongly encouraged, our course will provide multiple ways of participating in the topic and materials
Lab assignments40The thematic sections in the course schedule will include assignments started in class and finished outside of it (i.e. homework), such as: a small text encoding project; an investigation and written review of an online archive; researching and collecting a thematic exhibition; running text analysis and visualization processes and reporting the results; creating simple databases, timelines, and maps; etc.
Project40While grad seminars frequently culminate in an article-length research paper, that is only one of the options available to you in developing a final course project. It could take many forms: an electronic edition, a richly detailed online exhibit, a study of and plan for digital pedagogy, a mapping project, a distant reading exercise, etc.
presentation10The last day of class with be a show-and-tell in which everyone presents a brief summary of their planned course project, explaining in an accessible way where it fits into current conversations in digital humanities as well as their own research interests.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
What Is/Are The Digital Humanities?3 weeksBackgrounds on the field: definitions, emergence, major practices, theories, and communications platforms
Hypertext, Archives, Databases4 weeksText encoding, archival theory, cultural heritage case studies, digitization practices, applied TEI project
Domains of Criticism5 weeksExplorations of major methods in digital humanities including text analysis, topic modeling, network analysis, visualization, mapping, sound studies
Pedagogy, Publishing, Politics, and the Profession3 weeksStudies of the effects of digital humanities on teaching, peer review, scholarly communications, diversity, and alternate academic careers
mlnosbis 9/5/2017:
1) Effective date should be Spring 2018 or later; too late for Fall 2017
2) The description states that this course is like a seminar and like a projects lab. What do you mean by projects lab? Is seminar the correct component to use? https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/courseleaf-2/instructional-formats/
3) Syllabus notes:
-Instructor's phone number (office) should be included in the contact information
-Course goals should also be listed on the syllabus
-Syllabus should state that there is no textbook and that all readings are available in Moodle.

pjharrie - 9/8/2017 - I would actually cut the question out of the start of the description - it's inconsistent with other descriptions, and, after completing reading the description, I didn't really find an answer to it.

ABGS Reviewer Comments-
-No concerns.
penrose (Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:23:30 GMT): Proposal approved by English Graduate Studies Committee 3-14-17
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