Course Details

Course Name
Digital Humanities Minor
Course Type
Module
Institution
Universiteit van Leiden
Department
Leiden University Centre for Digital Humanities
Information
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/centre-for-digital-humanities/education
Curriculum
-
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2017-09-01
recurring
ECTS
15
Lecturer
Noortje van Swieten; Prof.dr. H.G.D.G. De Weerdt
PID
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Library Science and Information Science
Techniques: Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities
Access Requirements
all BA3 students who successfully completed their first year-programme (propedeuse)
Description
The Digital Humanities minor aims to familiarize BA students with new ways to analyse and study languages and culture and to provide insight into the ways in which digital media are changing human experience and society. The programme provides an introduction to the critical application of computational methods in a wide range of humanities and social science subjects including linguistics, literature, history, the arts, religious studies, and media and area studies. Through a series of five courses focused on the theoretical discussion of data and digital media as well as the practical acquisition of computational techniques in text analysis and data visualization students will acquire analytical and communication skills with broad applicability and relevance for their future studies and careers. The minor includes a sixth course, a practicum (Special Topics in Digital Humanities) in which students design a project related to their own major and interests under the close supervision of a staff member. Students can also opt for a 15 EC package of courses. This will consist of two regular courses in text and media analysis and visualization and the special topics course in which students develop a project of their own choosing under the supervision of a member of staff.
Keywords
Disciplines: Arts and Cultural Studies, Computer Science, Library Science and Information Science
Techniques: Text Mining
Objects: DigitalHumanities