Course Details

Course Name
HUMN 100-01 The Humanities Now!
Course Type
Course
Institution
Bucknell University
Department
Comparative and Digital Humanities
Information
http://humn1002016.blogs.bucknell.edu
Curriculum
http://coursecatalog.bucknell.edu/collegeofartsandsciencescurricula/areasofstudy/digitalhumanities/
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-08-20
recurring
ECTS
-
Lecturer
Katherine Faull
PID
Disciplines: Literary and Philological Studies
Techniques: Georeferencing, Mapping, Preservation Metadata, Sentiment Analysis, Text Mining
Objects: Artifacts, DigitalHumanities, Manuscript, Metadata, Persons
Access Requirements
Open to first and second year students only
Description
A project-based course in the humanities that introduces students to the world of digital humanities through use of selected digital tools and methods of analysis. Open to first years and sophomores only.    In this class, students will become digital pioneers: they will learn ways to present archival documents to the world.  Using the latest digital technologies, students will identify central issues of humanistic interpretation and will make critical decisions about how to analyze and interpret primary historic materials.  Students will learn how digital modes of engagement shed new light upon humanistic problems of critical analysis and interpretation.   Through a project based approach, students will engage in the research process typical for a humanities scholar: namely, the discovery of artifacts, the formulation of research questions, followed by the analysis and synthesis of findings culminating in the publication of initial findings in a digital medium.  Class time will be divided between discussion of critical issues, group projects, sharing of findings, and the creation of an ongoing collaborative writing environment (WordPress) that will allow students to develop, reflect upon and share/publish research in-parallel with their work.
Keywords
Disciplines: Literary and Philological Studies
Techniques: Georeferencing, Mapping, Preservation Metadata, Sentiment Analysis, Text Mining
Objects: Artifacts, DigitalHumanities, Manuscript, Metadata, Persons