Course Details

Course Name
Digital Humanities
Course Type
Course
Institution
University of Oulu
Department
Faculty of Humanities
Information
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Curriculum
-
Status
record actively maintained
Course Language
English
Start Date
2018-09-11
recurring
ECTS
5
Lecturer
Steven Coats
PID
Disciplines: Linguistics and Language Studies
Techniques: Brainstorming, Information Retrieval
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Language, Projects
Access Requirements
This course is designated to intermediate-level students of English Philology in University of Oulu. The course is an independent entity and does not require additional studies carried out at the same time.
Description
The course is designed to introduce students to selected aspects of the history, theory and praxis of digital humanities, with a focus on methods for the collection, manipulation and analysis of digital data in the context of linguistic and literary computing. By learning to utilize software tools in order to undertake their own analyses, students will not only gain useful practical skills, but gain insight into the interdisciplinary relevance of the study of the humanities within the broader framework of data analysis. Topics may include text markup, encoding and analysis; online tools for the analysis of literary/linguistic/cultural data; basic programming for tasks pertaining to text manipulation and analysis; corpus linguistics, lexical statistics and some of their applications; digitization of cultural heritage; access and use of online editions; and data visualization and presentation. While students familiar with basic concepts in programming may find the material more immediately accessible, the course is designed so that no background in programming or computing is required.
Keywords
Disciplines: Linguistics and Language Studies
Techniques: Brainstorming, Information Retrieval
Objects: Computers, DigitalHumanities, Language, Projects