• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Digital Humanities
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Glenn Roe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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A revolution is underway in humanities and social science research.  New questions can be asked when texts, images and sound can be rearranged in ways unimaginable before the  digital era.  New analyses come into being when we can query millions of texts at once.  New ways of disseminating and visualising information are being explored on the internet. This course will introduce some of the most exciting areas in digital humanities research on texts, from their creation, mining and analysis, to their visualisation including geo-spatial data, and on to their archiving and dissemination.  Through discussions, hands-on tutorials, projects and lectures,  students will learn the theoretical and practical foundations for working with texts  and other cultural phenomena in ways relevant to languages, linguistics, history, literature. No technical background is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of key research areas in digital humanities.
  2. Demonstrate research skills allowing them to conduct research using  one or more of the new digital humanities methods
  3. Discuss the theoretical implications of modelling data through these methods
  4. Examine and evaluate digital humanities projects

Indicative Assessment

Online/tutorial exercises 40% (LO 2, 4)

Presentation 10% (LO 3, 4)

Written assignment (3,000 words) 50%  (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)


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Workload

3 weekly contact hours and 7 hours per week outside classes.

Prescribed Texts

On-line reading brick.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2484
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
5004 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person

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