• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities

This course will allow students to develop and critically assess a range of digital humanities skills, research methods, and best practices. Students will be asked to engage with cutting-edge research methodologies in the growing interdisciplinary field of the digital humanities, focussing on the issues and approaches that directly address the ongoing digitisation of our shared cultural record. The scope and scale of these issues will allow students to investigate a variety of humanities questions in a project-based manner across multiple media and using various methodologies. Students will therefore experiment with at least four different types of data - drawn from existing open-access digital humanities collections - along with corresponding data analysis techniques to answer a set of humanities-related research questions. These methods may include: digitisation techniques; text encoding and analysis; data gathering and analysis; 'distant reading' and data mining; network analysis; data visualisation; and geo-spatial mapping, among others. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities.
  2. Examine and evaluate a variety of digital humanities research methods and practices.
  3. Investigate the use of new digital methods in order to address a set of existing humanities research questions.
  4. Effectively communicate research methodologies and results in the context of the wider digital humanities scholarly community.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation: 10% (LOs 1, 2, 4)
Research Assessments: Project-based exercise in scholarly building (equivalent to 600 words) x 4; 600-word exegesis for each project x 4 (equivalent of 4,800 total words), 80% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
Oral Presentation of 10 minutes: 10% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

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Workload

1 hour of lecture and 2 hours of tutorials (1 hour of discussion and 1 hour of practice-based methods training in each tutorial) per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per teaching week over the semester (130 hours total).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed HUMN2001, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed HUMN6003.

Majors

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8882 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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