- Code HUMN6003
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities.
- Examine and evaluate a variety of digital humanities research methods and practices.
- Investigate the use of new digital methods in order to address a set of existing humanities research questions.
- Effectively communicate research methodologies and results in the context of the wider digital humanities scholarly community.
- Apply relevant research methods and practices to the analysis of specific research questions drawn from various humanities disciplines.
Indicative AssessmentTutorial participation: 10% (LOs 1, 2, 4)
Research Assessments: Project-based exercise in scholarly building (equivalent to 750 words) x 4; 750-word exegesis for each project x 4 (equivalent of 6,000 total words), 80% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Oral Presentation of 10 minutes: 10% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
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Workload1 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).
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|8881||24 Jul 2017||31 Jul 2017||31 Aug 2017||27 Oct 2017||In Person|