• Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Digital Arts, IT in New Media, Digital Humanities
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Terhi Nurmikko-Fuller
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course HUMN6001
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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A revolution is underway in humanities and social science research. Information and communication technologies are transforming the way in which students and scholars approach their subject matter. New questions arise when texts, images, and sound are rearranged in ways unimaginable before the digital age. The term 'digital humanities' refers to these changes and to the critical, epistemological, and methodological challenges they pose.
 
This course provides an introduction to some of the most exciting areas in current digital humanities research, as well as an exploration of its history and impact as an interdisciplinary field, the theoretical issues it raises, and the major methodological debates it has provoked over the last few decades. Students will develop the analytical skills necessary for working at, and engaging with, the intersection of humanities and digital technologies. They will explore both the theoretical and practical foundations for working with cultural objects in the digital medium in ways relevant to languages, linguistics, history, literature, and many other humanities disciplines.No technical background is required.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Interpret, analyse and discuss the history of and major recent theoretical developments in the interdisciplinary field of digital humanities.
  2. Analyse and discuss the impact of digital technologies on research in the humanities.
  3. Situate research interests within the larger context of digital humanities theories, practices and projects.
  4. Examine and evaluate existing digital humanities projects.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial participation (10%) (LO: 1-4)
Public writing: online blog posts 6 x 250 words (5% each for a total of 30%) (LO: 1, 2, 4)
Presentation: 6.6 minutes (20%) (LO: 1, 3, 4)
Final Essay: 2500 words (40%) (LO: 1-4)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed HUMN6001 and HUMN8024.

Prescribed Texts

Online 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. 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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
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
8651 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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