- Code HUMN1001
- 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, Digital Humanities, Arts
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Glenn Roe
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course will introduce students to some of the major concepts, practices, and implications involved in the use of digital technologies in the humanities – the group of academic disciplines interested in examining what it means to be human from cultural, historical, and philosophical perspectives. From the vantage point of these new ‘digital humanities’, we will examine the contemporary shift away from a predominantly print culture to one that is increasingly digital and online, while at the same time analysing and critiquing the emerging cultural practices that accompany this development. In so doing, we will seek to better understand the historical influence of new technologies on how we think of ourselves and our cultural heritage, both individually and collectively; how we interact socially and politically; how we determine public and private spaces in an increasingly connected world; and how we can use digital technologies to produce, preserve, and study cultural materials.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the implications of digital technologies for the humanities and, more generally, contemporary culture.
- Analyse and critique the convergence of cultural and
social practices that are emerging from the use of digital technologies.
- Formulate research questions and gather evidence from
reliable sources (both digital and material) to construct informed arguments
about digital culture.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
Tutorial participation 10% [LO 2, 4]
Weekly reading responses (10 total, 100 words each) 25% [LO 1, 2, 4]
Mid-term essay (1000 words) 25% [LO 1-4]
Final essay (2000 words) 40% [LO 1-4]
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2 hours of lectures, 1 hour of tutorial, and 7 hours of private study per week over 13 weeks. Total 130 hours.
Prescribed TextsDouglas Rushkoff, Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now. Penguin, 2013. ISBN-13: 978-1591844761
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3439||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|