- Code HUMN1001
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Research School of Humanities and the Arts
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Humanities
- Areas of interest Cultural Studies, History, Social Research, Information Technology, Digital Humanities
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:
- 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; and
- communicate effectively both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.
- Tutorial participation through research, active discussion, group presentations (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid-term assessment, 1,500 word conference abstract and associated academic poster (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Final assessment, 5 minute multimedia product (blog post, podcast, or video) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 12 hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and assessment completion.
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