Class: HSS 4026 TR 11-12:15 pm
Office Hours: HSS 4038 TR 9:15-11am and by appointment
Office Phone: (870) 680-8067
Course OverviewAs the foundational course of the History Department's Digital Humanities Certificate Program, this course aims to provide you with a theoretical, creative, and experiential introduction to the scholarship, methods, and tools of the digital humanities. The course is divided into four modules- Introductions, DH Methods, Critical Perspectives, and Creative Expressions. The first three modules are broken down into topics, each of which will be covered over the course of two class sessions. In preparation for the first session on Thursdays, you will read and collaboratively annotate the assigned readings and/or websites. Because annotations are designed to prepare you for in-class discussions, they must be completed before class. Following our in-class discussions, the remainder of class on Thursdays will be dedicated to hands-on introductions to the associated workbook assignment. Workbook assignments are due on Tuesdays, when they will be presented to the class for review. During the final three-week module, you will have the opportunity to design and present a Scalar portfolio showcasing your best work.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically assess information and information technologies.
2. Students will demonstrate the ability to integrate digitally driven research methods with humanistic inquiry.
Program Learning OutcomesResearch Skills: A graduate with a BA in History will be able to utilize effective historical research skills.
Critical Thinking: A graduate with a BA in History will be able to synthesize primary and secondary historical sources.
Content Knowledge: A graduate with a BA in History will be able to articulate historical content and broader historiographical trends.