Introduction to Digital Humanities

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Fall 2015

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

• Danielewski, Mark. House of Leaves. ISBN: 0375703764
• Gold, Matthew K. Debates in the Digital Humanities. ISBN: 0816677956
• Many assigned readings will be available digitally. If you would prefer to read hard
copies, you should reserve a portion of your budget for printing costs.
• Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
• A Google account (you’ll need it for Google Maps, Google Drive, and Blogger)
• A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox and/or Google Drive).

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2016

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

• Gold, Matthew K. Debates in the Digital Humanities. ISBN: 0816677956
• Many assigned readings will be available digitally. If you would prefer to read hard
copies, you should reserve a portion of your budget for printing costs.
• Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
• A Google account (you’ll need it for Google Maps, Google Drive, and Blogger)
• A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox and/or Google Drive).

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2015

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

-Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game. New York: Tor, 1994. ISBN: 0765342294
-Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
-Web-space such as a blog or Tumblr account to be used solely for this class.
-A cloud storage account (I recommend DropBox).

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Fall 2014

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

-Card, Orson Scott. Enders Game. New York: Tor, 1994. ISBN: 0765342294
-Ear buds / headphones for viewing / listening to works in class.
-Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace, 1984. (recommended)
-Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture. New York: NYU P, 2008 (recommended)

Syllabus: 

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Spring 2013

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

-Goldsmith, Kenneth. Uncreative Writing. New York: Columbia UP, 2011.
-McLuhan, Marshall. Understanding Media. Cambridge: MIT P, 1994.
-Robson, Elisabeth and Eric Freeman. Head First HTML with CSS & XHTML. Cambridge: O’Reilly. 2012.

Jeremy C. Justus, Introduction to Digital Humanities, Fall 2013

Course Description:

The course will introduce students to the emerging field of digital humanities by exploring the contemporary theories of social media, by designing a website, studying digital texts and objects, examining fictional personae within virtual environments, and investigating virtual worlds as spaces of creation, inquiry, political upheaval and social change.

Required Texts:

All assigned readings will be available digitally. If you would prefer to read hard copies, you should reserve a portion of your budget for printing costs.

Recommended Texts:

• Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace, 1984.
• Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture. New York: NYU P, 2008.

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