ENG470 201803 Undergraduate

Term: 
Spring 2019
Course: 
ENG 470
Applies To: 
Undergraduate
Sections: 
Title: 
T̶e̶c̶h̶n̶o̶l̶o̶g̶i̶e̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶T̶e̶x̶t̶s̶ ̶C̶a̶p̶s̶t̶o̶n̶e̶ - Cancelled
Instructors: 

Heidi Kaufman

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Additional Title: Director, DH Minor
  • Phone: 541-346-3932
  • Office: 327 PLC
  • Office Hours: S20 TUES/THUR 2-4
Department Section Description: 

As a capstone to the minor in Digital Humanities (DH), in this course you’ll create a digital research project of your own. Class discussions will consider how humanities disciplines (English, Philosophy, History, Gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Languages, to name just a few) are leveraging digital culture to forge a new public discourse, and to expand traditional academic studies into public spaces. Possible projects include:

  • The creation of a digital edition of a text
  • The creation of a digital archive/exhibit
  • The development of a digital public humanities project tied to a nonprofit, museum, or cultural heritage site
  • A digital exploration of a social justice issue (could be an issue from the present or past)
  • A creation of a digital modeling or text analysis project to study words, meanings, and the circulation of ideas
  • The creation of a digital map tied to literary or print culture
  • The creation of a digital storytelling project
  • The creation of a digital game

 

This course will emphasize the importance of uniting writing and digital culture to address real-world humanities questions. Class discussions will engage with some of the ways digital tools compliment, expand, challenge, or embolden cultural and print narratives; and how we might use digital tools strategically and thoughtfully to advance our understanding of cultural expression, history, and the cultural record in the past and present.

 

Enrollment is limited to those who’ve passed ENG 250: Literature and Digital Culture and two additional courses approved for the DH minor. Contact Professor Kaufman with any questions (hkaufman@uoregon.edu). To enroll in this course please email the instructor (hkaufman@uoregon.edu) with the following information: (1) confirm that you have completed ENG 250 (grade of C or higher) and (2) send the department name and course number of two courses you’ve completed for credit in the DH minor.

Fulfills: 

Upper-Division Elective

Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.

Digital Humanities Minor

Digital Humanities Minor courses integrate literary study with the use of digital tools and technologies. Students in the minor learn how to make interpretive arguments by building digital archives and maps, interacting with digital games, using web-based publishing platforms, and visualizing data. The minor pays particular attention to the culture of creation in literary and cultural analysis. 

Old Major: F-Upper-Division Elective

Upper-division Elective courses allow students to choose (or “elect”) courses or faculty specific to their own developing interests, enabling them thereby to shape their own educational experience.