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Special Topics in Digital Humanities

Vak 2018-2019

Admission requirements

Auditors are welcome, space permitting. Please note Students of the Minor Digital Humanities have priority. Students from other programmes can only be admitted if there are places left. Students from other programmes interested in taking this course are kindly requested to contact the Coordinator of Studies and the Lecturer, if you are interested in taking this course but NOT a student of the minor Digital Humanities. See also under registration below.

Description

In this course students will deepen their understanding of core problems in digital humanities and gain further experience in one or more of the methodologies learned in the core courses through the development of a digital project of their own chosing. Students will meet with an advisor to develop their projects and as a group to comment on each other’s work.

Course objectives

Students will apply and refine skills learned in other core courses by developing a digital project. Possible skills include data visualization, data analysis, website construction, and so forth.

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar
  • Research

Attendance and active participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to prepare for and attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of such absences during a semester is two. Being absent without notification and/or more than two times can result in exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Course Load

Total course load 5 x 28 hours=140 hours

  • Seminar: 6 x 2 (12 hours)
  • Study of compulsory literature: (40 hours)
  • Research (or analogous activity): (40 hours)
  • Paper/project preparation and writing: (40 hours)
  • Oral presentation prep: (8 hours)

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Paper (or online project)
  • Oral Presentation based on paper/project
  • Participation in seminar discussions

Weighing

  • Attendance and Participation: (20 percent of grade)
  • Paper (or online project): (60 percent of grade)
  • Oral Presentation: (20 percent of grade)

Resit

Students who have scored an overall insufficient grade for the course may take a resit for the assignments and the Paper (or online project):

  • comprehensive take-home exam: (50 percent of grade)
  • Paper (or online project): (50 percent of grade)

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for:
Course communication

Reading list

The readings will be assigned according to the focus of each student’s project.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren Contractonderwijs

Contractonderwijs

Contact

Paul Vierthaler
Dr. A.A.A. Mol

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