This course combines hands-on, skills-based, learning with reading, critical thinking, and writing about Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities is an exciting new field that uses computing technology as a way of investigating questions in the humanities, and that uses the humanities as a way of approaching questions about digital culture. Students will learn how to use tools that will be useful in all of their courses at USD (and beyond), including Zotero for bibliography and footnote management in conjunction with online resources like JSTOR and Project MUSE for organizing research. Moving beyond the traditional Word to PDF paradigm, students will work with new scholarly communication platforms like Scalar. Finally, we will explore advanced techniques like Topic Modeling and Stylometry.

Units: 3