Winter 2015 DH Grad Courses

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New Graduate Courses in the Digital Humanities

Can be taken jointly or individually

LLCU 609 – Cultural Analytics
T 2:30 – 4:30, Rm 325 in 688 Sherbrooke
Prof. Andrew Piper

This course will serve as a critical introduction into new methods for the computational study of cultural phenomena. How does the ability to analyze hundreds of thousands of texts give us new insights into the past and present of literature and culture? Students will be introduced to the latest concepts, practices, and debates surrounding text mining and computational cultural analysis, including sentiment analysis, topic modeling, network theory, and geospatial analysis. Open to MA and PhD students in all disciplines and faculties. No prior programming experience required.

 

LLCU 612 – Literary Text Mining
T 12:30 – 2:30, Rm 325 in 688 Sherbrooke
Prof. Stéfan Sinclair

This course will serve as a practical introduction to new methods for the computational study of literature and other texts of cultural interest. From single works to virtual libraries, from canonical classics to contemporary social media, digital texts can provide rich fodder for interpretive practices in the digital humanities. Students will acquire essential conceptual and technical skills for working with digital texts, including the digitization, compilation, transformation, analysis, visualization and interpretation of content. Open to MA and PhD students in all disciplines and faculties. No prior programming experience required.

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