CMPU 187

Introduction to Digital Humanities

Spring 2021

This is a six-week course, begining April 14.

The last day to add is April 19.

Wednesday & Friday, 1:30–2:45 p.m.
Sanders Classroom 006 and Zoom

Prof. Jonathan Gordon

Course description

What could we discover if we read thousands of books? What would we learn if we tracked the word choices of a poet throughout their life? How would it change our understanding of a novel if we mapped the characters’ movements? This course explores the theory and practice of using computational methods to illuminate questions in the humanities, with an emphasis on the role of data in literary studies. Readings, discussion, and hands-on practice facilitate engagement with computational methods and their application in the context of scholarly research.