Course Descriptions

Digital Humanities, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

DIHU: Digital Humanities

DIHU 155 (3) Writing and Making with Technology in the Humanities
Introduction to digital and technological cultures with a focus on humanities methods, drawing on a range of periods in technological development and critical approaches to studying technology. At least 35% of class involves practice-based instruction in humanities criticism, prototyping, writing and research.
Prerequisite: Students must have one of a) 70% in English 12 or English 12 First Peoples; b) a 5 on the LPI; c) a passing grade in ENGL 009; d) or an acceptable equivalent. For a list of equivalency options consult the Student Services website at http://students.ok.ubc.ca/enrolment-services/course-registration/first-year-english.html.
Equivalency: ENGL 155.
DIHU 200 (3) Introduction to the Digital Humanities
Addresses the construction of digital resources in the context of humanities research. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 200 or ENGL 200.
Prerequisite: Two of ENGL 112, ENGL 114, ENGL 150, ENGL 151, ENGL 153 or 6 credits of 100-level English. ENGL 112 and ENGL 114 may not both be taken for credit.
Equivalency: ENGL 200.
DIHU 210 (3) Digital Detection
Being able to detect the technological, social, and financial infrastructures that underpin digital resources is a key skill for all savvy users and creators in a digital context. In addition to introducing digital detection techniques, the course introduces elementary project planning.
Prerequisite: 3 credits of ENGL
DIHU 301 (3) The Self-Conscious Text
Addresses computational methods for student-led humanities research, including visualizing, mapping, and encoding. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 301 or ENGL 305.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ENGL 305.
DIHU 302 (3) The Programmed World
Working in the context of fine arts and humanities research, students study and apply programming principles in physical and virtual environments. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 302 or ENGL 306.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ENGL 306.
DIHU 320 (3) Digital Archives, Cultural Heritage, and Public History
Interdisciplinary introduction to digital archiving, exhibition, and preservation of cultural heritage and public history. Deals with collective memory, politics of commemoration and collecting, and future of digital collection and museum interfaces. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 320 or HIST 380.
Prerequisite: COSC 264 and 3 credits of ENGL
Equivalency: HIST 380.
DIHU 370 (3) Story and Image Across the Islamic World
Selections from the arts of the book across the Islamic world (8th to 19th C) showing how literature inspired painters and calligraphers to weave together word and image. Digital art historical approaches will normally be used, though no computing experience is required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 370, ARTH 370, or WRLD 370.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ARTH 370, WRLD 370.
DIHU 375 (3) Encountering India: The Age of the Mughals
An examination of interrelated arts, visual cultures and texts in South Asia (15th to 19th C) within their historical and cultural contexts. Topics include the rise of the multicultural Mughal Empire, the roles of Hinduism, Islam, and Sikhism, and encounters with Renaissance and Colonial Europe. Digital art historical approaches will normally be used, though no computing experience is required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 375, ARTH 375, or WRLD 375.
Prerequisite: Third-year standing.
Equivalency: ARTH 375, WRLD 375.

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