Certificate Courses

  • Digital Humanities Theory and Practice (GRAD: 7290) – 3 s.h.

    This course introduces the historical emergence of the digital humanities, theoretical perspectives on the field, and the ways that particular technologies are being used to preserve, deploy, visualize, map, and analyze concepts in disciplines like anthropology, classics, communications, history, languages and literature, library and information and museum studies philosophy, religious studies, and the visual and performing arts. The course will balance theory and practice by hosting a series of practicing digital public scholars who will introduce students to their projects, the rationale for technologies as well as nuts and bolts workshops in the technologies, and challenges and benefits of engaging in collaborative and public digital scholarship. Faculty instructors will be selected on a rotating basis, generally from the Public Humanities in a Digital World faculty affiliates.

    The introductory course is affiliated with the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies because the course shares the Center's mission of supporting innovative, interdisciplinary scholarly collaboration. Other courses that meet requirements for the certificate program are offered across a range of departments so that students can experiment with digital humanities concepts and practices in a genuinely interdisciplinary fashion.

  • Archives and Media (SLIS: 6330) – 3 s.h.

    This course covers the primary concepts related to recruiting, organizing, and presenting collections using a variety of formats. Course emphasis will be split between media types (audio, video, image, text) and collection principles (including how to define a collection, what it means to curate a collection, how collections are organized and made searchable). Media principles (implications of media formats, open source vs. proprietary formats) will be covered. Students will develop a small prototype collection as part of this class. This course is part of a required sequence in the School of Library and Information Science.

  • Visualization Course Options - 3 s.h.
    The following courses are approved for Spring 2017 to meet the visualization requirement:

    Introduction to Geographic Visualization (GEOG:3540)
    Prerequisites: GEOG:1050
    Start and end times: 3:00P - 4:50P MW 243 JH
    Instructors: Caglar Koylu (Primary Instructor)

    Topics: Resources/Services (SLIS:6411)
    Designing "Dataviz": Introduction to Visualization in the Digital Humanities
    Start and end times: 1:00P - 3:30P Th 3092 LIB
    Instructors: Matthew Hannah (Primary Instructor)

    Data Management and Visualization (SLIS:6100)
    Prerequisites: SLIS:5020
    Start and end times: 3:00P - 4:15P MW 3092 LIB
    Instructors: David Eichmann (Primary Instructor)

    Data Journalism (JMC:3640)
    Prerequisites: JMC:2010 with a minimum grade of C- and JMC:2020 with a minimum grade of C- more
    Start and end times: 1:30P - 3:20P MW W236 AJB
    Instructors: Daniel Lathrop (Primary Instructor)

  • Electives (one)– 3 s.h.
    A list of pre-approved electives will be posted each semester before enrollment. Students may choose electives from this list, of they find a course not listed, this course should be discussed with their faculty advisor or the certificate director.
    Approved electives for Spring 2017

    Digital Approaches to the Study of Art (ARTH:3000)
    Start and end times: 11:00A - 12:45P TTh W109 VAB
    Instructors: Bjorn Anderson (Primary Instructor)

    Digital Environments (SLIS:6140)
    Prerequisites: SLIS:5020
    Start and end times: 1:30P - 4:15P M 3092 LIB
    Instructors: Lindsay Mattock (Primary Instructor)

    Topics in Gender, Wmn's, & Sexuality Std (GWSS:3050)
    Surveillance and the Feminized Body
    Start and end times: 11:00A - 12:15P TTh 213 PH
    Instructors: Christina Boyles (Primary Instructor)

  • Digital Humanities Capstone (SLIS: 6590) – 3 s.h.
    This course has specific requirements view
    Arranged Time 3082 LIB
    Students must be admitted to the certificate program to take this course offered under the School of Library and Information Science. They need to have completed all other requirements for the certificate. The Capstone provides students with the opportunity to work on a digital humanities project over an extended semester. In consultation with the student’s disciplinary advisor and subject to the approval of the certificate director, the student will either propose an original digital humanities project or will be placed in an existing project. The Capstone class is graded pass/fail. Students will be required to attend an every-other-week one-hour seminar to discuss progress on their projects. To pass the class, students will be required to present their work in an open public session at semester’s end.

    Two major documents provide structure for the Capstone semester. These include the Capstone Guidelines and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which will outline commitments from the student, the faculty advisor, and the collaborators. Students have considerable latitude and responsibility for the content and structure of the Capstone. These documents provide important information all Capstone students should know. See SLIS: 6590 in MyUI.