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Digital Humanities, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

DIHU: Digital Humanities


  1. 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.

    Equivalency: ENGL 155.

  2. DIHU 220 (3) Research with Media in the Humanities

    Working in the context of fine arts and humanities research, students develop methods for multimedia research. No digital humanities or computing experience required. At least 35% of class time involves instruction in humanities criticism, prototyping, writing, and research. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 220 and CULT 220.

    Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level CULT, DIHU, or ENGL, or FILM 100

    Equivalency: CULT 220.

  3. 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: 3 credits of 100-level CULT, DIHU, ENGL, or FILM 100 and third-year standing.

    Equivalency: ENGL 305.

  4. 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: 3 credits of 100-level CULT, DIHU, ENGL, or FILM 100 and third-year standing.

    Equivalency: ENGL 306.

  5. DIHU 308 (3-9) Digital Humanities: Areas and Themes

    Topics vary from year to year. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 308 and CULT 308 when the subject matter is of the same nature.

    Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level DIHU, CULT, ENGL or FILM 100, and third-year standing; or permission of the instructor.

    Equivalency: CULT 308.

  6. DIHU 312 (3-9) Internet Culture

    A critical study of the cultural influence of the Internet on everyday life. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit. No more than 9 credits in total will be granted for DIHU 312, CULT 312, or any combination thereof. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 312 and CULT 312 when the subject matter is of the same nature.

    Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

    Equivalency: CULT 312.

  7. DIHU 315 (3) Television Studies

    The medium of television from a global perspective, and the investigation of how genres in different television broadcast regimes shape content and reception. Credit will be granted for only one of CULT 315 or DIHU 315. [3-2-0]

    Prerequisite: Third-year standing. CULT 201, CULT 215, or CULT 220 recommended.

    Equivalency: CULT 315.

  8. 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: 3 credits of ENGL or HIST.

    Equivalency: HIST 380.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. DIHU 407 (3) Media and Contemporary Readers

    Trends in reading over the 20th and 21st centuries, focusing on reading communities and constructions of the reader as an identity category in face-to-face and online clubs, groups, and social networks. Includes literary and non-literary texts, images, platforms, and data. No Digital Humanities or computing experience required. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 407 or ENGL 407. Equivalent: ENGL 407

    Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level CULT, DIHU, ENGL, or FILM 100 and third-year standing.

    Equivalency: ENGL 407.

  12. DIHU 409 (3-9) Topics in Digital Humanities

    Study of a particular topic in digital humanities. With different topics this course may be taken more than once for credit. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 409, CULT 409 and ENGL 409 when the subject matter is of the same nature.

    Prerequisite: 3 credits of 100-level CULT, DIHU, ENGL, or FILM 100, and third-year standing.

    Equivalency: ENGL 409, CULT 409.

  13. DIHU 411 (3) Digital Media for Interpretive Centres

    The art and practice of using digital media for cultural institutions like art galleries, museums, botanic gardens, science centres, heritage sites and parks. Critical perspectives will be employed and approaches may include project-based learning, working with cultural institutions and digital art history methods. Credit will be granted for only one of DIHU 411 or ARTH 411.

    Prerequisite: Third-year standing.

    Equivalency: ARTH 411.


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