Here is the course description for a new capstone course topic. I’m hoping to expose students to new tools (always a learning goal for me) and alternative forms of writing they may want for their careers (grant writing).
Fall 2016 ENG 410: Digital Humanities
This course investigates current uses of big data, data tools, and online resources in humanities. We will explore ‘Digital Humanities’ as a field of study using rhetorical theories, we will also explore the rhetorical function of data visualizations, big data sets, and contemporary uses of social media spaces. Students will use blogs and twitter – although no previous experience with these tools is necessary. Students will also practice grant writing as part of their final Digital Humanities project development.