Course Goals

Students in this class will meet the following learning goals from the Program in Comparative Humanities:

  • Meaningfully compare intellectual materials of different or opposing types: textual with material artifacts; narrative with non-narrative texts; artistic with analytical modes of thought. (6,8)
  • Appreciate the benefits, problems, and intellectual challenges of comparative study across historical, cultural, or generic boundaries. (5,6)
  • Demonstrate effectively expository skills, both orally and in writing. (7,8)

Students will also meet these course specific goals:

  • Learn to identify, use, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different DH methodologies and tools
  • Develop sound research questions that can be answered with DH methodologies and tools
  • Create DH projects using the tools taught in the course; articulate and assess success (or failure) of a humanities research project involving DH methods
  • Work individually and collaboratively to create projects that relate to specific interests