Spring 2017 DH Courses

Spring 2017 DH Courses

DIGH 402: DH Design

Thursdays, 7-9:30 pm, Prof. Elizabeth Hopwood

This course introduces students to Digital Humanities project design, management, and basic computer programming. It focuses on skills necessary for project development, such as design, planning, and implementation, by situating students to aspects of project design such as research questions and digital methods, critical codes studies, and interface design. Students will gain practical experience with coding, design, and version management with the final goal of publishing a collaborative working project. Students are given the opportunity to present and demonstrate their frameworks and project as part of the final course assessment. The practical experience is complemented by readings in instructional design and digital methods theory and practice.

COMP 417: Social, Ethical and Legal Issues in Computing

Thursdays, 4:15-6:45, Prof. Peter Dordal

 This course will explore a variety of ethical and legal issues facing those who use or program computers. Issues can be divided broadly into professional ethics, dealing with the ethical responsibilities of the programmer, and social issues, dealing with concerns we all have as citizens.

COMP 441: Human-Computer Interface Design

Thursdays, 7:00- 9:30 pm, Prof. Nicholas J Hayward

This course studies the interaction between humans and computer-based systems. The course will provide students with the methods for evaluating, designing, and developing better interfaces between humans and systems. Students will acquire an awareness of different design and evaluation methods as well as practical, effective, and cost-conscience methods for improving systems and their interfaces.

ENGL 413: Textual Criticism

Wednesdays, 7-9:30 pm, Prof. Paul Eggert

An introduction to major textual theories and their history. Topics may include such issues as analytic and descriptive bibliography, theories of copy-text, theoretical and practical issues in editing, and forms of textuality, including manuscript, print and digital.

HIST 361: Creation of the American Republic, 1763-1801

Thursdays, 4:15-6:45 pm, Prof. Kyle Roberts

The theme of the course this spring will be: “The American Revolution: The Revolution Will be Digitized!” When British colonists in North America declared themselves independent from the British Crown in 1776, they affected the most successful revolution in modern history. To this day, historians continue to try to make sense of their actions. In this hands-on, project-based course we will use digital tools and sources to conduct research on primary sources, analyze and interpret our findings, and communicate our results. The course will be taught simultaneously with Prof. Benjamin Bankhurst’s class at Shepherd University. Loyola students will participate in lectures and group projects with Shepherd students in this digital history innovative class.