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Digital Humanities at Woodsworth College

Posted on April 12, 2018  |  Filed under:

A new minor has arrived!

In an increasingly technological world, the study of humanities is becoming increasingly digital as well. For nearly two years, faculty at Woodsworth College have been preparing to launch a new minor in Digital Humanities. As a discipline, the study of Digital Humanities looks at the relationship between humanities and computing. The minor was approved by the Arts & Science Council on February 14th and will launch this coming September.

Students have been able to study Digital Humanities through other courses such as ENG287 - The Digital Text, CDN355 - Digital Tools in a Canadian Context and in the courses taught by Professor Alexandra Bolintineanu, Assistant Professor of Medieval Digital Studies. This minor presents the first opportunity to study it exclusively. Digital Humanities students will be required to take WDW235 - Introduction to Digital Humanities and WDW236 - Introduction to Spatial Digital Humanities. Throughout their minor, students will learn how to build digital stories, create exhibits, maps and digital models. By doing this students will gain a critical perspective on digital technologies and how they fit into the wider social and cultural framework.     

Studying Digital Humanities has led students to write dictionaries to uncover the earliest history of the English language, build digital archives of forbidden books and construct video games to help study literature.

You can learn more about the program here.

Posted April 12, 2018

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