Aug 18, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

ENG 406 - Digital Design Seminar


The digital revolution has opened up humanities scholarship to new modes of producing and disseminating knowledge, resulting in the emergence of a new field: Digital Humanities. This team-taught seminar will emphasize four pillars of Digital Humanities: 1) design, 2) collaboration, 3) inclusivity, and 4) networks. You will design your own humanities research projects from initial conception to online publication via a WordPress website hosted in Davidson Domains. You will learn project design strategies and apply principles of UX-design in order to make your scholarship accessible, interactive, and immersive. You will collaborate with classmates and other experts, pooling your knowledge and working together to redress critical biases and exclusions in the humanities. And you will use social media to network, connect with scholars in the field, and cultivate an audience for your project. In the process, you will develop digital dexterity and skills in research, writing, design, teamwork, networking, and project management-skills that are not only fundamental to digital humanities, but also sought after by employers outside academia.

Satisfies a major requirement in English.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Digital Studies.