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Spring 2018 Courses

This is a list of Digital Humanities classes, or classes related to DH that will be taught at KU in Spring 2018.


  • Digital Approaches to Early Women Writers taught by Whitney Sperrazza. The class focuses on women writers in England between 1550 and 1700, and how these writers engaged with topics like gender, class, race, and power. Students will adopt emerging digital humanities practices for reading and analyzing texts. The class meets Tuesday/Thursday from 2:30pm - 3:45pm in Watson Library. Contact for more information. Crosslisted as ENGL 301 and HUM 300.
  • Methods in Digital Humanities taught by Dhanashree Thorat.  The course introduces advanced undergraduate and graduate students to interdisciplinary methods and practices in DH, and explores topics such as data mining, digital mapping, data visualization, and digital cultural studies. The class meets on Mondays/Wednesdays from 3:00pm – 4:15pm in Watson Library, and is open to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. Please send queries to​ Crosslisted as HUM 500, ENGL 590, and HON 492​. Independent study possible.
  • Ecocritical Digital Humanities taught by Stephanie Fitzgerald. The class meets on Mondays/Wednesdays from 12:30pm - 1:45pm in Wescoe 4021. Please contact for more questions. Listed as ENGL 690.
  • Storytelling with Digital Media taught by Germaine Halegoua. In this course, students will utilize digital tools and platforms to create online and mobile stories based on the theories and histories of interactive storytelling discussed in class. Through a survey of digital storytelling examples and concepts, students will create interactive projects to add to their portfolio and learn how to think critically and write analytically about digital media. The class meets online from January 16 to March 9. For more information, contact grhalegoua@ku.eduListed as FMS 355.


Other courses of potential interest

  • Geography - Mapping Our Changing World (GEOG 111). This course is an introduction to geospatial technologies. It focuses on the conceptual and technical aspects of mapping technologies that transform information about locations, people, objects, environments, events, and phenomena to digital representations of the world and as end-products of geospatial analysis. Topics covered include surveying, aerial photography and photogrammetry, satellite remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and thematic mapping. Students will learn how to acquire and develop geospatial data as the sources for mapping, the skills of analyzing and interpreting spatial information, and how geovisualization can be used in addressing real-world problems. Three sections offered.
  • Journalism - Digital Media (JOUR 550). This course will allow students to go deeper into one area of news, build their portfolios and prepare for internships. Each section has a separate emphasis: multimedia broadcast, multimedia reporting, or editing/production. The course gives students hands-on experience with editing on deadline for digital and print, as well as a deeper understanding of news and current production processes. Requirement: Must obtain a grade of C (2.0) or higher to advance in the curriculum. Prerequisite: JOUR 415, and JOUR 419. Three sections offered.
  • Visual Communication - Book Arts (VISC 435). Producing books in editions is a complex undertaking. Students work in teams to create or compile content of their choosing, then edit, design, and bind their own books in a small edition. The class combines both traditional letterpress technology and digital interface for the creation of text and image. Taught by Linda Talleur on M/W from 8:30am - 11:20am.

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