Scheduled as part of teaching conversations from 10:45-11:20am at Theresa Lang auditorium, 55 W 13th Street
I am wondering how one would design the perfect course for a degree in digital humanities. Should it have technical and non-technical modules at equal measure? Should it have more humanistic modules for those with a stronger technical background, and more technical modules for those with a first degree in a humanities discipline? Should it train students to master the commonly encountered technologies in DH, such as NLP, Text Mining or GIS? Should it teach programming skills, or just software usage? Focus on collaborative tools/software, or teach basic technical skills so that students can extend their expertise into new areas? Should it include modules on hacking/making (i.e. Arduino/RaspberryPi projects)? What about project management and modules on legal issues, such as copyright laws, given that many DH projects are big digitization projects?
While I am fully aware that DH is broad (a.ka. the “big tent”), it leaves me wondering what kind of teaching a university degree course should offer. I’d be interested to hear/discuss what people (both novices and experts) think about this.