ATS2305 - Digital humanities: Expanding research paradigms - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Simon Musgrave


Dr Simon Musgrave

Not offered in 2018


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.




This unit examines the application of digital technologies (beyond textual analysis) in humanities research, covering the methods used to make data accessible, the analytic techniques which are thereby enabled, and the dissemination of research results through new modes of publication. The unit will be based on active learning and will enhance and consolidate students' academic and research abilities. It will also guide students to an understanding of the potential of applying new analytic tools to problems in various humanities disciplines and will stimulate team-work and collaboration, creating a pool of transferable skills that students can acquire and practice, and encouraging students to make productive links between theoretical ideas and practical applications.


Upon successful completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  1. address research questions in the digital humanities which require non-textual data;
  2. understand how non-textual data can be made accessible to analysis;
  3. understand which analytic techniques are appropriate to particular kinds of data;
  4. analyse project requirements and cooperate to complete a project;
  5. use innovative means to communicate their subject knowledge and disciplinary approach to a wider public.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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