[Humanist] 23.395 undergrad programmes

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Tue Oct 27 09:13:13 CET 2009

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 23, No. 395.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "Stephen Woodruff" <s.woodruff at arts.gla.ac.uk>            (24)
        Subject: undergrad programme titles

  [2]   From:    "Brett D. Hirsch" <bdhirsch at uvic.ca>                     (101)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.393 undergrad programmes

        Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 09:47:23 -0000
        From: "Stephen Woodruff" <s.woodruff at arts.gla.ac.uk>
        Subject: undergrad programme titles
        In-Reply-To: <20091025081124.3FA693FEC0 at woodward.joyent.us>

We are agonising over our degree and programme name, so when responding
to Tanya's question (below) about existence, could you also list the
name(s) you give your programme, degree or option? We currently call our
undergraduate joint degree programme Arts & Media Informatics and find
that (a) a lot of potential students don't know the word Informatics and
(b) quite a few seize on 'media' and assume we mean either journalism or
art & design.

Most students taking our course in their first year stay with us for the
4-year degree, even if they initially saw us as a fill-in option from
some other programme. Our problem is getting them in the first place:
when reading the course catalogue they skip over unfamiliar subjects
that have no presence in the school curriculum.

many thanks,
Stephen Woodruff
Humanities Advanced Technology & Information Institute 
11 University Gardens
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

        Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 07:27:58 -0700
        From: "Brett D. Hirsch" <bdhirsch at uvic.ca>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 23.393 undergrad programmes
        In-Reply-To: <20091026061349.7EE433F04D at woodward.joyent.us>

Hi Tanya,

The University of Victoria (British Columbia) has just launched two
undergraduate courses in digital humanities. They will eventually
serve as the foundation of a major and minor in digital humanities.
For more information, see the course websites:


I've also been compiling a list of digital-humanities-inflected
courses (undergraduate and graduate). The list is too long to politely
attach to this message, so I'll email it to you directly. I'll
eventually get around to putting it up as a wiki on my site for others
to add to. Would that be useful?

Best wishes,

Brett D. Hirsch
Postdoctoral Fellow in Early Modern Textual Studies and Digital Humanities
Adjunct Assistant Professor of English
University of Victoria, B.C., Canada

Co-editor, Shakespeare

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