Digital Humanities Upper-Division Courses
101. Introduction to Digital Humanities. (5) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour. Foundation course for students in Digital Humanities minor, providing theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding genesis of digital world. Use of contemporary cultural-historical methodology to focus on rise of new media and information technologies in 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, such as photography, film, radio, television, Internet, and World Wide Web and their impact on how individuals, groups, and cultures experienced their worlds. Letter grading.
150. Advanced Topics in Digital Humanities. (4) Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 101. Introduction to advanced research methods or thematic issues in digital humanities such as database and visualization technologies, social media technologies, application programming interfaces, and digital mapping to acquire familiarity with particular set of technologies by learning practical research methods and theoretical issues to carry out advanced research in this area. Consult Schedule of Classes for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit with topic change. Letter grading.
151. Advanced Topics in Urban Humanities. (4) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to advanced research topics in urban humanities. Looking at specific subject matters related to notion of spatial equity in context of Los Angeles, exploration of how certain spatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS) cartography, mobile telephony, real-time data collection, social media, digital databases, and interactive web platforms can be deployed to research and document urban experience. Familiarization with digital tools used to study urban issues, from affordable housing to access to public space and employment, to civic participation. Letter grading.
189. Advanced Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.
189HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.
194. Research Group Seminars: Digital Humanities. (2) Seminar, two hours. Requisites: course 101, completion of two other minor courses. May be taken concurrently with course 195 or 196. Designed for undergraduate students who are part of research group. Discussion of research methods, tools, and current literature in field or of research of faculty members and students. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.
195. Community or Corporate Internships in Digital Humanities. (4) Tutorial, two hours; fieldwork, eight hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. May be taken concurrently with course 194. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or business. Placements to be arranged by instructor. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. Letter grading.
196. Research Apprenticeship in Digital Humanities. (4) Tutorial, three hours per week per unit. Limited to juniors/seniors. Entry-level research apprenticeship for upper-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP grading.
198. Honors Research in Digital Humanities. (4) Tutorial, one hour. Requisite: course 194. Limited to juniors/seniors. Development and completion of significant research project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.
199. Directed Research in Digital Humanities. (2 to 4) Tutorial, one hour. Requisite: course 194. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.