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John B. Vallier
GEN ST 197
Seattle Campus

Freshman Seminar

Small-group discussion with faculty representing a wide spectrum of academic disciplines. Topics and approaches vary. Instructor may introduce research techniques or findings, concentrate on readings in his/her area of interest, or illustrate problems and alternatives related to the study of a particular academic discipline. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This seminar will introduce students to the emergent field of Digital Humanities (DH). DH means different things, but broadly speaking it can be considered to lie at the nexus of critical thinking about digital culture, integrating technology into traditional humanities practice, and incorporating research methodologies from social sciences or other disciplines. It can also be a combination there in. Students will participate in hands-on workshops in digital imaging, media reformatting, mapping, textual analysis, design research and more! We will also incorporate recent digital scholarship and guest presenters from digital scholars on campus.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar discussion with hand-on use of DH related tools.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John B. Vallier
Date: 12/18/2013