The digital revolution has opened up scholarship to broader audiences via new platforms. This course applies user-centered design to humanities scholarship in order to reach new audiences. Students will design their own humanities research projects, from initial conception to online publication and audience outreach. They will learn how to frame a topic, identify experts in the field, prepare an annotated bibliography, compile a literature review, and make an original contribution. Students will select digital tools appropriate to their projects, using WordPress as the primary platform for publishing their work and social media for networking with real audiences. The course will focus on UX-design: making humanities scholarship accessible, interactive, and immersive in order to enhance users' experience. Students will develop digital dexterity and acquire skills in research, design, project management, collaboration, and social media networking that they can apply within and beyond academia.
Satisfies a major requirement in English.
Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Digital Studies.
Satisfies the Literary Studies, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric requirement.
Permission of the instructor required.