2006-2007 Undergraduate Calendar

Digital Humanities  
Director Jean Bridge Associate Professor Barry W.K. Joe Assistant Professors John Bonnett, Kevin Kee  
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Administrative Assistant Christine Coughlin 905 688-5550 ext. 5363 Thistle 269F http://www.brocku.ca/cdh The Centre for Digital Humanities is dedicated to research and teaching that uses digital technologies for the examination, creation, transmission and preservation of human culture. Digital humanities is fundamentally interdisciplinary, engaging disciplines such as literature, language, history and the arts. Digital tools in this context are used to support the development of innovative forms of analysis and new conventions of representation, narration and documentation. Digital humanities is dynamically oriented to a constantly evolving array of methods, formalisms and discourses.  
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The minor in Interactive Arts and Science consists of five course credits from departments as diverse as English, Computer Science, History, Visual Arts and Communications, Popular Culture and Film. Solving problems and expanding cultural horizons using digital interactive media is the unifying rationale for all IASC courses. IASC curriculum addresses five key conceptual areas in the domain of computer-based interactivity: narrative, digital culture, media production, digital methods for the analysis of information, and computing. Students taking this minor are encouraged to sample from these core topics. The IASC minor is valuable for the ways in which it complements and expands any discipline or field of study. The IASC minor explores digital and interactive tools that are both conceptual and practical for analyzing, representing and extending ideas in many traditional academic areas. The IASC program stresses the combination of theory and practice. Conceptual frameworks are tested in hands-on projects and multimedia creation. Students enjoy the freedom to probe, analyze, manipulate and transform ideas into action. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of interactivity, team-based work creates opportunities to tackle projects that might otherwise fall outside the skill-set of individual students. Please consult the Interactive Arts and Science entry for a listing of courses and program requirements.  
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