10.0669 course in literary computing literacy

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Thu, 6 Feb 1997 22:33:58 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 669.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Don Wilkins <dwilkins@ucr.campus.mci.net> (27)
Subject: Re: 10.0655 COCOA? course? duck-rabbit?

> Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 09:28:41 -0600 (CST)
> From: Ami Regier <aregier@bethelks.edu>
>What are the possibilities for an undergraduate course in computer
>literacy that is keyed to the discipline of literary studies? I'm looking
>into the possibilities of such a course for my college and wondering what
>components others have considered.
>Ami Regier

In the area of Greek literature, I have team-taught such a course in the
past and am always looking for an opportunity to do it again. You can
probably do as much or as little as you like; one approach is just to use a
good word processor for finding data and a stats program for evaluating it.
What I would most like to do is a fairly demanding course that would
include programming skills focused on text processing; on the light side
(in the Mac world), something like Hypercard, on the heavy side C/C++. I
think such an approach would not only be useful for humanities computing,
but would also assist students in learning or further developing a more
"marketable" skill. But I fear such a course or cluster of courses would be
very hard to sell to department chairs and deans.

Don Wilkins
UC Riverside

Don Wilkins
UC Riverside