Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 689.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 08:00:11 +0000
From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler@ualberta.ca>
Subject: URGENT DEADLINE - Master of Arts in Humanities Computing
Please note: this is a reposting of an earlier invitation for student
applications. Please disseminate this widely to interested students.
Applicants are encouraged to contact email@example.com immediately
to express their interest. Further information is on-line at:
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta announces a new two-year
Master of Arts degree in Humanities Computing. Commencing September 2001,
the program integrates computational methods and theories with research and
teaching in the humanities. It will address the demand for Arts graduates
proficient in computing skills, able to work either in the realm of
humanities research and teaching or in the emerging job markets of
information management and content delivery over the Internet.
The Core Curriculum: A Balance of Theory and Practice
In a set of core courses, students survey humanities computing and its
underlying technologies as they are employed in disciplines such as
history, literature, languages, cultural studies, philosophy, music and
visual arts. The aim is to show how computing is enabling and transforming
humanities research and teaching, and to impart technical knowledge through
hands-on experience with creation, delivery, and analysis of electronic
text and non-textual data and images. In the second year, the students
extend their knowledge of humanities computing by taking elective courses,
including at least one in a humanities discipline in which they specialize,
and a thesis in which they address a research or teaching issue in their
Private Sector Problem-Solving and Academic Scholarship
In addition to enhancing career prospects in traditional humanities areas,
graduates of the program are well positioned for leadership in important
emerging areas such as digital libraries, electronic publishing, electronic
museum archives, and distance learning. Through its emphasis on
graduate-level study in one of the participating humanities departments,
the program also prepares students for the option of continuing graduate
work at the Ph.D. level in their field of specialization.
Students admitted into the program will choose from one of the following
areas of specialization: Applied Linguistics, Art and Design, Chinese
Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, Drama, East Asian Studies,
English, French, German, History, Italian, Japanese Literature, Latin
American Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science,
Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Applicants must meet
the regular graduate requirements of one of the participating departments.
Elective courses are drawn both from options within the MA program and
graduate offerings in the student's home department. Thesis work is
directed by a faculty member from one of the participating departments,
with provision for co-supervision from a faculty member within the program.
Applications and Deadlines
Questions and requests for application materials may be directed to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications should be sent as soon
as possible, but interested students should contact the above immediately
to express interest. When requesting applications materials, students
should indicate their desired area of specialization.
Terry Butler, Humanities Computing Coordinator
Director, Technologies for Learning Centre
Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta
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