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AKA-260563-18
Digital Humanities, Data Science, and Digital Justice Minor at Xavier University of Louisiana
Kim Vaz-Deville, Xavier University of Louisiana

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AKA-260563-18

Introduction to Digital Humanities (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Introduction to Digital Humanities
Author: Kim Vaz-Deville
Abstract: This course introduces students to the field of digital humanities. Through course activities, students will gain awareness of how the tools, technologies and methods are used in both academia and the business world. Ultimately, students will become critical and reflective users of a range of digital tools, technologies and methods used by business, industry and academia to explore issues and solve problems by understanding that all technologies are complex, socially situated, and political. The course will consist of a combination of lecture, guest speakers, lab (1.5 hours classroom; 1.5 hours of lab). (3)
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://catalog.xula.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=37&poid=8769
Audience: Undergraduate

Ethics at the End of Life (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Ethics at the End of Life
Author: James Dunson
Abstract: In this course, students will be asked to consider their own research interests in light of the goals and values of patients. End-of-life issues accomplish this task uniquely, because our ability to manage symptoms has far outpaced our ability to cure disease. How should we regard the wishes of patients who are chronically sick, slowly losing cognitive function, or even terminally ill? If the confrontation with one’s own mortality is, to a large degree, a personal issue, then how should we understand patient pain and suffering? While it is true that end-of life issues raise significant questions about the purpose and limits of scientific research, they also introduce equally important questions about what we can claim ethically about someone else’s confrontation with mortality. For this reason, students will be challenged to move beyond both dogmatic scientific claims and abstract ethical arguments. They will also be tasked with learning some digital tools (e.g. Wordpress, Omeka, or Tableau) that they can use to present and publish their semester-long research projects in a database of student work on Bioethics. This includes becoming proficient in the ethics of digital publishing and in strategies for developing a scholarly portfolio. (3)
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://catalog.xula.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=37&poid=8769
Audience: Undergraduate

Explorations in Data Science for Humanities (Course or Curricular Materials)
Title: Explorations in Data Science for Humanities
Author: Nawa Raj Porhkl
Abstract: This application focused course will present basic data organization, data cleaning, data management, visualization and statistical modeling in digital humanities. This course lies at the intersection of fundamental programming skills, data visualization, data cleaning and statistical modeling in R and Excel environment. Furthermore, data cleaning is exercised using Excel and rest of the components of the course are handled on R platform. Students will identify appropriate statistical methods for the data or problems and conduct their own analysis using real datasets. This is a hands-on, project-based course to enable students to develop skills and to solve interdisciplinary problems.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://catalog.xula.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=37&poid=8769
Audience: Undergraduate


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