History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 390: The Digital Past

HIST 390-001: The Digital Past
(Spring 2018)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM W

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 120

Section Information for Spring 2018

This course, which satisfies the university’s IT requirement, prepares students to use and understand a wide variety of current and emerging digital technologies, including maps, data sets, and visualizations. We’ll explore these technologies in the context of a history class, but no background in history is required.  We’ll discuss how to find and use digital information for research, including how to write and publish effectively online. We’ll explore issues of ethics, copyright and information security, and experiment with a wide variety of online tools and technologies. Additionally, we’ll cover advanced search methods, and online publishing platforms. Over the course of the semester, students will use these technologies to create and publish an individual research project (of their choosing) about a sensational trial in American history.

Satisfies the general education requirement in information technology (IT, all).

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Teaches the fundamentals of information technology within the context of a history course. Students learn fundamentals and skills as well as how our society became so enamored of and dependent on these knowledge and information tools. Understanding a new technology requires understanding how new technologies transform the societies that embrace them. Emphasizes the use of free and open-source software whenever possible. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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