HIST 390: The Digital Past

HIST 390-DL4: The Digital Past: Exploring the History of Virginia
(Fall 2022)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T


Section Information for Fall 2022

This course is focused on the interconnection of history and technology, specifically how twenty-first century technologies can uncover patterns in historical sources and inform historical research practices. You’ll be learning about selected events in Virginia history with a special emphasis on local history of the area as well as how to create, analyze, and present historical content on the web in many forms. We will use several different digital humanities-based tools and platforms, including Omeka, Voyant, Palladio, and more.

HIST 390 DL4 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to meet on the day and time scheduled.

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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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Info Tech & Computing
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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