Although it is not mandatory, the "Cultural and ethical challenges of digital technology" course is recommended)
The advent of the digital age in the 1980s led to the dematerialisation of information, paving the way for innovations that have had a profound effect on society. At the same time, digital technology also changed the way we work in the human science field by giving us access to bigger and bigger data, which can be analysed with computer tools. This technology gives us new measurement, visualisation and interpretation tools that have changed human science methodology.
The aim of this course is to enable students to "act" digitally. In other words, by the end of the course, students will have acquired the knowledge and skills required to select, evaluate and use digital tools relevant to the field of human science.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This course will provide theoretical knowledge: data format used in human science, concept of data tagging, qualitative and quantitative approach, and the principle of data exchange, transmission and networking.
On the practical front, students will also have the opportunity to experiment and develop expertise with a range of generic or specialised tools. Students can choose the specialised tools that best meet the needs of the various disciplines taught in the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts and Letters.
Brief lectures followed by workshops involving practical applications and in-class work on the final project.
Final project accompanied by a brief theoretical (PowerPoint) presentation. Students may choose to work on the project individually or in teams. In case of teamwork, each student on the team will have to highlight their own specific contribution.