Altissia Chair: Practical Digital Methods and Tools for the Humanities

lfial2020  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Altissia Chair: Practical Digital Methods and Tools for the Humanities
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h + 15.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
Although it is not mandatory, the "Cultural and ethical challenges of digital technology" course is recommended)
Main themes
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.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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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”.
Content
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.
Teaching methods
Brief lectures followed by workshops involving practical applications and in-class work on the final project.
Evaluation methods
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.
Online resources
Moodle
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Ethics

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Translation

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language

Master [60] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures

Master [60] in History

Master [120] in Multilingual Communication

Master [120] in Interpreting

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Master [120] in Linguistics

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology: Musicology

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Ancient Languages and Literatures: Classics