INFO 1350 - Introduction to Cultural Analytics: Data, Computation, and Culture
(crosslisted) AMST 1350 , ENGL 1350
Spring. 3 credits. Letter grades only.
This course is specifically designed for students in the humanities who have no previous programming background.
This course will prepare students in the humanities to analyze, interpret, and visualize cultural data with computational methods. After a basic introduction to the programming language Python, we will cover topics such as data collection and curation through web scraping and data retrieval, text mining, image analysis, network analysis, and data visualization. We will survey and discuss how these computational tools are applied in humanistic research. We will also reflect on the specific problems, challenges, and ethical dilemmas posed by the computational study of culture.
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