14.0689 MA in humanities computing at Alberta

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 689.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 08:00:11 +0000
             From: Terry Butler <Terry.Butler@ualberta.ca>
             Subject: URGENT DEADLINE - Master of Arts in Humanities Computing

    Please note: this is a reposting of an earlier invitation for student
    applications. Please disseminate this widely to interested students.
    Applicants are encouraged to contact huco@mail.arts.ualberta.ca immediately
    to express their interest. Further information is on-line at:

    The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta announces a new two-year
    Master of Arts degree in Humanities Computing. Commencing September 2001,
    the program integrates computational methods and theories with research and
    teaching in the humanities. It will address the demand for Arts graduates
    proficient in computing skills, able to work either in the realm of
    humanities research and teaching or in the emerging job markets of
    information management and content delivery over the Internet.

    The Core Curriculum: A Balance of Theory and Practice
    In a set of core courses, students survey humanities computing and its
    underlying technologies as they are employed in disciplines such as
    history, literature, languages, cultural studies, philosophy, music and
    visual arts. The aim is to show how computing is enabling and transforming
    humanities research and teaching, and to impart technical knowledge through
    hands-on experience with creation, delivery, and analysis of electronic
    text and non-textual data and images. In the second year, the students
    extend their knowledge of humanities computing by taking elective courses,
    including at least one in a humanities discipline in which they specialize,
    and a thesis in which they address a research or teaching issue in their

    Private Sector Problem-Solving and Academic Scholarship
    In addition to enhancing career prospects in traditional humanities areas,
    graduates of the program are well positioned for leadership in important
    emerging areas such as digital libraries, electronic publishing, electronic
    museum archives, and distance learning. Through its emphasis on
    graduate-level study in one of the participating humanities departments,
    the program also prepares students for the option of continuing graduate
    work at the Ph.D. level in their field of specialization.

    Admission requirements
    Students admitted into the program will choose from one of the following
    areas of specialization: Applied Linguistics, Art and Design, Chinese
    Literature, Classics, Comparative Literature, Drama, East Asian Studies,
    English, French, German, History, Italian, Japanese Literature, Latin
    American Studies, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science,
    Religious Studies, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Applicants must meet
    the regular graduate requirements of one of the participating departments.

    Elective courses are drawn both from options within the MA program and
    graduate offerings in the student's home department. Thesis work is
    directed by a faculty member from one of the participating departments,
    with provision for co-supervision from a faculty member within the program.

    Applications and Deadlines
    Questions and requests for application materials may be directed to
    huco@mail.arts.ualberta.ca. Completed applications should be sent as soon
    as possible, but interested students should contact the above immediately
    to express interest. When requesting applications materials, students
    should indicate their desired area of specialization.

    Terry Butler, Humanities Computing Coordinator
    Director, Technologies for Learning Centre
    Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta

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