Syllabus for Current Topics in Digital Philology

Aktuella forskningsfrågor inom digital filologi

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5LN720
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Language Technology A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2018-04-23
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-05-13
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 12, 2019
  • Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university, and Programming for Language Technologists I or an equivalent amount of programming.
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course can be given in the Master's Programme in Language Technology and as a freestanding course.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student should at least be able to:

  1. define the concept of digital humanities (as an academic field) and critically discuss examples of research in this field;
  2. explain the research issues and methods characterizing subfields in digital philology (as the intersection between philological research and digital humanities), such as stylometrics, synchronic linguistics, information extraction in humanities research, analysis of fiction, and digital palaeography;
  3. analyse and critically review scientific publications in the field of digital philology;
  4. define and carry out studies in various subfields of digital philology.

Content

See the intended learning outcomes.

Instruction

The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory sessions under supervision.

Assessment

Reports on assignments. The teacher can, as part of the examination require compulsory attendance and active participation in teaching modules. Details about the examination are provided at the start of the course.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 36, 2020

Reading list revisions