DHSITE 2022: micro-courses
This year, DHSITE is offering three 18-hour micro-courses (1.5 credits) that will unfold over two 3-hour sessions per week between May 24 and June 10. These workshops are open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Ottawa as well as students from outside the University of Ottawa, and to professionals.
Schedule and course description
Since 2018, the Faculty of Arts has offered course credit to those students from the University of Ottawa and from other institutions that require it. Each 18-hour micro-course has a 1.5 credit value and are open to both undergraduate and graduate students (from uOttawa and other institutions), as well as researchers and professionals
A: Introduction to Participatory Research in Inclusive Design (in English)
- Days: Tuesday and Thursday
- Schedule: 14:30-17:30
- Course codes: DHN 3312, DHN 5101, DHN 0900 A
What does inclusive design look like? In response to the development of critical feminist and disability studies, new qualitative methods have emerged, including arts-based, community based, co-design and Participatory Action Research (PAT). This micro-course will also provide an overview of the different technologies that can be used during the research process, from the data collection to the analysis and visualization of data with NVivo. By exploring the numerous methodologies of qualitative research in the context of inclusive design, this micro-course aims to provide students with valuable tools allowing them to give more importance to marginalized voices in their research.
B: Animated Data Visualisation (in English)
- Days: Wednesday and Friday
- Schedule: 14:30-17:30
- Course codes: DHN 3312, DHN 5101, DHN 0900 B
C: Introduction to Text Analysis (in French)
- Days: Tuesday and Thursday
- Schedule: 14:30-17:30
- Course codes: DHN 3712, DHN 5501, DHN 0900 C
How can digital tools be used to analyse texts? Technology has given us means to directly shape and examine research materials such as interviews, open-ended survey responses, journal articles, web content or even social media. NVivo is a powerful software that offers a wide range of solutions to sort data according to its core themes or concepts, as well as to visualize and interpret the data in a way that would not have been possible otherwise. By the end of this workshop, attendees will learn innovative methods to analyze and visualize their own data with NVivo.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Instructions are outlined below based on registration status.
The DHSITE micro-course workshops are designed for both students and researchers/professionals, with the view of gaining more technical, methodological and theoretical grounding in a particular area of digital humanities research.
Undergraduate students can take these micro-course workshops and receive 1.5 units toward their degree. The schedule was built so that students can take two micro-courses to earn 3 credits over the course of the two-week summer institute. Undergraduate students may register to take this course “out of program”, and the micro-course will still appear on their transcript. Registration fees are calculated based on cost per unit at the appropriate level of study. Visit the University of Ottawa website for more information about fee calculations.
Students that do not have the prerequisites (DHN1100 and DHN2100) will be unable to register online and must email dhnarts@uOttawa.ca to request permission to register for a micro-course workshop. Please include in your email your full name and student number, the course code (including section and title) and the Coordinator will reply with instructions for registration. Note that undergraduate students will register with the DHN3312 or DHN3712 codes.
Graduate students from the University of Ottawa may also register for these micro-workshops, but must obtain permission from their academic unit to register in the DHSITE micro-course workshops and to have the credit count toward their program of study. Graduate students may register to take this course “out of program”, and the micro-course will still appear on their transcript. Registration fees are calculated based on cost per unit at the appropriate level of study. Visit the University of Ottawa website for more information about fee calculation.
Students registered in a graduate program at the University of Ottawa require permission from their academic unit to be able to register for a DHSITE workshop. Please contact the director of graduate studies in your department to request permission to register in these workshops and be sure to indicate if are seeking permission to register and have the credit count towards your degree (for credit) or for your own research interests (not for credit, but as “out of program”).
Once you have permission, forward that email to the Graduate Studies Office in your faculty to request enrolment in the appropriate DHN course code(s) provided above. Include the duly completed graduate student enrolment form, your first and last names, your uOttawa ID, the course code and your registration type (for credit or out of program). Please cc dhnarts@uOttawa.ca on the email.
Graduate Students from other institutions than the University of Ottawa will register as Special Students to DHSITE. The special student status applies to those who do not intend to complete a degree at the University of Ottawa but wish to take certain courses without being subject to the requirements of a particular program.
There are two steps required for registration as a special student to DHSITE micro-courses:
- Obtain written permission from the Coordinator of Digital Humanities for the micro-course of interest (you can simply reply to this email to request permission and include the course codes, letter section and title along with your level of study and institution).
- Once you receive written permission from me, you can forward the email to the Graduate Studies Office of the Faculty of Arts by email and include a registration form duly completed. (Please include dhnarts@uOttawa.ca in cc on the email)
Once all required documents have been received, an agent will verify that there is space in the micro-course and proceed with your enrolment and send you a confirmation email. Once enrolled, you must pay your tuition fees within the next 24 hours.
For more information on tuition and university fees please consult the fee calculator.
Note: this process is for DHSITE only and does not apply for permission to take a regular course or seminar in the undergraduate or graduate level programs at the University of Ottawa. For more information on either of these processes please email the Graduates Studies office of the Faculty of Arts.
Researchers/Professionals will register through the Undergraduate Office of the Faculty of Arts as a Special Student. Registration will provide access to the learning management system, the library, and other services for the duration of the course. Registration for Researchers/Professionals is $300.00 CAD per microcourse.
If you have never applied to or studied at uOttawa, follow steps 1-3. If you have a uOttawa student number, follow steps 3 and 4 only.
- Complete the Personal identification form for undergraduate students. This will accelerate the registration process at the Faculty of Arts. Select the special student category of Personal Interest.
- You will receive an email confirming the creation of your profile and student ID.
- Obtain written permission from the Coordinator of Digital Humanities for the micro-course of interest.
- Forward this permission to arts@uOttawa.ca to request enrolment as a Special Student in the appropriate DHN course code(s) provided in the list below. Include a completed Special Student registration form in the attachment, and identify first and last names and your uOttawa ID in the email. Please include in the email the DHN0900 course codes and section titles in the email (as well as in the form). Please cc dhnarts@uOttawa.ca in the email.
Once all required documents have been received, an agent will verify that there is space in the micro-course and proceed with your enrolment and send you a confirmation email. Once enrolled, you must pay your tuition fees within the next 24 hours. For more information on how to pay fees, visit the uOttawa page on Methods of payment.
Note: this process is for DHSITE only and does not apply for permission to take a regular course or seminar in the undergraduate or graduate level programs at the University of Ottawa. For more information on either of these processes please email the Undergraduate Studies or Graduates Studies office of the Faculty of Arts.
Questions? Having issues with registration? Contact the DH Coordinator at dhnarts@uOttawa.ca.