University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Killam Centre for Advanced Studies, 2-29 Triffo Hall
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2E1

Humanities Computing

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Library Science/Librarianship
Description The MA in Humanities Computing is an interdisciplinary program in the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Program integrates computational methods and theories with research and teaching in the Liberal Arts. It addresses the demand for Arts graduates, proficient in computing skills, to work either in the realm of humanities, social sciences, and fine arts research and teaching, or in the emerging job markets of information management and content delivery over the Internet. 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 enables and transforms 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 their home discipline, and by completing a thesis in which they address a research or teaching issue in their discipline.
Website: Humanities Computing at University of Alberta - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research
Areas of Research: Anthropology; Art and Design; Comparative Literature Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies; Religious Studies Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies; Drama; East Asian Studies; English and Film Studies; History and Classics; Individualized Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies; Linguistics; Modern Languages and Cultural Studies; Music; Philosophy; Political Science; School of Library and Information Studies; Sociology.
Thesis Based? Yes
Length: 2 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 18, 2015