Coding for the Humanities (HUMN 305/405)

Python, Natural Language Processing, and Machine Learning 

New for Spring 2021 at CWRU! An entry-level, humanities-oriented introduction to coding, natural language processing (NLP), and machine learning for undergraduate and graduate students. Course objectives include: (1) hands-on mastery of fundamental coding skills in Python (a powerful and highly readable programming language that is the lingua franca of NLP and machine learning); (2) individual and collaborative lab projects that develop skills in problem-solving and program design; and (3) sustained critical reflection from humanities perspectives about the tools and processes with which we are experimenting. The course will be of value for students who are developing and designing research projects as well as for those entering professional contexts in which basic coding skills are advantageous.

Taught by Charlie Harper, Digital Scholarship Specialist, Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, and Part-time Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies