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as of 11/21/2019

PROGRAMMING FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DATA ANALYSIS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Japan - Waseda University - 'Waseda University'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Computer Science
Number & Suffix: 116
Full UC Title: PROGRAMMING FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DATA ANALYSIS 
Transcript Title: PROGRAM SOC ANALYS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Analyzing social and cultural issues with computational text analysis has become a common research method in the age of ‘big (social) data’. Political scientists measure the quality of public debates in social networks or explore policy areas by analyzing the usage of vocabulary. Historians in the tradition of Foucault use software to examine the semantic changes in serial sources in order to identify historical watersheds, and literary scholars analyze the distribution of motifs in large numbers of texts in different literary epochs. In order to take advantage of the possibilities of the big data, programming skills are essential. Thus software development is becoming more and more an element of linguistics and digital humanities scholarship. This course introduces and discusses fundamental concepts and techniques related to programming in the field of linguistics and digital humanities. The course provides knowledge and practical experience to use programming (in Perl) as a powerful means of analyzing textual data in linguistics, the humanities and the arts. Assessment: homework, project. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: PROGRAMMING FOR SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DATA ANALYSIS 
Partner University Department: SILS - Linguistics 
Partner University Course Number: LNGI201L