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Summer Digital Humanities and Data Science Courses for BMC Students 

February 28, 2023
LACOL Summer Courses

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Applications are due May 10, 2022

The Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL), a consortium of ten liberal arts colleges, is offering two summer courses open to Bryn Mawr College students.

LACOL courses are fully online, team-taught, and involve substantial collaboration among faculty, students, and staff across multiple colleges in the consortium. They are intensive, covering the same content as a typical one-semester course in 8-9 weeks. Each culminates in a team project that challenges you to apply skills and methodologies you've learned to a research question of your own design. 

Important notes:

  • Bryn Mawr College does not offer college credit for these courses -- they will be listed on your transcript with a grade, but that grade will not factor into your overall GPA. You cannot count these courses toward graduation, Approaches to Inquiry, major, or minor requirements.  

  • Please read the schedule and requirements in the syllabi carefully to make sure you can do everything given your other summer commitments. Note the dates and times (don't forget to factor in time zones!) of any scheduled, face-to-face webinar meetings, and be prepared to complete all coursework by August 4

  • You will need access to a computer and high-speed Internet for the entire course period. 

If you have any questions about either course, please e-mail the contact listed below. 

Summer 2023 Courses

Applied Machine Learning (New!)

Designed for students majoring in social science or science disciplines other than statistics or computer science, this course provides an introduction to commonly used machine learning models, hands-on practice applying those models to real-world data, questions and decisions, and critical exploration of the potential limitations and misuses of machine learning. Prerequisites: Calculus I and basic proficiency in R (including dataframes, basic coding, and linear models). Course dates: June 7-Aug 4

Digital Humanities: Social Justice Collections and Liberal Arts Curricula

This course begins with an introduction to the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of digital humanities (what is it and how does one "do" it?). Students then develop team-based research projects that uses one or more of these methodological approaches and the archives, collections, and/or curricular data from multiple colleges in the consortium to answer a comparative research question of their own design. Course dates: June 12-Aug 4