Opportunities to earn extra credit will be offered throughout the semester. These may include additional tutorials, workshop attendance, attending a digital humanities related lecture, etc. Opportunities will be made visible in the #Town Square channel of Mattermost and the Events page of the DH@MSU website (digitalhumanities.msu.edu/calendar/events). A few opportunities will be listed here.
In order to earn extra credit, you must attend one of these events (or another one that you get approval for in advance) and write up 4-5 sentences elaborating on something you learned during the event. Direct message your write up to the instructors in Mattermost.
Each extra credit activity you do will add 0.5% to your overall grade for the semester. You may earn up to 3% total in extra credit.
Ideas for extra credit opportunities for Fall 2020
- Create your own Walking Harlem tour
- Do a DH Tutorial
- Select a tutorial from Miriam Posner’s website (http://miriamposner.com/blog/tutorials-ive-written/) and do it. When you have finished, DM the instructors in Mattermost with 2 screenshots from your progress during the lesson, and share your experience of what you learned (and/or struggled with) in at least 4 sentences.
- Programming Historian Lesson
- Explore the lessons available at Programming Historian (https://programminghistorian.org/en/lessons/) and go through one of them, following along with the lesson. When you have finished, DM the instructors in Mattermost with 2 screenshots from your progress during the lesson, and share your experience of what you learned (and/or struggled with) in at least 4 sentences.
- Note: Some of these lessons are relatively advanced and might involve coding.
- Attend DH-related virtual events
- MSU and non-MSU
- Co-Work & Extra Help Time for Final Projects
- Meeting with MSU (or your Home University) Libraries Reference Services
- Go to the reference desk at the Main Library (it’s around the corner from the Circulation Desk) and get help from a librarian in conducting research for your final project. They will be adept at helping you to find scholarly sources which are key for background and context on your topics.
- Note, you can also setup an appointment with a librarian who has a specialty in the area of research you are exploring instead of just going to the Reference Desk and speaking to whoever happens to be there at the moment.
- After you meet with the librarian, DM the instructors on Mattermost, explaining what sources you found with the librarian and in ~4 sentences (or more) what new research strategies you learned.
- Meeting with Andy or Megan (or the equivalent at your institution if preferred) [with permission]