Course Schedule

What Is Cultural Analytics?


Tues 1/21 — Introductions

  • Introductions

Th 1/23 — First Computational Analysis


  • Homework Due: HW 1 by Friday 5pm

Cultural Data + Python Fundamentals


Tues 1/28 — “What Gets Counted Counts”


  • Homework Due: HW 1.5 by today 9am

Th 1/30 — “I Can Text You A Pile of Poo, But I Can’t Write My Name”


  • Homework Due: HW 2 by Sunday 5pm

Th 2/6 — “Data Biographies”

Tues 2/11 — “Markup Bodies”

Th 2/13 — “Markup Bodies”

Tues 2/18 — “How many movies are actually about men?”

Th 2/20 — “Wait, but let’s talk about gender. How do you know the monster in Monsters Inc. is a boy!”

Tues 2/25

February Break

Collecting Cultural Data


Th 2/27 — Web Scraping and Missy Elliott

Tues 3/3 — Web Scraping and the End of Privacy

Th 3/5 — APIs

Tues 3/10 — #GirlsLikeUs

  • Read “#GirlsLikeUs: Trans advocacy and community building online,”* Sarah J Jackson, Moya Bailey, and Brooke Foucault Welles

  • Prepare for in-class: Twitter Data Collection

Th 3/12 — Twitter Trolls

Tues 3/17-Th 3/26 — No Class / COVID Interruption

Tues 3/31-Th 4/2 — Spring Break

Tues 4/7 — Twitter and the Right to Be Forgotten

Text Analysis


Th 4/9 — Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency

  • Prepare for in-class: TF-IDF


  • Homework Due: HW 8 by Friday

Tues 4/14 — Topic Modeling

Th 4/16 — Topic Modeling

  • Homework Due: HW 9 + Discussion Post by Friday

Tues 4/21 — Named Entity Recognition

Th 4/23 — Part-of-Speech Tagging

Network Analysis


Tues 4/28 — Networks and Game of Thrones

Mapping


Th 4/30 — Torn Apart / Separados

Final Project Homestretch


Tues 5/5 — Final Project

Thu 5/7 — Final Project

5/12 — Conclusions

Monday 5/18 — Final Project Due