Introducing Computing Concepts to Non-Majors: A Case Study in Gothic Novels
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Proceedings of the 46th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE '15)
This paper presents an approach to integrating computer science and quantitative literacy concepts in an undergraduate English Literature course. We show how students with no prior background in computer science can engage in computing activities directly related to their topic of interest and gain a deeper understanding of their topic as well as a better appreciation and understanding of computer science and quantitative literacy in the process. Students work in an interdisciplinary learning environment focusing on literary analysis and quantitative literacy with computing concepts acting as the bridge between the two areas.