Digital Humanities

Program Director: Simon Appleford

The interdisciplinary minor in Digital Humanities explores the role and impact of digital technologies on our lives in the twenty-first century. Students will learn to evaluate, select, and use a wide-range of digital tools to communicate ideas and arguments to a variety of audiences and will become thoughtful and critical users of digital tools, technologies, and spaces. The minor is designed to be flexible to a student’s own interests and each student will have an opportunity to create full-scale digital projects on humanities and related topics that include history, literature, archaeology, communication studies, geospatial analysis, textual analysis, and more.

Digital Humanities Minor requirements (18 credits)

Required courses:
HIS 316Introduction to Digital Humanities3
HIS 435Digital Cultures3
CSC 221Introduction to Programming3
HIS 497Directed Independent Research3
Two courses (six credits) of electives from the following:6
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Technology and Social Change
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Object-Oriented Programming
Human Computer Interaction
Data of/by/for the People
Web Programming
Mass Media and Modern Culture
Technical And Professional Writing
History and Future of the Book
Literacy And Technology: How Technology Shapes Cultural Literacy
Principles of Literary Editing
Digital Foundations
Web Design
Computer Illustration
Interaction Design
3D Digital Design
Mapping History: Cartography from the Early Modern to Digital Age
History of Environmental Inequalities
Social Media
Online Storytelling
Introduction to Data Science
Machine Learning
Power and Society: Political Sociology in Action
Statistics for the Social Sciences
Total Credits18