Program Coordinator: Dr. Daniel Hutchinson
Note: The Digital Humanities minor was approved by the college in November 2018. The program description and class listings will be finalized in March 2019.
Program Mission: The Digital Humanities minor expands the core strengths of the humanities by integrating digital methods to approach history, literature, philosophy, theology, theatre, and art in innovative ways, and to reach broad audiences beyond the classroom. Some of those potential digital methodologies include: web design and publishing, computer programming, audio and video production, database and information management, geospatial analysis, crowdsourcing, source digitization, computational textual analysis, and network analysis. In learning about these methods, students will take courses in the humanities, computer science, and/or in digital media studies. The capstone of the minor is a practicum involving the design and implementation of an individual Digital Humanities project.
Minor in Digital Humanities: 18 credit hours; six hours in Digital Humanities, six credit hours in in Computer Science or Digital Media studies, and six credit hours in approved humanities courses.
Required Digital Humanities Courses: The undergraduate minor requires completion of 18 credit hours. Six of those credit hours will be:
DH301 – Introduction to Digital Humanities 3 hours
DH415 – Digital Humanities Practicum 3 hours
Computer Science & Digital Media Courses: Students must complete 6 hours of courses in Computer Science or related courses with a grade of “C” or better. Such courses could come from the list below, and other related courses will also be considered:
[Future CS courses to be added]
CS120 Creating Web Sites 3 hours
CS201 Introduction to Programming 3 hours
CS220 Introduction to Information Systems 3 hours
CS243 Web Site Development 3 hours
DH400 Methods in the Digital Humanities 3 hours
SM335 Social Media in Sport 3 hours
Digital Humanities Courses: Students must complete 6 hours of courses with a grade of “C” or better from the following list of Humanities courses with an approved Digital Humanities designation. Such courses could come from the list below, and other related courses will also be considered:
[Future Humanities courses to be added]
EN199 Newspaper Production 1 hour
HI201 U.S History to 1865 3 hours
HI202 U.S. History since 1865 3 hours
HI333 World War II 3 hours
HI385 Cold War 3 hours
HI403 Civil Rights Movement 3 hours
HI413 Nation of Nations 3 hours
DH300: Introduction to Digital Humanities The Digital Humanities is a discipline that expands the core strengths of the humanities by integrating digital methods to approach history, literature, theology, theatre, and art in innovative ways, and to reach broad audiences beyond the classroom. In this course students will survey the practices, methods, and philosophies of the Digital Humanities, and participate in designing a Digital Humanities project.
DH400: Methods in the Digital Humanities Prerequisite: DH300, or the permission of the instructor. This course provides specialized training for specific digital humanities methodologies and approaches. Such methodologies could include geospatial analysis, crowdsourcing, source digitization, audio and video production, web design and publishing, and other related techniques. Offered as a hybrid course.
DH415: Digital Humanities Practicum Prerequisite: All requirements for the minor must be fulfilled before the practicum can be taken. This course is the capstone for the Digital Humanities minor. Students will complete a practical demonstration of their proficiency in a Digital Humanities method under the supervision and approval of a humanities faculty member. The capstone can be completed via two tracks: Track 1: The creation an individual Digital Humanities project meeting the appropriate standards for the respective humanities discipline; Track 2: Significant participation in a collaborative Digital Humanities project led by a humanities faculty member.