Digital Humanities

The Digital Humanities (DH) minor provides students with an interdisciplinary program of inquiry that merges computational thinking and information technology with the humanities. By engaging computing and humanities skills, the program seeks to empower students to be technologically capable, bringing diverse sets of methodologies and perspectives to the study and communication of human culture and production. The minor also helps students to think critically about digital tools that are so ubiquitous they have become invisible. One primary goal is to cultivate thoughtful and bold practitioners.

For more information contact:
Winter Jade Werner, co-coordinator
Mark D. LeBlanc, co-coordinator

Minor Requirements

Digital Humanities minor worksheet (pdf)

Minimum five courses required. The five courses must include courses from (at least) three different major programs and include no more than three 100-level courses.

Four courses (see options below), at least one that is at the 300-level

Courses counted as part of the Minor to be selected from the following options:
ARTH 212 African Visual Cultures
ARTH 230 Introduction to Museum Studies
ARTH 250 Modernism and Mass Culture
ARTH 335 Exhibition Design

ARTS 270 Digital Editing
ARTS 280 Documentary Storytelling

COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
COMP 116 Data Structures
COMP 131 Computing for Poets
COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design

ENG 282/FNMS 283 Advanced Writing: Digital Controversies
ENG 326 Digital Victorians

FNMS 231 Introduction to New Media
FNMS 331 Digital Culture

HISP 355 New World Voyages & Exploration of Nature (in Spanish)
HISP 358 Digital Humanities Methods and Tools

SOC 175 Media and Society

One course in Computer Science
COMP 115 Robots, Games and Problem Solving
COMP 131 Computing for Poets
COMP 161 Web Programming, Graphics and Design

Michael B. Gousie

Professor of Computer Science

Patrick Johnson

Associate Professor of Filmmaking

Lisa Lebduska

Professor of English, Director of College Writing

Mark D. LeBlanc

Professor of Computer Science

Domingo Ledezma

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Kim Miller

Jane Oxford Keiter '64 Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and History of Art; Women's & Gender Studies Program Coordinator; Peace & Social Justice Studies Coordinator

Leah Niederstadt

Associate Professor of Museum Studies, History of Art; Curator of the Permanent Collection

Kent Shaw

Assistant Professor of English

Josh Stenger

Associate Professor of Film Studies and English; Hannah Goldberg Chair in Teaching Innovation; Founding Coordinator, Film and New Media Studies

Kathryn Tomasek

Professor of History

Winter Jade Werner

Assistant Professor of English