Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Graduate Study

Digital Humanities - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities engages students in course work and a scholarly community that values the use of new technologies for teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities. Students work in areas such as programming, visualization, data mining, simulations and modeling, mapping, interface design and other current topics affecting arts and humanities today. Students examine both theory and practice, engaging in critical discussion as well as production. The program allows flexibility for students to follow interests relating to their specific work, while also providing a broad knowledge of the possibilities involved in digital humanities. Designed to complement and extend their degree programs, this program allows students to engage in experiential opportunities, teaching and workshop attendance and development, and other complementary co-curricular activities.

Admission

Admission to the certificate program requires approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities

Students must complete 9 credits from the following:
1. One of the following courses (3 credits):
DH 865 Digital Humanities Methods Seminar 3
HST 812 History in the Digital Age 3
2. Complete a minimum of 6 credits from the following:
a. A digital humanities pedagogy experience which may be fulfilled through a teaching-related course. A specific, focused, supervised  pedagogy project may also fulfill this requirement with approval  from the College of Arts and Letters Associate Dean for Graduate  Studies. The following courses may be used to fulfill this requirement:
AL 881 Special Topics in Teaching with Technology in Arts and Humanities
AL 891 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities
DH 861 Digital Humanities Pedagogy
DH 891 Special Topics in Digital Humanities
Students who use AL 891 must enroll in the Practicum in Blending and Online Learning section.
b. A digital humanities research experience fulfilled by participating in a digital humanities project, completion of the digital cultural heritage fieldschool, completion of  a digital humanities portfolio, or work as a Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) scholar or other research experience with approval of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters. The following course may be used to fulfill this requirement:
DH 863 Digital Humanities Research