Graduate Certificate - Digital Humanities - Graduate Certificate

Program:
Digital Humanities - Graduate Certificate
Program Code:
5742 Digital Humanities
Program Level:
Graduate Certification
Award Type:
Graduate Certificate Program
Start Term:
FS13
College:
College of Arts and Letters
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College of Arts and Letters

Graduate Study

Digital Humanities - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities encompasses both the use of computational methodologies in studying the traditional materials of the humanities as well as the use of more traditional humanistic methods in studying the materials, the processes, and the results of digital technologies. It is also deeply concerned with the use of digital forms to craft and publish humanities scholarship. Digital Humanities is both critical and hands-on, invested in both the innovative use of, and the careful study of the technologies that increasingly mediate human cultures. Students will learn how the digital humanities can open up transformative avenues of research and pedagogy that may help to re-envision what it means to do research and teaching in the humanities. Students will examine both theory and practice, engaging in critical discussion as well as production. Important to the program is flexibility for students to follow interests related to their specific fields, while also giving them a broad knowledge of the possibilities involved in digital humanities work.

Admission

Admission to the certificate program requires an application submitted at https://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/graduate-certificate/.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities

Students must complete 9 credits from the following:
1. One of the following foundation courses (3 credits):
DH 865 Digital Humanities Methods Seminar 3
HST 812 History in the Digital Age 3
2. Complete a Pedagogical Experience (3 credits):
The digital humanities pedagogy experience may be fulfilled through a teaching-related course.  The following courses may be used to fulfill this requirement:
AL 891 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities
DH 861 Digital Humanities Pedagogy
DH 890 Digital Humanities Independent Study
DH 893 Digital Humanities Internship
A specific, focused, supervised pedagogy project completed in conjunction with another course may also fulfill this requirement. The project may include: (1) taking another pedagogical methods course with a digital humanities emphasis; (2) completing a Graduate Assistantship or interning in a digital humanities unit in which teaching and the creation of educational materials is at the center of the work; (3) teaching or serving as the Teaching Assistant in a course which incorporated digital humanities methods; (4) completing the Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellowship with a pedagogically focused project. This project and its associated course will be documented in the final portfolio, reviewed by the Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee, and approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.
3. Complete a Research Experience (3 credits):
A digital humanities research experience may be fulfilled by participating in a digital humanities project. The following courses may be used to fulfill this requirement:
DH 863 Digital Humanities Research
DH 890 Digital Humanities Independent Study
DH 893 Digital Humanities Internship
A specific, focused, supervised research experience completed in conjunction with another course may also fulfill this requirement. The project may include: (1) taking a course in which digital humanities work is a substantial part; (2) taking a disciplinary course in which a digital humanities project is undertaken by the student; (3) completing a Graduate Assistantship or interning in a digital humanities unit on campus or with a faculty member engaged in digital humanities work; (4) completing the Digital Scholarship Lab Graduate Arts Fellowship; (5) completing the Cultural Heritage Informatics Fellows Program; (6) completing an individual digital humanities research project based on previous course work, leading to a substantial academic output.
Portfolio
Upon completion of the above requirements, students will submit a portfolio that illustrates the learning outcomes and educational objectives of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities no later than the last day of instruction of the semester the student intends to graduate. The portfolio must include (1) a reflective narrative; (2) documentation that demonstrates how the student has met the pedagogy and research requirements; (3) samples of work such as papers or creative work as appropriate.

The portfolio will be reviewed by the Digital Humanities Curriculum Committee, and if approved, sent to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters for final approval.