Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Digital Humanities

Minor in Digital Humanities
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Arts and Letters
Arts and Letters Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Arts and Letters

Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

Minor in Digital Humanities

The Minor in Digital Humanities is administered by the College of Arts and Letters and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.

Digital humanities is the study of culture using digital methods and also the study of digital culture. Digital humanities students analyze cultural materials and tell stories using digital technologies, while maintaining a critical lens.

In this minor, students will develop knowledge, skills, and experiences that will help them make change in a world that is entangled with the digital in complex and layered ways. Digital Humanities students are effective global and local citizens with the flexibility, critical thinking, and other skills needed by professionals in the 21st century. Experiential learning is integrated into course work throughout the minor, culminating in a capstone experience that focuses on exposure to professionals in the field and prepares students to consider how they will apply their study after graduation. The minor also offers students flexibility to integrate their digital humanities course work with their major and other areas of study. For additional information, see digitalhumanities.msu.edu.

Students interested in completing the requirements for the Minor in Digital Humanities must consult with the minor advisor, and may also wish to contact their academic advisor in their primary major.

Requirements for the Minor in Digital Humanities

The student must complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. The following core courses (6 credits):
DH 285 Introduction to Digital Humanities 3
DH 340 Digital Humanities Seminar 3
2. Complete a minimum of 6 credits in digital humanities courses approved in advance by the Digital Humanities undergraduate advisor. Courses with the DH course code count as electives toward the minor without additional advisor approval.
3. A capstone course or other experience (3 credits):
DH 450 Digital Humanities Capstone 3
DH 493 Digital Humanities Internship 3
Another study abroad program, internship or portfolio seminar with a significant digital component, or documented work on a digital humanities project or in a digital humanities unit may be used to fulfill this requirement if approved in advance by the Digital Humanities undergraduate advisor.