MSU offers a Minor in Digital Humanities for students from all majors. The Minor provides a solid foundation and credential for communicating both digital skills and a critical eye on technology.
In the Digital Humanities Minor, we invite you to explore, research, analyze, and critique the ways in which digital tools, technologies, and spaces have transformed the study of human culture.
Become equipped to:
- discuss the complexity and social and political context of technologies
- be a thoughtful and critical user of digital tools and spaces
- be an adept selector of the technology and tool to suit the work at hand
- create multimodal, multimedia work
- use digital tools and methods to analyze cultural objects
15 credits total
- DH285 – Intro to Digital Humanities (offered every Fall) (Fall 2019 syllabus) – 3 credits
- DH340 – Digital Humanities Seminar (offered every Spring) – 3 credits
Students take 2-3 elective courses. Options include courses listed below but may also include courses that significantly incorporate digital humanities and must be approved by the DH advisor.
- Any course with DH course code (ex: DH491)
- Digital Culture (Spring 2019)
- Data & the Humanities (Spring 2019)
- Theories of the Digital (Fall 2019)
- Courses with a digital focus, (including but not limited to):
- ENG 391 Intro to Digital Media Studies
- HST251 Doing Digital History
- WRA210 Intro to Web Authoring
- FLM 460 Seminar in Digital Film and Media
- GSAH 312 Global Digital Cultures (DH285 counts as a prerequisite for GSAH312)
- Technology, Humanities, & the Arts in London and Scotland study abroad program
- Find an expanded list of courses approved as DH Minor Electives for Summer 2019, Fall 2019, and Spring 2020 here
The experiential learning component of the Minor may be achieved through a for-credit internship or coursework, or it may be achieved through a non-credit internship. The key component is that students gain experience working hands-on in Digital Humanities, inside or outside of a university context. Students work with the Minor advisor to identify an experience best suited to their interests and schedule.
Examples of common Experiential Learning for the DH Minor include:
- Usually an internship, at MSU or outside the university.
- Working at a DH lab, for example:
- Working with a faculty member on a DH project