Digital Humanities, Minor

Program Code: DIGHM_UMNR

Program Description

The Digital Humanities minor combines historical and theoretical course work with intensive practical training in the creation and use of digital media tools and computational systems. Combining the broad perspective of liberal arts training with in-demand technical skills, the minor seeks to incorporate a public facing projects and digital research opportunities in order to provide students with a successful transition from college to an increasingly technological job market. With a large number of courses from a variety of programs, collaboration between colleges, depa1iments, and faculty, and students will be a hallmark of the minor.

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 21

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10. In addition, at least six credits of the minor must be unique from the prescribed courses required by a student's major(s).

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
DIGIT 100Introduction to Digital Humanities Keystone/General Education Course3
DIGIT 110Text Encoding Fundamentals3
DIGIT 210Large Scale Text Analysis3
DIGIT 400Digital Project Design3
Additional Courses
Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Project Design Skills: Select 6 credits from the following courses:6
The Digital Medium Keystone/General Education Course
ART 201
ART 203
ART 302
Introduction to Media Effects Keystone/General Education Course
Survey of Electronic Media and Telecommunications Keystone/General Education Course
COMM 234
Digital Studies Keystone/General Education Course
Supporting Courses and Related Areas
Supporting Courses and Related Areas: Require a grade of C or better
Select 3 credits from a list of courses maintained by the Associate Dean for the College of the Liberal Arts3

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.


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Liberal Arts Academic Advising
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