Dec 08, 2022  
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog 
    
2022-23 Western Washington University Catalog

Digital Humanities Minor


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Combined minor offered by the Department of Global Humanities and Religions, College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of Computer Science, College of Science and Engineering

28-30 credits

Introduction

The Minor in Digital Humanities (DH) involves a combination of computing and humanities research. Through the design and use of computational tools and methods, digital humanities is characterized by an engagement with collaborative and interdisciplinary modes of knowledge production, scholarship, publishing, and teaching.

The program includes a sequence of core courses offered by the Internet Studies Center (ISC) that involve a combination of web programming, creative problem solving, and critical reflection on the historic development of the internet and its evolving societal implications. These select CSCI/ISC courses, including a new CSCI digital humanities class, are then be combined with a three courses from humanities departments that build knowledge of methods of humanistic study and research.  All students then complete a capstone project or portfolio that draws together their digital humanities coursework. 

Why Consider a Digital Humanities Minor?

While the Minor in Digital Humanities offers humanities students an opportunity to learn new digital skills and methods, the Minor also provides STEM students with an accessible path for engaging with the humanities.

 Contact Information

Program Advisor
Michael Slouber
Bond Hall 170
360-650-7649
sloubem@wwu.edu

Academic Department Manager
Maureen Christman
Bond Hall 152
360-650-3030
chris41@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

 

 Major/Career Resources

www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Digital Humanities Minor Advisor in the Department of Global Humanities and Religions (Prof. Michael Slouber, sloubem@wwu.edu) as soon as possible. There are no prerequisites for declaring the minor. 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.

Requirements


Humanities Electives (8-10 credits)


Complete two Humanities courses under advisement. One must have a HUMA prefix. One must be upper division. 

Capstone (3 credits)


Under advisement, students will complete a capstone Digital Humanities research project in HUMA 498. To register for HUMA 498, students must complete a contract in the Global Humanities and Religions Department to identify a faculty supervisor and research topic.

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