Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 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


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

Minor Advisor
Michael Slouber
Bond Hall 170

Academic Department Manager
Maureen Christman
Bond Hall 152

 Sample Careers

Cultural Heritage and Historical Preservation | Digital Marketing and Communications | Museum Curator | Librarian | Non-Profit Organization Administrator | Editor | Project Manager | Digital Art Director | Digital Project Manager | Manager of Public Programs | Social Media Community Manager | Digital Asset Manager

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Minor Advisor (Prof. Michael Slouber) 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.


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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