Undergraduate Minor

9632055968_3f4386fbf9_kThe humanities studies the big questions about human culture and society. The digital humanities applies digital tools to the study of these big questions. With the DH minor, you’ll learn about how technology is shaping the world, and you’ll also get hands-on experience in using digital tools to explore humanities questions. We value project-based learning, and our students often work in teams. Launched in 2011, the DH minor currently enrolls about 40 undergraduates from many different majors.

In the DH minor, you’ll learn about technologies like:

  • 3D visualization
  • Network analysis
  • Text-mining
  • Mapping

Some people start the minor with a lot of technical skills, and some people start with none. We meet you where you are, and we help you to grow from there. Our students come from a range of different majors — everyone’s welcome.

In the past, our students have worked on:

  • A digital encyclopedia of ancient Egypt
  • A 3D reconstruction of ancient Rome
  • An online exhibit of body art around the world
  • A map of ancient Peruvian cultures

We accept applications all year. We read them on November 1 and May 1, and inform applicants of our decisions by December 1 and June 1.

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Requirements

  • One lower-division elective, selected from our list of approved electives.
  • DH 101: Introduction to DH101 (usually offered during the Fall Quarter)
  • DH 150: Special Topics in Digital Humanities (topics vary; usually offered during the Winter Quarter)
  • Three upper-division electives, selected from our list of approved courses.
  • DH 199 Group capstone class (usually offered in the Spring quarter)

Detailed information on units and requirements is available here.

What Does a DH Project Look Like?

A lot of different things! We’re proud of our students’ work, which includes:

… and many other things, too!

What Does a DH Class Look Like?

You can see some of our course websites here:

What Do DH Minors Go on to Do?

We’re still learning! Since the DH minor is still new, we’re taking notes as our students enter the workforce. Recent graduates are:

… and many other things, too!

Contact

Miriam Posner, Ph.D.
Digital Humanities Program Coordinator
mposner@humnet.ucla.edu
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