The Digital Humanities Minor

reduced size amy and mattPlease click here to apply for the DH minor. We read applications twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. The deadlines are November 1 and May 1. 

Click here for information about the graduate certificate program in Digital Humanities.

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Scope and Objectives

The Digital Humanities minor is an interdisciplinary minor that studies the foundations and futures of the digital world. Digital Humanities interprets the cultural and social impact of the new information age as well as creates and applies new technologies to answer cultural, social, and historical questions, both those traditionally conceived and those enabled by new technologies. The interdisciplinary curriculum draws on faculty from more than twenty departments, five schools, and three research centers at UCLA. It places project-based learning at the heart of the curriculum, with students working in collaborative teams to realize digital research projects with real-world applications. The Digital Humanities minor is intended to provide students with literacy in creating, interpreting, and applying the technologies of the digital world. It examines the cultural and social impact of new technologies and also enables students to harness these technologies to develop their own research projects in a wide range of fields. Students use tools and methodologies such as three-dimensional visualization, data-mining, network analysis, and digital mapping to conceptualize and advance research projects. Students have the opportunity to make significant contributions to scholarship in fields ranging from archaeology and architecture to history and literature. By preparing students to be active participants in the design and production of new knowledge, the minor emphasizes the critical thinking skills, creativity, and collaborative methodologies necessary for success in the digital information age.

Applying for the DH Minor: Undergraduate students will be admitted to the minor program twice a year: Fall and Spring. Deadlines:

Fall: November 1st. Applicants will be notified on December 1st. (Application forms will be accepted June 1 – November 1.)

Spring: May 1. Applicants will be notified on June 1st. (Application forms will be accepted November 1 – May 1.)

To apply for the minor, you must

(1) have an overall grade-point average of 2.7 or better and

(2) submit an application questionnaire.  


Before applying, we suggest that you read A Short Guide to Digital Humanities.

Required Lower Division Course (4 to 6 units):

One elective course selected from Ancient Near East 10W, Architecture and Urban Design 10A, Classics 10, 20, 42, Design | Media Arts 11A, General Education Clusters 66A, German 61A, Information Studies 20, 30, or Program in Computing 3.

Required Upper Division Courses (27 to 30 units):

Digital Humanities 101, 194, 195 or 196, 198 or 199, and three elective courses selected from Ancient Near East M101C (or Art History M101C), 125A, M125B (or Architecture and Urban Design M125B), M125C (or Architecture and Urban Design M125C), 162, C165, CM169 (or Anthropology CM110Q), Anthropology M116S (or Chinese M183), Applied Linguistics C115B, Architecture and Urban Design 132, Armenian C153, Art History C119C, C119D, Classics 164, 166B, Design | Media Arts 104, English 109, History 188, Korean 183, 187, Russian 121, 129, Scandinavian C133A, C171, Society and Genetics 131, 175, Spanish 130, 150, 170, Urban Planning 129, 141. Variable topics courses may be taken as topics apply.

No more than two upper division courses (8 to 10 units) may be applied toward both this minor and a major or minor in another department or program. Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

Summary of Courses Required for Digital Humanities Minor

 

# Crs

Course

Title/Description

Units

1

1 Lower Division Elective

Selected from a list of approved departmental course offerings

4-6

1

DGT HUM 101

Core: Foundations of the Digital World (offered Fall 2011)

5

3

3 Upper Division Electives

Selected from a list of approved departmental course offerings*

12-15

1

DGT HUM  194

Seminar in Digital Humanities (can be taken concurrently with the internship/apprenticeship quarter)

2

1

DGT HUM  195 or DGT HUM 196

1 quarter of Internship or Apprenticeship

4

1

DGT HUM 198 or DGT HUM 199

Honors Research or Directed Research in Digital Humanities

4

8

8 Courses

 

31-36 units

 

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Applying for the DH MinorUndergraduate students will be admitted to the minor program twice a year--Fall and Spring.Deadlines:

*       Fall: November 1st.  Applicants will be notified on December 1st.  (Application forms will be accepted June 1st-October 31st.)

*       Spring: May 1st.  Applicants will be notified on June 1st. (Application forms will be accepted November 1st- April 30th.)

To apply for the minor, students must (1) have an overall grade-point average of 2.7 or better and (2) submit an application questionnaire (LINK to CCLE).  Applicants will be asked to provide information about their interest in pursuing the minor and enumerating any digital projects that they have already undertaken. After acceptance into the minor, students are expected to identify an academic area of digital humanities in which they intend to concentrate. Information about the minor is available from Kerry Allen in 212 Royce Hall.