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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In the humanities, we study the big questions about human culture and society: who we are, how we got here, and what we value. 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 vice versa), 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.

The DH minor is different from some other approaches to technology because we prize the qualities inherent to the humanities: fuzzy distinctions, conflicting views, multiple interpretations, and a tolerance for paradox. In this evolving field of study, we try to figure out how to retain these values while making use of digital tools. For example, how might we build a map that reflects another culture's alternate conception of space? How can we show uncertainty and fuzziness in a data visualization?

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 it 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 to apply.

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 


Apply here. 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.


1. One lower-division elective, selected from our list of approved electives.

2. DH 101 (Introduction to DH101)

Usually offered during the fall.

3. DH 150 (Special Topics in Digital Humanities)

Usually offered in winter.

4. Three upper-division electives, selected from our list of approved electives.

5. DH 199 (Group capstone class)

Usually offered in the spring.

Detailed information on units and requirements is available here.


Miriam Posner, Ph.D.

Digital Humanities Program Coordinator

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