Minor

The minor in digital humanities and social sciences is a multi-disciplinary program administered by several departments. The digital humanities and social science encompasses the use of computing and computing-related technologies as a primary methodological focus of research within fields like history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, art, archaeology, sociology, and cultural anthropology. Scholars engaging in such practices use computers as more than just tools; rather, they use computing to re-imagine how they might interpret and/or share their research. Students who participate in this minor will be given the opportunity to develop vocational skills that will greatly enhance the marketability of their humanities and/or social sciences degree while developing strong mentoring relationships with faculty. Students will work with members of the IRIS Center, facilitating cross-disciplinary and collaborative projects that involve applications, enhancements, andre-conceptualizations of information technologies in the humanities and social sciences.

Students enrolled in the minor will complete a minimum of 19 credit hours, to be divided between 7 credit hours of required courses, and 12 credit hours of elective courses.

Additional Resources: Dr. Jessica DeSpain and Dr. Kristine Hildebrandt currently supervise this minor. You can contact them with questions.

“My digital humanities minor allowed me to combine two passions of mine: computers and the humanities.  This has made my education more well-rounded and improved my marketability to both jobs and grad school.  The minor is the reason why I have a job now as the IRIS Technician.” -Ben Ostermeier, Class of 2016

“Going through the process of getting a minor in the Digital Humanities has been both beneficial and enlightening.  I get to learn computer skills that I would not have previously learned through regular humanities classes and I get to relate this technical knowledge to literature in ways that make me expand my understanding of textual studies.  This minor helps me understand the advancement and preservation of the field of English studies.” -Gabrielle Borders, Class of  2018

Minor Advising Checklist


Upcoming Minor-Applicable Courses

Required Courses
CS234: Database and Web System Development
Instructor TBA
1:15-2:40 MWF

Applied Communication Studies

Public Relations Visual Communication (Online)
Sorin Nastasia

Computer Management and Information Systems

CMIS108: Computer Concepts & Applications (Online)
Jill Anne LaFreniere

Computer Science

CS140: Introduction to Computing I
Socratis Tornaritis
11:30-12:55 MWF; Lab 1:30-4:15 W

CS150: Introduction to Computing II
Socratis Tornaritis
8:00-9:25 MWF

CS240: Introduction to Computing III
Socratis Tornaritis
9:45-11:10 MWF

English

ENG491: Technical and Business Writing (Online)
Brian Henderson

Geography

GEOG320: Cartography (Online)
Shunfu Hu

GEOG418: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Stacey R. Brown
8:00-10:50 MWF

Mass Communications

MC202: Writing for the Media
Tammy M. Merrett
11:00-1:40 TR

MC441: Advanced Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Undrah B. Baasanjav
8:00-12:15 TR

Required Courses

CS234-001: Database and Web System Development
Socratis Tornaritis
9:30-10:45 TR

CS234-002: Database and Web System Development
Socratis Tornaritis
2:00-3:15 TR

Applied Communication Studies

ACS421: Computer Mediated Communication (Online)
Jocelyn DeGroot Marie Brown

ACS432: Social Media for Public Relations (Online)
Sarah VanSlette

Computer Management and Information Systems
CMIS108-501: Computer Concepts and Applications (Online)
Joshua E. Hileman

CMIS108-502: Computer Concepts and Applications (Online)
Jill Anne LaFreniere

CMIS108-714: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Joshua E. Hileman
11:00-11:50 MW

CMIS108-716: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Instructor TBA
1:30-2:45 M

CMIS108-722: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
James E. Mussulman
9:30-10:45 T

CMIS108-724: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
James E. Mussulman
11:00-12:15 T

CMIS108-728: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
James E. Mussulman
3:30-4:45 T

CMIS108-736: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Instructor TBA
1:30-2:45 W

CMIS108-742: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Jill Anne LaFreniere
9:30-10:45 T

CMIS108-744: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Jill Anne LaFreniere
11:00-12:15 T

CMIS108-748: Computer Concepts and Applications (Blended)
Jill Anne LaFreniere
3:30-4:45 R

Computer Science

CS140-001: Introduction to Computing I
Instructor TBA
9:00-9:50 MWF

CS140-002: Introduction to Computing I
Instructor TBA
10:00-10:50 MWF

CS140-003: Introduction to Computing I
Instructor TBA
11:00-11:50 MWF

CS140-021: Introduction to Computing I Lab
Instructor TBA
9:00-10:50 R

CS140-022: Introduction to Computing I Lab
Instructor TBA
11:00-12:50 R

CS140-023: Introduction to Computing I Lab
Instructor TBA
2:00-3:50 R

CS140-024: Introduction to Computing I Lab
Instructor TBA
4:00-5:50 R

CS140-025: Introduction to Computing I Lab
Instructor TBA
6:00-7:50 R

CS150-001: Introduction to Computing II
Steve Klein
9:00-9:50 MWF

CS150-002: Introduction to Computing II
Steve Klein
12:00-12:50 MWF

CS240-001: Introduction to Computing III
Socratis Tornaritis
8:00-8:50 MWF

CS240-002: Introduction to Computing III
Socratis Tornaritis
10:00-10:50 MWF

English

ENG491-001: Technical and Business Writing
Brian Henderson
6:00-8:50 M

Geography

GEOG320: Cartography
Stacey R. Brown Amilian
9:00-10:50 MWF

GEOG418-001: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Adriana Martinez
9:00-10:50 MWF

GEOG418-002: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Michael L. Shouse
9:30-10:45 TR

GEOG423: Computer Mapping
Randy Pearson
3:30-4:45 TR

Mass Communications

MC202-001: Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
12:00-1:15 MW

MC202-002: Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
1:30-2:45 MW

MC202-003: Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
11:00-12:15 TR

MC202-004: Writing for the Media
Gary Dotson
6:00-7:15 MW

MC202-005: Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
5:00-6:15 TR

MC323: Digital Publishing and Design
Mark A. Poepsel
12:30-1:45 TR

MC327-001: Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Instructor TBA
1:30-2:45 MW

MC327-002: Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Undrah B. Baasanjav
3:00-4:15 MW

MC327-003: Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Musonda Kapatamoyo
9:30-10:45 TR

MC342: Digital Imagery
Shi Li
11:00-12:15 TR

MC440: Visual Media Analysis
Shi Li
12:00-1:15 MW

MC441: Advanced Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Musonda Kapatamoya
12:00-1:15 MW

MC456: Identity and Emerging Media
Undrah B. Baasanjav
11:00-12:15 TR

MC471: Introduction to Data Analytics
Instructor TBA
4:30-5:45 MW

Required Courses

CS234:001 Database and Web System Development
Instructor TBA
11:00-12:15 TR

CS234:002 Database and Web System Development
Instructor TBA
3:30-4:45 TR

Computer Management and Information Systems

CMIS108:501 Computer Concepts & Applications (Online)
Joshua E. Hileman

CMIS108:502 Computer Concepts & Applications (Online)
Jill Anne LaFreniere

CMIS108:724 Computer Concepts & Applications (Blended)
James E. Mussulman
11:00-12:15 T

CMIS108:725 Computer Concepts & Applications (Blended)
James E. Mussulman
12:30-1:45 T

CMIS108:735 Computer Concepts & Applications (Blended)
Jill Anne LaFreniere
12:00-1:15 W

CMIS108:736 Computer Concepts & Applications (Blended)
Jill Anne LaFreniere
1:30-2:45 W

CMIS108:WS1 Computer Concepts & Applications (Online)
Jill Anne LaFreniere

Computer Science

CS140:001 Introduction to Computing I
Instructor TBA
10:00-10:50 MWF

CS140:002 Introduction to Computing I
Instructor TBA
12:00-12:50 MWF

CS150:001 Introduction to Computing II
Instructor TBA
9:00-9:50 MWF

CS150:002 Introduction to Computing II
Instructor TBA
11:00-11:50 MWF

CS150:003 Introduction to Computing II
Instructor TBA
2:00-3:15 TR

CS240:001 Introduction to Computing III
Instructor TBA
9:00-9:50 MWF

CS40:002 Introduction to Computing III
Instructor TBA
11:00-11:50 MWF

English

ENG334:500 Scientific Writing (Blended)
Brian Henderson
12:00-1:15 M

ENG491:501 Technical and Business Writing (Online)
Matthew Johnson

Geography

GEO320:001 Cartography
Shunfu Hu
9:30-10:45 TR

GEO418:001 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Adriana Martinez
3:00-4:15 MW

Interdisciplinary Studies

IS386:001 Cyberarts: Exploring Fine Arts and Computer Technology
Charles Otis Sweezey and Ricky G. Haydon
3:00-4:15 MW

Mass Communications

MC202:001 Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
12:00-1:15 MW

MC202:002 Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
6:00-7:15 MW

MC202:003 Writing for the Media
Tammy M Merrett
11:00-12:15 TR

MC202:004 Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
3:30-4:45 TR

MC202:005 Writing for the Media
Instructor TBA
5:00-6:15 TR

MC327:001 Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Undrah B. Baasanjav
3:00-4:15 MW

MC327:002 Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Instructor TBA
12:00-1:15 MW

MC327:003 Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Undrah B. Baasanjav
9:30-10:45 TR

MC327:004 Writing and Designing for Digital Media
Musonda Kapatamoyo
1:30-2:45 MW

MC323:001 Digital Publishing and Design
Mark A. Poepsel
12:30-1:45 TR

MC440:001 Visual Media Analysis
Shi Li
12:30-1:45 TR