Digital Humanities Minor

An opportunity for students interested in the humanities to experience the polytechnic blend of applied learning together with the liberal arts.
Degree Type Minor
Delivery On Campus

The minor in digital humanities brings together students from computer science, design, professional communication, and other programs to critically and practically engage in cross-disciplinary projects. Such a cross-disciplinary endeavor resembles the spirit and structure of cross-functional teams that are common in today's industry.

Digital humanities is a cross-disciplinary exploration of the intersection and interplay of digital technologies (algorithmic analysis, data visualization, interactive digital media, video games, mobile apps, virtual and augmented reality, etc.) and humanistic areas of cultural production (literature, film, language, art, theater, history, etc.). As such, digital humanities intersects with user experience, experience design, instructional design, human-computer interaction, data analytics, technology entrepreneurship, and information architecture.

Minor Objectives

  • Appreciate the collaborative and cross-disciplinary nature of the study and application of digital technology
  • Explore trends in the digital humanities and articulate their potential impact on society and industry
  • Explore areas of humanities research and inquiry, deepening understanding of the humanities
  • Participate in cross-disciplinary collaboration and cross-disciplinary projects

Minor Requirements

Minors are defined as either "studies in the discipline" or as “teaching.”



Digital humanities seeks to understand how information and experience can be configured as we move deeper into the twenty-first-century information economy. The spirit of the digital humanities is exploratory and experimental. You'll be able to point to your digital humanities minor as a signifier of your preparation for the dynamic information economy you'll enter upon graduation.