Digital humanities minor enables students to explore life’s questions through technology

New digital humanities minor taps the power of big data to broaden students’ cultural awareness while giving them a competitive edge in any field. 

Program Overview

Our Digital Humanities program represents a broad array of interpretive methodologies, computational skills, and cross-disciplinary strategies for understanding and representing human knowledge, creations and community. Studies in the digital humanities apply computational models for analyzing and visualizing data to the inquiry and study of traditional humanities disciplines, such as literature and languages, philosophy, history, religious studies, and the arts, as well as the social sciences and business.

A Deep Dive into Culture and Technology with Computational Tools

This six-course multidisciplinary minor, housed in the English Department and run in partnership with the Digital Innovation Lab, offers collaborative mapping, visualizing, interpreting and digital archiving strategies that bring students together with project-based learning experiences that yield new understanding of history, politics, economic relations, social structures, belief systems and culture. Courses for the Digital Humanities minor are “digital-intensive,” which means that the coursework involves substantial use of or engagement with information technologies and computational tools for humanities research, algorithmic analysis, digitization of materials and artistic production.

Digital Innovation Lab

The Digital Humanities minor runs in partnership with the Digital Innovation Lab. It uses the space to pilot emerging technologies that enhance learning. The lab includes a podcast studio, a virtual reality room and computer workstations.

A Valuable Supplement to Any Major

Digital humanities students pursue coursework in their choice of disciplines in order to develop practical information literacy, data analysis, data visualization, coding and web design skills, combined with literary analysis, cultural studies, visual and performing arts, and media production. While the program allows students to tailor the minor to their own scholarly, creative and professional interests, all graduates will emerge with the cultural competency and critical thinking that the humanities foster, along with the competitive edge in the post-college job market that a digital skill set provides.

Featured Digital Humanities Courses

Introductory Topics in Digital Humanities

This course features an introduction to a range of digital methods and tools for humanistic inquiry.

Introduction to Digital Feature Production

The course emphasizes single-camera production of longer form works. Working in groups, students will learn the basics of pre-production (including writing treatments and scripts, scouting locations), production (camera operation, sound capture, lighting, composition), and post-production (editing, score, special effects).

Learning Community: The Age of Information

This Learning Community combines the emergent techniques of the digital humanities with information theory and literary and cultural analysis to explore the moral, ethical, and philosophical questions posed by texts that explore the modern state as an information system.

Partnerships & Special Programs

Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities.

Pair Your Degree with a Master’s in IMC

Graduate with a master’s in integrated marketing communications in as little as one year when you pursue graduate-level courses during your time as an undergraduate at Stonehill. Our IMC program supplements your undergraduate degree with in-demand skills that give you a competitive advantage and broaden your career opportunities.

Contact Us With Any Questions

Jared F. Green

Jared F. Green

Associate Professor of English, Digital Humanities Program Director
Cushing Martin 119
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