Digital Humanities

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Digital Humanities

The Minor in Digital Humanities seeks to equip students with critical thinking and technological skills, while providing hands on experiences through workshops and internships where students can apply what they are learning in the classroom to projects on campus and in the community. The minor is open to students from all majors.

Students in the minor will learn to define complex problems and apply technologies effectively and critically toward solutions, while accounting for the social and cultural ramifications of those technologies. Students will also acquire skills in collaboration, written and spoken communication, web design, project management, and presentation and portfolio building.

Learning outcomes include:

  • hone critical thinking and problem-solving skills,
  • gain skills using digital tools and methods,
  • gain experience working in project-based teams,
  • explore electives drawn from multiple departments and programs,
  • create rich, multimedia digital portfolios that showcase their acquired skills and accomplishments.

Minor Requirements

To earn the minor, students must earn 18 credits, including two required classes, three 1-credit workshops, and three electives.

Required Classes

  • HMN 201: Introduction to the Digital Humanities
  • HMN 496: Digital Humanities Internship

Required Workshops (1 credit each, choose any 3)

  • HMN 300: Digital Portfolio and Presentation Building
  • HMN 301: Digital Editing and Publishing
  • HMN 302: Digital Textual Analysis
  • HMN 303: Building and Using Data Sets
  • HMN 304: Digital Communications
  • HMN 305: Spatial Humanities, Mapping, and GIS
  • HMN 306: Social Media Analysis
  • HMN 307: Humanities Data Visualization

Eligible Electives (choose 3, at least 2 at the 300/400 level)

  • ART 201: Intro to Photography
  • ART 331: Art and Life
  • ART 333: Precision Production Concepts
  • ART 383: Interactive Art & Design
  • ART 240: History of Graphic Design
  • ART 250: Intro Digital Practices
  • ART 320: Web Design
  • ART 422: Design and Entrepreneurship
  • ART 464: Biological Art
  • ART 489: Real-Space Electronic Art
  • COM 240: Survey of Mass Communication
  • COM 242: Effects of Mass Communication
  • COM 243: Mass Media and Foreign Policy
  • COM 244: History of the Media
  • COM 249: Mass Communication Theory
  • COM 350: Introduction to the Age of Information
  • DMS 110: Programming for Digital Art
  • DMS 121: Basic Digital Arts  
  • DMS 155: Introduction to New Media
  • DMS 201: Green Media   
  • DMS 220: Machines, Codes and Cultures
  • DMS 221: Web Development   
  • DMS 259: Introduction to Media Analysis
  • DMS 331: Social and Mobile Media
  • DMS 375: Science, Culture, and Emerging Media
  • DMS 448: Games, Gender and Culture
  • DMS 463: Electronic Literature   
  • DMS 480: Social Media & Networks
  • DMS 484: Language Media Social Vision
  • DMS 486: Computational Media   
  • ECO 455: Info & Internet Economics
  • ENG 380: New Media
  • ENG 191: Literature and Technology
  • GEO 281: Web-Based GIS
  • GEO 481: Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 485: Cartography and Geographic Visualization
  • GEO 488: GIS Design
  • GEO 489: GIS Algorithms and Data Structures
  • GEO 493: Dynamic Modeling of Human & Env. Systems
  • LIN 345: Natural Language and the Computer
  • LIN 467: Computational Linguistics

Find Out More About Digital Scholarship across UB on the University Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Research Guide.

How Do I Apply?

To apply, contact the Associate Director of the program, Nikolaus Wasmoen.

Nikolaus Wasmoen.

Nikolaus Wasmoen

Visiting Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Digital Humanities

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Office: 413 Clemens Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0686

Email: nlwasmoe@buffalo.edu