Digital Humanities (Graduate Certificate)

The digital revolution has transformed every discipline in the university, including humanities and qualitative social science fields. The graduate certificate in Digital Humanities will provide graduate students with methods and skills central to conducting humanities research that employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Specifically, it is designed to provide postgraduate students in the humanities and social science with cross-training in interdisciplinary collaboration, project-based communication skills, and the simultaneous application of quantitative and qualitative research skills. 

Students will enter with expertise in their enrolled graduate program and will craft a course of study for the certificate that draws on their existing curriculum in their enrolled graduate program, while also training them in new methods. 

30 Tenured faculty
1-2 Years
15 Credits required

Degree Overview

The graduate certificate program in digital humanities provides students with methods and skills central to conducting humanities research that employs both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Although the certificate program is specifically designed to provide graduate students in the humanities and arts, social sciences, and computer sciences with cross-training in transdisciplinary collaboration, project-based communication skills, critical theory and the simultaneous application of quantitative and qualitative problem-solving skills, the program is open to students from all backgrounds. This certificate highlights an area of excellence within ASU that has emerged across its colleges, schools, and departments, and is integral to the effort of transforming the humanities at ASU into new transdisciplinary configurations.

How to apply

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Admission is open to all ASU graduate students enrolled in an existing master's or doctoral program and in good standing. Students who are interested in transdisciplinary work are particularly well-suited for this certificate program. Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in applicable master's degree program.

Curriculum

The School of International Letters and Cultures' certificate in digital humanities offers advanced transdisciplinary training in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and skills. The program consists of 15-hours including two core courses and an applied project.

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Core Courses6
Electives6
Applied Project3
Total Hours15

2-Core courses

  • CDH 501 Digital Humanities: Critical Theory and Methods
  • CDH 580 Digital Humanities Lab

2- Courses chosen from either elective list.

Note:

  • Students coming from a computational discipline should select at least one elective that enhances their skills in humanistic inquiry.
  • Students coming from a humanities or arts discipline should select at least one elective that develops computational/technical skills.
  • Students who come from backgrounds other than computer sciences or humanities and the arts will work with their academic advisor to select appropriate elective coursework.
  • Because many of the courses listed are transdisciplinary, students should consult with the Graduate Coordinator or their CDH Supervisory Committee when making their elective selections.

Humanities Approach

AME 530Experiential Media Methodology and Yheory I
AME 541Interactive Forms
ENG 494Topic: Writing in Digital Communities
ENG 553Techologies of Writing
ENG 553Technologies of Writing Topic: Video Game Studies
ENG 560Genre Studies Topic: Digital Rhetoric
ENG 654Advanced Studies in Rhetoric, Writing, Technology and Culture Topic:Digital Literacies and
SLC 598Topic: Experimental Narrative
FMS 483Techno-Enterntainment Convergences
ENG 421Studies in Shakespeare
DCE 540Issues in Media for Dance
IAP 465Media Technologies and the Arts
IAP 466Digital Interactivity, Advanced
IAP 467Acoustic Ecology
IAP 494Advanced Video Production
COM 429Semiotics and Visual Communication
HST 502Public History Methodology

2- Courses chosen from either elective list.

Note:

  • Students coming from a computational discipline should select at least one elective that enhances their skills in humanistic inquiry.
  • Students coming from a humanities or arts discipline should select at least one elective that develops computational/technical skills.
  • Students who come from backgrounds other than computer sciences or humanities and the arts will work with their academic advisor to select appropriate elective coursework.
  • Because many of the courses listed are transdisciplinary, students should consult with the Graduate Coordinator or their CDH Supervisory Committee when making their elective selections.

Computational Electives

AME 494Topic: Animating Virtual Worlds
AME 494Topic: Interactive Materials
AME 494Topic: Programming for Siocial and Interactive Media
AME 532Creating by Algorithm
BMI 501Introduction to Biomedical Informatics
BMI 502Foundations of Biomedical Informatics Methods I
BIO 570Fundamentals of CAS Science
FSE 501Technology Entrepreneurship
GIS 501Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science
GIT 502New Media Internet Technologies
GIT 515Website Design and Technologies
GIT 519Advanced Scripting for the Web
GTD 506Quantitative analysis in Technology and Development
IFT 510Principles of Computer and Information Technology
IFT 530Information Analysis, Modeling, Representation and Communication
IFT 540Software Development for Information Technology
OMT 504Law and Ethics for Technical Professionals
OMT 520Strategic Management of Technology
SMC 521Methods and Tools in Simulation and Modeling
SMC 541Foundations of Simulation and Modeling
STP 501Theory of Statistics I: Distribution Theory 3
STP 502Theory of Statistics II: Inference
STP 535Applied Sampling Methodology
CST 500Research Methods
COM 507Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
COM 508Quantitative Research Methods in Communication

1-course

  • CDH 593 Applied Project