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Digital Humanities

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About the Program

Cultural Tradition Meets Creative Innovation: Give your CLASS degree the millennial polish…

The Digital Humanities Minor at Georgia Southern offers you a chance to hone skills and create projects in the humanities, liberal arts and social sciences that have an explicitly digital component. Video and audio projects, website development, digital mapping, visualizing information, 3D design and printing, virtual reality, big data analysis, board games and video games are all aspects of the burgeoning field of digital humanities. Even if you already work in one of these fields in your major, the CLASS Digital Humanities Minor gives you a chance to find an internship or produce your capstone masterpiece by rounding out skills and giving you tools to make your work public.

  • Want to show how your humanities skills are also technology skills? The minor helps to shape your major degree, demonstrating to potential employers that your research and writing skills go beyond papers and exams.
  • Thinking about graduate school? Our mentor institutions for the program are Duke and Stanford.  We can introduce you to people and help you create the best possible package to get you where you want to go.
  • Already social media or web savvy and looking for a chance to show that?  The Digital Humanities Minor can give you a chance to move beyond the ‘selfie’ and display those skills in real world projects.
  • Ready for some serious play?  Will you design the next great historical game? Create the next hot Youtube channel? Have your music go viral? Work on a multi-media museum installation? Or show that interviewer that you can handle social strategies, website design and data analysis?  One way to find out–DH.

Program Quick Guide

    • Fifteen Credit Minor
    • Three Required Classes
    • Portfolio to Show Prospective Employers
    • Internship Opportunities
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Launching Digital Humanities at Georgia Southern, October 2016.


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Courses

HUMN 3431: Introduction to Digital Humanities
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
This course provides a hands-on overview of the rapidly-expanding world of digital applications of the humanities. Ranging from visualizing data in maps and diagrams to interactive experiences like games, the digital humanist is not only a researcher but also a designer who helps make things public and the humanities social. This class not only introduces principles and theoretical approaches, but also offers opportunities to learn techniques and begin to build a portfolio of work for the Digital Humanities Minor.

HUMN 3731: Digital Humanities Internship
3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
The Digital Humanities Internship is intended to offer the student a chance to individually or with a larger group create a portfolio-quality digital humanities project for an organization outside of the university, building skills for a career involving the digital humanities. In tandem with a faculty mentor, students will plan a project and then over the course of a semester develop content and a platform for its digital delivery in relation to the needs of the organization with which they are working. This class may be taught as a tutorial with a single professor as mentor or as a seminar with other students.

HUMN 4631: Capstone Project for Digital Humanities
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
The capstone class is the final class in the Digital Humanities Minor and is intended to offer the student a chance to individually or with a larger group create a portfolio-quality digital humanities project. Students will plan a final project, research content and develop a platform for its digital delivery. At the end of the process, the project will go ‘live’ for both an academic audience and a larger public. This class may be taught as a tutorial with a single professor as mentor or as a seminar with other students.

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Program of Study

The undergraduate minor requires completion of fifteen credit hours.  Nine of those credit hours will be:

HUMN 3431 Introduction to Digital Humanities

HIST 3231 Introduction to Public History

HUMN 4631 Capstone Project in Digital Humanities

6 credit hours are selected from the following (courses with a * are required to take subsequent courses):

Design

ART 1010 Drawing I

ART 1020 Two Dimensional Design

ART 1030 Three Dimensional Design

Animation and Motion Media

ART 1536 Animation I*

ART 2536 Animation II

ART 3536 Video & Motion Graphics

ART 3537 Installation and Interactivity

ART 4535 3D Animation

 

ART 2335 Photographic Imaging I*

ART 3335 Photographic Imaging II

 

ART 2235 Digital Dimensions

ART 3330 New Media Design

 

COMM 2332 Media & Society*

COMM 4332 Contemporary Communication Application

COMM 4333 Theory of Mass Communication

 

FILM 2331 Introduction to Film Studies*

FILM 3332 Documentary Film

 

THEA 2333 Stagecraft*

THEA 3232 Vectorworks for the Stage

 

HUMN 3731 Digital Humanities Internship

*prerequisite course

 

People and Partners

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Professor Robert Batchelor

  • Director, Digital Humanities Initiative

Examples of Work

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Contact Information

Program Coordinator

Robert Batchelor
batchelo@georgiasouthern.edu

Program Mailing Address

Digital Humanities Program
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460

Last updated: 12/7/2016