Undergraduate Minor in Digital Humanities
About the Program
Have you ever wondered how political groups have such a good sense of the wealth, interests, and values of voters in a particular community without ever actually talking to residents directly? Have you ever considered how a video game company liked Valve could leverage its Steam reviews to help game developers identify what features of a game are popular and working well, and which aren’t? Have you thought about how the public can learn more about something like the French and Haitian Revolutions without ever stepping foot in a place like Paris or Port-au-Prince – or, for that matter, a classroom at all?
All of these and more are questions that can be tackled by Columbus State University digital humanities students.
Many students arrive to universities like Columbus State eager to learn and to begin the next phase of their education, but they also hope to combine an interest in learning with the skills and training that will help them identify their future career. We’re dedicated to preparing our graduates for the society – and the workforce - that exists not just today, but into the future. And we know that the traditional humanities disciplines such as History, English, Geography, Modern and Classical Languages, Political Science, Philosophy, Art History, Music History, and Communication are at the center of that. The world needs analytical, ethical thinkers capable of working through complex and challenging problems while having strong communication and technology skills. We’ll help you learn them.
Our Digital Humanities program allows a student to add a minor to their program of study that will enhance the skills they are already working on in their major. Courses are deeply collaborative, meaning you’ll be working closely with your friends and professors from majors across the university to make a truly unique educational experience (and have some fun along the way).
Interested in learning more? Contact the Digital Humanities Program Coordinator, Dr. Ryan Lynch, to discuss how a minor in the Digital Humanities can help you take full advantage of your potential as you Create You at CSU
Our students are given the opportunity to choose a technology skill to focus on that matches their interests, from learning computer software through Python programming, to geospatial mapping and “big data” analysis. The choice – and opportunity – is yours, and our program is designed for everyone, whether you have advanced math or programming skills already.
Digital Humanities Minor with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
With this track, students will focus on learning geospatial mapping and visualization software, which can help prepare them for a variety of careers in everything from civic works to political campaigning and public health.
Digital Humanities Minor with Python Programming
Students will be introduced to computer programming through Python, among the most approachable (and versatile!) programming languages used in software development. They will learn to harness powerful tools related to Natural Language Processing to gain a better sense of how computer software works – and how it can be used more effectively.
Digital Humanities Minor with Data Analytics
There is more data being produced today than at any other point in human history, and so much of that data is stored – and analyzed – digitally. Students on this track will learn how to work with all of that “big data” and statistics to identify meaning and use for it, setting them up for careers in everything from banking and market research to politics and the law.
Please see our admissions page for any general admission requirements or the academic catalog for any degree-specific admission requirements.
Tuition and Fees
Value matters at CSU. We strive to make all programs attainable and affordable for every student.
From state scholarships to federal student aid, we’re here to help you take advantage of every educational resource.