Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certiication.
College of Arts and Letters Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs Specialization in Digital Humanities
The Specialization in Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary program administered by the College of Arts and Letters and is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.
The specialization provides students an opportunity to engage with technology in classrooms and in professional environments while focusing on how technology has and is changing humanist thought and work. Students will engage with digital humanities through participation in course work, experiential opportunities such as internships and volunteer positions, and other co-curricular activities that allow them to participate in critical analysis and production of technology projects.
The specialization will complement the experiences of undergraduate students and enable them to draw on intellectual, practical, and technical skills to engage in critical analysis and production of rich, multimedia and digital work. Students will interrogate, analyze, critique, and also create, produce, and share digital media products. The required internship will engage students in professional practice in technology work and explore related technological and workplace issues such as deadlines, task negotiation, project management, and collaboration.
Students interested in completing the requirements for the Specialization in Digital Humanities must consult with the specialization advisor, and may also wish to contact their academic advisor in their primary major.
Requirements for the Specialization in Digital Humanities
The student must complete 15 or 16 credits from the following:
The following core courses (6 credits):
Introduction to Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities Seminar
A minimum of one of the following courses:
Literature and Visual Culture
Philosophy of Technology (W)
Experiments in Digital Video
Interactive Web Design
Introduction to Web Authoring
Advanced Web Authoring
Other technology-focused, digital humanities courses, as applicable, as approved by the student’s academic advisor.
One of the following experiential courses (3 or 4 credits):
Digital Humanities Internship
3 or 4
A core capstone course (3 credits):
Digital Humanities Portfolio Workshop
Students must complete AL 285, AL 340, and the experiential course before enrolling in AL 480.
Digital Humanities, SPCU (5691)Required Credits: 15 Program Version: SS12
Requirement 1: Specialization - Digital Humanities - Introduction
Specialization - Digital Humanities - Introduction: 1 course from AL285, AL340
Requirement 2: Specialization - Digital Humanities - Required Electives
Specialization - Digital Humanities - Required Electives: 3 credits from ENG478B, PHL355, STA370, STA384, STA468, WRA210, WRA360, WRA410, WRA415, WRA417
Requirement 3: Specialization - Digital Humanities - Experiential Course
Specialization - Digital Humanities - Experiential Course: 1 course from AL491, AL493D
Requirement 4: Specialization - Digital Humanities - Capstone
Specialization - Digital Humanities - Capstone: 1 course from AL480
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.