Computational and Digital Humanities at ASU

I’m delighted that we are officially now in full swing with our new graduate certificate in Computational and Digital Humanities here at ASU. While I’m the current director, this has been a labor of love for many here at ASU, including fabulous folks like Michael Simeone, Alex Halavais, Jacqueline Hettel, and the amazing administrative staff in the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies where the CDH is housed. The CDH has a great partner in the IHR Nexus Lab for Transdisciplinary Informatics and Digital Humanities.

As we put it in our founding documents: 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 graduate 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.

Curriculum

15 Credit Hours

  • CDH 501: Digital Humanities: Critical Theory and Methods (3 credit hours)
  • CDH 580: Digital Humanities Lab (3 credit hours)
  • CDH 593: Applied Project (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (6 credit hours total)

Elective Information

  • Students coming from a computational background 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 advisor and their CDH faculty when making their elective selections.

While we hope that a great many of our students from across the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and beyond will make the certificate part of their graduate training and scholarship, we also want to stress that it is not necessary to be enrolled in the certificate to take the classes listed above.

For more information, see the Certificate website or email me at jwernimo at asu.

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