DH Certificate Requirements
The Digital Humanities graduate certificate requires completion of 9 credit hours culminating in the production of a digital portfolio, as follows:
3 credit hours in a Digital Breadth Seminar
- A student may meet this requirement by taking an approved graduate level course offered by any department (including departments outside the Humanities, though courses not pre-approved by the Certificate Working Group must be approved before completion of the certificate to count). The purpose of this seminar is to introduce students to theories, methods, and/or technologies relevant to the digital humanities and provide opportunities to experiment with several different digital tools for conducting and/or teaching humanities research.
3 credit hours in a Digital Depth Seminar
- A student may meet this requirement by taking an approved graduate level digital course offered by any department (including departments outside the Humanities, though courses not pre-approved by the Certificate Working Group must be approved to count toward the certificate). The purpose of this seminar is to engage the student more extensively in the use of specific tools and methods within a specific research or pedagogical context.
3 credit hours in the Digital Studio, a capstone course
- Students must have taken the required Digital Breadth and Digital Depth seminars before signing up for this course (or with permission of the DH Graduate Certificate Committee).
- Note: One of the Digital Breath or Digital Depth seminars must be taken outside a student’s home department (i.e., a graduate student in English may satisfy the depth and breadth requirements by taking a depth seminar in English and a breadth course in History; a graduate student in History could satisfy the depth requirement by taking a course in Geography and the breadth course by taking a course in English).
Students may also petition to have a course that is not already listed, including directed readings, count toward the Certificate. For consideration of a course, the student should contact the DH Graduate Certificate Committee with a copy of the course syllabus and an explanation of why the course should count. The Committee will review the petition and exercise judgement on a case-by-case basis.