The 15-unit minor is necessarily flexible to accommodate the various backgrounds and goals of its students. The curriculum addresses data management, statistics, text analysis, geospatial analysis, digital prosopography, data visualization and information design. It entails experience in digital project work, and features a good deal of cross-disciplinary engagement. Our goal is to enrich the analytic skills that students can bring to bear on traditional and emerging topics across the humanities.

Course Distribution

Students pursuing the DASH minor will complete 6 units from the Core Curriculum, 3 units from an HDW project and 6 units from the DASH electives list.

Core Curriculum (6 units)

  • IPH 312: Introduction to Digital Humanities (3 units)
  • IPH 431: DASH 1 Statistics for Humanities (3 units) or IPH 430, DAMS Data Management Skills (1 unit) and IPH 432, PROTA Programming for Text Analysis (2 units)

Humanities Digital Workshop (3 units)

Students earn 3 units of work on a faculty project in the HDW.  Most students will earn these units by participating in the HDW summer workshop; some will pursue this as an independent study during the academic year.

Electives (6 units)

  • CSE 131: Introduction to Computer Science I (3 units)
  • CSE 247: Data Structures and Algorithms (3 units)
  • CSE 330S: Rapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming (3 units)
  • Ling 317: Introduction to Computational Linguistics (3 units)
  • IPH 425: Humanities by the Numbers: Shakespeare (3 units)
  • U13 221: Spatial Data Modeling and Design (3 units)
  • U69 3003: Digital Cartography (3 units)
  • XCore 304: Visualizing Data (3 units)
  • L93 399: Internship in Digital Humanities (Independent research/Additional work on a faculty project) (up to 6 units)
  • Additional courses from Core Curriculum (up to 6 units)
  • Digital Humanities courses, 300- or 400-level, home-based in a Humanities dept., with advisor approval (up to 6 units)