• Total units 48 Units
  • Major code DIHU-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Digital Humanities Major

Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field of study located at the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance and transform research in the Arts and Social Sciences. It also employs traditional humanistic skills to analyse modern digital artefacts and to scrutinise contemporary digital culture.   

This major will help students develop a broad understanding of the historical, cultural, and social aspects of current digital humanities research. It thus addresses the growing demand for graduates well-versed in a combination of humanistic and digital skills and able to work in a variety of professional environments, from cultural and memory institutions, to the emerging job markets of information management and online content delivery. 

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Requirements

This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HUMN1001 Digital Culture: Being Human in the Information Age 6
HUMN2001 Digital Humanities: Theories and Projects 6
HUMN3001 Digital Humanities: Methods and Practices 6

A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace 6
COMP1040 The Craft of Computing 6
COMP1100 Introduction to Programming and Algorithms 6
COMP1110 Introduction to Software Systems 6
COMP1710 Web Development and Design 6
COMP1720 Art and Interaction in New Media 6
VCUG1001 The Art of Computing 6

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
ANTH2128 Media and Modernity 6
ANTH3015 Introduction to Visual Anthropology 6
ARTV2018 Cyberculture 6
ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2616 Animation: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2618 Video: Creative Project Research and Development 6
ARTV2619 Digital Compositing: Creative Possibilities 6
ARTV2620 Digital Compositing: Creative Project Research and Development 6
COMP2300 Introduction to Computer Systems 6
COMP2400 Relational Databases 6
COMP2410 Networked Information Systems 6
COMP2610 Information Theory 6
COMP2620 Logic 6
COMP3600 Algorithms 6
COMP3630 Theory of Computation 6
ENGL3008 Introduction to Literary Theory 6
ENGL2086 Literature in the Digital Age: Theories, Texts, Methods 6
GEND3001 Posthuman Bodies 6
HIST2237 Digital History, Digital Heritage: the past in a digital present 6
HUMN2002 Gutenberg to Google: Histories of Information 6
LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making 6
MUSI3309 Music and Digital Media 6
SOCY2166 Social Science of the Internet 6
SOCY2053 Imagining the Future: The Social Origins of Utopias and Science Fiction 6
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