• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Digital Humanities
  • Minor code DIHU-MIN

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 minor 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.

Learning Outcomes

  1. apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques critically in order to understand the key issues raised by the digital humanities, and by the use of information technologies in the arts and social sciences more generally;

  2. identify and analyse relevant sources of online information and assess their importance and reliability within the context of the students disciplinary background;

  3. evaluate ideas and projects to assess the impact of digital technologies on humanities research and make connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods;

  4. communicate and debate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using a variety of media and communication platforms; and

  5. understand the ethical implications of ideas, actions, and communications undertaken online.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

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

HUMN1001 Digital Culture: Being Human in the Information Age (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units from the completion of the following:

HUMN2001Introduction to Digital Humanities and Public Culture - Tools, Theories and Methods (6 units)

HUMN3001 Digital Humanities and Public Culture: Projects and Engagement (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of the following list:

ARTV1103 Animation and Video: The Digital Workspace (6 units)

COMP1100 Programming as Problem Solving (6 units)

COMP1110 Structured Programming (6 units)

COMP1710 Web Development and Design (6 units)

COMP1720 Art and Interaction Computing (6 units)

COMP1730 Programming for Scientists (6 units)

DESN1002 Visual Communication: Design and Production (6 units)

MUSI1110 Introduction to Music Technology (6 units)

SCRN1001 Introduction to Screen Studies (6 units)

SOCY1006 Society and Technological Change (6 units)

A maximum of 12 units from the completion of the following list:

ARTH2162 Art in the Digital Age (6 units)

ARTV2615 Animation: Creative Possibilities (6 units)

ARTV2617 Video: Creative Possibilities (6 units)

ARTV2059 Immersive Media (6 units)

ASIA2280 Anthropology and Technology in India (6 units)

COMP2300 Computer Organisation and Program Execution (6 units)

COMP2400 Relational Databases (6 units)

COMP2410 Networked Information Systems (6 units)

COMP2610 Information Theory (6 units)

COMP2620 Logic (6 units)

DESN2001 Digital Form and Fabrication (6 units)

DESN2002 Foundations of Creative Code (6 units)

DESN2003 Creative Data Visualisation: Representing Data in Visual and Material Form (6 units)

DESN2004 Dynamic Design and Generative Systems (6 units)

DESN2006 Front-End Web: Crafting Online Experience (6 units)

ECON2080 Economic Analysis of the Digital Economy (6 units)

ENGL2116 Televisual: Investigating Narrative Television (6 units)

LING2023 Dictionaries and Dictionary-Making (6 units)

MUSI2209 Music Recording and Production Techniques (6 units)

MUSI2225 Australian Music Culture Studies (6 units)

MUSI2226 Composition for Film and Video Games (6 units)

MUSI2227 Music, Sound and the Moving Image (6 units)

SCRN2001 Moving Pictures: Genre and Theory in Screen Studies (6 units)

SOCY2053 Imagining the Future: A Sociology of Utopias (6 units)

SOCY2157 Surveillance and Society (6 units)

SOCY2166 Social Science of the Internet (6 units)

SOCY2169 Online Research Methods (6 units)

SOCY2170 Media, Technology and Society (6 units)

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