About the Program
Cultural Tradition Meets Creative Innovation: Give your CAH degree a tech edge.
The Digital Humanities Minor at Georgia Southern offers you a chance to hone skills and create projects in the humanities, liberal arts and social sciences that have an explicitly digital component. Video and audio projects, website development, digital mapping, visualizing information, 3D design and printing, virtual reality, augmented reality, big data analysis, and gaming are all aspects of the burgeoning field of digital humanities. Even if you already work in one of these fields in your major, the CAH Digital Humanities Minor gives you a chance to find an internship or produce your capstone masterpiece by rounding out skills and giving you tools to make your work public.
- Want to show how your humanities skills are also technology skills? The minor helps to shape your major degree, demonstrating to potential employers that your research and writing skills go beyond papers and exams.
- Thinking about graduate school? Our mentor institutions for the program are Duke and Stanford. We can introduce you to people and help you create the best possible package to get you where you want to go.
- Already social media or web savvy and looking for a chance to show that? The Digital Humanities Minor can give you a chance to move beyond the ‘selfie’ and display those skills in real world projects.
- Ready for some serious play? Will you design the next great historical game? Create the next hot Youtube channel? Have your music go viral? Work on a multi-media museum installation? Or show that interviewer that you can handle social strategies, website design and data analysis? One way to find out–DH.
Program Quick Guide
- Fifteen Credit Minor
- Three Required Classes
- Portfolio to Show Prospective Employers
- Internship Opportunities
Image: Jason Roher “Passage” (2007) from Game Worlds, Wellesley College (2016)
- April 1, 2019 “Age of Games,” an exhibition in the new IAB Gallery (first floor)–learn about the history of games and what some see as our “Ludic Century.” See student games designed in HUMN 4631 Experimental and Historical Games (Fall 2018) as well as Honors History 1112: Introduction to World History.
- October 1, 2018 Come see our new space! The H-Lab is open on the first floor of the Interdisciplinary Academic Building (IAB). Check the door for opening hours, or join the Creator Club to use the equipment. We have a lasercutter, 3D printers, a plotter, three types of VR, 2D and 3D scanners, sound equipment, and much more!
- April 25, 2018 The Creator Club is founded! Make, design and play!
- January 26, 2017: Arduino Workshop–Sponsored by i2STEMe at the FabLab, Students and Faculty Welcome
- October 2016: Launching Digital Humanities at Georgia Southern
HUMN 3431: Introduction to Digital Humanities
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
This course provides a hands-on overview of the rapidly-expanding world of digital applications of the humanities. Ranging from visualizing data in maps and diagrams to interactive experiences like games, the digital humanist is not only a researcher but also a designer who helps make things public and the humanities social. This class not only introduces principles and theoretical approaches, but also offers opportunities to learn techniques and begin to build a portfolio of work for the Digital Humanities Minor.
HUMN 3731: Digital Humanities Internship
3 Credit Hours. 0 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
The Digital Humanities Internship is intended to offer the student a chance to individually or with a larger group create a portfolio-quality digital humanities project for an organization outside of the university, building skills for a career involving the digital humanities. In tandem with a faculty mentor, students will plan a project and then over the course of a semester develop content and a platform for its digital delivery in relation to the needs of the organization with which they are working. This class may be taught as a tutorial with a single professor as mentor or as a seminar with other students.
HUMN 4631: Capstone Project for Digital Humanities
3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Hours. 0 Lab Hours.
The capstone class is the final class in the Digital Humanities Minor and is intended to offer the student a chance to individually or with a larger group create a portfolio-quality digital humanities project. Students will plan a final project, research content and develop a platform for its digital delivery. At the end of the process, the project will go ‘live’ for both an academic audience and a larger public. This class may be taught as a tutorial with a single professor as mentor or as a seminar with other students.
Program of Study
The undergraduate minor requires completion of fifteen credit hours. Nine of those credit hours will be:
HUMN 3431 Introduction to Digital Humanities
HIST 3231 Introduction to Public History
HUMN 4631 Capstone Project in Digital Humanities
6 credit hours are selected from the following:
|2D Art and Design Foundations|
|3D Art and Design Foundations|
|Digital Art and Design Foundations|
|Visual Thinking in Graphic Design|
|Design Theory I|
|Photographic Imaging I|
|Print, Paper, Book Arts: Introduction|
|New Media Design|
|Photographic Imaging II|
|Video & Motion Graphics|
|Installation & Interactivity|
|Media and Society|
|International Media Systems|
|Digital Media Entrepreneurship|
|Contemporary Communication Application|
|Intro to PR|
|Digital Humanities Internship|
|Introduction to Media Writing|
|Audio Production and Sound Design|
|Selected Multimedia Topics|
|Digital Media Post Production|
|Introduction to Journalism|
|Fundamentals of Multimedia Journalism|
|Technology in Music|
|Recording Studio Techniques|
|Digital Audio Workstations|
|Acting I: Fundamentals of Acting|
|Stage Design Concepts|
People and Partners
- Professor of History and Director of Digital Humanities
Examples of Work
- Board game “Fujian Trader” (2016)
- Films “River of Lost Memory” and “Mare Liberum“
- Installation “Recolecciones,” King Library, San Jose, CA
- Associate Professor of History and Public History Coordinator
Examples of Work
Program Mailing Address
Digital Humanities Program
Department of History
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8054
Statesboro, GA 30460
Last updated: 3/30/2022