Digital Humanities Minor & Certificate

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Cheryl Edelson

Program Description:

The Digital Humanities minor provides an opportunity for students in any major program to strengthen critical thinking and technological skills while deepening an understanding of the Humanities. Students in this program will develop and deploy innovative digital methods to approach history, literature, philosophy, political science, religious studies, fine arts, and performing arts and to communicate in ways that reach broad audiences beyond the classroom. For example, students will be given orientation in web design and publishing, database and information management, geospatial analysis, crowd-sourcing, source digitization, computational textual analysis, and network analysis. The capstone of the minor is a practicum involving the design and implementation of an individual or collaborative Digital Humanities project.  

  1. Program Type: UG Minor Degree and UG Certificate (12 credits)

Academic Assessment

Program Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Digital Humanities minor, students will be able to:

  1. Define and explain Digital Humanities as an academic field that integrates methodologies from a variety of disciplines including humanities, arts, social sciences, data science, and design. 

  2. Explain and synthesize complex issues and debates in Digital Humanities such as information literacy, ethical technology use, permissions and copyrights, digitization, preservation, sustainability, and audience. 

  3. Articulate and demonstrate critical thinking in developing ethical responses to problems created by and/or inherent in digital technologies.

  4. Deploy and demonstrate skills in analyzing and creating written, oral, and visual texts in a number of digital formats. 

Alignment with Mission and Strategic Plan 

As a Native Hawaiian serving institution guided by Marianist Educational Characteristics, Chaminade will offer the Digital Humanities minor/certificate in a manner consistent with Marianist Educational Characteristic of educating for adaptation and change, and educating for service, justice, and peace. In a rapidly changing world, students are faced with many opposing perspectives as they engage with society through a technologized lens. Digital and data science fluency from a Humanities perspective is essential for today’s students to negotiate an increasingly global and technologically stratified culture.