Combine your interest in the arts and human culture with the power of computing. You can gain experience with digital technology and data analysis by earning a Digital Humanities minor.
Offered jointly by the IU School of Liberal Arts, the Herron School of Art and Design, and the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI, this minor guides students in employing visual communication and informatics in the arts, social sciences, and humanities.
You’ll learn to understand technology not as a thing apart, but as a part of our creative culture. Through this minor, students have the opportunity to view the technologies they use as objects of humanistic and artistic design, laden with historical and cultural perspectives that interact with political and economic systems.
This experience with digital technologies and humanistic thinking expands your opportunities in today’s highly interconnected global environment, as you learn to work with large data sets and perform data analysis on texts.
You can sustain your passion for the arts and humanities by broadening your skills. This minor offers the opportunity to transition into applied data science, information science, media arts and liberal arts graduate programs by taking the necessary prerequisites.
Learning how to conduct digital humanities projects provides a bridge for informatics, computer science, or computer information technology majors to apply their technical skills within the arts and humanities at the graduate level.
The minor in digital humanities provides a boost for students seeking to work in:
The American Association of State and Local History lists member organizations seeking employees with digital humanities skills.
In museums and archives, the humanities and emerging technologies are combining to preserve and explore the past through positions such as:
Learn how to capture, clean, and catalog historically rich documents and artifacts with digital imaging, restoration, and display technologies.
Recreate spaces and artifacts long forgotten with 3-D, virtual, and augmented reality technologies.
Possible jobs for students with a minor in digital humanities include:
HIST-H 195 is approved for the Arts and Humanities component of the General Education core. INFO-I 101 is approved for the Analytical Reasoning, List B, component of the General Education core.
Select two courses from outside your major:
Informatics and Information Science
Students must earn a C or higher in each course to graduate with the Digital Humanities minor.