The Digital Humanities program combines theoretical and practical courses, but its aims are ultimately practical and professional, training new digital specialists for the growing knowledge and information economy and today's research in humanities disciplines. Because the nature of Digital Humanities work is applied and project-based, students in the M.A. program will be given hands-on training in workshop or seminar-based classes, training in text editing and text encoding, electronic publishing, programming, interface design, and archive construction. At every stage, team-based collaborative learning will be encouraged, in class projects, for example, and potentially in the required electronic thesis project. But the program will also offer theoretical, critical, social, and ethical contexts for thinking about the making of new knowledge through Digital Humanities research and applications, from issues of intellectual property and privacy, to questions of public access and methods of preservation.
The M.A. in Digital Humanities is a 30-hour program with two converging tracks, one track designed for students with a background in computer science and one track designed for students with a background in the humanities.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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