Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
2022-2023 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Certificate in Digital Humanities

The digital humanities is an interdisciplinary academic field that combines the application of computational resources, tools, and methods with the traditional humanities fields such as literature, history, and philosophy. Digital humanities has developed new teaching and research methodologies that allow different humanities disciplines to collaborate effectively and discover new insights into our cultural heritage. Digital humanities can include such activities as creating digital scholarly editions, creating digital research archives and collections, data analysis of both textual corpora and “big data” resources.

The SOIS Certificate in Digital Humanities provides:

  • A theoretical foundation of the research methodologies and technology applications used in digital humanities, as well as an understanding of the research questions and data sources.
  • A practical foundation which includes developing the technology skills to apply a wide variety of digital humanities methods and tools to build new collections, solve problems, and discover new insights.

Additional Information

  • Certificates are offered for students currently pursuing a master of library and information science degree, a master of science in information management degree, or a master in business administration degree, as well as a post-master degree accreditation for returning scholars who want to add the specialization to a completed master’s degree. 
  • Students who graduate with a Dominican master’s degree lacking one or more courses towards a certificate can enroll in the course(s) any time within five years of graduating in order to add the certificate to their transcript. Students must enroll as a student-at-large (credit-bearing), not as an auditor (non-credit-bearing).
  • Students seeking two certificates may use courses that “count” toward more than one to fulfill requirements for both certificates. In other words, if a course is eligible for two certificates the student need only take it once, and may apply its credit toward both.
  • Students may also combine this certificate with other coursework toward the Master of Professional Studies .