Work With Machines; Think Like Humans.

What Is Digital Humanities, and Why Is It Important?

Digital humanities is where culture meets technology — an intersection that allows for critical inquiry, digital research, and creative expression. Digital humanities is a field that asks students to think critically about how digital platforms are produced, the ways in which multimodal digital works communicate to the public, and how these works shape culture and society. Digital Humanities is a great option for students interested in literature, history, and culture who also want to explore and create in digital spaces using evolving technology.

A Major in Digital Humanities

The Centenary University Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Digital Humanities program is interdisciplinary. Students take a variety of courses in English, History, Communications, Writing, Computer Science, and Business. Students also take 3 courses in Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities majors create an individual capstone project that encompasses the various facets of the coursework taken throughout the major. This project is multimodal, gives them hands-on experience with digital production, and might serve as a showcase piece for job applications. It will show evidence of their critical inquiry into a topic within the humanities and the development of their digital multiliteracy skills. Students can share their capstone projects with the campus community.

As digital humanities majors, students will be able to:

  • Examine and analyze literature, film, and historical artifacts.
  • Develop proficiencies with digital tools and platforms.
  • Understand and apply digital ethical principles.
  • Develop and strengthen digital research practices.
  • Integrate digital research into writing and multimodal work.
  • Demonstrate technological multiliteracy skills (functional, critical, and rhetorical).
  • Design and create a digital capstone project that shows evidence of critical inquiry on a topic within the humanities.

Driven By The Intersection of Technology and Life

Digital humanities majors have the opportunity to master Google Workplace apps, open-source tools and platforms, and generative AI to imagine and create in digital spaces. They learn how to research and navigate digital works and tools so that as technology changes in the years to come, they know how to approach and master new resources. Students in this program collaborate with the Taylor Memorial Library for digital research and resources. Students may also use the TV studio and WNTI radio studio, remote cameras, and editing suites.


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What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Humanities?

A Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Humanities prepares you for a vast variety of employment opportunities. Potential jobs include digital archivist, data analyst, user experience (UX) designer, digital marketer, cultural heritage manager, cultural heritage consultant, digital content creator, digital project manager, researcher, digital strategist, education technologist, digital communication specialist, digital curator, content strategist, digital project manager, information architect, digital humanities researcher, digital education specialist, digital media producer, digital humanities librarian, web developer, and many more.

Why Should I Major in Digital Humanities?

As a Digital Humanities major, students will envision and create digital projects based on their own personal interests. Because they’ve developed skills of critical inquiry in their Humanities courses, our students can grasp how complex, multimodal digital texts work in culture. These works can communicate and enlighten — but also confuse and distract — and Digital Humanities students are uniquely poised to negotiate digital products and tools to use them creatively, in powerful, responsible ways. Digital Humanities students research, analyze, debate, synthesize, and create across digital platforms.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.

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