Electives are fulfilled through the departments and courses of the Humanities Division. At least one is expected to be a course in the humanities or social sciences that entails computational methods or explores the history and cultural significance of digital media or of computation in general. Additional electives can be in any department of the humanities or humanistic social sciences.
Note that the list on this page is neither exhaustive nor exclusive, and classes on offer are subject to change year to year.
The student's chosen electives are to be approved by the faculty director of the Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History program prior to the beginning of the quarter. Please contact the Program Administrator if there are any questions.
Elective Course Examples
Suitable electives are offered in several different departments and programs, including:
- ARTV 32502 Data and Algorithm in Art
- CMST 35954 Alternate Reality Games: Theory and Production
- CMST 37911 Augmented Reality Production
- ENGL 32313 Digital Media Theory
- GEOG 30500 Introduction to Spatial Data Science
- GEOG 38202 Geographic Information Science I
- HIST 35425 Censorship, Info Control, & Revolutions in Info Technology from the Printing Press to the Internet
- MUSI 36618 Electronic Music I
- NEAA 30061 Ancient Landscapes I
In addition, a number of relevant courses in other departments are cross-listed in Digital Studies, such as the following:
- DIGS 30009/CLAS 35415 Text Into Data: Digital Philology (Autumn 2018)
- DIGS 30010/MAPH 34515 Introduction to Videogame Studies: Art, Play, and Society (Spring 2019)
- DIGS 30011/HIST 39530 Introduction to Digital History I (Autumn 2019)
- DIGS 30012/HIST 39521 Introduction to Digital History II (Winter 2020)
- DIGS 30013/CMSC 35050 Computational Linguistics (Spring 2020)