The Digital Studies of Language, Culture, and History minor serves as an introduction to computer programming and the cutting-edge software tools that are used to represent, explore, analyze, and publish the products of human language and culture. These products include but are not limited to: everyday speech, writing, historical documents, literary texts, music, and art. Through this minor, students, through using these kinds of digital tools, will begin to see digital computing as a proper cultural activity that ought to be studied through historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and ethical lenses.
There is no mathematics or computing background that is required for this minor; rather, it is designed for students in the humanities or humanistic social sciences. It may also pique the interests of students majoring in the sciences who’d like to gain programming skills within the contexts of linguistic, cultural, and historical studies.