Digital Humanities, Minor

The Undergraduate Minor in Digital Humanities is offered by the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. It has been designed for students who want to augment their disciplinary studies in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with advanced digital research techniques and in-depth engagement with theoretical and practical questions raised by digital humanities. Students who are not majoring in humanities fields are also welcome to complete the minor.

Tier 1
ENGL 1650Introduction to Digital Humanities1
ENGL 1670Data Science for the Humanities1
or CIS 1050 Computational Data Exploration
or CIS 1100 Introduction to Computer Programming
Tier 2
Complete at least 1 but no more than 3 of the following courses (or other qualifying classes):1-3
The Material Past in a Digital World
Quantitative Research Methods in Communication
Video I
Introduction to Data Science
Social Statistics
Tier 3
Complete at least 1 but no more than 3 Additional Courses designated as DH electives (or other qualifying classes):1-3
Quantitative Analysis of Anthropological Data
Petrography of Cultural Materials
Dante's Divine Comedy
Introduction to Paleography & Book History
Technology & Society
The History of the Information Age
Science and Spectacle: Seeing is Believing
Students may also fulfil the Tier 3 requirement by completing a significant digital project as part of a class that is not an officially designated DH course. Students must receive permission from the instructor early in the semester and have their project approved by the director of the minor program. One Tier 3 courses may also be a project-centered independent study.
Total Course Units6

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.