Digital Public History (DPH) is an interdisciplinary minor that prepares students for digitally-informed work in public history and adjacent fields at museums, libraries, historical societies and other cultural organizations. The minor is designed for students majoring in History or Digital Media and Design (DMD). Students gain technical skills in disciplines such as web design, game design, video, or animation; historical content expertise and a grounding in the critical thinking methods of the humanities; and rich opportunities to build portable portfolio pieces and work histories through experiential learning in the classroom and external internships.
Students undertaking the minor must complete three prerequisite courses for a total of nine credits.
For History majors, the three prerequisites are: DMD 1101 and two 2000/3000-level technical specializations courses (e.g. in Web/Interactive Media Design, Digital Film/Video Production, Game Design, or Motion Design and Animation; with advisor approval, students may substitute other courses).
For Digital Media and Design majors, the three History prerequisites are: HIST 2100 and two 2000/3000-level History courses in one Group (A, B, C, or D). With advisor approval, students may substitute other courses.
Students must work closely with the DPH minor advisor to select their History and DMD technical specialization requirements.
Students undertaking the minor must also complete the following five courses for a total of 15 credits: HIST 3102; DMD 3610/HIST 3103; DMD 3620/HIST 3104; three credits of a Digital Public History internship or HIST 3880; DMD/HIST 4640.
Students may not use more than six credits of the following courses to fulfill both requirements for the History major and the Digital Public History minor: DMD 3610/HIST 3103; DMD 3620/HIST 3104; HIST 3880; HIST 3991; DMD/HIST 4640.