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Digital Humanities Major

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Where do you see yourself in five years? What does life around you look like at that time? In our ever-evolving world, Digital Humanities is a field that never stops wondering what's next.

Designed with the future in mind, Champlain's BS in Digital Humanities can strategically prepare you to pioneer new and uncharted professions in our digital world. Pursue career paths in data management, emerging technologies, health information administration, and multimedia journalism among others through a powerful combination of practice-based digital skills and thoughtful humanities-based research.

Coming Fall 2024

What is Digital Humanities? Why study it at Champlain College?

Digital Humanities (DH) integrates the liberal arts and explores questions about human nature through the context of digital and new media technologies. Interdisciplinary at its core, opportunities abound for students in this field to uncover new meaning in subjects as varied as their interests, from library studies and graduate pursuits to reviewing or developing upgrades to our everyday appliances and devices.

You're in the driver's seat at Champlain College: The Digital Humanities major is connected to professors, not dictated by them. You'll choose from a selection of courses to build your "Digital Toolkit" and master the technical skills you're most interested in—like python programming, videography, analytics management, geospatial analysis, and digital storytelling among others. In this highly customizable program, you'll apply those hands-on skills to meaningful areas of study—including social justice, psychology, communication, sustainability, or other subjects of interest—to bring new knowledge and discoveries to life.

 


The intersection of technology and humanistic inquiry

We're building a bridge between the digital world and traditional liberal arts.

Investigative and adaptable by design, the BS in Digital Humanities is uniquely designed to give you the structure and guidance to prepare for dynamic careers that require technical prowess, critical thinking and communication skills, and cultural awareness. 365体育官网ature features of the Digital Humanities program include:

Digital Humanities Spine: A suite of foundational courses specific to the Digital Humanities major that lay the groundwork for exceptional growth.

Digital Toolkit: Choose from a selection of skills-based technical courses (python programming, geospatial analysis, videography, etc.) to develop your digital capabilities.

Research Thread: A grounding progression of liberal-arts focused courses that anchor your education and research portfolio in a specific area of interest, including justice studies, sustainability, communication, history, psychology, government, and more.

Math and Lab Science: A selection of courses that supplement your Digital Toolkit and develop an advanced understanding of valuable skills.

Internship: A required component of the program that connects not just the dots of all your studies, but the start of your career and professional network.

ENRICHMENT

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Our take on a future-forward approach to curriculum

Our signature Upside-Down Curriculum offers immediate experience—like exploring humanitarian technology and technology’s positive impacts on society in your first semester—so you can begin identifying your technical talents and engage in areas and industries that interest you earlier than most other colleges. From there, our expert faculty will challenge you to dive deeper into complex issues and relationships through technical and human lenses and provide individualized space and support to help you focus your talents, define your skills, and build a strong research portfolio.

Study Abroad

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Champlain Abroad: Dublin

Known for the friendliness of its people, opportunities await in this stimulating academic environment located in the political, cultural, and economic center of Ireland. Become a global learner as you explore Europe and widen your perspectives, challenge your perceptions, and immerse yourself in culture.

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Champlain Abroad: Montreal

A hub for digital innovation and creativity, Montreal can be your playground for place-based projects, hands-on fieldwork experience, and personal growth. Take your studies abroad in one of the world's most culturally rich cities at the forefront of technology by studying at Champlain's Montreal campus.

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Just the Facts

+12%

Job growth for curators, archivists, and libraries expected between 2021-2031 by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

$78,060

Median pay in 2021 for technical writers according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.

91%

Employment rate over the last six years of students within six months of graduating.

PROFESSIONAL PURSUITS

Opportunities as infinite as the human imagination.

Champlain’s Digital Humanities degree prepares you for the jobs of today, as well as those on tomorrow’s horizon. Enhanced flexibility of the BS in Digital Humanities means you can tailor your talents, skills, and expertise across endless industries. By the time you graduate, your professional experiences, projects, and solid research portfolio will stand out to potential employers and highlight your ability to tackle dynamic, hands-on projects with a team and independently.

Upon graduation you will be able to:

  • Produce your own digital video stories, learn basic data cleaning and data analytic techniques with R, a statistical computing and graphics software used in a variety of industries
  • Acquire basic python programming skills, with the option to become more advanced)
  • Learn how to do digital mapping with QGIS
  • Apply transmedia storytelling techniques to write and share stories across multiple media platforms

Possible job placements for graduates include:

  • Digital Archives
  • Curation
  • Library Science
  • Information Ethics
  • Cultural Consultancy
  • Environmental Information Administration
  • Public Humanities/Community-engaged Practice
  • Multimedia Journalist
  • Communications Officer
  • Digital Marketing for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Media Preservation
  • Emerging Technologies Specialist

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