Minor in Data Science in the Humanities

Requirements & Course Descriptions

Requirements (15 Units)

The 15-unit minor is necessarily flexible to accommodate the various backgrounds and goals of its students. The curriculum addresses data management, statistics, text analysis, geospatial analysis, digital prosopography, data visualization and information design. It entails experience in digital project work, and features a good deal of cross-disciplinary engagement. Our goal is to enrich the analytic skills that students can bring to bear on traditional and emerging topics across the humanities.

Course Requirements  (15 Units)

  • IPH 3123: Introduction to Digital Humanities (3 units)

DASH Core (at least 3 and up to 7 units)

  • IPH 431 Statistics for Humanities (3 units) 
  • IPH 430 Data Manipulation for the Humanities (1 unit) 
  • IPH 432 Programming for Text Analysis (3 units)

Research via Internship (at least 2 units or up to 6 unit)

  • L93 IPH 399 Internship in Digital Humanities (2-6 units)
  • This course may be repeated for up to 6 units.  Students intern on a faculty Digital Humanities research project either during the academic year or in summer through the Humanities Digital Workshop.

Electives:  Remaining units from the following courses (more to be added to this list as they present themselves)

  • E81 CSE 131: Introduction to Computer Science I (3 units)
  • E81 CSE 204A: Web Development (3 units)
  • E81 CSE 247: Data Structures and Algorithms (3 units)
  • E81 CSE 247R: Seminar: Data Structures and Algorithms (1 unit)
  • L14 E Lit 313W: Bots, Drones, and Cyborgs: Being Human in the Age of Intelligent Machines (3 units)
  • E81 CSE 330S: Rapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming (3 units)
  • L53 Film 337: Retro Game Design (3 units)
  • L15 Drama 390: Immersive Story Studio (3 units)
  • L53 Film 453: Experiential Design for Immersive Media (3 units)
  • E81 CSE 457A: Introduction to Visualization (3 units)