The Digital Humanities minor is designed to help students expand their ability to make humanities arguments using digital tools. This minor takes an interdisciplinary, expansive view of the humanities, including courses from across the college. Students will learn how to interpret, analyze, and use digital methods to communicate in new and innovative ways, including skills such as digital rhetoric, podcast creation, mapping, and data visualization.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must complete all coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: DGH

Minor Requirements 

Total credits: 16

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Required Courses

HIST 390The Digital Past (Mason Core)3
CHSS 405Digital Humanities Project1
Total Credits4


Students will take at least two courses from the methods list and at least one course from the topics list. A total of 12 credits of electives is required.12
Select at least two courses from the following:
Media Theory
Introduction to Documentary (Mason Core)
Web Authoring and Design
Rhetoric and New Media
Digital Futures
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Mason Core)
Big Data, Technology, and Society
Other courses as approved by the minor director
Select at least one course from the following:
Digital Creative Writing
RS: Topics in Literary Research (Mason Core)
Topics in Digital History
Other courses as approved by the minor director
Total Credits12