Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Digital Studies Concentration

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Digital Studies


Sarah Purcell

Concentration Committee:

Mark Baechtel
Julia Bauder
Jeremy Chen 
Mark Christel 
John Garrison 
Michael Guenther 
Ross Haenfler 
Stephanie Jones
Matthew Kluber
David Neville
Mo Petzel
Mirzam Perez
Nick Phillips 
Vanessa Preast
Samuel Rebelsky
Elizabeth (Liz) Rodrigues
Erik Simpson 
Nicky Tavares


The Digital Studies interdisciplinary concentration provides a framework for studying the digital practices and cultures that shape scholarly research, creative production, and increasingly large areas of everyday life. The concentration aims especially support thinking and activities that cross disciplinary boundaries, such as developing digital techniques for the creation of art or music, bringing critical theory to bear on digital cultures, or investigating the powers and limitations of algorithmic approaches to textual evidence. Digital Studies concentrators will engage with new research questions arising from digital cultures and methods, creatively employ digital tools and media, and develop the skills that constitute twenty-first century digital literacies.

Concentration Requirements: 22 credits as follows:

Foundation Course - 4 credits chosen from the following:

Area Courses: 16 credits from these two areas:*

* Notes:

a.  no more than 8 credits from any department
b.  no more than 12 credits from any division
c.  at least 8 credits from the 200-level or above, and
d.  at least 4 credits from each of the two areas

Culminating Experiences: 2 to 4 credits

Normally consisting of either:

a.  completion of a seminar offered to Digital Studies concentrators in their final year at the college
b.  completion of an independent study course in fulfillment of the Digital Studies public presentation requirement

Public Presentation

A presentation in a class or colloquium, drawing on the Culminating Experience.

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