Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate Courses

Standard DPH Cohort Course Cycle

All courses for the DPH program are contract courses administered by the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) office. The courses are taught by full-time GMU faculty and count towards GMU graduate degrees, but they do not appear on PatriotWeb. Students must register for these courses using an enrollment link provided by CPE. DPH students have priority enrollment for the courses, but non-DPH graduate students may also enroll in the courses if they have not yet reached the enrollment cap. Non-DPH students who are interested in the courses should contact the Graduate Coordinator, Emily Gibson (egibson5@gmu.edu). 

 

1st Semester (Fall): 

HIST 680-603 Introduction to Digital Humanities | 3 credits
Fall 2021
CRN: 85997
Professor Abigail Mullen
August 23 - December 15
Class meets asynchronously ONLINE –
Students are not expected to participate in a live class on a specific day or time.

Introduces students to key concepts, tools, and practices of digital humanities. Topics trace the process of digital scholarship, from the creation, description and organization of digital sources, to analysis with digital tools for text analysis, mapping, network graphs, and the presentation and promotion of digital scholarship online using crowdsourcing, and social media. Students do hands-on work, including creating an individual digital project using a platform or tool of their choice.
 
 

2nd Semester (Spring): 

HIST 694 Digital Public History | 3 credits
Spring 2022 
CRN: TBD
Professor TBD
January 24 - May 6
Class meets asynchronously ONLINE –
Students are not expected to participate in a live class on a specific day or time.
 
Introduces students to the theories and methods central to doing digital public history, and develops the skills necessary for students to plan and execute their own projects. Topics include digital strategy development, developing effective digital exhibits, describing and publishing digital collections, mobile computing and curating the landscape, creating participatory history projects, and effective methods for evaluating digital public history work.
 
 

3rd Semester (Summer): 

HIST 689-623 Teaching & Learning History in the Digital Age | 3 credits
Summer 2021
CRN: 44062
Professor Kelly Schrum
May 17 - August 7
Class meets asynchronously ONLINE –
Students are not expected to participate in a live class on a specific day or time.
 
Examines what happens when instructors integrate new media technology into history classroom. Includes consideration of learning theory, new media theory, and an in-depth examination of state-of-the-art in practice. In the final third of semester, students produce practicum that is either working history teaching web site or concept paper for site, depending on student's degree of technical sophistication. No prior facility with information technology required. Course appropriate for graduate students working as teachers or planning career in teaching.

 

4th Semester (Fall): 

HIST 794-604 Internship in Applied History (1st experience of 2) | 3 credits
Fall 2021
CRN: 85998
Professor Jennifer Rosenfeld
August 23 - December 15
Class meets asynchronously ONLINE –
Students are not expected to participate in a live class on a specific day or time.
 
All students enrolled in the DPH program have access to fully-online internships with a unit of the Smithsonian Institution. These remote internships are only available to DPH students. The DPH Program Director, Dr. Brian Platt, works with partners at the Smithsonian to line up the internships for DPH students.
 
Non-DPH graduate students have access to the "regular" section of HIST 794, which is administered by the History Internship Director, Dr. Suzanne Smith (smisuze@gmu.edu).
 
 

5th Semester (Spring): 

HIST 794 Internship in Applied History (2nd experience of 2) | 3 credits
Spring 2022 
CRN: TBD
Professor TBD
January 24 - May 6
Class meets asynchronously ONLINE –
Students are not expected to participate in a live class on a specific day or time.
 
All students enrolled in the DPH program have access to fully-online internships with a unit of the Smithsonian Institution. These remote internships are only available to DPH students. The DPH Program Director, Dr. Brian Platt, works with partners at the Smithsonian to line up the internships for DPH students.
 
Non-DPH graduate students have access to the "regular" section of HIST 794, which is administered by the History Internship Director, Dr. Suzanne Smith (smisuze@gmu.edu).