The Digital Studies Interdisciplinary Minor at Davidson

Designed to complement majors in every department and program, the Digital Studies interdisciplinary minor bridges usual distinctions between the sciences and the humanities, between empiricism and interpretation.

Combining theory and practice, DIG courses foster liberal arts practices essential for the 21st century: procedural literacy, data awareness, network sensibilities, entrepreneurial thinking, digital citizenship, information preservation and sustainability, and the ethical use of technology.

The Digital Studies interdisciplinary minor provides a framework for studying the digital tools, cultures, and practices that permeate everyday life. These tools, cultures, and practices shape how we work, play, communicate and learn. Understanding the social and historical contexts of these technologies is a fundamental part of Digital Studies.

Digital Studies courses range across three broad areas: digital creativity, which includes digital art and digital storytelling, transmedia production, and programming; digital culture, which focuses on the communities, practices, and counter-practices that digital technology has given rise to; and digital methodology, in which digital tools are used to quantitatively or qualitatively analyze, map, and share text or data.

Courses You Might Take

CSC 121

Programming & Problem Solving

Instructor
Seminario

An introduction to computer science and structured programming, including algorithmic thinking, using control structures, essential data structures, creating functions, recursion, and object-oriented programming.

Satisfies the Mathematical and Quantitative Thought requirement.
Satisfies a requirement in the Data Science interdisciplinary minor…

ENG 211

Filmmaking

Instructor
Clement-Lam

This course is a workshop, where virtually everything will be based upon, work from, and be inspired by, the films you and others in your class accomplish. The course is based on learning the discipline and rigors of thinking…

BIO 209

Bioinformatics Programming

Instructor
D. Thurtle-Schmidt

(Cross-listed with CSC 209.)  An interdisciplinary introduction to computer science and structured programming using the Python programming language in the context of biological datasets and applications, including algorithms for analyzing genomic data.

Satisfies a requirement in the Data Science…

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Digital & Screen Media Major

Through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Davidson College offers a Digital & Screen Media major. Designed to challenge students to fashion their digital presence while simultaneously questioning emerging technologies, the major also encourages students to become sensitive consumers and producers of digital media.