Digital Studies at Davidson

Designed to complement majors in every department and program, Digital Studies classes (DIG) bridge 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.

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.

Digital Studies Minor

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 & Screen Media Interdisciplinary Major

Through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Davidson College offers a Digital & Screen Media major. 

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.

Courses You Might Take

CSC 108

Exploring Computer Science

Instructor
Ramanujan

An introduction to the study of computational and algorithmic processes and the insight such study provides into age-old questions about human creativity and intelligence, the nature of social networks, evolution and self-replicating systems, mind-body duality, language, and economic…

DIG 270

Digital Maps, Space & Place

Instructor
Kabala

A course in the theories and practices of digital mapping as applied to the humanities and social sciences. The course brings together readings in the digital spatial humanities as well as hands-on mapping and spatial analysis through programming…

ART 111

Introduction to Digital Art

Instructors
Dietrick, Eggleston

ART 111 is an introduction to digital art, both its history and production. Using sketches and found imagery, students will use the Adobe Creative Suite and open source software to produce 2D, 3D and 4D art. Through…