Use and create digital tools to research issues relevant to local and global communities

The mission of the Digital Humanities program at Concordia University Ann Arbor is to foster inter-disciplinary knowledge through the analysis and creation of digital texts, promote life-long learning, and equip students with the technological skills required for the global job market.

Cost Per Credit $699
Credits 30

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Fully online, self-paced courses in a convenient 8-week format

Program Overview

The technological landscape is evolving rapidly. Many businesses, churches, and entrepreneurs rely on digital technologies such as data visualization, data mining, and social media to make informed business decisions, advertise and market, improve employee productivity, and more.

In addition, as our modes of communication become increasingly digital, the K-12 landscape is shifting.  Students must not only develop speaking and writing skills but also digital and visual literacy skills in order to effectively consume and create digital texts for a variety of audiences. 

If you’re looking for a graduate program in the humanities, look no further than Concordia’s online master’s in digital humanities. You’ll graduate equipped with the technical skills required for the evolving job market and the ability to better teach digital and visual literacy skill development in your classroom.

By completing CUAA's online Master of Arts in the digital humanities, you will be able to do the following:

  1. Use Python to code and create web-based texts
  2. Use Adobe Creative Suite to create graphic images appropriate for social media and other marketing venues
  3. Create, use, and analyze data visualizations in order to make well-informed decisions
  4. Create, use, and analyze geographical information systems in order to make informed decisions
  5. Use rhetorical strategies for collaborating and communicating with specific audiences (colleagues, potential clients, customers, parishioners, etc.)
  6. Create and use digital archives


What to Expect

Students in this program should expect:

  • Individualized instruction and attention
  • The freedom to research areas of self-interest within the humanities
  • The ability to use and design digital tools to conduct this research
  • The freedom to be creative and explore
  • Fully online, self-paced courses in a convenient eight-week format
  • Authentic projects and assessments

Learn more about Concordia's expectations for students by viewing our handbook here.

After completing all your coursework, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge by completing either a practicum or a thesis. Practicums may be completed at your place of employment in which you will be required to complete a special project focusing on a topic introduced within the digital humanities coursework. The project will be grounded in current research but is a more practical and hands-on project. For educators, this could include a unit plan or development of a digital project for your students to complete.

The thesis requires in-depth research on a topic of choice and involves writing an academic paper or multimodal compositions. Students, who choose to write a thesis, will work closely with faculty in the department to ensure they produce quality graduate-level work.

Check out a current graduate student and his digital humanities project!

Digital Humanities student example

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