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The Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) includes topics across multiple disciplines and departments. Are you interested in participating in innovative courses related to information technology, new media, design, and digital culture? To guide students to related courses, DHI has put together a selection of courses from across campus for both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information please visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Digital Studies Courses website.

Featured Courses:

Introducing a new FIG* series focusing on Digital Studies:

InterL&S 106 Internet and Society - Online Participation in a Brave New World

Communication Arts 288 - Critical Internet Studies

Library and Information Studies 201- The Information Society

*First-Year Interest Group (FIG) is a "learning community" of about 20 students who are enrolled in a cluster of three classes that are linked by a common theme.

 

In addition, here are a couple more Digital Studies focused courses of interest:

CommArts 288 - Introduction to Digital Communication (Instructor TBA)

This course introduces students to the basic social scientific and humanistic theories of public communication with an emphasis on deliberation. Students will learn tools for effective expression in traditional face-to-face settings as well as through digital modes of communication. In addition, the course will examine the implications of technology for public communication through a series of assignments where students will participate in online communication including forums, video posts, and other media.

CommArts 610 - Documenting Everyday Communication (Rob Howard)

The course will teach the use of digital recording technologies, archiving, and the analysis of everyday communication and culture. It will cover the basic methods and ethics of ethnographic documentation and archiving, explore scholarly studies that document and analyze everyday cultural expression, examine the value and techniques associated with the archiving of ethnographic materials. Students will be guided in creating an archival portfolio of digital media that documents a specific instance of everyday cultural communication using digital recording technologies. These archives will then be submitted to the University Archives through an online portal and become part of the permanent collection called "The Midwest Digital Folklore Archives."

 

Other Courses:

Undergraduate Courses

Please note, some of the courses listed below may indicate required prerequisites, however, if you feel you have equivalent experience, contact the instructor.

Art 318 - Nonstatic Forms
Art 328 - The Computer in the Visual Arts
Art 420 - Sound Design for the Performing and Visual Arts
Art 429 3D Digital Studio I (RHINO)
Art 448 - Digital Photography for Non-Art Majors
Art 448 - Intro to Digital Printmaking
Art 518 - Artist's Video
Art 529 - Digital Studio II (3D Modeling and Animation)
Art 629 3D Digital Studio III (advanced study in 3D animation)
Art Ed 557/Art Ed 951 Learning through Design
Art History 355 - History of Photography
CommArts 260 - Communication and Human Behavior
CommArts 288 - Critical Internet Studies
CommArts 288 - Introduction to Digital Communication
CommArts 325 - Mass Media and Human Behavior
CommArts 346 - Critical Internet Studies
CommArts 355 - Introduction to Media Productions
CommArts 609 - Interactive Multimedia
CommArts 609 - 2D Computer Animation
CommArts 610 - Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
CommArts 612 - New Media and Politics
CommArts 613 - Franchising in Media Industries
CommArts 616/Journalism 616/Fam Com 616/Life Sciences Comm 616 - Mass Media and Youth
CompSci 250 - Digital Society: The Impact of Computers and Computer Technology
Curriculum and Instruction 277 Videogames & Learning
Curriculum and Instruction 675 Videogames & Learning
Design Studies 120 - Design: Fundamentals I
English 236 Orality, Literacy, Digitality
English 317 - Writing in Workplaces
German 677 - Reading the Berlin Wall (Students must have advanced German language skills)
Interdisciplinary L&S 106 - Digital Studies: Internet and Society
Journalism 201 - Introduction to Mass Communication
Journalism 676 - Social Impact of New Communication Technology
Library & Info Studies 201 - The Information Society
Library & Info Studies 340 - Information Policy and Ethics
Library & Info Studies 644 - Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates
Life Sciences Comm 314 - Introduction to Digital Video Production
Life Sciences Comm 332 - Print and Electronic Media Design
Life Sciences Comm 350 - Visualizing Science and Technology
Life Sciences Comm 360 - Information Radio
Life Sciences Comm 440 - Contemporary Communication Technologies and Their Social Effects

Graduate Courses

Art 629 3D Digital Studio III (advanced study in 3D animation)

CommArts 609 - Interactive Multimedia
CommArts 609 - 2D Computer Animation
CommArts 610 - Digitally Documenting Everyday Communication
CommArts 612 - New Media and Politics
CommArts 613 - Franchising in Media Industries
CommArts 616/Journalism 616/Fam Com 616/Life Sciences Comm 616 - Mass Media and Youth
CompSci 770/Psych 770 - Human-Computer Interaction
Curriculum and Instruction 675 Videogames & Learning
Curriculum and Instruction 951/Art Ed 557/Art Ed 951 Learning through Design
Ed Psych 792 - Tools for Thought
German 677 - Reading the Berlin Wall (Students must have advanced German language skills)
Journalism 676 - Social Impact of New Communication Technology
Library & Info Studies 644 - Digital Tools, Trends, and Debates
Science and Technology Studies 902 - Current Topics in Science and Technology Studies

For more information, contact Prof. Jon McKenzie, DHI Coordinator.