UofT DH Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Digital Humanities Minor

Woodsworth College, UTSG Campus

Woodsworth College, located on the downtown Toronto St. George campus, offers a minor in Digital Humanities. In introductory and advanced DH courses, students learn about the intellectual landscape of digital humanities scholarship. They learn how to build digital stories, exhibits, and maps; how to digitize rare books; how to analyze collections of data; how to construct digital models and 3D-print them; and how to manage major digital projects. By the end of the program, students conduct a major DH research project of their own or participate in the research of an established faculty project. Throughout the program, students gain a critical perspective on digital technologies, learning to consider the ways digital platforms shape, and are shaped by, the currents of wider social and cultural forces.

For more information about specific course requirements or to contact the program office, please visit Digital Humanities on the Woodsworth College website.

Culture, Communication, and Information Technology (CCIT) Major

UTM Campus

In this program, students evelop an in-depth understanding of media and digital technologies and their social implications from cross-disciplinary perspectives. Through research-based and hands-on courses, students critically assess the possibilities and consequences of media and technologies and apply their digital skills across multiple platforms. Students can take courses such as “Critical Coding” and “Race, Media and Technology,” among others. For more information, see this website.

In addition to these major and minor programs, many other departments across the tri-campus offer course work in digital humanities. These include: at UTM, Historical Studies; English and Drama; ICCIT; Visual Studies; and Language Studies. At UTSC, these include Arts, Media and Culture, and Historical and Cultural Studies. At the downtown St. George campus, students can find DH courses in the departments of History; English; Religion; and Art History, among other locations. If there are other degree programs you know about, do let us know at dhn.admin@utoronto.ca.

Graduate Programs

Currently, there are no graduate programs or certificates in digital humanities at the University of Toronto. However, there are several programs where one can do DH work, in the context of a related degree program (see below). If your U of T grad unit offers DH courses, please let us know at dhn.admin@utoronto.ca.

The Knowledge Media Design Institute (KMDI)

KMDI, now housed within the Faculty of Information, offers a Collaborative Specialization in Knowledge Media Design, which University of Toronto graduate students can pursue in addition to their regular departmental degree program. The KMDI’s portfolio includes action research projects, cross-sector collaborations, and community outreach initiatives. Their affiliated Labs and projects explore the various social, cultural, ethical, and political implications of technological artifacts and systems, from 3D printers and game consoles, to social media platforms and environmental data infrastructures. To learn more see their website at: http://kmdi.utoronto.ca/

Faculty of Information

The Faculty of Information offers multiple degree programs at both the graduate and the undergraduate level in all aspects of information and data studies. While there are no programs focused on digital humanities, many faculty members work in this area, and their teaching is informed by this research.