Digital Scholarship and Media Studies Certificate Program
Emory Laney Graduate School Graduate Certificate in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies
Students from any department within the Laney Graduate School may attain a Certificate in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies (DSMS) upon fulfilling the following requirements:
Eligibility criteria for admission. Students must be enrolled and in good standing in a PhD program of the Graduate School.
Course requirements for the certificate. The certificate will require the successful completion of four courses from an approved list, one of which must be the Seminar in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies (DSMS 700), and one of which must be an approved internship in digital scholarship.
Courses that will count toward the certificate. In addition to DSMS 700 and an internship, students choose two elective seminars from a list of campus-wide courses regularly taught in the Graduate School that feature digital media and scholarship. The certificate program encourages additions to the list of eligible courses (e.g. new courses, cross-listed courses with other departments, or special topics courses offered by visiting faculty) at the discretion of the program Co-Directors and certificate committee members.
- DSMS 700, Seminar in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies. What are “digital scholarship” and the “digital humanities”? This course offers a broad introduction to the impact of digital technologies upon research, and the humanities in particular. This seminar will cover issues such as the scope of the digital humanities, the production of knowledge in cyberspace, intellectual property, audience and communication, and transformations in pedagogical models. Students will develop an appropriate digital project during the course of the semester.
- ILA 795R (or equivalent in other departments), Internship: Credit for the internship should be structured around a project in digital scholarship based either on the Emory campus (such as the Digital Scholarship Commons, the scholarly journal Southern Spaces, or off-campus with an appropriate organization).
Completing the certificate. In addition to the core seminar, internship, and two elective courses, students will be expected to complete a final research paper or digital project. This final paper or project is described below, along with the steps required of students for completing the certificate program:
- Declare intention to pursue the certificate through a meeting with one of the DSMS program Co-Directors. Students must also gain the approval of their departmental advisor before entering the program and must complete the DSMS Declaration Form.
- Successful completion of the core “Seminar in Digital Scholarship and Media Studies.”
- Successful completion of three additional four-semester-hour courses, one of which must be an internship.
- Completion of a digital project or paper approved by a two-person committee chosen from among DSMS affiliated faculty, involving a substantial focus on some aspect of digital scholarship and media studies. This paper or project may develop out of a seminar or it can be drawn from the student's dissertation work.
- When all requirements for the Certificate have been fulfilled, the student will complete the DSMS Certificate Program Requirements Completion Form and submit it to the program co-directors. In the semester prior to graduation, the student must notify the program co-directors of his or her intent to graduate. At that time, the student must complete and submit appropriate forms to the Graduate School. Successful completion of the Digital Scholarship and Media Studies certificate program will be indicated on the student’s final transcript.
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Examples of recently offered courses which can count as electives toward the DSMS certificate.
ANT 585 Making Ethnographic Documentary
ANT 512 Special Topics in Discourse and Communication
ARTHIST 592 Introduction to Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
ARTHIST 597R Directed Study ARTHIST 596R Internship
ARTHIST 592 Maps and Models
CPLT 751R 001 Mind, Brains, and Intelligent Machines
ENG 789R New Media Vision and Theory
ENG 789R Poststructuralist Theory and Technical Culture ENG 789R Experiments in Scholarly Form ENG 789 Media Technology
ENG 780R/CPLT 751 Simulacra, Simulation, and Game Theory ENG 797R Directed Study DSMS 720 Topics and Tools in Digital Humanities
FILM 502 Seminar in Genre/Criticism
FILM 504 Seminar in Theory
FILM 506 Historiography of Film and TV FILM 506 Methods in Film and Media Studies FILM 573P Video Games
FILM 582 Contemporary Film Theory FILM 593 Documentary Filmmaking FILM 597 Directed Study FILM 597R Critical History of Television
HIST 582P Social Science & Quantitative Techniques
ILA 790/RUSS 550/CPLT 760 Ethnographic Film ILA 790/ANTH 585/FILM 573/ Working Images
ILA 795R Internship
LING 585 Discourse and Communication: Media
MUS 570 Digital New Media and the Avant Garde
MUS 597 Directed Study: Computer Music Composition OR Electronic Music MIDI Technology RLAR 710 Religion and Media SOC 500 Research Methods & Models – Statistics SOC 585 Qualitative Methods
SOC 560 Sociology of Culture
SOC 562 Sociology of Mass Media WGS 597 Directed Reading