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McGill faculty offer a number of courses which focus on specifically on Digital Humanities. Others offer digitally-inflected courses, while more still use digital methods in humanities courses across a number of faculties, in numerous programs.

Digital Humanities Courses:

LLCU 212 Understanding Digital and Social Media (3 credits)

Lectures will explore a range of topics related to technologies of contemporary digital and social media, with particular attention to understanding technical, historical, ethical and legal issues. Tutorials will help students to express themselves effectively with digital media, and especially on the web (HTML, images, audio, video).

LLCU 311 Digital Studies/Citizenry (3 credits)

This course will provide a conceptual and practical understanding of how to leverage technologies in a range of common activities such as searching, social networking, presenting, and creating web content. The emphasis will be on using and understanding digital technologies in effective and ethical ways in our digital society.

LLCU 498 Digital Project (3 credits)

Students will pursue digital projects through group instruction and individual supervision. Emphasis will be placed on effective project planning, appropriate research, theoretical framing, and effective communication. Students will be expected to present their work at an open symposium event at the end of term.

LLCU 602 The Digital Humanities (3 credits)

This course will provide theoretical and practical foundations for working in the digital humanities, covering topics such as digitization, encoding, analysis, and visualization. We will consider, critique, and engage with the new possibilities - and dangers - of digital scholarship.

Related Courses:

The following courses are offered by programs across the university, and have an emphasis on humanistic and digital scholarship.

  • ARCH 342: Digital Representation
  • ARCH 512: Architectural Modelling*
  • ARET 150: Arts Educational Technology
  • ARTH 202: Introduction to Contemporary Art
  • ARTH 336: Art Now
  • ARTH 360: Studies in the Photographic
  • CCTR 519: Guided Cultural Reading / Lectures culturelles dirigées*
  • CLNG 531: Grammar and Writing Techniques*
  • COMP 189: Computers and Society
  • COMP 280: History and Philosophy of Computing
  • COMS 200: History of Communication
  • COMS 320: Media and Empire
  • COMS 410: Cultures in Visualization
  • COMS 425: Urban Culture & Everyday Life
  • COMS 493: Advanced Issues in Media Governance
  • COMS 541: Cultural Industries*
  • CPRL 225: Social and Traditional Media Relations 
  • ECSE 511: Introduction to Digital Communication*
  • ECSE 521: Digital Communications 1*
  • EDPT 200: Integrating Educational Technology in Classrooms
  • EAST 468: Science and Technology in Japan           
  • EDEC 262: Media, Technology and Education
  • EDEE 280: Geography, History and Citizenship Education
  • ENGL 586: Cultural Studies: Other Media*
  • FREN 334: Analyse des textes litteraires                  
  • FREN 335: Methodes d'analyse des textes litteraires
  • GEOG 199: FYS: Geo-Environments           
  • GEOG 201: Introductory Geo-Information Science 
  • GEOG 306: Raster Geo-Information Science           
  • GEOG 307: Socioeconomic Applications of GIS
  • GEOG 381: Geographic Thought and Practice         
  • GEOG 506: Advanced Geographic Information Science*
  • GEOG 507: Advanced Social Geography*
  • LLCU 300: Cinema and the Visual
  • MUCO 341: Digital Studio Composition 1   
  • MUCO 541: Advanced Digital Studio Composition 1*
  • MUCO 542: Advanced Digital Studio Composition 2*
  • MUMT 201: Introduction to Music Technologies     
  • MUMT 202: Fundamentals of New Media   
  • MUMT 203: Introduction to Digital Audio  
  • MUMT 301: Music and the Internet
  • MUMT 306: Music and Audio Computing 1
  • MUPD 204: Production for Digital Media 1  


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