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Digital Humanities Area of Study

The online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree program in Digital Humanities prepares students to appropriately and confidently engage in a wide range of digital contexts for synthesizing and generating content for new media and develop digital competency.

The need for graduate study in the digital humanities is motivated by the relevance of applying human critical thinking and problem-solving skills in professions that are increasingly reliant on new technologies for efficiency, growth, and innovation. The University’s Digital Humanities program helps students learn to apply critical inquiry to creatively implement the tools of digital media in their careers.

Thomas Edison State University recognizes the need for professionals to have a complex understanding of how human beings use digital means to interact and participate in an increasingly networked society. Students who complete this online graduate program will gain an understanding of how our networked society came into being, how it currently functions and the role that they can play to shape its future.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the area of study, students will be able to:

  • Analyze human expression in the context of a networked society.
  • Examine the role of social networking and peer collaboration technologies in the production of human knowledge.
  • Integrate resources for reading and writing in digital spaces to the greatest professional and academic effect.
  • Apply digital tools for the visual presentation of content and analysis of data.