Carnegie Mellon University

Humanities Analytics (HumAn) - Minor

Our Humanities Analytics (HumAn) minor helps you develop skills as you prepare for a career in technology, cultural commentary, natural language processing, museums and libraries, data journalism, or academia. 

Learn how to declare a minor in Humanities Analytics.

Declared HumAn Minor in Spring 2021 or after

Curriculum: 6 courses, 54 units minimum

Required Courses (2 courses, 18 units):

76-275 Introduction to Critical Writing
76-380 Methods in Humanities Analytics

Core Courses (2 courses, 18 units minimum):

76-314 Data Stories
76-388 Coding for Humanists*
76-425 Science in the Public Sphere
76-429 Intro to Digital Humanities
88-275 Bubbles: Data Science for Human Minds
88-300 Programming and Data Analysis for Social Scientists

*Students who have taken 15110 and/or 15112 are not permitted to take this course.

Electives (2 courses, 18 units minimum):

Choose one course from LIST A and one course from LIST B.

LIST A:
05-391 Designing Human Centered Software 
05-434/11-344 Machine Learning in Practice 
11-441/741 Machine Learning for Text Mining 1 
15-104 Introduction to Computing for Creative Practice 
15-110 Principles of Computing 
16-223 Introduction to Physical Computing 
18-090 Twisted Signals: Multimedia Processing for the Arts 
19-713 Policies of Wireless Systems 
36-201 Statistical Reasoning and Practice 
36-202 Methods for Statistics and Data Science 
36-315 Statistical Graphics and Visualization (This course has prerequisites.)
36-350 Statistical Computing 3 
48-095 Spatial Concepts for Non-Architects I 
48-120 Digital Media I
51-229 Digital Photographic Imaging 
53-451 Research Issues in Game Development
60/62-142 Digital Photography I 
60-427 Advanced CP/ETB: Special Topic 
62-150 IDeATe: Introduction to Media Synthesis and Analysis 

LIST B:
76-221 Books You Should Have Read by Now
76-318 Communicating in the Global Marketplace
76-325 Intertextuality
76-373 Argument
76-385 Introduction to Discourse Analysis
76-389 Rhetorical Grammar
76-390 Style
76-472 Multimedia Storytelling in a Digital Age
76-476 Rhetoric of Science
76-491 Rhetorical Analysis
79-200 Introduction to Historical Research & Writing
79-305 Moneyball Nation: Data in American Life
80-180 Nature of Language
80-280 Linguistic Analysis
80-381 Meaning in Language
80-383 Language in Use
82-282 Community Service Learning
82-283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity
82-383 Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Research
82-480 Social and Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism 

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Declared HumAn Minor Prior to Spring 2021

Curriculum: 6 courses, 54 units minimum

Required Courses (2 courses, 18 units):

76-275 Introduction to Critical Writing
76-380 Methods in Humanities Analytics

Core Courses (2 courses, 18 units minimum):

76-314 Data Stories
76-388 Coding for Humanists*
76-425 Science in the Public Sphere
76-429 Intro to Digital Humanities
88-275 Bubbles: Data Science for Human Minds
88-300 Programming and Data Analysis for Social Scientists

*Students who have taken 15110 and/or 15112 are not permitted to take this course.

Electives Based on Primary Major (2 courses, 18 units minimum):

  • Requirements for Students with Primary Majors in English, History, Modern Languages, or Philosophy
  • Requirements for Students with Primary Majors Other Than English, History, Modern Languages, or Philosophy

Students with primary majors in English, History, Modern Languages, or Philosophy select two courses relevant to digital and analytical methods from List A. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. To determine if a course not listed here will count toward the minor, please contact Laura E. Donaldson.

LIST A:
05-391 Designing Human Centered Software 
05-434/11-344 Machine Learning in Practice 
11-441/741 Machine Learning for Text Mining 1 
15-104 Introduction to Computing for Creative Practice 
15-110 Principles of Computing 
16-223 Introduction to Physical Computing 
18-090 Twisted Signals: Multimedia Processing for the Arts 
19-713 Policies of Wireless Systems 
36-201 Statistical Reasoning and Practice 
36-202 Methods for Statistics and Data Science 
36-315 Statistical Graphics and Visualization (This course has prerequisites.)
36-350 Statistical Computing 3 
48-095 Spatial Concepts for Non-Architects I 
48-120 Digital Media I
51-229 Digital Photographic Imaging 
53-451 Research Issues in Game Development
60/62-142 Digital Photography I 
60-427 Advanced CP/ETB: Special Topic 
62-150 IDeATe: Introduction to Media Synthesis and Analysis 

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Students with primary majors other than English, History, Modern Languages, or Philosophy select two electives courses relevant to broad Humanities expertise from List B. Please note: this is not an exhaustive list. To determine if a course not listed here will count toward the minor, please contact Laura E. Donaldson.

LIST B:
76-221 Books You Should Have Read by Now
76-318 Communicating in the Global Marketplace
76-325 Intertextuality
76-373 Argument
76-389 Rhetorical Grammar
76-390 Style
76-394 Research in English
76-476 Rhetoric of Science
79-200 Introduction to Historical Research & Writing
79-305 Moneyball Nation: Data in American Life
80-180 Nature of Language
80-280 Linguistic Analysis
80-381 Meaning in Language
80-383 Language in Use
82-282 Community Service Learning
82-283 Language Diversity & Cultural Identity
82-383 Second Language Acquisition: Theories and Research
82-480 Social and Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism 

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