The course “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences” forms an explicit interface between the previously distant subject cultures of the humanities and social sciences and information technology. Through its cross-faculty, transdisciplinary approach, students acquire basic competences in both areas, computer science and the humanities and social sciences, which enable them to develop and apply new procedures and methods for researching social science and humanities data as well as to understand the socio-technical prerequisites of digitisation and the associated profound social change.
A compulsory elective area and a practical module offer sufficient space for individual emphases in the areas of “language and text”, “image and media”, “society and space”.
In the winter semester of 2018, a new Fachprüfungsordnung (FPO) for the “Digital Humanities and Social Sciences” came into effect. Since then, it has been possible to study our programme as a first or second subject. Students starting their studies in the winter semester 2018 or later will automatically study according to this new FPO. In the following, we therefore present the study programme according to the new FPO. For students who began their studies before the 2018 winter semester and did not change FPO, the old schedule is available on this page below.
Template study plan according to FPO 2018
The Bachelor’s thesis can be written in the first or second subject. It is therefore bracketed in the diagram. We recommend that you take the courses in the following order:
Study history with module designation and examination numbers
Module Introduction to the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (Part 1)
- 78811 Introduction to the Study of Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
- 78812 Informatics Tools in the Humanities and Social Sciences I
Module Basics of Computer Science
- 30601 Fundamentals of Computer Science (exam) (2.5 ECTS)
- 30602 Fundamentals of Computer Science (Exercise Performance) (5.0 ECTS)
Module Mathematics for Natural Scientists
- 46401 Mathematics for Natural Scientists (5.0 ECTS)
Module Introduction to the Digital Humanities and Social Sciences (Part 2)
- 78813 Informatics Tools in the Humanities and Social Sciences II
DH module 1: Focus on language and text
- 78911 DH Module 1: Focus on Language and Text (5.0 ECTS)
Moduel Theoretical Computer Science for Business Informatics and Teachers
- 34501 Theoretical Computer Science (exam) (5.0 ECTS)
Conceptual Modeling Module – 5 ECTS
- 31301 Conceptual Modeling
DH module 2: Focus on Society and Space
- 78921 DH Module 2: Focus on Society and Space
Mathematical Modelling and Statistics for Natural Scientists
- 57601 written exam for the lecture Mathematical Modelling and Statistics for Natural Scientists (5.0 ECTS)
- 57602 Computer exam
Module Fundamentals of Logic in Computer Science
- 30711 Fundamentals of Logic in Computer Science (5.0 ECTS)
DH module 3: focus on Images and Media
- 78931 DH module 3: Focus on Images and Media (5.0 ECTS)
Directive range (freely selectable – 10 ECTS)
- 17101 Optional module Language and Text (2.5 ECTS)
- 17102 Optional module Language and Text (5.0 ECTS)
- 17201 Optional module Media and Image (2.5 ECTS)
- 17202 Optional module Media and Image (5.0 ECTS)
- 17301 Optional module Society and Space (2.5 ECTS)
- 17302 Optional module Society and Space (5.0 ECTS)
- The practical module can be taken as an independent project in consultation with the module managers Prof. Dr. Peter Bell and Prof. Dr. Michael Kohlhase. The achievement is issued as a certificate and must be submitted to the examination office for recognition.
- Alternatively an internship can be used as a practical module. The internship modalities have to be agreed with the person responsible for the study course Philipp Kurth M.Sc.. The internship certificate has to be submitted to the examination office for recognition.
- The colloquium offers students the opportunity to present ideas and discuss theses.
- The colloquium provides space for exchange during the writing of the bachelor thesis.
- All students present their topic in a presentation (duration approx. 30 minutes).
- Detailed information on the bachelor thesis can be found under the item Bachelor thesis in the main menu.
Old regulations 2016
The following information only applies to students who are still studying according to the old Fachprüfungsordnung. This information is not relevant for new students!
Structure of the FPO 2016:
Contrary to the Study plan, we recommend that you take the modules in the following sequence. If the subject combination permits this, courses for the elective area can already be attended in the 3rd semester.