Digital Studies 101

A common resource for Digital Studies at UMW.


This course introduces the Minor in Digital Studies and also satisfies a requirement for the Major in Communication and Digital Studies. In this class, students encounter a broad approach to digital inquiry, digital creativity and critical practice as manifest in different disciplines. This class will help students develop the ideas, practices, and skills that continue to pursue in future coursework. While some coursework will involve working closely with computer software and code, no prior experience with programming is required or expected, as this is not a Computer Science class. Instead, we take an inclusive approach to the “digital” in digital studies.

The Program Director for Digital Studies is Zach Whalen.

Zach Whalen

@zachwhalen |

Section 1: MWF 10:00 – 10:50, Section 2: MWF 11:00 – 11:50

All DGST sections share a slack domain at