Minor in Digital Humanities

töö arvutisMinor specialisation in digital humanities is intended for all Bachelor's level students in the Faculty of Humanities and Arts, who wish develop their practical IT skills and use them for dealing with research questions and data in the humanities. Additionally the minor provides extra competence for working in the modern information laden and datafied world, where understanding of and skills in programming, data analysis and working with databases are more and more valued and required. Digital humanities is not so much a separate discipline, but rather offers opportunities to develop technical skills and to apply them in your own discipline.

The minor can be found in the Study Information System under Estonian and Finno-Ugric Linguistics Bachelor's curricula

The minor consist of a narrow field module in computer science, specialisation module in digital humanities and an elective module. Narrow field module in computer science offers skills and knowledge in information technology on an introductory level. Digital humanities specialisation module is more focused on humanities and offers skills and knowledge for applying information technology to humanities data. 

Courses in the minor are offered only in Estonian.


Minor consists of three modules


Narrow field module: computer science (24 ECTS)

  • MTAT.03.010 - Computer Handling (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.07.028 - Information Security (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.08.006 - Operating Systems (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.03.105 - Introduction to Databases (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.03.236 - Introduction to Programming (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.03.256 - Introduction to Programming II (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.03.297 - Creating WWW Pages (3 ECTS)
  • MTAT.03.132 - Multimedia (3 ECTS)


Specialisation module: digital humanities (24 ECTS)

  • HVHV.00.002 - Introduction to Digital Humanities (3 ECTS)
  • HVEE.01.006 - Processing and Analyzing Textual Data in the Humanities (3 ECTS)
  • HVEE.04.006 - Introduction to R and Data Structures (3 ECTS)
  • HVAJ.02.003 - Databases of History (3 ECTS)
  • HVHV.00.001 - Applying GIS in the Humanities (3 ECTS)
  • FLFL.00.009 - Basics of Quantitative Data Analysis for the Humanities with R (3 ECTS)
  • HVEE.00.009 - Digital humanities seminar (3 ECTS)
  • HVHV.00.007 - From Paper to Computer (3 ECTS)


Elective module: digital humanities (12 ECTS)

  • HVVK.14.128 - Computer Graphics in Photoshop (3 ECTS)
  • HVVK.14.130 - Computer Graphics - Graphic Design with Freewares (3 ECTS)
  • HVEE.00.010 - Practice of digital humanities (6 ECTS)
  • HVEE.04.004 - Processing Estonian Language in Python (6 ECTS)
  • HVVK.14.051 - Basics of Digital Painting (3 ECTS)
  • HVVK.14.014 - Digital Photography (3 ECTS)
  • SVUH.00.034 - Introduction to Internet Studies (6 ECTS)
  • HVVK.14.015 - Graphic Design and Vector Graphics (3 ECTS)


2019/20 spring semester digital humanities courses in English

  • HVVK.14.014 - Digital Photography (3 ECTS) (in English)
  • SVUH.00.034 - Introduction to Internet Studies (6 ECTS) (in English)
  • HVVK.14.128 - Computer Graphics in Photoshop (3 ECTS) (in English and in Estonian)
  • HVVK.14.051 - Basics of Digital Painting (3 ECTS) (in English and in Estonian)