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Course Design & Curriculum Planning

Included Services

  • For an individual course, 1-2 consultations using best practices from the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • For curriculum planning: initial meeting with program leaders; planning session; and (optional) follow-up

Work Samples

UCLA’s Upper Division Digital Humanities Minor Curriculum

In collaboration with UCLA’s DH program leadership, we redesigned the curriculum to address challenges that our undergraduate students identified in navigating the Minor. Most of our upper-division courses were coded as DH 150, which made it difficult for students to know which topics would be offered each quarter and to plan their path through the Minor. Distinguishing the advanced topic courses also offers a better sense of the breadth of experience and expertise of our faculty and the program, itself. Since the program has grown significantly in the past few years, we have struggled to offer enough Research Capstones as DH 199s because they were limited to just 7 students each, so we created a new seminar course (DH 187) that can seat up to 25 students.


  • DH 101: Intro to DH
  • DH 150/151: Advanced Topics
  • DH 195: Internship Course
  • DH 199: Research Capstone Independent Study


  • DH 101: Intro to DH
  • DH 110: Intro to UX/UI Design
  • DH 120: Social Media Data Analytics
  • DH 125: Data Analysis for Social Research
  • DH 131: Digital Mapping and Critical Geographic Information Systems
  • DH 140: Coding for Humanities
  • M 145: Literary Text Analysis
  • DH 150/151: Advanced Topics
  • DH 187: Research Capstone Seminar
  • DH 195: Internship Course
  • DH 199: Research Capstone Independent Study

Invited Talk for the AMICAL Consortium:

Digital Project Course Integration

This 45-minute presentation provides participants with a road map for planning a course that incorporates, or is built around, a digital humanities project. In this talk, I cover the basics of backward design, how to stage a digital humanities project, choose a project stage for course integration, and scaffold the necessary knowledge and skills for students to successfully complete the assigned portion of the DH project. Each step includes practical examples of best practices and lessons learned from other DH projects. [Static slides are available below the video.]

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