While "Digital Sciences" is not yet a well-understood term, interdisciplinary curricula in digital disciplines in general are developing nationwide. Nearby Carnegie Mellon Universityâ€™s School of Computer Science, and Georgia Techâ€™s College of Computing, are two well-known examples of computing units aggregated into a traditional College structure.
While not digital "science", a well-understood and closely related discipline is digital "humanities". Established in the 1970s and 1980s, Digital Humanities or Digital Studies programs exist at many major universities, including the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Stanford University, the University of Wisconsin, Loyola University Chicago, Duke University, George Mason University, MIT, Yale University, and Dartmouth College. A digital humanities program typically brings together expertise from some subset of library information science, computer science, journalism, communication studies, visual design, history, the arts, and others.
Like digital humanities, Kent State Universityâ€™s School of Digital Sciences also brings together expertise from library information science, computer science, journalism, communication studies, and visual design, but then diverges to include business and technology. As a result, Digital Sciences has a different focus from digital humanities, but these two interdisciplinary programs also have many commonalities.
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