Graduate Courses

How to find electives:

  1. Review the master list of approved electivesNote: “Grad” denotes graduate courses, “LD” denotes lower division, and “UD” denotes upper division courses.
  2. Identify courses you’re interested in.
  3. Check the course schedule to see if the courses of interest are offered in the next quarter.
  4. Register!

Please fill out this form if you’d like to petition for an elective. Include all the information you can, including a syllabus, if available. Petitions will be reviewed at least once a quarter. Please email Deanna Finlay if you have additional questions.

How to register for a capstone:

  1. Identify a capstone course (see below for upcoming courses).
  2. Contact the professor who is offering the course to express your interest and ask if they have room. If not, repeat step 1. If they do:
  3. Contact our SAO, Deanna Finlay, at  to create a DH 299 registration link for you.
  4. Enroll through MyUCLA!

Upcoming Courses

Please note that even though some these courses may be offered as undergraduate classes, graduate students are encouraged and welcome to register for them. We have also updated the course codes for a number of our frequently offered classes. Any of the following classes, except DH 101, may be taken to fulfill the DH 250 requirement, and any non-DH classes advertised here will fulfill elective requirements.

Spring Capstones

Feel free to reach out to the following faculty members to see if they have room in their capstone and then contact Deanna Finlay (CC’ing the instructor) to ask her to open up a seat in their capstone as a DH 299. Then you’ll be able to enroll via My UCLA.

Spring 2024

  • DH 250 – Professional Trajectories: Digital Humanities Methods in Practice

    Instructor: Wendy Perla Kurtz

    Digital humanities offer practical and theoretical grounding that can be applied within academia and beyond. Study, interpretation, and employment of range of digital humanities methods in preparation to enter job market. Learning to harness skills such as knowledge mobilization, collaboration, maintaining online presence, clear language research communication, networking, and project management help ensure that student work has greatest possible impact beyond school. Praxis-based study, geared towards humanities and social sciences students, offers combination of practical skills and collaboration opportunities in developing digital humanities research applications. Through construction of personal academic or professional website, study covers how to create effective online presence, modification of cover letters and CVs for digital humanities and industry positions, building syllabus with digital humanities focus, creating digital humanities portfolio, and grant and professional writing, among other topics.