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 Kerry Allen 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, Kerry Allen, at  to create a DH 299 registration link for you.
  4. Enroll through MyUCLA!

Winter 2020

  • DH 299: Architectural Reconstructions on Broadway

    Instructor: Anthony Caldwell

    DH Capstone Winter 2020
    Location:  Scholarly Innovation Lab 11630L Charles E. Young Research Library
    Time: Tuesdays 2:00-4:00pm
    Instructors: Anthony Caldwell and Joy Guey

    The historic theaters in Downtown Los Angeles are part of a rich cultural legacy that provides insight into the architectural practices of the early 20th century. This project investigates how these monuments were constructed, decorated, and used through in-depth archival research, photogrammetric modeling, and a variety of interactive visualizations including virtual and augmented reality platforms. Students will identify a topic of interest and work in groups to produce an experience and documentation detailing their research, procedures, and process.

  • DH 299: The Online Statistical Computing Reference (OSCR) for digital humanities and social sciences

    Instructor: Ashley Sanders Garcia

    Schedule: Tuesdays 1:15-3:15
    Location: TBD

    Digital Humanities students will collaborate with students from Statistics to build out the OSCR project by applying their technical and humanistic research skills to an active text analysis project and developing online tutorials that will be used in future UCLA DH courses. The project team is looking for 6-7 DH students who have taken at least DH 101/201, are interested in research, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and punctual. Supervised by Prof. Ashley Sanders Garcia, DH students will serve as “digital research analysts” and will: learn statistical computing skills related to digital humanities problems, make original contributions to an ongoing study of Native American history by using these computational research skills, and develop tutorials for user-friendly tools (Open Refine, Excel, Tableau, etc.) based on their analysis of the shared corpus.

    This independent study is 4 credits and letter graded (non-negotiable).

    To apply:

    Interested students should send their resume and email message of interest that includes the following information to Prof. Garcia at Why you’re interested in this independent study; list of relevant courses you’ve completed (Stats, DH, History, Linguistics, Programming, etc. Feel free to include courses like Stats for Sociology, PIC classes, etc.); and a description of how your skills might contribute to the project.

    We welcome students from all fields.