Why I’m taking Digital History

I’m taking this class because I’m currently working on a communication and digital study’s major and this was one of the electives available this semester. In all my classes up to date I have yet to participate in a  project like that of our group projects, particularly one involving civil war artifacts and research. I’ve always been interested in learning about new forms of media and how they can be applied to fields like history, the arts, business etc. I’ve also always been very interested in history and the humanities and regret not being able to take more of those types of classes so this class is a welcomed blend of both concentrations. It will also be a nice opportunity to finally apply concepts and  digital tools to a project that could potentially be used beyond this class. After I graduate from UMW I am strongly considering grad school for communications, so I’m excited to make the most of any projects this semester that could help my application.