Certificate in Computing in Arts & Social Sciences

This certificate is open to currently registered Dalhousie undergraduate students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; it will not be open for direct application.

The Computing in Arts & Social Sciences Certificate is designed for students in the arts, social sciences, and humanities to develop participants’ digital literacy. Students will develop and apply technical computing skills and also explore key social and intellectual issues in an increasingly digital world.


12 credit hours:

  • Students will complete the following 9 credit hours:
    • CSCI 1200: Introduction to Computing for Non-Majors
    • INFX 1606: Introduction to Web site Creation
    • PHIL 2490: Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computer Science
  • plus 3 credit hours from the following list of applied skills courses:

Students will be able to count credit earned in these courses toward their undergraduate major, minor, or distribution requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will become familiar with simple programming concepts and apply them.
  • Students will become familiar with and use typical software applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, and database applications.
  • Students will become familiar with and practice web page creation.
  • Students will critically appraise scholarly literature on ethical and intellectual issues with computing as it exists today.