Roux Institute: Winter 2023 Courses

We are now accepting applications for Winter 2023 courses to be taken through the Roux Institute in Portland.  More information on the program and on how to apply can be found hereNote: Deadline to apply is 5pm Mon 28 Nov 2022.

Advising Guide: Winter 2023 DCS Courses

We offer this advising guide for our Winter 2023 courses to help students and their advisors make decisions about which courses to take in Digital and Computational Studies.

APPROVED May 3, 2021: A Minor in DCS

The Bates faculty voted to approve a minor in DCS. Course requirements for the minor are here. Extra information appears here, including courses satisfying our content areas, as well as learning goals for each content area.

DCS News

  • Current Affairs: Student programmers simplify electricity management
    by Doug Hubley — Published on June 4, 2020 Never underestimate the power of chance encounters. Case in point: This summer, Bates is taking a big step forward in its ability to track the use of electricity on campus. And most of the credit goes to a Bates IT staffer and a handful of students…
  • Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton wins $300K grant to support open education
    By Emily McConville — Published on April 24, 2020 Carrie Diaz Eaton has devoted her teaching and research to breaking down barriers to education, particularly in math, science, and technology. A computational and mathematical biologist by discipline, the Bates associate professor of digital and computational studies works with colleagues worldwide to create and share open educational resources, or OER:—…
  • Bates faculty and students seek to go beyond ‘founded by abolitionists’
    By Jay Burns — Published on February 26, 2020 In April 1854, a three-masted schooner, the Kate Brigham, set sail from New Orleans loaded with 150 bales of cotton grown by slaves on Southern plantations. The cotton shipment was one of many destined for Lewiston, Maine, a small but growing mill town where entrepreneur Benjamin Bates of Boston and his fellow investors…
  • Faculty and students find low cost, versatility in open educational resources
    By Emily McConville — Published on October 24, 2019 Kirk Read’s oral French course has long had a theatrical flair. To teach lessons in vocabulary, grammar, and francophone culture, the professor of French and francophone studies conjured the fictitious Marie Malika d’Alger and created an episodic play, in French, about her life and adventures as a young Franco-Algerian woman….
  • Students bring new analytical, visual skills to busting fake news
    By Doug Hubley — Published on March 28, 2019 Did a certain well-known news organization “gerrymander” a map of the U.S. to bolster its claim of being the most-watched? Are online translation services gender-biased? Did a prominent Midwestern university make misleading claims about its status as a producer of Fortune 500 CEOs? These are just a few of the…