Advising Guide: Fall 2020 Courses

We offer this advising guide for our Fall 2020 courses to help students and their advisors make decisions about which courses to take in Digital and Computational Studies.

DCS News

Current affairs: Student programmers simplify electricity management

June 4, 2020
In a special Digital and Computational Studies project, three seniors join EcoReps to improve how Bates measures campus electrical use.


Bates professor Carrie Diaz Eaton wins $300K grant to support open education

April 24, 2020
Reflecting Bates’ leadership in the field, Diaz Eaton and colleagues will use the Hewlett Foundation grant to help others create, share and build communities around free educational materials — with a focus on equity.


Bates faculty and students seek to go beyond ‘founded by abolitionists’

February 26, 2020
A more inclusive academic examination of Bates’ 19th-century beginnings and early connection to the U.S. slave economy seeks to add long-silenced voices to the college’s founding narrative.


Faculty and students find low cost, versatility in open educational resources

October 24, 2019
Faculty, staff, and students across Bates are using advances in information technology to make course materials cheaper and more accessible.


Students bring new analytical, visual skills to busting fake news

March 28, 2019
The bull is in their court as students in a new digital studies course learn to discern real facts from fake.