Summary


Emphasizing a solid liberal arts education while fostering creativity, Lawrence Technological University's Bachelor of Science in Humanities focuses on developing your ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and make imaginative and rational decisions - all important skills needed to compete in your chosen profession as well as prosper in the global economy of the 21st century.

Designed with intellectual exploration in mind, the BS in Humanities stresses broad knowledge and effective communication skills while providing a solid foundation in philosophy, literature, history, communication, psychology, and economics. This comprehensive and well-rounded education can lead to a myriad of career paths, including:

  • advertising
  • business
  • advertisingcommunications
  • government service
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • and teaching

Designed to deepen your intellectual development, Lawrence Tech's humanities program also provides excellent preparation for those who want to pursue advanced degrees in areas such as anthropology, business administration, history, journalism, law, linguistics, and literature.

Throughout the ages, humankind has tried to unravel the mystery of the human condition. We've attempted to find the answers to the meaning of life through various disciplines: philosophy, literature, history, religion, the arts or what we refer to today as the humanities. Those who study humanities approach life's unanswered questions through knowledge, and employ analytical, critical, and speculative methods to seek the truth.

Honors Program

Lawrence Tech offers an Honors Program for those interested in being challenged at the highest level, while preparing you for a professional career or post-graduate education. Built around rigorous course work in the liberal arts, the program also includes special summer internships, assistance in researching and applying to programs for advanced study, and opportunities to develop your leadership skills.

Why Lawrence Tech's BS in Humanities?

Classes at Lawrence Tech are taught by faculty who are experts in their field, and caring advisors can help you organize your education to achieve your specific professional goals. Small class sizes encourage interaction with faculty and other students, and the curriculum emphasizes wide-ranging explorations of art, economics, drama, film, history, literature, music, and philosophy and their importance to a society that is becoming more technological.

The humanities program features a large number of open electives, allowing you to explore your interests and develop your creative intellect in the area of your choosing. This feature is especially beneficial for those who wish to pursue double majors, and provides a strong foundation for pre-law or pre-medical students, as well as for those interested in obtaining an MBA or devoting themselves to public service.
       
Like all Lawrence Tech programs, the BS in Humanities embraces the University's motto of theory and practice, offering real-world experience in addition to exceptional classroom exposure. Throughout your studies, you will design a series of no less than four related courses that can give you the tools needed to write a senior thesis or carry out a senior project. You may, for example, take course work in oral storytelling, creative writing, and playwriting, and produce a play. Or, you could take classes in art, aesthetics, and neuro-psychology, culminating in a senior thesis on the neuro-psychology of art. With Lawrence Tech's program, the opportunities are limited only by your imagination.
       
The BS in Humanities further encourages you to apply what you've learned in the classroom to the real world and offers opportunities for internships, as well as individual or small-group research projects under direct supervision of a faculty member. Lawrence Tech's Leadership Program, integrated into all undergraduate curricula, can also prepare you with the savvy and sophistication necessary for leadership in whatever field you choose.

Graduates with a degree in Humanities have many career options:

  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Business Administration
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Public Relations
Getting Started

For more information, including information for transfer and international students, contact Lawrence Tech's Office of Admissions at 800.225.5588 or admissions@ltu.edu.

Curriculum

Bachelor of Science in Humanities Flowchart 2015 - 16  PDF 

Your 121-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 University Seminar 1
COM 1103 English Composition 3
MCS 1003 Intro. to Computer Applications 3
MCS 1203 Logic 3
PSY 1213 Introductory Psychology 3
  Natural Sciences 1 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of American Experience 3
MCS 1254 Geometry in Art 4
  Natural Sciences 2 3
  Natural Sciences Lab  1
   TOTAL 14

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
SSC 2423 Development of American Experience 3
LDR 2001 Leadership Models and Practices 1
  Humanities Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2113 Speech 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
COM 2443 Intro. to Rhetoric/Logic 3
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam  0
  Humanities Electives  3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 3563/MCO 3633 Collaborative Comm. or Social Media 3
SSC 3723 Ethics 3
LDR 3000 Leadership Seminar Series 0
LLT/CRW 3XX3/4XX3 Literature/Creative Writing Elective 3
  Thesis Concentration Elective 3
  Open Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT/CRW 3XX3/4XX3 Literature/Creative Writing Elective 3
  Thesis Concentration Elective 3
SSC/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Social Science Elective 3
MCO/PSY 3XX3/4XX3 Media/Psychology Elective 3
Nat Sci/MCS XXX3 Science Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LDR 4000 Leadership Capstone 0
COM 3453 Research Principles 3
SSC 3XX3/4XX3 Social Science Elective 3
  Thesis Concentration Electives 9
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 3543 Technical Editing 3
  Senior Thesis or Project 3
  Thesis Concentration Elective 3
  Open Electives 6
   TOTAL 15

Note: Social Sciences, Communication, and open electives must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level. A minimum of 60 credits of junior/senior coursework is required.

For more information, contact the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication at 248.204.3520, humchair@ltu.edu, or visit room S225 in the Science Building.