Bachelor of Science in Technological Humanities

Use your left and your right brain in LTU’s Bachelor of Science in Technological Humanities, a unique degree that prepares you to navigate a workforce that’s more technology-focused and interconnected than ever before. 

In this program, you will acquire foundational critical thinking in the humanities, mathematics and natural sciences, coupled with proficiency in any technological field offered at Lawrence Tech – all intended to provide the balance of skills employers seek.

The curriculum is flexible – and engages your whole brain. Coursework in history, writing and communication is combined with computer science and math. You can explore the social implications of artificial intelligence (AI), big data, bioengineering or sustainable design in this interdisciplinary program, which culminates in an original capstone research project.

Why LTU?

  • Study with internationally recognized faculty with strong academic, industry and consulting experience
  • Develop critical thinking, creative problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Investigate architecture, engineering, the sciences and the humanities
  • Enjoy the convenience of day and evening classes 

The Brookings Institution ranks LTU fifth among U.S. colleges and universities for adding value in preparing graduates for well-paying occupations. Lawrence Tech’s focus on theory and practice, and location at the center of the nation’s #1 region for technology, uniquely position you to gain the experience and advanced knowledge you need to succeed.

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The Technological Humanities curriculum is designed to be flexible, in order to facilitate the addition of minors, certificates, and/or participation in co- and extra- curricular programs that credential graduates’ interdisciplinary training. The Technological Humanities Curriculum includes four 3-credit technological applications electives that provide students the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in any technological field offered at LTU.

Students can use these electives to pursue:

  • Certificates and minors in Design Thinking, Building Information Modeling, Embedded Systems, Game Design, Graphic Design, Nanotechnology, or Business Administration
  • projects linked to Honors, Quest, or Grand Challenge Scholars programs
  • senior internships or practicums geared toward fostering employment upon graduation
Jason Barrett Jason Barrett
Jason Barrett is an associate professor, and chair of the department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications. Barrett's work examines the origins of American "liberalism" – the union of democracy and capitalism in the nation's Founding. He is specifically interested in the ways American law and courts have adapted to/helped impose a new paradigm for property rights, contracts, capitalization, corporations, etc. in response to the ideology of the American Revolution and Federal Constitution.
Paul Jaussen

Paul Jaussen
Paul Jaussen is an associate professor of literature at LTU, where his teaching and research focus on world literature, literary theory and criticism, poetry and poetics, and the relationship between literature and technology. His first book, Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital (Cambridge University Press, 2017) approaches the American long poem as a complex, adaptive, and emergent system, sharing properties with flocks of birds, traffic jams, and biological organisms. Dr. Jaussen is co-founder and co-director of the Humanity+Technology lecture series, which has been funded by the Teagle Foundation and the Michigan Humanities Council, and he is an active member of the College of Arts and Sciences Course-Based Research Experience (CRE) faculty. He looks forward to working with students on research involving theoretical interpretations of emerging technology (particularly virtual reality), poetry and poetics, and modern/contemporary literature.
Vivian Kao

Vivian Kao
Vivian Kao joined the faculty at LTU in 2016 after earning her PhD in English Literature from Rutgers University. Her research interests include the teaching of writing at STEM universities, literature/film adaptation, postcolonial studies, and the Victorian novel. In addition to serving as the coordinator for the composition program, she teaches the “Introduction to Humanity and Technology” course and hopes to work with Technological Humanities students to develop research and design projects that bring the humanities and STEM together in meaningful, responsible, and innovative ways.
Daniel Shargel

Daniel Shargel
Daniel Shargel joined LTU in 2015 after completing a PhD in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. His research is primarily in the philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of emotion. His current research projects are an investigation of the social role of laughter, and a theory of how emotions fit into a reinforcement learning based account of moral judgement. He is interested in working with Technological Humanities students to explore the ethical and social implications of technology. He teaches Foundations, Development, Ethics, and other social science electives.
Philip Vogt

Philip Vogt
Philip Vogt joined LTU in 1999 after earning his doctorate in intellectual history at Johns Hopkins University.  He teaches courses in political theory and European intellectual history. He is the author of several articles on John Locke and one book, John Locke and the Rhetoric of Modernity (Lexington Books, 2008).  His current research focuses on Plato, Aristotle and the rhetorical contexts in which their works were first received.

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Your 121-credit-hour program consists of:

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 1001 Pathways to Research Careers 1
COM 1103 College Composition 3
MCS 1074 or
MCS 1224
Precalculus
Calculus Survey
4
MCS 1243 Foundations of Computer Science  3
XXX3 Natural Science 1 Elective 3
XXX1 Natural Science Lab Elective 1
   TOTAL 15
     

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2113 Speech 3
LLT 1213 World Masterpieces 1 3
LLT 2XX3 Humanity & Technology 3
PSY 1213 Intro to Psychology 3
SSC 2413 Foundations of the American Experience 3
   TOTAL 15

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 2103 Technical and Prof. Communication 3
LLT 1223 World Masterpieces 2 3
MCS 1142 Intro to C 2
MCS 2124 Statistics 4
SSC 2423 Development of the American Experience 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 3000 Writing Proficiency Exam 0
COM 2443 Intro to Rhetoric 3
MCS 1514 Computer Science 1 4
PSY 2113 Research Methods 3
SSC 2303 Principles of Economics 3
XXX3 Natural Science 2 Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 3563 or
COM 3553
Collaborative Communication
Interpersonal Communication
3
LLT 3443 American Literature Survey 1 3
MCS 1111 Coding Club 1
SSC 3153 or
SSC 3133
U.S. History Survey 1
European History Survey 1
3
SSC 3723 Ethics 3
XXX XXX3 Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
LLT 3453 American Literature Survey 2 3
LLT 4523 Creative Writing 3
LLT 4533 Literary Criticism, Theory 3
MCS 1111 Coding Club 1
SSC 3163 or
SSC 3143
U.S. History Survey 2
European History Survey 2
3
XXX XXX3 Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 16

First Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 3543 or
COM 4153
Technical Editing
Proposal Writing
3
LLT 4913 Mythology 3
SSC 4113 Internship/Practicum 3
SSC 4733 History of Technology 3
XXX XXX3 Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 15

Second Semester

Course Number Subject Cr. Hrs.
COM 4001 Pathways Capstone Lab  1
SSC 4903 Senior Thesis 3
3XX3/4XX3 Thesis Elective 1 3
3XX3/4XX3 Thesis Elective 2 3
XXX XXX3 Technical Elective 3
   TOTAL 13
Technological Humanities Careers

Careers

In the 21st century, digital technologies are transforming the humanities by providing smarter ways of analyzing and interpreting cultural and historical data. This new academic field helps fulfill the urgent need for professionals with technical skills like data analysis, web development or graphic design.

Find work in these fields

Business Administration
Game Design
Graphic Design
Journalism
Law
National Security
Nonprofit Companies
Philanthropy Organizations
Public Policy

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