Mission Statement

Through its degree-granting programs of study as well as its responsibilities for teaching both basic and advanced courses that are part of the General University Requirements, the Humanities department is dedicated to enlightening students about the world and inculcating in them the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in their professional and personal lives. The department's courses, which are meant to offer research opportunities, investigate the artistic, cultural and social contexts that inform contemporary society. The department's faculty places special emphasis on teaching and research in the following areas: communication with special regard to contemporary media, journalism and all forms of writing; the interplay of science, technology, and society; the theatre; philosophy and professional ethics; literature; English as a Second Language; the study of cultural artifacts from around the globe; the visual arts including film; and music.  The department's professional staff is committed to providing all students with information and assistance that will help them succeed at NJIT.