A Welcome from the Chair

The Humanities Department's focus is on you, the student.  The Humanities General University Requirements (GUR) and electives are designed to complement knowledge in science and technology.  By honoring human creativity of past centuries and today, the Humanities Department provides a liberal arts component to your education, one that is rooted in the oldest traditions of the university.

Our majors and course offerings help students succeed here and out in the world by stressing a student's ability to think critically, write clearly, and speak articulately--all lifelong skills that will serve well in pursuing professional goals and living a complete and fulfilled life.

NJIT’s core curriculum program, the GUR, includes lower division requirements in English composition and in cultural history, followed by upper-level electives in a wide range of courses, including music, drama, theater, literature, history, social sciences, and philosophy.

The Humanities Department also grants degrees, with undergraduate programs in Communication and Media, in Science, Technology and Society (STS) and in Theater Arts and Technology.  All three majors address the application of technological knowledge to human affairs. To an ever-increasing extent, government, industry, and graduate professional schools are looking for broadly educated, technologically savvy students with an informed perspective on current events and the ability to communicate effectively to disparate and diverse audiences.  The department's master's degree program in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) provides both practical and theoretical courses with a focus on information design, its articulation and presentation.

As Humanities faculty we are devoted to our students, actively involved in scholarly research. and provide service through professional organizations and societies, as well through university committees. Our academic interests often promote multi-disciplinary approaches in both scholarship and teaching.

We look forward to having you join us.


Sincerely yours,

Dr. Eric Katz
Professor and Chair