Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication

 

The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communication exemplifies Lawrence Technological University’s College of Arts and Sciences’ mission to foster creative minds and critical thinkers through effective teaching and real world experiences.

LTU offers you a substantial assortment of courses from:

  • Victorian and Modern Literature
  • Broadcast Studio Technique
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Business Law


The diverse course work takes you beyond the classroom, whether it is a study abroad trip to Paris or the set of a newsroom – giving you the experience you need in today’s competitive working world.

News

The Limits of Fabrication: Materials Science, Materialist Poetics / Paul Jaussen 

Paul Jaussen, Associate Professor of Literature, has published a review of Nathan Brown's book The Limits of Fabrication: Materials Science, Materialist Poetics (Fordham University Press, 2017) in the journal ASAP/J.  The review examines Brown's analysis of the relationship between nanotechnology, philosophy, design, and contemporary poetry.     

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Next Idea Factory event offers expert on inclusivity in the classroom 

How classroom practices can boost engagement among historically marginalized populations is the topic of the next event in the Idea Factory speaker series at Lawrence Technological University.

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Humanities and Technology Lecture - Care-ful Futures Design, Technology and the More than Human 

How do you study people, things, and futures that do not yet exist? Based on 10 years of scholarship and practice on emerging technologies, this talk will draw on theories around posthuman and the more-than-human in order to understand the emergent aesthetics, ethics, and politics. T

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Writing Workshop Fridays 

Please Join us For Writing Workshop FridaysPresented by the Writing Center and the Library. 3/1 - Evaluating Sources and Using the Library3/22 -  WPE Prep4/5 - Wikipedia & Google Scholar4/22 - MLA Annotated Bibs

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Pop music lyrics increasingly angry and sad, LTU analysis shows 

If you think popular music has grown angrier and sadder over the years, it’s not just your imagination. It’s science. A scientific analysis of popular music lyrics from the 1950s through 2016, conducted by a student and professor at Lawrence Technological University, showed that song lyrics have become both angrier and sadder since the 1950s.

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Dr. Vivian Kao, Assistant Professor of Composition, has just published a new article in the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities. 

Dr. Vivian Kao, Assistant Professor of Composition, has just published a new article in the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities. Her essay, “'Science, Technology, and the Human': Integrating STEM and the Introductory Humanities Course," presents a case study for the benefits and drawbacks of adapting a...

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The Accidental TC: Why I Chose LTU for My Masters in Technical and Professional Communication 

I am a technical communicator–a TC–a fact that came out because of a car accident. As I healed, I became very interested in how people learn, so I did a lot of reading on the side. When my business plateaued, I pursued formal education in business, but trying to listen to professors and read slides at the same time was exhausting, so I left school with a graduate certificate instead of an MBA.

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PRISM 2019 

LTU's Creative Art and Writing Publication, PRISM 2019, Submissions Wanted & Creativity Needed

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Learning from Sci-Fi and Prototyping Alternative Futures 

As a designer, Sophia Brueckner is interested in the application of embodied cognition to interaction design, wearable technology, digital fabrication, generative systems, sound, and, as a technology antidote, painting.

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