Major Requirements

The Law, Technology and Culture (LTC) B.A. requires 51 credits of major courses with a grade of C or higher. These courses may include offerings at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark. The B.A. in LTC also requires a minimum of 120 total credits, including completion of the General University Requirements.  Each student's program of study is subject to approval by an advisor or by the chairperson of the department.

The 51 credits of LTC major courses are taken from the following four categories: 

(1) Nine credits of legal foundations core courses, which treat aspects of the law in relation to history, philosophy, business, and basic principles of jurisprudence and legal thought, writing, and research:

Legal Foundations Core Courses
Select three of the following:9
The Founding of the American Nation
Sex, Gender, and the Law in American History
American Law in the World
Law and Society in History
Business Law I
Philosophy of Law and Social Justice
Legal Reasoning, Writing, and Technology
Intro Law And Legal Res
Total Credits9

(2) Twelve credits of LTC core courses, which treat the history, policy, and practice of law in relation to engineering, environment, health, information technology, and media:

LTC Core Courses
Select four of the following:12
Environmental Law
Legal issues in the History of Media
Legal Issues in Environmental History
Medicine and Health Law in Modern America
Legal Aspects of Engineering
Privacy and Information Technology
Digital Crime
Information Technology and the Law
Environm Pol & Policy
Total Credits12

(3) Twenty-four credits of law-related electives and other approved courses offered at NJIT and Rutgers-Newark that fit each student's special interests. Examples include:

Law-Related Electives 1
Select eight of the following:24
The Rise of Modern Science
Product Liability Engineering
Intro Criminal Justice
Amer Legal Hist
American Legal History II
Case Process:Law & Courts
Us Hist In The Court
Sex Law & Public Pol
Jurisprudence and Legal Theory
Judicial Process
International Law
Amer Constitutl Dev
and Amer Constitutl Dev
Law & Public Policy (writing intensive)
Law & Society
Total Credits24
1

Students who wish to pursue a specialty in law in relation to a specific scientific, technological, environmental, medical, or media field (such as health policy or intellectual property on the Internet), legal field (such as environmental law, criminal law, or international law), or interdisciplinary thematic field (such as gender studies) may count up to 9 credits of advisor-approved courses in that field toward the electives requirement for the major. For example, a student interested in environmental law might take HIST 334 Environmental History of North America and 6 credits of courses in environmental science and/or environmental policy for elective course credit in the major.​

(4) Six credits of focused senior coursework: HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History, in which students prepare a project or write a thesis in a relevant field, and HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I, which provides a hands-on, law-related experience as an intern in a law firm, non-profit or government agency, science- or technology-based corporation, or other relevant organization.

Law-Focused Senior Courses
HIST 310Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I3
HSS 404Humanities Senior Seminar - History (Must Be Approved Law-Related HSS 404)3
Total Credits6

B. A. in Law, Technology and Culture

(120 credits minimum)

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
1st SemesterTerm Credits
HUM 101 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking I 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Foundations of Mathematics for the Liberal Arts  
Calculus I  
Calculus A  
MGMT 290 Business Law I 3
PHYS 204 Biophysics of Life 3
Social Science: GUR Elective 3
FRSH SEM Freshman Seminar 0
 Term Credits15-16
2nd Semester
HUM 102 English Composition: Writing, Speaking, Thinking II 3
CS 100 Roadmap to Computing 3
MATH 105 Elementary Probability and Statistics 3
Law Related Elective 3
Natural Science with Lab: GUR Elective 4
 Term Credits16
Second Year
1st Semester
Law Related Elective 3
Law Related Elective 3
Cultural History: GUR Elective 3
Social Sciences: GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Physical Education: GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits16
2nd Semester
Law Technology and Culture Core Elective 3
Law Technology and Culture Core Elective 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
Law Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Physical Education: GUR Elective 1
 Term Credits16
Third Year
1st Semester
Law Technology and Culture Core Elective 3
Law Related Elective 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
Social Science: GUR Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Law Technology and Culture Core Elective 3
Law Related Elective 3
Legal Foundations Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
Fourth Year
1st Semester
HIST 310 Co-op in Law, Technology, Culture and History I 3
HSS 404 Humanities Senior Seminar - History 3
MGMT 390
Principles of Management
or Organizational Behavior
3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits15
2nd Semester
Law Related Elective 3
Law Related Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Term Credits12
 Total Credits120-121

This curriculum represents the maximum number of credits per semester for which a student is advised to register.  A full-time credit load is 12 credits.  First-year students are placed in a curriculum that positions them for success which may result in additional time needed to complete curriculum requirements. Continuing students should consult with their academic advisor to determine the appropriate credit load.