All things HLLC.
HLLC scholars participate in a shared interdisciplinary curriculum built upon themes related to “local citizenship in a global world.” The curriculum promotes critical intellectual inquiry, increases cultural competence, and explores what it means to be a responsible citizen, both locally and globally.
The HLLC curriculum serves as a second concentration and seamlessly intersects with each scholar’s major curriculum, encouraging scholars to explore how local and global issues emerge in their various fields of study. The curriculum also engages HLLC scholars in existing anchor institution collaborations in Newark, allowing them draw out the local-global connections in publicly engaged scholarship and education. The HLLC curriculum consists of a minimum of 18 credits in HLLC designated courses (with the timing of courses subject to student’s’ major and/or status as a first year or transfer student).
The curriculum includes four core classes and a combination of HLLC inter-disciplinary elective courses taught by world renowned-faculty from various academic departments, local community leaders, and public scholars.
HLLC Electives — Special Topics Courses
All HLLC elective courses are focused on themes related to local citizenship in a global world. Course offerings vary from semester to semester. HLLC elective courses provide scholars with opportunities for intellectual exploration, as well as an introduction to advanced techniques in critical analysis, research, or fieldwork. Elective courses are intentionally cross-disciplinary and may satisfy requirements in a variety of academic majors.
The capstone experience builds upon the foundations of the HLLC core courses to engage scholars more deeply in how issues of social inequity can be addressed through the lens of their specific academic disciplines and community-engaged scholarship. Each scholar is expected to create a capstone project to be conducted at RU-N, in a local community (preferably Newark), or at an international site. For example, scholars may be involved in research projects, intern with local not-for-profits or government agencies, or engage in international academic or service learning projects, among others.
Black Music & American Cultural History
Wayne Winborne, Director of Institute of Jazz Studies
Environmental Justice in the Ironbound
Julie Winokur, Instructor Professor of Arts, Media, & Culture
Hair: Culture, Politics, & Technology
Patricia Richard-O’Brien, Founder of Move It Nation Inc.
Local Citizenship in a Global World
Timothy Eatman, Dean – HLLC
Mark Krasovic – Associate Director of Price Institute & Associate Professor of History
Negotiating Space, Place, and Identities
Marta Esquilin, Associate Dean of HLLC
Tsihai Hanson, Director of Special Projects
Bil Leipold, Associate Vice Chancellor
Engelbert Santana, Assistant Dean of HLLC
Urban Innovation Solving Socioeconomic Disparities
Arturo Osorio-Fernandez, RBS-Management & Global Business
Guest Presenters: Rutgers School of Law, FASN-Social Work, & Policy Developers
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Everyday Data (STEAM) (21:526:396)
Intergroup Dialogue (21:050:488)
Marta Esquilin, Associate Dean of HLLC
Islamophobia and the Law (43:600:112)
This course explores the social, economic, political, and legal factors that contribute toward prejudice and discrimination against Muslims in the United States. The course will focus on how law and public policy both facilitate and protect individuals from anti-Muslim discrimination. Among the specific topics students will study are the racialization of Muslim identity, selective immigration enforcement, countering violent extremism programs, hate crimes, mosque vandalizations, and discrimination in employment and public accommodations. (Open Juniors & Seniors Only; Course will be listed through the Pre-Law Department as an elective)
Newark and Urban America (21:526:405)
Discussion/Seminar style course which examines many of the historical and contemporary social and economic trends in Newark, and major issues facing the city. Through this course students will gain a better understand of issues that affect urban cities and ways that local citizens, business, and local officials address these challenges.
Steven Diner, University Professor
Showtime: The Business of Arts & Culture (21:083:301:05)
Sherri-Ann Butterfield, Executive Vice Chancellor, RU-N
John Schreiber, President & CEO of NJPAC
Urban Politics & Social Justice (21:526:395)
Jyl Josephson, Professor of Political Science
Voice, Citizenship, and Community Engagement (21:526:302)
Staff – HLLC
Program designed to support ambitious and talented women.
Business Student Transition at Rutgers (B-STAR)
Program is designed to support high – performing and high -potential freshmen minority students who have accepted admission to RBS.
Educational Opportunity Fund Program (EOF)
Program designed to support first – generation and low income student.
Louis Stokes Alliance For Minority Participation (LSAMP)
Program designed to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) majors from minority groups who are traditionally underrepresented.
The Rutgers-Eagleton Washington Internship Award Program
Mayor’s Office Internship Program, Newark NJ
HACU National Internship Program (HNIP)
The program is an intensive, hands-on summer research training internship for undergraduate students from groups that have been previously under-represented in graduate schools and health research. Eight to ten interns are selected annually from colleges and universities nationwide to participate in a ten-week residential internship at Rutgers University. During the summer, they obtain research skills and “hands-on” experience in health research through a combination of coursework on statistics, research methods, research writing, ethics and health topics and an individual research project under the guidance of a distinguished faculty mentor. Many continue to conduct research during the academic year with their summer mentor or a faculty researcher at their home institution.
Art Studio Internships
The Gallery Aferro runs dual studio practice/arts administration internships. Student interns are paired with accomplished artists in residence, and spend some of their time working with that artist in their studio, and some of their time with our team learning arts/nonprofit administration. This unique experience is a real resume- and skill-builder, and gives students access to contacts in the art world, furthering equity and access in career exploration.
21 Progress BOLD Summer Internship Program
Department of Children and Families Student Internship Program