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Communication

Communication

The Department of Communication gives students a solid grounding in theory so they can analyze complex messages and address the challenges facing today’s networked, global society.

English

English

The Department of English is a big tent where diverse pursuits thrive, from literature to linguistics, creative writing to film studies, technical writing, and rhetoric and composition.

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Foreign Languages and Literatures

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures fosters international awareness and understanding that is critical to the social and economic development of our state and nation.

History

History

The Department of History studies and teaches about change over time and its causation. If we understand the past, we are better prepared for the future.

Interdisciplinary Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

The Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) Program integrates concepts, theories and tools from two or more disciplines to address complex issues and broad themes that require a multi-tiered approach.

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Philosophy and Religious Studies foster critical, constructive and independent thinking, leading to excellence in graduate studies, professional training and many careers.

Psychology

Psychology

The Department of Psychology creates and shares knowledge about the mind and its relation to behavior and the brain.

Public and International Affairs

Public and International Affairs

Want a career in the public or nonprofit sector? The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) prepares tomorrow's leaders in the classroom and in internships so they're ready to address the challenges facing government, politics, policymaking and international affairs.

Social Work

Social Work

The Department of Social Work prepares community-minded, culturally-sensitive professional social workers who have the skills, knowledge and values to advance the dignity of all people.

Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology

Founded in 1920, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a diverse and progressive community of scholars whose research in sociology, anthropology, and criminology helps solve real-world problems.

CHASS News

Tuesday July 22, 2014

Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads

Image for story Conducting Defining Research: A Defining Experience for Undergrads

Creating new knowledge. It's one of the big benefits of studying at a research-intensive university like NC State. And conducting important research is not reserved for faculty and graduate students; we encourage undergrads to conduct research, too. Check out this video -- made by students in Advanced Digital Video -- to learn about three such undergraduate research projects.

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Embracing Language Diversity at NC State

CHASS alum Stephany Dunstan's award-winning dissertation focused on how dialects influence the college experience. In typical NC State Think And Do fashion, now she's working with sociolinguist Walt Wolfram and others to apply her findings in ways that raise awareness and celebrate just how richly diverse we are at NC State, every which way we say it. Check out the video!

Claudia Kearney personifies NC State's commitment to serve. As a staff trainer for the college's Center for Family and Community Engagement, she provides outreach and training to all of North Carolina's 100 counties. [...]

7/28/14

Motivation May Explain Disconnect Between Cognitive Testing and Real-Life Functioning for Older Adults

A psychology researcher at North Carolina State University is proposing a new theory to explain why older adults show declining cognitive ability with age, but don't necessarily show declines in the workplace or daily life. [...]

7/11/14

Four Join CHASS Advisory Board

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences has welcomed four new members to its Board of Advisors. All are NC State alumni; three of the four are alumni of CHASS. [...]

7/28/14

Going Galapagos 4: Birth and Death at the Equator

Image for story Going Galapagos 4: Birth and Death at the Equator

CHASS Dean Jeff Braden is sending blog posts from the Galapagos Islands, where he and his wife are traveling to participate in the scientific inquiry that has inspired and informed so much of what we know about evolution. [...]