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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

Monday September 29, 2014

Study Abroad Combines Passion for Writing and the Environment

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Rebecca Nagy, a senior majoring in English (Language, Writing and Rhetoric) with a minor in Environmental Sciences, studied abroad in Namibia to explore her interests in both writing and conservation. She hiked to the top of sand dunes in the world's oldest desert, kayaked alongside cape fur seals and dolphins, and sat ten feet from a herd of desert elephants.

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Childhood Mentors Boost Career Success

New research from NC State's Department of Sociology and Anthropology finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.

Lucky you, CHASS undergrads! You have a tremendous resource available to you. Free, convenient, expert and kind. Four academic advisors are on hand for you Monday through Thursday from 9:00 - 4:00 (9:00 - 2:00 on Fridays) in Caldwell Lounge. [...]

9/25/14

Here's Some History Behind That 'Angry Black Woman' Riff the NY Times Tossed Around

The pernicious nature of the "angry black woman" trope isn't marginal to American culture—it's central. Blair L.M. Kelley, history, featured. [...]

9/15/14

An Antique Find Prompts Academic Research

Research can deepen students' passion for a subject, challenging them to search for answers to complex questions. It permits students to be creators of knowledge, and not simply recipients of past ideas. [...]

9/11/14

‘Family Meal’ Ideal Is Stressful, Impossible for Many Families

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Magazines, television and other popular media increasingly urge families to return to the kitchen, stressing the importance of home-cooked meals and family dinners to physical health and family well-being. But new research findings from North Carolina State University show that home cooking and family meals place significant stresses on many families – and are simply impossible for others. "We wanted [...]