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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 » Events Feature

Thursday October 30, 2014

Celebrating the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

Image for story Celebrating the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies

NC State recently celebrated an exceptionally generous $8.1 million gift to endow the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Representing the largest single gift in the history of the college, the Khayrallahs are creating the first privately endowed center at NC State, and the world's first center on Lebanese culture and history outside of Lebanon. Enjoy pictures from the event where the gift was announced.

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Jonathan Ocko: In Memoriam

NC State's College of Humanities and Social Sciences announces with great sadness the sudden and unexpected death of Jonathan Ocko, professor and head of the Department of History, on January 22, 2015.

Student of the month Alyssa Fea is getting real-world experience by conducting scholarly research alongside a terrific faculty member, taking on internships related to her communication major and her nonprofit minor, and serving as a resident mentor. [...]

1/13/15

That Chris Christie hug and Huckabee's Jay-Z dis: 2016 is already ...

According to NC State political science expert, the real importance of celebrities in the presidential race isn't so much in winning over voters as it is in building a campaign. [...]

1/20/15

Swapping Schedules: Dean for a Day Jan 28

College Dean Jeff Braden will switch places with social work student Caterina Schenck on January 28. He'll take her classes and have lunch with her friends, while she runs the college. [...]

1/14/15

The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

Image for story The Gorilla in the Room: Inattentional Blindness Isn't Blindness At All

Psychology doctoral students worked alongside Professor and Department Chair Doug Gillan to uncover new knowledge about the phenomenon known as "inattentional blindness" that occurs when people are so focused on a task that they fail to notice unexpected events ... such as a gorilla in the room. [...]