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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 March 2, 2015

Alum's Think and Do Response To Children's Cancer

Image for story Alum's Think and Do Response To Children's Cancer

Through Headbands of Hope, Jessica Ekstrom (Communication '13) embodies NC State's Think and Do approach to addressing challenges, even those faced by little girls who have cancer.

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Re-creating ‘A Creative Protest'

No recording of Martin Luther King's "Fill Up the Jails" speech exists. A team of digital humanities researchers is working to resurrect it, using immersive tools and the Hunt Library.

Dean Jeff Braden became a social work student for a day, handing over leadership of Humanities and Social Sciences to Caterina Schenck. Student Braden and Dean Schenck share their experiences -- that included an educational summit with UNC President Tom Ross, NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson, Governor McCrory and others -- and their insights in this post. [...]

2/19/15

Point of View: Shooting Victims Left Students With Something to Stand For

English major and Technician editor Katherine Kehoe says the deaths of Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha "left us something to stand for." [...]

2/16/15

Creating a Buzz on and off Campus

Senior Leigh-Kathryn Bonner created quite a buzz with the nonprofit she founded - literally. Bonner's organization Bee Downtown has over 120,000 bees in various observation hives and has recently partnered with Burt's Bees to open the state's largest observation hive at Durham's American Tobacco Campus. [...]

2/11/15

Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

Image for story Student Researches Electronic Music Subcultures, Immigrant Treatment

The subculture of electronic dance music. How immigrants are represented in national media. Undergraduate Shelby Coury (sociology and anthropology) says the research she's conducted in these disparate areas has been challenging, eye-opening, and hugely beneficial. She has gained experience, knowledge and confidence in her abilities as a researcher. [...]