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Communication

Communication

The Department of Communication provides students with 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 produces and disseminates knowledge about the mind and its relation to behavior and the brain.

Public and International Affairs

Public and International Affairs

The School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) provides practical knowledge about government, politics, policy, and international affairs. Our alums are leaders in the public and nonprofit sectors.

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

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is a diverse community of scholars. We teach students the principles and techniques for understanding group behavior, and conduct research to help solve real-world problems.

CHASS News

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Domestic Abuse Linked to Mental Health Problems in New Moms

Domestic Abuse Linked to Mental Health Problems in New Moms

A new study shows that domestic abuse is closely linked to postpartum mental health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in mothers. The research also found that specific types of abuse are associated with specific mental health problems. Sarah Desmarais, an assistant professor of psychology at NC State, is the lead author of a paper on the work.

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Internships Help Student Explore Career Options

Kirsten Henning is a junior in Communication who has had three internships to date during her time in CHASS. "It's been beneficial to intern for a number of different companies," she says. "It allows me to try new things and gives me the chance to find something that I really enjoy."

Public History graduate students have created Communicating Communities, an exhibit at the City of Raleigh Museum that explores the power of memory and technology, and the ways both have been used to forge identities and connections to the many communities that create North Carolina's capital city. [...]

4/22/14

Study: People Pay More Attention to the Upper Half of Field of Vision

A new study from North Carolina State University and the University of Toronto finds that people pay more attention to the upper half of their field of vision – a finding which could have ramifications for everything from traffic signs […] [...]

4/21/14

This Is What Science Looks Like At NC State: Ann Ross

Editor's note: This is an entry in an ongoing series of posts that we hope will highlight the diversity of researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. [...]

4/14/14

Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts

Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts

Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Anthropologist and associate professor of international studies Nora Haenn says that's a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself. [...]