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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.

Humanities and Social Sciences News

Monday August 31, 2015

Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life': NC State video producer's documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton

Image for story Documenting ‘A Hell of a Life': NC State video producer's documentary delivers raw look at moonshiner Popcorn Sutton

In his latest film about moonshiner Popcorn Sutton, NC State video producer and alumnus Neal Hutcheson delivers a broader picture of the folk legend's life. "Popcorn Sutton — A Hell of a Life" explores Sutton's moonshine enterprise, rise to notoriety and fall into the legal and health troubles that led to his defiant suicide.

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Nuance or Conflict? How News Stories Can Influence Perceptions of Emerging Technologies

Researchers from NC State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found more evidence that how media report on emerging technologies – such as nanotechnology or genetically modified crops – influences public opinion on those subjects.

No appointments are necessary to get help at the Academic Support Center in the Caldwell Lounge. Graduate students are available at three booths in the lounge to advise students about university policies, academic records, degree requirements and university resources. [...]

8/24/15

Labor History Offers Context for Claims of Aspiring Presidential Contenders

This Labor Day, national media are already focused on a presidential election that's more than a year away – and many aspiring candidates are talking about issues that are central to the history of the labor movement in the United States, including unions, a living wage, income equality and supporting the middle class. [...]

8/31/15

Nuance or Conflict? How News Stories Can Influence Perceptions of Emerging Technologies

Researchers have found more evidence that how media report on emerging technologies – such as nanotechnology or genetically modified crops – influences public opinion on those subjects. [...]

8/25/15

2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

Image for story 2014-2015 Outstanding Faculty Achievements

NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences faculty have a well-earned reputation for outstanding scholarship, research, teaching, advising and engagement. A number of faculty earned prestigious awards and other recognition in 2014-2015 from scholarly organizations, from NC State University, and from the college. [...]