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"I am ..." Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State

Students graduating with a degree from NC State's Humanities and Social Sciences become entrepreneurs, scholars, business leaders and thoughtful citizens. They forge careers that require intellectual flexibility, outstanding communication skills, broad knowledge of the world, and a sophisticated understanding of human beings and their challenges.


Rubik’s Cube: Easier Than English?

Zeli “Jeff” Qian is a cubist — as in Rubik’s Cube. The Zhejiang Province native can finish the cube-shaped puzzle in 18.27 seconds, a time that’s listed in the World Cube Association’s record books. Qian brought that same determination to NC State, where he’s studying mechanical engineering. He’s also honing his English speaking, writing and research skills through Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures courses for non-native speakers of English.


Partnering to Preserve North Carolina's Civil Rights Past

Graduate students in Dr. Alicia McGill's Cultural Resource Management class recently partnered with the NC Department of Cultural Resources Historic Preservation Office on an initiative to preserve North Carolina's Civil Rights past. Putting their historical knowledge into practice, the students connected with local preservation organizations and community leaders to identify events and places central to the Civil Rights Movement in Piedmont, [...]


Congrats, #NCState15!

Our alumni numbers swelled on May 9, when 950 NC State students earned their undergraduate or graduate degree in Humanities and Social Sciences. Dean Jeff Braden shares his pride in them, and his hopes for them.


May Student of the Month

Cody Davidson is a Communication junior minoring in Business and English. He has held a Communication internship with the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, studied abroad in the Netherlands, and been an Educational Psychology Research Assistant. He looks forward to a career in public relations or marketing.