Terrorism Study Helps Student Realize Passion for Psychology
Research on terrorism is not what Sarah Mills had in mind when she first enrolled at NC State. But conducting undergraduate research in forensic psychology helped the senior psychology major find her passion.
Opening the Door to Study Abroad
A new College of Humanities and Social Sciences pilot program aims to encourage more students from underrepresented groups to study abroad for the first time. Kickstarted by a $25,000 NC State University Foundation grant, the Travel Scholars pilot program will help some underrepresented students pay for study abroad and inform others about what resources are available.
NC State Interdisciplinary Hub Tackles Science, Ethics, Policies Around GMOs
Debate over genetic engineering rages on. NC State’s Genetic Engineering and Society Center is in the thick of those discussions, and that’s right where its faculty and students want to be. To learn more about the interdisciplinary center, check out the video created by advanced digital video students.
“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.
Student Research Translates Into Broader Horizons
Tingting Ji is proficient in four languages: Chinese, French, English, and Italian. So when she saw an email about an undergraduate research award that involved translating, the Foreign Languages and Literatures major leapt at the opportunity. As this video shows, her translation project translated into newfound skills, interests, and graduate study.
In Ancient Artifacts, A Newfound Passion
First generation student Jordan Karlis (History and Anthropology) traveled to Jordan to participate in an archaeological dig in 2012. She was hooked on the research and returned to Amman to present her findings at an international conference. Students in an advanced digital video class made this video to explain Jordan's research and to share her transformation from shy student to engaged scholar.
Training Proficient Pollsters
Who will be the next president? Is climate change for real? And seriously, do more people believe in ghosts than racism? Associate professor of political science Michael Cobb knows how to find out what people really think. He's an expert in polling -- from creating the questionnaires, conducting the surveys and collecting the data to analyzing, interpreting and sharing the results. And he's preparing students to be proficient pollsters.
What Lies Ahead for NC State’s Humanities and Social Sciences?
During the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ 50th year, we are not only looking back over our rich history. We are also looking ahead to the next 50 years. In this video, Dean Jeff Braden is joined by faculty, alumni, and students who share their vision for CHASS over the next 50 years.
Meet Historian David Zonderman
Professor of History David Zonderman is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Zonderman's research and his passion for teaching. He also shares information about the college's humanities extension program and his vision of NC State as a university without walls.
Leading by Example
Political Science major Andy Walsh, NC State's 2012-2013 student body president, is a first generation college student and a merit scholar who is passionate about the value of a CHASS education. He's also serious about upholding traditions, and creating new ones.