North Carolina State University. Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration.

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was formerly known as the School of Liberal Arts and grew out of the School of General Studies and the Basic Division.

From the description of North Carolina State University, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration records, 1947-1995 [manuscript] (North Carolina State University). WorldCat record id: 521036459

The Department of Political Science at North Carolina State University was established in 1943 as the Department of History and Political Science. The name of the department was changed in 1965, when the Department of History and Political Science was divided into two departments, the Department of History and the Department of Politics. In 1972, North Carolina State University publishes "In a Black Perspective." This pamphlet tallied the university's black community at nine professors and 222 students (out of a total 13,809), and listed courses focusing on black history and culture: two in Political Science and one on race relations in Sociology. The Department of Politics was renamed the Department of Political Science in 1977 and in 1980 the Department of Political Science was renamed the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. In 2006, The Department of Political Science and Public Administration divided into two departments, the Department of Political Science and the Department of Public Administration; these two departments comprise the School of Public and International Affairs, within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. As of 2012, the Department of Political Science at North Carolina State University, located in Caldwell Hall, is part of the School of Public and International Affairs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, formerly the School of Liberal Arts. One of the largest undergraduate departments at North Carolina State University, Political Science offers students the opportunity to choose among seven different degree programs, many academic enrichment options, extra-curricular activities, and experiential learning opportunities.

  • 1943: Department of History and Political Science established.
  • 1965: Department of History and Political Science is divided into two departments - the Department of History and Department of Politics.
  • 1972: North Carolina State University publishes "In a Black Perspective." This pamphlet tallies the university's black community at nine professors and 222 students (out of a total 13,809), and lists courses focusing on black history and culture: two in Political Science and one on race relations in Sociology.
  • 1977: The Department of Politics is renamed the Department of Political Science. The School of Liberal Arts is renamed the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHASS).
  • 1980: The Department of Political Science is renamed the Department of Political Science and Public Administration.
  • 1987: The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is renamed the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS).
  • 2006: The Department of Political Science and Public Administration divides into two departments: Department of Political Science and the Department of Public Administration; these two departments comprise the School of Public and International Affairs (within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences).

From the guide to the North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Political Science Records, 1943-1996, (Special Collections Research Center)

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referencedIn Preston William Edsall Papers, circa 1940-1970 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf North Carolina State University. Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration. North Carolina State University, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration records, 1947-1995 [manuscript] North Carolina State University, NCSU Libraries
creatorOf North Carolina State University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Political Science Records, 1943-1996 North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Robert O. Tilman Papers, 1950s-1980s North Carolina State University. Special Collections Research Center
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