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Humanities Extension Program

Connect your students and teachers with the world-class faculty from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at NC State.

About the Program

Through our free Humanities Extension Program, our college experts can provide presentations about their work in person or online with students in grades K-12. The program also aims to foster students’ understanding of how the humanities and social sciences help them develop the creative and critical thinking skills they’ll need to be successful now and in the future.

Why Should You Participate?

  • The program is free, flexible and open to K-12 public school teachers throughout North Carolina. Our faculty can tailor content to the age and education level of students.
  • Our experts can enhance classroom discussions with in-depth knowledge on specific topics of your choice. Examples might include American government and elections, dialects and linguistics, biological anthropology, international studies, environmental history, and medieval literature, among many other subjects.
  • Our professors can introduce your students to new areas of study, fields, careers and perspectives.

Presentation Topics

Our visiting scholars travel to North Carolina public schools to present on topics related to:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • English
  • Ethics
  • History
  • International Studies
  • Languages
  • Leadership
  • Literature
  • Nonprofits
  • Philosophy
  • Politics / Public Policy
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

Request a Speaker

North Carolina public school teachers can request a presentation from one of our faculty members by filling out our interest form. We’ll connect you with one of our faculty members and help coordinate a mutually agreed-upon schedule for the presentation.

For more information, contact Joyce Jones Christian in our research office:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 919-513-1837
  • Mail: Campus Box 8115, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695

This program is made possible through a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant.