Dean and Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies: Honggang Yang
NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is committed to achieving inclusive excellence in teaching, research, and community service. CAHSS emphasizes multidisciplinary learning, and the development of skills and competencies necessary for success in our students’ respective fields. It is dedicated to the improvement of life quality, and the pursuit of collaborative and equitable means to address human challenges. Our unique and talented students learn to become reflective scholars, creative artists, ethical practitioners and skilled professionals with a critical understanding of theory and method as well as an appreciation of the diversity, responsibility and privilege inherent in global citizenship.
CAHSS offers stimulating programs of study that challenge and engage students through inclusive excellence and academic innovation in teaching and learning, research, scholarship, and community outreach. The college consists of eight departments: the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies, the Department of Family Therapy, the Department of History and Political Science, the Department of Justice and Human Services, the Department of Literature and Modern Languages, the Department of Multidisciplinary Studies, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts, and the Department of Writing and Communication.
CAHSS is also home to the Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities (ARSH) (http://arsh.nova.edu/index.html). ARSH’s mission is the production, dissemination, and utilization of scientific knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, health risk behaviors, and health disparities among vulnerable populations. Areas of special interest include:
- The etiology, patterns and consequences, and prevention and treatment of drug and alcohol abuse;
- The epidemiology of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections, and the prevention of such infections among highly vulnerable populations;
- The prevalence and patterns of health disparities among affected subpopulations, and the development and testing of new approaches to intervention.