Welcome from Dean Honggang Yang, Ph.D.
Welcome to the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nova Southeastern University! We are excited to be celebrating our 25th year anniversary.
SHSS has distinguished itself nationally and internationally through its academic programs and community engagement initiatives. We are committed to NSU's Vision 2020, learner-centeredness, inclusive excellence, and reflective practice.
It is exciting that we have come together with colleagues, students, and alumni from the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS), the Mailman Segal Center for Human Development (MSC), and the Institute for the Study of Human Service, Health and Justice (HSHJ). By partnering with HSHJ, CPS, MSC, and other sister units, there will be more collaborative opportunities for cross-disciplinary learning, research and practice. Understanding and betterment of human social relations is a central theme of our multidisciplinary, multi-professional, and multicultural endeavors. Our vigorous curricula have deep interdisciplinary roots. Our cutting-edge programs employ a variety of innovative technologies. In the course of addressing human challenges and social issues as an inclusive learning community, we are building up a creative bridge between theory, research, and practice drawn from different social sciences, humanities, and helping professions. We are looking forward to working with you closely on-campus, online, and in the communities.
Good luck with your graduate studies and promising careers!
Dean and Professor
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Nova Southeastern University is committed to providing students with optimal technology for online learning. With this commitment in mind, SHSS has moved its online courses from WebCT to Blackboard.
All Certificate, Master, and Doctoral students who are registered for an online course will be using Blackboard to complete online coursework. Even if you are not currently registered for an online course, your face-to-face classes may utilize the Blackboard system for web-based components, such as discussion boards or assignment submissions.
The university has set up a Blackboard Help Desk web page, which offers a variety of interactive tutorials for using Blackboard resources, such as taking a test, checking your grades, creating a discussion board post, submitting an assignment, and sending an email to your professor. We encourage you to explore the tutorials as a way to familiarize yourself with Blackboard and to see how web-based courses are conducted.
To access Blackboard, you must login to Sharklearn.nova.edu. Your username and password is the same one used previously used to access your WebCT course(s). Upon entering the system click on the "Courses" tab. You will then see a list of courses that you are enrolled in. Click on the course link to enter.
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- NSU Bookstore
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