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School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the largest of the academic schools at the College of Charleston. With over 170 full-time faculty members, we currently offer undergraduate degrees in some of the most popular and unique undergraduate and graduate majors at the College of Charleston. Our faculty place a strong emphasis on the value of written expression and collaborative research, while preparing students to function as responsible, independent world citizens and engaged, lifelong learners.

The core departments in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences include communication, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology. HSS faculty also direct the urban studies, public health, and women's and gender studies programs as well as a great many of the College's interdisciplinary minor programs.

Jerold L. Hale, Dean


"Our dedicated faculty offer students a number of possibilities for engaged learning whether from small classes, unique study opportunities, or collaborative research opportunities. We prepare students to aspire to more than just a job." Read more.

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School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Master of Public Administration Major Funded to Travel to Columbia Conference
Posted on 19 October 2016 | 11:12 am
by: Sarah Fichera I was awarded the School of Humanities and Social Sciences’ travel award to attend the 9th annual Public Education Partners Conference in Columbia, South Carolina, on Friday, October 14th. I am a second year graduate student in the Master of Public Administration program with a specialization in education policy. Looking ahead to the spring semester, I […]
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Ballots and Brunch: A Review of the 2016 Presidential Election and Future of American Politics
Posted on 17 October 2016 | 4:14 pm
Are you a political junkie or simply interested in the outcome of the 2016 presidential election? Co-hosted with the Bully Pulpit Series, the event will feature keynote speaker Joe Klein, award-winning political columnist for TIME magazine and author of seven books including the best-selling Primary Colors, as well as distinguished panelists in media and politics for […]
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