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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.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Meet Our Newest Faculty
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 1:01 pm
Please join the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in welcoming our newest faculty in the departments of communication and English. Jacob Craig, assistant professor in the Department of English, received his PhD in English from Florida State University. He teaches courses in first-year writing, digital rhetoric and composition and interdisciplinary composition. His research interests include […]
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Remembering the Unforgettable: Conseula Francis
Posted on 23 September 2016 | 12:26 pm
Original article: The College Remembers Beloved Professor Conseula Francis Conseula Francis, associate provost and professor of English and African American Studies at the College of Charleston, passed away on May 9, 2016, following a brief illness. Francis earned a Ph.D from the University of Washington and began teaching in the Department of English at the College in 2002. In […]
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