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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 12 major programs and 25 minors, as well as various graduate programs. 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, political science, English, psychology, history, religious studies, sociology, anthropology and philosophy. 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, including archaeology; African studies; African American studies; British studies; comparative literature; Crime, Law and Society; European studies; and film studies.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

Picks for the 87th Academy Awards
Posted on 18 February 2015 | 10:04 am
Our Film Studies professors (Colleen Glenn* and John Bruns**) pick their winners for Sunday’s 2015 Oscars. They are… Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood** The Grant Budapest Hotel* The Imitation Game Selma The Theory of Everything Whiplash Best Director Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu * Boyhood – Richard Linklater** Foxcatcher – Bennett […]
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Human Memory Expert Explores the Brian Williams Scandal
Posted on 12 February 2015 | 11:46 am
By Daniel Greenberg Brian Williams probably won’t forget this week anytime soon.  The NBC newsreader was suspended without pay because of the controversy over his mistaken claim that his helicopter had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq.  On the surface, this scandal looks a lot like a vain and deceitful man’s attempt to […]
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