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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. 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

HSS Across Campus
Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:24 am
See where all of the HSS bulidings are located on and near campus.
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College of Charleston Deans and Chairs Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted on 26 August 2014 | 8:39 am
Dean Folds-Bennett (Honors College), Dean Hale (School of Humanities and Social Sciences), Scott Peeples (English), Gibbs Knotts (Political Science) and Beth Goodier (Communication) participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Cistern Yard. See the full video here.  
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