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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 26 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

History Alum Working at Smithsonian-Affiliated Museum
Posted on 17 April 2015 | 2:42 pm
After graduation, Kristen Pace ’13 found her way home. She traveled back to her hometown of Travelers Rest, SC  (near Greenville, SC) to work for the Upcountry History Museum as the Community Engagement Coordinator. But, this wasn’t in her original plan for the future. … Continue reading
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Student Funded to Study Abroad over Spring Break, Shares Cultural Experience
Posted on 16 April 2015 | 10:39 am
By: Grace Gardner  On February 28th, I had the incredible opportunity to travel to Mexico City over spring break with the Honors College at the College of Charleston. While there, I had the chance to experience Mexico in an interdisciplinary … Continue reading
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