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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

Colleen Glenn’s Six Not-to-Miss Halloween Flicks
Posted on 30 October 2014 | 9:00 am
6. Halloween (John Carpenter, 1978) The camera, unstable and in motion, takes on a subjective perspective in the scariest of John Carpenter’s horror films, Halloween, creating a dreadful realization that the psychotic killer is stalking his victims. Jamie Lee Curtis shines as Laurie, the chaste and studious teen who may become Michael Myers’ next victim. […]
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Film Studies Director Lists Top Five Scary Movies
Posted on 29 October 2014 | 12:08 pm
Scary movies: Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they seem to be everywhere this time of year. To many, Halloween night wouldn’t be the same without nestling up to candy wrappers and watching that creepy, serial killer doll run rampant. We’ve asked John Bruns, director of the film studies minor and professor in the English department, […]
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