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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

Reba Parker: Sociology and Anthropology Adjunct Listed As One of Charlie Magazine’s Most Progressive
Posted on 24 March 2014 | 10:49 am
Original post and full article found on the sociology and anthropology department blog. The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is extremely fortunate to have Reba Parker, one of Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive, as an adjunct faculty member.  The following article is from Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive issue. “The first thing you notice […]
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Fiction Reading by Alumnus Jon Sealy ’05
Posted on 19 March 2014 | 9:36 am
Tuesday, March 25: Fiction Reading by Alumnus Jon Sealy ’05 7:30 PM in Randolph, Alumni Memorial Auditorium; Book signing & reception to follow. Jon Sealy’s stories have been published in numerous literary journals and magazines, including The South Carolina Review, The Normal School, PANK, and The Sun. His story “Issaqueena” won the 2012 fiction contest […]
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