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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

2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 26
Posted on 12 June 2014 | 9:49 am
Ciao! Winding things down here – a day spent at Assisi 45 minutes up the valley, and a long walk along the streets in temps near 100. Even thought the stone staircase between the two was daunting (photo 1), the upper and lower basilicas were quite moving, with their incredibly historic and beautiful Giotto and […]
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2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 25
Posted on 10 June 2014 | 11:38 am
Salve —   Our last day of classes today — and here they are walking down the hill headed for town this final time (photo 1). But today, instead of walking up the corso to the classroom, we took the (secret) escalators to the top (photo 2; you can see the sequence of escalators to […]
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