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Academic Departments

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to eight academic departments that represent a broad spectrum of programs ranging from anthropology to religious studies. These departments include many of the College's core disciplines. In addition, the school also houses a number of outstanding interdisciplinary programs, including urban studies, film studies and women's and gender studies. Find out more about our departments and programs, as well as the talented faculty members who collectively support them, by following the buttons on the left-hand rail.

Department Chairpersons

Beth Goodier, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication
843.953.7420

Scott Peeples, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of English
843.953.1993

Phyllis Jestice, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of History
843.953.1420

Todd Grantham, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Philosophy
843.953.8011

Gibbs Knotts, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Political Science
843.953.5704

Gabrielle Principe, Ph.D.
Chair, Departmenof Psychology
843.953.5590

Zeff Bjerken, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
843.953.7156

Tracy Burkett, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology 
843.953.5738