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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 some of the most popular and unique undergraduate and graduate majors at the College of Charleston. 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, English, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, religious studies, and sociology and anthropology. 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.

Jerold L. Hale, Dean

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"Our dedicated faculty offer students a number of possibilities for engaged learning whether from small classes, unique study opportunities, or collaborative research opportunities. We prepare students to aspire to more than just a job." Read more.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences News

2017: Spoleto Picture A Day 5
Posted on 27 May 2017 | 11:45 am
by: Bret Lott Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy. Buongiorno! Classes began in full today. For years we have been meeting on the third floor of Palazzo Ancaina, a beautiful old building that fronts on Piazza della Libertà. But because the building sustained some damage from […]
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2017: Spoleto Picture A Day 4
Posted on 26 May 2017 | 11:44 am
by: Bret Lott Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy. Salve! The weekend is almost over—7:30 Sunday evening. Tomorrow we head into town for the first full day of classes at the biblioteca (more than likely there will be photos of that incredible place!). But until then, […]
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2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 3
Posted on 25 May 2017 | 10:16 am
by: Bret Lott Creative Writing Professor Bret Lott is leading the summer, 2017, study abroad program in Spoleto, Italy. Cari Lettori (look it up): Day 3 is our first Saturday, which means our first day trip. In honor of Italy’s greatest poet, because these are writing courses we’re teaching over here, we visited Dante’s beloved little […]
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2017: Spoleto Picture a Day 2
Posted on 24 May 2017 | 9:57 am
by: Bret Lott Ciao! Day number two broke bright and early and gave us the view below of the fields sloping down into the Umbrian Valley. This was taken at 6:00, when the rooster next door got to work in earnest. It’s the same view as every time we are here, but different nonetheless, and […]
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