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Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Sociology and Anthropology are related social science disciplines looking at human social and cultural behavior, and human biological and cultural diversity. The Department has a diverse faculty offering expertise in most of the major specialties in both fields. Students who complete the Sociology and/or Anthropology programs take advantage of opportunities to work one-on-one with faculty in independent studies, to complete internships or to work alongside faculty on research and fieldwork.

Message from the Chair

Spotlight Portrait - Heath Hoffmann Heath Hoffmann
Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the College of Charleston. Sociology and Anthropology are two dynamic and exciting disciplines that will engage you in an examination of human societies from the past to present. Our faculty members’ research and teaching interests reflect the diverse specialty areas of our respective programs. In this diversity of coverage, you are sure to find something that interests them.
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Department of Sociology and Anthropology News

2014 Honors Reception Recognizes Exemplary Students in Sociology, Anthropology & Urban Studies
Posted on 21 April 2014 | 2:36 pm
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Urban Studies Program, held their annual Honors Reception on Thursday, April 17 at the Blacklock House.  Congratulations to the following students who were recognized at the event: View all Get your own School of Humanities and Social Sciences Scholars Sociology: Elizabeth Burdette Margaret Singleton Anthropology: Steven Paschal […]
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Anthropology Student Working On “One of the 8 Coolest Undergrad Research Projects at CofC Right Now”
Posted on 18 April 2014 | 8:43 am
Congratulations to Zak Bartholomew, current Anthropology Student, whose research project was highlighted by Charleston City Paper as “One of the 8 Coolest Undergrad Research Projects at CofC Right Now”.  The full article is available online at:
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