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Sociology Major

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology provides majors with broad exposure to the scientific study of social life, social change and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Students are usually first exposed to Sociology when they take one of the two gateway courses:  SOCY 101 (Introduction to Sociology) or SOCY 102 (Contemporary Social Issues). Completing one of these courses provides the prerequisite you need for the other courses in the Sociology major

Seniors signing up for SOCY 390: Senior Seminar need to do so through the Override Request FormFor Spring 2016 the course topic is Alcohol and Drug Use in College-- Since the 1990s, the use of alcohol and other drugs by college students has been a major concern among parents, school administrators, politicians, researchers and public health professionals. This concern emerged in light of the fact that alcohol and, to a lesser extent other drugs, have been a part of the college experience for several decades. This course will explore the research that prompted concern about students’ alcohol and other drug use as well as research on the organization (e.g., rituals, norms, traditions and expectations) and nature of college students’ alcohol and other drug use.

The following links provide detailed information about our program and courses as well as resources to help you succeed in your Sociology classes.

Anthropology Major

The Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology provides students with a global and comparative understanding of human biological and cultural diversity. Students can learn more about Anthropology by enrolling in ANTH 101: Introduction to Anthropology or ANTH 201, ANTH 202, ANTH 203, or ANTH 205.  Each of these courses counts toward the Anthropology major.

The following links provide detailed information about our program and courses as well as resources to help you succeed in your Anthropology classes.

Minors

Many students at the College of Charleston complement their majors by completing one or more academic minors. A minor in Sociology or Anthropology requires students to complete 18 hours of coursework in the respective program. Refer to the requirements for each minor in the below links: