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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 Loading...

Seniors signing up for SOCY 390: Senior Seminar need to do so through the Override Request FormFor Fall 2018 the course topic is Deviant Behavior--How is drug dealing organized? How do those labeled mentally ill manage social stigma related to their illness? What is it like for a transgendered person to live in a heterosexual world? How is the career of a prostitute similar to the career of a medical professional? This class will explore these questions and others, providing a foundation for students to engage in an original research project exploring the organization, motives, strategies, etc. of some form of deviant behavior. 

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 Loading....

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: