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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 Tracy Burkett
Interim 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

Dr. Hoffmann to Moderate ‘School to Prison Pipeline’ Community Forum
Posted on 19 August 2014 | 2:36 pm
Dr. Heath Hoffmann, Associate Professor of Sociology, will be moderating a community forum and discussion ‘School Discipline:  Classroom to Prison?’ on Wednesday, September 17 at 6pm on the College of Charleston campus.  The event is free and open to the public.  For additional information, see the League of Women Voters website at  
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