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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

SOCY Professors Highlighted in the Post & Courier
Posted on 14 October 2014 | 1:56 pm
Dr. Von Bakanic weighs in on women in the workforce: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140923/PC1603/140929783 Adjunct Professor Reba Parker’s peace work continues: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140923/PC1603/140929783
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ANTH Alum Katharine Owens (’01) Combines Art, Science and Politics as the “Bug Lady”
Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:06 pm
http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20140926/middletowns-bug-lady-combines-her-love-of-insects-with-printmaking
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