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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.

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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

Jon Morter Fellow, Michael Chapman, shares his experiences in Italy
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 4:14 pm
During the summer of 2015, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Ohio State University/Universitá de Pisa in Medieval Archaeology and Bioarchaeology at Badia Pozzeveri, Italy. Under the direction of Dr. Clark Larsen and Dr. Giuseppe Vercellotti from OSU and Dr. Gino Fornaciari from the Universitá de Pisa, we were able to continue […]
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Dr. Christine Finnan’s Sabbatical in India
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 3:55 pm
During the 2014-15 year, Dr. Christine Finnan (Departments of Sociology/Anthropology and Teacher Education) spent six months studying the Kalinga Institute for Social Sciences (KISS) in Bhubaneswar India. KISS is a residential school providing free education, room, board, medical care and vocational, artistic and athletic programs to 25,000 indigenous tribal children. This school served as a […]
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