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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 Heath Hoffmann
Department 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

Pamela Corwin (ANTH ’06) Featured by The Citadel for Women’s History Month
Posted on 27 March 2014 | 9:31 am
Do you remember reading about Anthropology Alum Pamela Corwin in a previous post?  She was also recently featured by The Citadel for Women’s History Month.  Congratulations, Pamela! “We may not always have a comfortable life and we will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate […]
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Reba Parker, Peacemaker Extraordinaire
Posted on 22 March 2014 | 2:35 pm
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is extremely fortunate to have Reba Parker, one of Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive, as an adjunct faculty member.  The following article is from Charlie Magazine’s 2013 Fifty Most Progressive issue. Paving the Way Towards Peace Words by: Jason A. Zwiker Photo by:  Karson Photography The first thing […]
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