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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

When Students Go to Prison
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 7:48 pm
It’s 7:30 a.m. on a Friday morning and students are mingling awkwardly outside the Education Center on St. Phillip Street. Dressed in baggy sweats and oversized shirts, the students engage in nervous chatter, waiting anxiously for the 7:45 departure time. One student, rushing to class, is surprised to see her friend, in sweats, standing on […]
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Reba Parker Defines Peace (V.)
Posted on 18 December 2014 | 3:31 pm Around the holidays, the idea of peace on Earth repeated throughout Christmas carols, holiday cards and season’s greetings is just that – an idea. To many, it’s abstract feeling that’s nice to wish for and easy to write off among more pressing priorities. But College of Charleston Professor of Sociology Reba Parker argues that […]
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