College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology

The Sociology & Anthropology departments at the College of Charleston

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Timeline Photos 06/11/2021

Timeline Photos

This #hssfeaturefriday we salute Dr. Heath Hoffmann, Professor of Sociology, who - believe it or not - had vowed as an undergraduate never to take a sociology class! At Western Washington University, Dr. Hoffmann vowed never to take Intro to Sociology because it was taught in a huge lecture hall with 250-300 students. But, for some reason, he ended up enrolling in the class and fell in love with the sociological perspective. “It just made more sense to me to examine the larger social institutions, cultural norms and settings and the social contexts that shape individual psychology,” he says.

His commitment to teaching and sociology was cemented when he met Dr. John Richardson, a Professor of Sociology. “Dr. John” gave him the opportunity to teach classes and facilitate discussion with his peers, and he loved it.

Dr. Hoffmann describes his mentor’s support:
“One day, Dr. John said to me after class, ‘Where have you been all my life? You can do this academic thing.’ His confidence in me and my love for the work stuck, and here I am.”

Dr. John’s faith in him is affirmed in Dr. Hoffmann’s ability to connect with and engage students in both face-to-face and online classes. “A lot of people assume face-to-face classes are superior,” he says, “but I have found that it's not the format that shapes students' learning but what you do with and for students in the class.”

Dr. Hoffmann has taught a first year seminar class on the War on Drugs that met once a week in a minimum security prison. College of Charleston students studied alongside 15 men who were incarcerated in the facility. They all studied the same materials and completed the same assignments. The CofC students later said that the class was the most transformative experience they had at the College.

In his spare time, Dr. Hoffmann enjoys do-it-yourself projects that allow him to improve his home or fix things that are not working as they should. He embraces the process of learning something knew and accomplishing a practical goal.

Dr. Hoffmann, the experiential learning opportunities you’ve provided your students have been life-changing, and your dedication shines through no matter what the format!! ✨👏👏

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Timeline Photos 05/14/2021

Timeline Photos

This HSS Feature Friday we salute members of the dedicated HSS faculty who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of first-year students! They help to ensure that students make a smooth transition to college life and have a great start to their College of Charleston journeys. ✨
At the end of the academic year, FYE asks all first-year students to recognize any individual on campus who has made an impact on their first-year. These HSS faculty members were selected for their outstanding service!! 👏👏
Richard Bodek, History
Christopher Boan-Lenzo, Sociology
Adam Domby, History
Thomas Nadelhoffer, Philosophy
Kathleen Beres-Rogers, English
Paul Roof, Sociology
Claire Wofford, Political Science
Thank you all for your kindness and service and for making a difference in the lives of students!
Learn more and see all the winners: https://fye.cofc.edu/fye-awards/index.php
#hssfeaturefriday #hssatcofc #cofc #collegeofcharleston

Photos from College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's post 05/10/2021

Congratulations, Sociology Graduates! We are proud of you!

05/10/2021

Congratulations graduates!

Congratulations graduates!

Sociology & Anthropology Honors Awards 2021 05/08/2021

Sociology & Anthropology Honors Awards 2021

Congratulations to all of our honors awards recipients! https://youtu.be/t8gI830qChE

Sociology & Anthropology Honors Awards 2021

Anthropology, Dance Double-Major Charts Her Own Course 05/06/2021

Anthropology, Dance Double-Major Charts Her Own Course

Anthropology, Dance Double-Major Charts Her Own Course As the Class of 2021 prepares for Commencement, May 6–8, The College Today will highlight how some of our graduating seniors spent their time at CofC, and what the future holds. Everyone traverses their own course, at their own pace. Sometimes the destination is clear from the start. And sometimes...

Outstanding Service to First-Year Students - College of Charleston 05/06/2021

Outstanding Service to First-Year Students - College of Charleston

Congratulations to two of our fantastic faculty--Professor Chris Boan-Lenzo and Dr. Paul Roof--who have been recognized for their Outstanding Service to First-Year Students. Thank you for your great work and advocacy on behalf of our students!

Outstanding Service to First-Year Students - College of Charleston A top 10 fastest-growing city for software and Internet technology, an emerging hub for aerospace, and a hotbed for healthcare and biosciences.

Photos from School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston's post 05/05/2021

Congratulations to Sydney Davis and Alyssa Rafferty, our 2021 HSS Scholar Award Winners!

ANTH graduation slide show 2021 05/04/2021

ANTH graduation slide show 2021

Congratulations to all of our anthropology graduates!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wE85bxgboKw

ANTH graduation slide show 2021

Photos from School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston's post 05/03/2021

Photos from School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston's post

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04/30/2021

Congratulations to our anthropology majors, Gabrielle Carter and Jayne Pardys, and to our sociology majors, Sydney Davis and Alyssa Rafferty!

Study Break: Meet a Biology Major 04/14/2021

Study Break: Meet a Biology Major

"Around the same time I had just signed up to take Anthropology 101 at the suggestion of Professor Hector Qirko from the anthropology department. I completely fell in love with anthropology during that course."- Aubrey Anthony

Study Break: Meet a Biology Major Name: Aubrey Anthony Hometown: East St. Louis, Illinois Major/Year: Junior, double-majoring in anthropology and biology What CofC organizations you have been involved with? Men’s Rugby Club New Student Programs orientation intern team Cougar Excursion Charleston 40 Kappa Alpha Order Kids on Point ...

03/31/2021

Congratulations, Jayne Pardys!

Congratulations, Jayne, on being a co-recipient of the Distinguished Student in Sustainability Award, which recognizes contributions to College of Charleston through high standards in coursework, volunteering and advocacy!! 🙌 In addition to her efforts in sustainability, Jayne excels academically and is a double major in Anthropology and Dance! 💫👏
College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology

03/31/2021

Congratulations to Kjerstin Olsen, a sociology major, on having artwork accepted into Young Contemporaries 2021! Please see the information below on how to see Kjerstin's artwork.

🎉 It's opening day for Young Contemporaries 2021 🎉
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We're open 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday, and until 7:00 PM on Thursdays. Come by the galleries for this year's annual celebration of the talented artists at the College of Charleston.
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Now in its 36th year, the Halsey Institute and the CofC Studio Art Department are proud to present Young Contemporaries 2021. With works selected by a nationally renowned juror, the exhibition reflects the strength and diversity of practice in the School of the Arts’ rigorous programs. Featuring a wide range of media, including paintings, sculpture, photography, and prints, the exhibition showcases the efforts of the student body at the College.
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#halseyinstitute #contemporaryart College of Charleston College of Charleston - School of the Arts

Timeline Photos 03/30/2021

Timeline Photos

What might you do after you graduate from college?
Are you thinking about becoming a….
Social Worker?
Behavior Analyst?
Counselor?
Child Life Specialist?
School Psychologist?
Clinical Psychologist?

Come hear about career paths and job outlooks from professionals in their field, AND learn more about Charleston-based graduate programs.

To receive meeting link, register in advance:
https://cofc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeGqqDItH9V9SUkipUkjgtPlijS-YbJD

03/24/2021
Day in the Life with Aubrey | College of Charleston | Anthropology and Biology Major 03/16/2021

Day in the Life with Aubrey | College of Charleston | Anthropology and Biology Major

Day in the Life with Aubrey | College of Charleston | Anthropology and Biology Major What’s a day in the life of a College of Charleston student really like? Check out CofC student, Aubrey Anthony '22, as he takes us through a week in his lif...

Timeline Photos 02/18/2021

Happy Anthropology Day!

#AnthroDay is officially here! 🎉😊

This year, more than 200 clubs, universities, organizations, and museums from across the globe signed up for the virtual celebration.

Let's share the wonders of #anthropology with the world around us. 🌍

Learn more about the day: http://ow.ly/RYPF50DCPPI

[Image Description: A graphic with a white background with rectangles and circles in various shades of blue. To the left the Anthropology Day logo, ( a light blue circle with a white Anthropology Day logo on the bottom left, a circle with a stylized "x" shape sticking out with a small dot above the x. In all caps, dark blue text reads “Anthro Day. White text reads "Feb 18, 2021). To the right, blue text reads “Happy Anthropology Day! Bottom right, blue text reads “#AnthroDay.” ]

Annual BeWell Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Prevention Measures 02/17/2021

Annual BeWell Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Prevention Measures

"We really try to listen to our students and help them cultivate research questions based on their interests that year" -Dr. Sarah Hatteberg https://today.cofc.edu/2021/02/11/annual-bewell-campaign-promotes-covid-19-prevention-measures/

Annual BeWell Campaign Promotes COVID-19 Prevention Measures Sometimes, being a follower isn’t such a bad thing. Especially when it comes to helping curb the spread of COVID-19. That’s why, last spring, members of the College of Charleston’s Women’s Health Research Team decided to focus their annual Student Health Survey and subsequent BeWell campaign...

Amanda Gorman Makes Space for Poetry in Sociology 02/17/2021

Amanda Gorman Makes Space for Poetry in Sociology

https://www.asanet.org/amanda-gorman-makes-space-poetry-sociology?fbclid=IwAR04a3uOeqU1LSSCm1xDHoKqsIX2gBIXVc7ctlENF8VBpg9ZpIJOXXtegPk

Amanda Gorman Makes Space for Poetry in Sociology By Preeti Vasishtha, Director of Communications, ASAAmanda Gorman, who is the first person to be named the National Youth Poet Laureate and delivered her acclaimed poem “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration of President Joe Biden, was a keen student of sociology, according to her professors. T...

Photos from College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's post 02/09/2021

Photos from College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's post

'Inspired choice': Biden appoints sociologist to top science post 02/08/2021

'Inspired choice': Biden appoints sociologist to top science post

'Inspired choice': Biden appoints sociologist to top science post Scientists praise US president’s pick of Alondra Nelson, a specialist in bioethics and social inequality.

Learning Our Way: Teaching Success in Online Asynchronous Classes 02/04/2021

Learning Our Way: Teaching Success in Online Asynchronous Classes

"You can tell he cares – that he’s just a very good person,” says Valach. “Dr. Hoffmann is one of my favorite professors I’ve had at CofC because he is available for his students and passionate about what he does.”
https://today.cofc.edu/2021/02/02/learning-our-way-teaching-success-in-online-asynchronous-classes/

Learning Our Way: Teaching Success in Online Asynchronous Classes Learning Our Way is an occasional series that explores creativity and innovation happening in CofC’s classrooms – whether in person or virtually. Heath Hoffmann wasn’t planning for a global pandemic when he started training for online education in 2013: He was just diversifying his skill set a...

01/29/2021

College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's cover photo

01/28/2021

College of Charleston Sociology and Anthropology's cover photo

cofcday.cofc.edu 01/28/2021

Virtual Events | CofC Day

https://cofcday.cofc.edu/info/events

cofcday.cofc.edu Join us in celebrating the College of Charleston's 2nd annual day of giving! Throughout the day there are various virtual events happening live on YouTube. Share with us on social media where you'll be celebrating with the hashtag #CofCDAY.

01/28/2021

College of Charleston Giving

Happy CofC Day! This year, an anonymous donor has pledged $1.5 million if 1,500 Cougars donate today. Make a gift of any size at cofcday.cofc.edu to help us unlock this challenge!

12/23/2020

George Dickinson and John Rashford made the top ten list.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences holds 7 out of 10 slots for favorite professors in a College of Charleston Alumni survey. An impressive and inspiring group! #Top10 #teacherscholar

10/09/2020
10/08/2020

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Ofunniyin. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends . Rest well Dr. O.

charlestoncounty.org 09/02/2020

Board Of Elections & Voter Registration

100s of Poll Workers are Needed in Charleston County for November 3rd Election! You can apply at the link below: https://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/bevr/

charlestoncounty.org The Board of Elections and Voter Registration is responsible for conducting all county, state, and federal elections that are held in Charleston County. The Board also serves as a resource for election support for Municipal Election Commissions.

today.cofc.edu 09/01/2020

The College Welcomes New Faculty Members

Welcome Can Dalyan, our newest faculty member in the department.

today.cofc.edu Now that fall classes have begun at the College of Charleston, you may have noticd some new faces on campus – including those of over two dozen new professors. Every year, the College hires new professors to ensure that its students are taught and mentored by the best educators and scholars from t...

today.cofc.edu 08/27/2020

Meet the Real Husbands of CofC

Fred Quick Jr., who majored in sociology, is part of the Real Husbands of CofC.

today.cofc.edu “Women, you don’t need your man’s permission to do anything.” A bold statement made among friends as Jonathan “Cardell” Sims Sr. ’15, Fred T. Quick Jr. ’14 and James “DJ SCrib” Vickers ’15 talk about toxic masculinity. The conversation – which flows with ease amid good-nature...

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