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Humanities & Social Sciences at The Citadel: An Overview for Entering Freshmen


Check out what the School of Humanities & Social Science's students and faculty have been up to in the latest edition of our newsletter including information about our latest Fulbright recipient, new study abroad opportunities and a visit from Co-Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, Mike McCurry.

Read more here: Fall 2016

History Professor, David Preston Wins Prestigious Award

Professor of History, David Preston, has won what many consider to be military history's most esteemed award, the Guggenheim-Lehrman prize, for his recent book, Braddock's Defeat. The prize, awarded in tandem by the New York Historical Society, is designed to raise public awareness of the contribution of military history as a driver for understanding international relations, diplomacy, and conflict studies. 

Braddock's Defeat, published by Oxford University Press last year, has garnered positive reviews from around the world for the significant new understanding it provides of the Battle of Monongahel and the advance of the Revolutionary War. 

Congratulations, David!


The School of Humanities & Social Sciences is proud to announce The Honorable Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. has returned to his alma mater, The Citadel, as the first occupant of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Endowed Chair of American Government and Public Policy. Riley, who graduated from The Military College of South Carolina in 1964 with a degree in political science, has retired in January as mayor of Charleston for 40 years. He will be teaching a course this fall with Professor Kerry Taylor called "Charleston since the 1960s" (History 320-01). He also had a hand in numerous programs this spring, see the Spring 2016 newsletter above for additional information.


Two New Master's Programs Launched: Intelligence & Security Studies and International Politics & Military Affairs

The Department of Criminal Justice's new program, the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies is designed to meet the national security and intelligence needs of federal, state & local governmental agencies and others who are interested in gaining greater knowledge about the field of intelligence & homeland security. The objective of this degree is to prepare students for analytic, operational, research, and investigative intelligence positions within government agencies, the U.S. armed forces, and the private sector.  

 The Department of Political Science has also launched a new progrm, the Master of Arts in International Politics and Military Affairs is designed to meet the needs of the US military and federal governmental agencies as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations, multinational business enterprises, and others interested in gaining greater knowledge about the field of international politics. This program is designed to prepare international affairs professionals who wish to gain a broad understanding of the increasingly complex political, economic, and social issues that transcend national boundaries. It offers students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the theoretical and policy issues affected by international politics and culture, the ideas and values that influence the behavior of state and non-state actors, and the leadership principles needed to wrestle with everyday political and organizational life.

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