New at The Citadel - programs, certificates and courses

 Technical Program Management (TPgM) Graduate Certificate

The mission of the four-course Technical Program Management (TPgM) Graduate Certificate is to provide advanced education for mid-career professionals who want to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to advance from managing single projects to the management of multiple projects, portfolios, and programs. Visit the college website for more information, email, or call Dr. Skipper at (843) 953-9811.

History Teaching and Content – Graduate Certificate

This program offers school teachers and other interested graduate students a current knowledge of world, western and United States history. The courses in the certificate program will place a special emphasis on relating content for the history classes and programs taught by elementary, middle and secondary school teachers.  For more information contact Dr. Katherine Grenier at or by calling (843) 953-5073.

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Evening Undergraduate Studies program

The 2 + 2 program in political science (Pre-Law and Legal Studies subfield) provides students with an opportunity to receive a four-year degree from The Citadel, after completing the first two years at a regionally accredited college or university. The Political Science Program at The Citadel was established in 1941 and continues to be one of the most popular areas of study with thousands of alumni. Students completing degrees in Political Science will find a variety of career opportunities. Some Political Science majors go on to graduate school or law school, for which our program offers excellent preparation. The program also offers an excellent background for the U.S. Foreign Service, general governmental employment (local, state, federal), trade groups and associations, campaign management and political consulting, journalism and business. Learn more here, or call the Evening Undergraduate Studies program at (843) 953-0319.

History of Race, Crime, and Punishment in America

Dr. Marcus Cox, a specialist in twentieth-century African-American History teaches this course which is a general history of American criminal justice, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century to the present time. The course will address the looming question of how and why the connection between race, class, and crime and punishment has been so strong throughout American history and how meanings of race and class in America are constructed in and through our practices of criminal punishment. For more information please email Dr. Cox at

Violence in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Dr. Katherine Grenier, a specialist in nineteenth-century British History, offers this undergraduate research seminar allowing students to explore a topic of their choice, related to the history of violence in the 19th century. The class will begin with a series of short readings examining the variety of ways that historians have studied the history of violence.  Students will then choose and write a paper based on their own research on such topics as political violence, violence and imperialism, warfare, violence and animals, domestic violence, and memory of violence, such as military cemeteries. For more information please contact Dr. Grenier by email at

 Twentieth-Century American Drama

 Read, discuss, perform, and write about some of the most innovative, intriguing, and influential plays of the last century by Susan Glaspell, Eugene O’Neill, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Lorraine Hansberry, Edward Albee, Amiri Baraka, Maria Irene Fornes, August Wilson, David Henry Hwang, David Mamet, Terrence McNally, and Suzan-Lori Parks. This class counts toward the college’s English Major, as a general elective, and as an upper-level elective for the Fine Arts minor. For more information call (843) 953-7477.

Shakespeare and Leadership: Tyrants on Stage and Screen (Shakespeare II)

Looking at well-known characters and historical figures like Macbeth, King Lear, Richard III, and Henry VIII (he of the six wives), this class explores power gained, power achieved, and power gone awry. We not only consider how Shakespeare and his contemporaries defined and debated ideas of leadership, but also how we today still grapple with these ideas, as each play will be paired with at least one film interpretation. Non-English majors are welcome; fulfills fine arts minor requirement; historical context also covered. For more information please email Dr. Katja Pilhuj at

Black Atlantic

A graduate course which includes a study ofAfricans and people of African descent as historical actors shaping what becomes the Atlantic World. The class will examine how their experiences have been interpreted, revised, and reproduced. While engaging scholarly attempts to grapple with various interpretations of this history, students will cover longstanding debates on themes such as African cultural retention and transformation in the New World; African labor and knowledge systems in production and trade across the Atlantic; languages, resistance and religion in making of creole societies; and ideas of Afrocentricity, Pan-Africanism and Diaspora. For more information, contact The Citadel Department of History by calling (843) 953-5073.