- Class: Junior
- Major: Communications
- Gender: M
- High School: Manning High School, Manning, SC
- Transfer Student: N
I think that the best thing about C of C is its location. The campus is located in the heart of Charleston, one of the oldest and most preserved cities in the South. One thing that we definitely take for granted is the architecture of the college and of the city. When I first visited Charleston and the campus, I felt like I was in an old European city. There is a lot of history here. The city withstood both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. I think the size of the student body is right where it should be. The college limits the number of students to just under 10,000, because there simply is just not much more room to expand, although the college always finds another place to sneak in a building. There are three constructions going on right now, an expansion to the arts center, basketball arena, and a new science buildings.
When I first thought about classroom size at C of C, I pictured the typical stereotype of a large college auditorium with 300 students. Turns out I was wrong. The average class size at the college is about 25-30 students. All of the professors I've had know me by name, and I feel really comfortable asking questions during and after class, very similar to high school. My major is journalism. Well technically speaking its Communication-Media Studies concentration. Communication is the most popular major at the college and its broken down into three sections: General Studies, Corporate Studies, and Media Studies. This major is perfect for me because not only do I learn how to write/broadcast for the media, I also learn about different theories, laws, and different forms of communication, which is vital in every aspect of life. I also only have to take two math and two biology courses, which is not my strong points. My minor is unrelated to my major, Russian Studies. It is a combination of language, literature, history, politics, and arts of the former Soviet Union. Because it is a small program, similar to other language programs on campus, student-teacher interaction is personal, and nonthreatening. A language/culture club, run by students, accompanies the program.
The question of politics is very interesting at the college. While the city, state, and region is predominantly conservative, most C of C students are liberal. The college has a series, the Bully Pulpit series, through which all of the major candidates for the U.S. presidency have came to speak.