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Department of Hispanic Studies

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! Bem-vindos!

Home to the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate Spanish HISP mural
program in the Southeast, the Department of Hispanic Studies is unique.
We have a dynamic, engaged faculty whose expertise spans the spectrum
from linguistics to translation to literature and film. Read more

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Message from the Chair

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Mark P. Del Mastro
Department Chair

Welcome to the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies, which boasts the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate program of its kind in the southeast. We are committed to preparing our students for the language demands of a world made increasingly smaller by technology, the global economy, and immigration. Read more

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Casa Hispana
The Casa Hispana is a home where students studying Spanish can learn and grow with peers. The Casa Hispana hosts numerous events each semester and is welcome to all students interested in expanding their Spanish speaking skills.
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Students Study Abroad in Brazil
College of Charleston student Casey Wadsworth traveled to Brazil for college credit and to experience life outside of the United States for the first time.
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Video HighlightStudents Study Abroad in Cuba
The College of Charleston study abroad program in Havana, Cuba is designed for students majoring or minoring in Spanish, Latin American Caribbean Studies, International Studies and or others who can apply this study towards their degree program.
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Department News

Dr. Aiello Presents Research at 4th Annual Internat’l Conference on Caribbean Studies
Posted on 23 November 2014 | 1:58 pm
Professor Antonio Aiello presented his paper “Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda: ‘Devota, no devota vulgar’. Un estudio de su religiosidad, devoción ascética y misticismo” at the 4th Annual International Conference on Caribbean Studies held at Marquette University on November 6-8, 2014.
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Drs. Divine and Vásquez Present Papers at the M/MLA Conference 2014
Posted on 19 November 2014 | 12:35 pm
Professors Susan Divine and Félix Vásquez participated in the 2014 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention in Detroit, MI on November 13-16, 2014.   Dr. Divine presented a paper entitled ”Nacho Vigalondo and the Impossible Recovery of Time and Space.”; and she also presented ”Writing the Self/Writing the City: Spanish Authors and Social Media” in one of three panels […]
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